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Described as a contemporary Christian writer with a folk style that occasionally borders on country, singer/songwriter Mary Rose Varo and videographer Rory Butkiewicz recently released their music video "One Common Hope," to both commemorate the flood of June 2012 and remind others that many people are still recovering from the effects of the flooding. This photo is the cover art for that joint project, which took a year and the combined efforts of many people, along with the grant from the Legacy fund. ...

Raising hope for flood victims and humanity

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The first lyrics to Mary Rose Varo's "One Common Hope" came to her while she was mowing the lawn not too long after last summer's devastating flood. Her friend, videographer Rory Butkiewicz, had left a phone message suggesting she write a song about the flood -- instead, Varo said, she decided the song should tell the story of how people came together to help one another during and after the flood.

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