Beginning March 23, former Macon County resident and 2004 Franklin High School graduate, Paige Rankin, and two other photographers will be embarking on a three-month cross-country road trip called the 12x12 Initiative. The Initiative, which was founded by Rankin, exists with the hope of connecting people with causes through the power of story. Their motto is "Stories Matter" and their goal is to collect and share stories from the individuals and organizations they meet along the way.
Throughout their travels, Rankin and her team will be partnering with 12 nonprofit organizations to help them share their stories. Organizations like Siloam Health in Nashville, Tenn., a charitable clinic for the uninsured who prioritizes care for those with no other options; and Daily Bread Ministries in San Antonio, Texas, a faithbased food ministry which has quietly become a major supplier of rescued food to San Antonio’s often overlooked and frequently underserved “poorest of the poor.”