You never know who is out there and prepared to help you when you most need it.
This has been a summer of extremes — extreme storms, extreme wind and extreme heat.
One day I was walking through our 233 Murray Street parking lot and I saw an SUV with its back hatch open and it looked like a man and woman were handing things out to our clients who milled around them. I decided to see what was going on.
There, with a huge smile on his face, was an individual handing out bottles of cold water, popsicles and bags of chips to any who wanted them. I talked to him and thanked him for what he was doing. He told me that he and his wife had two air conditioners at their home and still felt uncomfortably hot. Then they thought that if they were so uncomfortable how did people forced to live on the street feel. He said he knew from experience what they were going through and that when he was younger he too was forced to live on the street. It sure wasn’t any fun but life dealt him a helping hand and he was grateful. Now it was his turn to give back. Goodness gives back goodness and evidence of this is everywhere if we are willing to see it.
I want to say thank you to all of our Good Samaritans who care for those who have so little and need so much. Your efforts are much appreciated by all of us.
If you would like learn more about our organization or have a tour of our facilities please call me at (613) 789-8210 #247 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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