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Friday, 15 January 2021

#Repost of @sustainabilitychampions When a huge typhoon hit Iowa in August 2020 with winds reaching up to 140 mph, 12-year-old Tommy Rhomberg found a unique way to help the storm’s victims—hitting a home run for kindness by creating baseball bats from fallen limbs caused by the storm.⚾️⁣ ⁣ ❤️Like this post to support innovators who invent new ways of cleaning the planet. ⁣ ⁣ Follow @sustainabilitychampions for more positive updates!⁣ ⁣ Using fallen branches, Tommy designed and carved more than 200 baseball bats, which he sold to raise money for victims of the widespread wind storm, known as a Derecho.⁣ ⁣ Tommy came up with the idea on the day of the storm, which happened to be his best friend's birthday. Knowing Walker Viessman's love for baseball - and surrounded by fallen trees from the storm - Tommy decided to gift his friend a hand-carved bat.⁣ ⁣ The self-taught woodworker begins by taking a fallen branch to a nearby farm, where it's cut into smaller pieces. His dad then saws the pieces into octagons before Tommy finally lathes them into bats.⁣ ⁣ Tommy made the bats using his grandfather's whittling tools and sand paper. He worked until his hands were covered in blisters.⁣ ⁣ To learn more about Tommy's bats, visit his website at https://thegreatderecho.com/⁣ ⁣ Source: Good News Network⁣ ⁣ Do you know someone who is a Sustainability Champion? Share their story with us! DM us or send an email to daniel@sustainabilitychampions.com⁣.⁣ ⁣ Share the good news, Champions! 👑 ⁣