August 17, 2010

KaBOOM! to get the Colbert Bump?

Stephen ColbertWe were tickled to hear Mayor John Fetterman mention KaBOOM! when he sat down last night with Stephen Colbert.

We recently featured an interview that The Atlantic Monthly conducted with Fetterman about the revitalization of Braddock, Penn., a town that has lost 85 percent of its residents since the collapse of the American steel industry a few decades ago. In the interview, Fetterman emphasized the importance of "bringing basic amenities to the town like opening playgrounds, like basketball courts, recreation."

We at KaBOOM! are proud to play a small part in Braddock’s revitalization by partnering with The Home Depot Foundation and Heritage Community Initiatives to build a playground there in September.

The whole conversation with Colbert is worth watching; Fetterman mentions us at about the 3:15 mark-- watch Stephen and Fetterman's conversation.

See Fetterman's interview with The Atlantic Monthly.

Photo by David Shankbone (cc).

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