The Tri-Community Shows Kindness During These Tough Times
Tri-Community residents are stepping up in amazing ways to help fellow residents during these unprecedented times. Many acts of kindness have surfaced, and many more, for sure, will never be known but to those involved. This goes to show a small community, in time of need, rises to the occasion and spreads some much-needed kindness and joy.
A Tri-Community dog rescue owner was desperately trying to find a store that still had dog food in stock when a gentleman approached her, saying he had dog food that he could deliver to her shelter. The next day this gentleman dropped off over 100 pounds of dog food to the rescue. He also was able to find a home for one of the dogs. In return, the owner was able to offer him diapers and eggs for this gentleman’s wonderful jester. Soon after the gentleman returned with a pile of wood for the owners family which prompted the dog rescue owner’s husband to offer to build the gentleman a chicken coop after learning the gentleman wanted to raise chickens to provide eggs for his family, but couldn’t build a coop himself because of a back injury.
A lady stopped by her friend’s horse rescue needing eggs because none could be found at local markets. Her friend obliged without hesitation. After finding out the horse rescue needed food sponsors, the lady became a sponsor and ended up with the horse rescue adopting out two of their horses. Additionally, there is a family with three very happy young girls with much time on their hands to love and care for their new pets.
After finding out that a family was unable to pay their mortgage because they no longer were able to go to work, a gentleman offered to take over the mortgage payments for an undetermined amount of time, without batting an eye. “They are a good, good family, but with work on hold, they just needed a little help.”
There are a lot of stories of good people doing good things such as a woman who helped cover a rent payment of a friend after learning she had done a little extra shopping to shelter in place with her four children and the extra expense cut into her rent. Other traded eggs for yeast. Friends, through texting, supported each other by picking up items each needed when one would go out. Many have picked up and delivered supplies for the elderly so they didn’t have to take the risk of going out.
Acts of kindness go a long way in helping all of us get through this. This is the way of the Tri-Community and such a great example to set for all to see! Keep up the great work, everyone!