Counting Kindness

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Meredith Raiford is a 23-year-old artist from Chesapeake who founded Paintings for Change. She travels to places like Jamaica, Mozambique, Columbia and Peru to transform buildings, schools and homes. Her destinations are often impoverished and dark. Her murals bring light, beauty and hope to the people living there. Meredith sees how positive imagery makes a difference especially for children. She chronicles her journey, her work and her mission in a blog on her website.

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