John Reburn, in Roanoke, Virginia, owns a letterpress and silk-screening shop called Appalachia Press. He was hit by a Cash Mob on Wednesday. Arizona Central interviewed him and he had a great quote about what a Cash Mob can do for a local business:
“We did the equivalent of a Christmas shopping day in 45 minutes.”
This is the kind of amazing thing that can happen for local businesses when community members stand up and decide that they’re going to take responsibility for the health and vibrancy of their community. The Roanoke organizers deserve a hearty round of applause – great job Virginia!
As I count it, we’re now at 197 Cash Mobs around the world. I’m fully confident that, in the next two days, we will have met our goal of 200 Cash Mobs around the world in time for International Cash Mob Day on March 24. If you’ve been thinking about starting a Cash Mob but weren’t sure about it, NOW IS THE TIME. Join us in rebuilding communities and supporting local businesses – trust us, you’ll be glad you did!