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During the month of May, we are proud partners in the inaugural Community Resilience Challenge and we are excited for you to join us! The Challenge is 828 ACTS of RESILIENCE in the Asheville region by or before May 31st. The Challenge *just* launched and we’re already close to surpassing the goal of 828 acts of resilience. Wow, GO ASHEVILLE!

To join, all you need to do is:
• Take about 5 minutes to register your acts of resilience in the registry form at the bottom of this page.
• [Optional] Share the Challenge with your friends and family to help spread the word & meet our goals.
The Challenge hopes to reach as many people & projects as possible in the Asheville region, including citizens, organizations, businesses, churches, schools, neighborhoods, rooftops, etc. Together, we are making our world a more resilient place for future generations. While one person’s acts can only do so much, our collective acts have a power much greater. By registering your acts, you will be counted among many local people who are taking real action for community resilience!
To participate for free, take 5 minutes to register your acts of resilience at the bottom of this page.
More about the Challenge
What: The Challenge is an opportunity for citizens & organizations to register actions of resilience that will be implemented this spring. 
WhenThe Challenge runs through May 31st. Actions in April or June are also welcome. Please register by or before May 31st.
WhoCitizens, nonprofits & businesses can all participate…whomever wants to take action toward community resilience.
How: Easy! Citizens, businesses & organizations register their acts of resilience on this page. Then….GO! 
Goal: Our Challenge is to reach 828 acts of resilience! Actions will be tallied & announced in June.
Where: In the Asheville region. The Challenge is also happening simultaneously on the west coast.
Partner: Businesses and organizations are welcome to partner. Email
Contact: Please email
Together, we can make the Community Resilience Challenge a powerful community success!
Thank you for doing your part to make it so!
Ella McCoy

Author: Ella McCoy

Ella McCoy is a graduate of Appalachian State University’s MBA program and a native of Western North Carolina. She grew up reluctantly helping in her family’s garden and was as surprised as everyone else when she developed a passion for food advocacy and farming, while interning with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture. Since moving to Asheville, Ella has been involved with the Grace Presbyterian Community Garden, OGS, F.E.A.S.T, and as an “unpaid intern” at her partner’s farm. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, beekeeping, photography, and as much reading as possible.

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