“I kept seeing this negativity in the news,” said Kingston. “I got sick of it and said let’s do something about it. I have a following (on social media), why not use it to put it out there and see who shows up?”
With just a few posts on Instagram, he had fifty people commited to help out. He brought in his friend Jordan Kepler to help with the planning.
At first Kingston was nervous about coordinating this type of event. “I’m just a photographer who wanted to use their following for good.”
He focused his initial efforts by reaching out to organizations who work within Joshua Tree National Park. He was told that there was no additional help needed at the time of the shut down; local volunteer groups were already handling the disposal of trash at campgrounds…
See what I mean? If you saw yesterday’s post, now today’s…this community is about more than just camping and driving your rig off grid. 😊
I only hope that one day I can help effect the same kind of change.