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The Community Tool Box team greatly appreciates your visit to our site and we'd love to hear from you, and learn more about you and how you are using the resources on the site to support your community work. We encourage you to browse guestbook entries from visitors to our site and while you’re here, encourage you to subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep in touch and learn about new resources as they become available.

Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 October 2020 Coby Williams Columbus, OH 43215 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Founder and owner of New Reach Community Consulting. New Reach Community Consulting is a minority-owned and purpose-driven small business based in Columbus, OH with a mission to help organizations move the needle on social issues through meaningful engagement.
As a community engagement practitioner, the Community Tool Box is one of my go-to resources for my own professional development and for the social impact projects I work on.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 September 2020 Katherine Mahoney Flaggstaff, AZ
Who I am Use of CTB
We are using the community toolbox to develop a project for a rural community in AZ.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
1 September 2020 Jerry Price South Bend, INDIANA 46619 UNITED STATES of AMERICA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am planning to build a multipurpose facility at LASALLE PARK a 80.5 acre park.
I am presently reading planning strategies to research planning and development for this project.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
25 August 2020 Joyce Murage Thika town, Kiambu county Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
Iam Joyce I work the elderly in our community. Training them on how to be independent financially. Also youths on how start small business and be independent
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 August 2020 Claire Colie Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Nurse Care Manager at NAU Campus Health. It's new to me, I am starting to use it for school.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
19 August 2020 Nnamdi Okose Abuja, FCT 234 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I work for an organization which fights for the enthronement of an egalitarian, peaceful and just society.
Community Tool Box has been a well of so much resources for advocacy. I am currently using Community Tool Box to develope an Advocacy Handbook for my organization.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
12 August 2020 Kellye Remshifski Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the wellness and outreach manager at a community hospital in Doylestown PA.
I just wanted to send a little note saying thank you for putting this together! After graduating from a masters in Health Promotion and moving away from an academic field, I find myself wishing that there were more refreshers to these things. I'm so thankful I found this as I use it whenever we have a big community projects or need to do a needs assessment to just remind myself of the things I've learned. Thank you!!
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 July 2020 AUDREY NYAGO Kampala, Kampala 3027 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a 20 year old Ugandan girl who is passionate about the well being of the girl child coming from a family of a single mother of two girls and a boy.
I have collected a team that has taught girls how make reusable sanitary towels for the girls to stay in school and communicated about the importance of educating the girl child therefore keeping many of the girls in school.That was before the outbreak of covid 19.This upcoming organisation started with only two girls that I taught who with their help we collected a few passionate others to achieve a common goal.
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21 July 2020 Alexander Nayve Magarao, Camarines Sur 4403 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi!. I am Alex Nayve. I'm working for Salanga as the focal person for community-led monitoring, evaluation and learning (ColMEL). My primary role is to lead the development of the ColMEL methodology and accompany INGO partners and their local partners to pilot it in 3 countries.
The ColMEL is a component of community-led development (CLD) programming. I really appreciate the Community Tool Box because it provides access to CLD resources in a very organized way. I just love how CTB organized the resources into chapters and sections, plus all the section overviews, examples, tools and ppt. I would love to refer our partners on the ground to the CTB resources when I contribute to their capacity building soon. While I do read about a full chapter on participatory appraisal, design and evaluation in the CTB, I'd like to check whether there are chapters or sections that deal with participatory monitoring especially community-led monitoring. I will be very interested to receive resources on this topic because it is something that we really need. Thank you! Blessings and more power to CTB!
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18 July 2020 Eric Saforo Accra, Greater Accra GA-448 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) is an ECOSOC-accredited NGO at the forefront of youth development policy, practice, and research in Ghana. For more than 15 years, we provide tailored skills training for youth, leading to improvements in their leadership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and life planning skills. Through our service delivery, we provide education, skills training, and technical support to thousands of youth and helped them transition to self and wage employment. Our research has contributed to filling the gap in youth data and the evidence base for public policy. And, we continue to use our national appeal and grassroots constituency, through our Voices of Youth Coalition, to advocate and campaign for youth-inclusive policies at all levels.
YES-Ghana organised an innovative learning experience targeting representatives of youth-led organisations working at the community level to support and initiate especially local efforts at localising the SDGs. Before the learning experience, participants already benefited from an organisational capacity assessment revealing various strengths and weaknesses.

The training contents were tailored to address capacity gaps identified through the OCA exercise, while also providing a firm theoretical and practical foundation on sustainable development. Using the unique approach of the Community Tool Box, the Academy covered areas such as creating and maintaining coalitions and partnerships, assessing community needs and resources, analysing problems and goals, developing a framework or model of change, developing strategic and action plans, building leadership, developing an intervention, advocating for change and influencing policy development. Other areas include evaluating the initiative, implementing a social marketing effort, fundraising, improving organisational management and development, and sustaining initiatives.

The youth leaders from the various organisations were highly impressed with the rich content of the toolkit from the University of Kansas Community Toolbox. They could not hide their appreciation for the opportunity to learn using such a rich resource to improve the capacities of their organisations and how they implement their projects.
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15 July 2020 cristen zaleski howell, Michigan 48843 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a student. Your tool box is awesome! It is a wealth of information! Thank You!
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13 July 2020 An Dinh Ho Chi MInh, Binh Thanh 78000 Vietnam
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working as a facilitator and coordinator at center for service-learning of a local university. I had 5 years experiences in community work.
One of my interestes is searching for new tools and fun educational learning activities for my students. Lack of information is a common issues in Vietnam.
Based on what I provided above, I really just use the information here to better our new generation and this is not for profit purposes.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
5 July 2020 Dr. Jennifer Potts Milwaukee, WI 53210 us
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the exec. director of a business improvement district. We are in a crime ridden area and I feel as though we are stuck year after year.
I just discovered the Community Tool Box and am looking forward to using it.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
3 July 2020 Franklin Perkins Corbin, KY 40701 US
Who I am Use of CTB
Executive Director of 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization engaged in the treatment and recovery of those community members suffering from opioid-use-disorder.
Used to develop strategic plan and action plan for grant application work plan.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 June 2020 Lorenzo Webber Hillside, Illinois 60162 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
Our mission is centered around ensuring that all youth grow up in a safe, supportive, and thriving community.
To build a community coalition.
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30 April 2020 Lange ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a university student seeking to open an organization that informs the marginalized Hispanic population about different health care resources in my local community.
I used the website for a project I was doing in school. We had to write a proposal to a local leader about a problem we wanted to address and I talked about outreach! This website helped me figure out important factors in producing successful outreach strategies. It really helped me write my essay. I plan to use this site for my own future project. Thank you!
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14 April 2020 Dante Morehead Seattle, Washington 98109 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Dante, I am a community health educator & researcher here in Seattle, WA with Fred Hutch and The Office of Community Outreach & Engagement. I moved here from Raleigh, NC about 2 years ago, and since then I've become really passionate and involved my cancer-health and health disparities work for underserved communities. I love the work that I do and being very community-oriented. I have a 3 year old that keeps me busy and a wife that keeps me on my toes as well! We all support each other! Not much to tell about me. I originally started a career in biology, but came to learn more about public health and community work and decided to pursue my career and get my MPH. Studying the social determinants of health and using community-based participatory research is an important tool for me, I firmly believe that the solutions to many problem can come from working WITH the communities that we serve.
I discovered this resource in an email from my supervisor and the learning modules are fantastic, and it helps me to develop my community approach, as well as the connections that you have, and stories of success that I read about. This is a great tool to use! Would love to connect someday and compare notes! I also learned about a number of programs that are happening to support communities as well through the toolbox!
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26 February 2020 GEORGE GATUHA Kenya., Kiambu, Limuru. +254 KENYA
Who I am Use of CTB
Am a civil servant who want to help less fortunate kids achieve goals of life. i learn most things in this forum about helping the community.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
22 February 2020 Felicia Solis-Cummings SAHUARITA, AZ 85629-8939 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student at Northern Arizona University working on attaining my Master's degree to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. I also live in a rural area.
For research purposes for assignments.
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21 February 2020 Cassandra Powell Kansas City, MO 64130 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Social Work is my second career. I enjoying learning how to give back in my community.
I am learning how to assist in empowering my community with this tool.
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18 February 2020 Meaghan Thomas Louisville, KY 40204 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm relatively new to my community and started volunteering for a local group that focuses on revitalizing a mostly retail corridor.

We've grown very quickly and there are a lot of passionate neighbors and business owners willing to collaborate to help the main street in our Louisville neighborhood (Bardstown Road in The Highlands) flourish as a vibrant, safe and unique neighborhood and business corridor.

We’re genuinely a community-run organization, which means the wants and needs of the community drive our goals and responses. We work with people from all over the community (neighbors, local businesses, existing community groups, building owners, among others) to better understand Bardstown Road’s unique challenges and desires.
I just learned about this tool thanks to the Center for Neighborhoods' Neighborhood Institute and am finding it really helpful. We linked to it on our resources page and I'm sharing the leadership information with our steering committee. I'm also loving the "take action" guidance to help us get more structure to our approaches and more more efficient and effective.
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7 February 2020 Cara Loveless-Faulkner Phoenix, AZ 85028 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
NP student studying rural healthcare. Not yet, but I hope to!
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26 January 2020 Sharon Caravetta Phoenix, Arizona 85014 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a graduate student at Northern Arizona University. I plan to focus on rural health upon graduation from the Family Nurse Practitioner program.
This site was recommended to me in one of my nursing theory classes.
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23 January 2020 GABRIELA ,
Who I am Use of CTB
USING THIS TOOL BOX TO ASSIST WITH NAU RURAL NURSING COURSE.
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22 January 2020 Tiffany Taylor Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I have been a RN for approximately 8 years. I currently work as an RN Case Manager at an acute care facility and I am attending NAU an enrolled in MS-FNP program.
I am just becoming familiar with the Community Tool Box
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22 January 2020 Arezoo ghasemi Tempe, US 85283 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a nurse who works at Banner University in Phoenix. Currently, I am in the master's program at NAU.
No, It is my first time that needs t use this for my class.
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22 January 2020 john casey Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Nursing Student in the Masters Level FNP program at Northern Arizona University.
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21 January 2020 Amy Gaines Phoenix, AZ 85018 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
A graduate student who is excited to understand rural community needs I am currently reading up on ways I am able to contribute to my community
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19 January 2020 Cheryl Barela Phoenix, AZ 85051 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a MSN student at Northern Arizona University. I will be using the community tool box for projects as they relate to my current classes.
I have not, but I will start using it soon
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19 January 2020 Cassandra Wolf Scottsdale, AZ 85257 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student at Northern Arizona University, as well as a RN!
I plan to use the Community Tool Box as a resource for one of my classes. The information here will also be useful in my role at work where I work with patients from all over our state who have different levels of access to resources and support.
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17 January 2020 Sophia Taggart Eloy, Arizona 85131 US
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm in nurse practitioner school and hoping to serve rural communities by implementing nursing theory and change processes.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 January 2020 Priscilla Oliveira Pennington, NJ 08525 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
We are using the Community Tool Box to help support Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity efforts within our organization.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
14 January 2020 Kiran Hanson show low, AZ 85902 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a FNP student and was required to register with this website
I will be use the tool box to help with my assignments and to conduct research on rural communities.
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10 January 2020 Joseph Kohout Portland, OR 97207 US
Who I am Use of CTB
Learning, growing and contributing to the world around us. I believe it is positive hub for resources.
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8 January 2020 alice nakagwa Kampala, Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
A Development Communications Consultant working in Budget Transparency. Media advocacy
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24 December 2019 Ignus Kalongola Dar es salaam, Dar es salaam P.o,Box 55143 Tanzania
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Tanzanian, male, social worker by professional . I have huge experience in Youth programs in the area of empowerment and advocacy. I'm now the founder of the very new organization Known as Community youth Partnership which is based in Kigoma region western Part of Tanzania. The organization in non profit which dedicated to keeping youth Active, up-to-date and informed. Our organization is a partnership between youth, adults and the community where young people are forefront of creating positive social change. The organization aim to implement activities on employbilty , entrepreneur, leadership, community engagement and Health life skils.
Community tool box was supporting me during strengthening idea of establishment of CBO, I gain more useful guideline and also some materials which helps me to facilitate session to members of the organization about CBO and key benefit of being member of community youth Partnership.
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11 December 2019 JD Arch Cherokee, NC 28719 US
Who I am Use of CTB
J.D. Arch is a 20 year retired Naval Submariner that is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee N.C. He has experience in managing, securing and penetrating computer networks. He served two separate instructor tours in Kings Bay Georgia and Yokosuka Japan where he taught how to manage, secure and penetrate computer networks. After retirement, he obtained two undergraduate degrees in business management and public relations to move away from the IT world.

He believes that perspective of life, family and culture guides our steps as we travel through life. His ambition is to form a non-profit that will address the need to change this perspective through culture and community. By learning traditional Cherokee gardening, use of plants, dancing, laughing and communicating with the creator, perspectives will change. Then, opportunities that seemed impossible to attain begin to transform into experiences that lead.
I have not
I took a Grant Writing Class from Western Carolina University and this website was a resource listed to help
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7 December 2019 Faiz Ullah Kakar Quetta, Balochistan 87300 Pakistan
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a community development professional. I recently designed and implemented a course titled Development Studies Course: Learning from People and Communities. This course motivated me to work with ordinary people in rural communities. I am interested in studying, understanding and utilizing sources of Community Tool Box in my future initiatives
Not yet.
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6 December 2019 Francisca Rios San Francisco, CA 94112 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently enrolled for the Child Development, Programs Development and Advocacy for Spring 2020. During the Spring, I will continue with the certification program and hope to have completed by the Fall of 2020. With the hope to reach as many foster youth as an Education Advocate hoping to give them some thing to bring them stability.
I had been on the website before, but since then I lost my computer. I remembered your website and it is going to be a key component to be able to implement future projects. As of right now, I am looking for a way to become an advocate for those who feel they can't or just won't try to gain benefits they have a right to gain access to. Not as a beneficiary, nor a payee, just to be voice they need to speak up for theirs
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28 November 2019 Whitney Hope Elwood, IN 46036 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
33, DWF, FREELANCE JOURNALIST, ACTIVIST, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, VOLUNTEER, POSS. FUTURE POLITICIAN
To train myself & other volunteers, To share tips & resources
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15 November 2019 Marit Doshi Berkeley, CA USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm an East Bay, California resident in service to several food and land justice-oriented groups and communities. I was originally trained as a conservation ecologist but my passion for people and place has led me to develop into my fuller facilitator, organizer, and advocate self, along with the scientist part of me.
I have drawn on multiple components of the Tool Box to develop research/analysis protocols, develop interview questions, and guide project frameworks. The huge difference the Tool Box has helped me with is doing all of that with a solid foundation and consistent orientation in equitable, respectful community participation. So very grateful!
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14 November 2019 Ahmed Abdelmoety Cairo, Egypt 11835 Egypt
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Egyptian by birth, dentist by graduation, global health learner/practitioner by passion, and health promotion supervisor with Doctors without Borders by profession.
I use the tool box to learn about community health development programming. I find the resource extremely rich in content, organized in its outline and global in it's perspective. This resource is directly and indirectly affecting the learning and development of thousands of community health professionals like me, and influencing health related behaviors of even more.
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11 October 2019 Amy Smith Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a KU grad (’97 Human Dev and Family Life, spec in Behavior Analysis) and just moved to Oregon in June 2019. I previously worked as a volunteer management professional for an environmental nonprofit in Kansas City, Missouri, for more than 10 years. Coming across this gem from my alma mater makes me feel closer to home. :)
I’m in the process of developing a plan to increase neighborhood engagement for a specific Neighborhood Association Committee in Beaverton Oregon. I just came across your Community Toolbox and am looking forward to diving in! Thank you for this valuable resource!
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5 October 2019 SPENCER KORANKYE ACCRA, ASH 233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Spencer T. Korankye, Founder/Team Lead of Mpact Lane Consult. It is a consulting firm that I intend to use support non-profits in Ghana and West Africa to access resources for their smooth operations.
I have just accessed and I would be using it train and build capacity of non-profits, SMEs and public sector agencies to contribute to socio-economic development of Ghana.
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30 September 2019 Sherry Summers Aurora, Ontario L4G 3S9 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Developmental Service Family Peer Mentor for caregivers of adult children with a developmental disability.
I just came upon it and I found it very informative and it will be a very useful resource.
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26 September 2019 DEEPALI CHOUGULE KOLHAPUR, MAHARASTRA 416012 INDIA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Ms Deepali , postgraduate in Medical And Psychiatric social work .Experience of working in development sector from last 7 years.currently am not working as my child is so small. Just I have been registered a NGO, and wanted to work for our rural community . Eager to work for marginalized children's. Passionate about child development era.
I came to know about Community Tool Box while surfing the internet .After that i became a fan of Community tool box. I regularly using this CTB site. lots of information is there.social work methodology is there. If earlier i was aware about it then i pass out MSW course in Distinction. anyway really its helpful, knowledgeable site. i regularly recommend this site to my friend..

Thanks a lot to whole team of Community Tool Box..
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24 September 2019 Abigail Obanro Abuja, Federal Capital Territory Suite 115b DBM plaza, Nouakchott Street, Wuse, Zone 1, Abuja, Nigeria Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an upcoming humanitarian worker in Nigeria, who is interested in community development. I intend to further my education in risk and disaster management due to my passion for community development.
Not yet but I intend to do that with time. I just started learning and I am enjoying the courses and trainings.
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24 September 2019 Marisol McDaniel Austin, TX 78712 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
CPBR researcher investigating how context informs implementation of interventions
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20 September 2019 Thalluri Nageswara Rao PEDAKAKANI, GUNTUR DISTRICT, Andhra Pradesh state 522509 INDIA
Who I am Use of CTB
We wish to introduce an organisation named CREATIVE ACTION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (CARD) established in 1987 and working in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states of rural and urban areas with undeveloped community like, DALITHS, TRIBALS, SINGLE WOMEN, YOUNG WIDOWS SMALL FARMERS, LEATHER WORKS. CARD is the non-profit non- governmental organisations (NGO) , is also was formed a wider platform with 1250 small NGOs who are working on various issues and fighting for human and women rights in India. CARD have been completed 30 years services with community and for therefore, we have been organizing a PEOPLES FESTIVAL and special event on fundraising and it has been providing INNOVATIVE WARDS to the legends like you working with various causes at international level.
We are just gone through your website and i felt very much interested to join with you and work with your an ideology. please keep us as your partner member for further skill and training development.

Thanking you
with kind regards,
Nageswara Rao.T
Director,CARD.
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10 September 2019 Debra Jacoway Minneapolis, MN 55417 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently a student at the University of MN graduate studies in Civic Engagement Leadership program
I am in the process of relearning practical uses in the community and the impact of the overall learning will have on the communities I have the opportunity to serve.


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