I would like to tell a tale of wonderful people that still exist.
Our daughter’s boyfriend’s family is going through a very difficult time. Mom has decided to move on with her life, and the father, who is a step to two of the four kids, that range in age from I believe 7 to 18, has a degenerative disease that makes it hard to find employment.
Dad is stepping up to take care of them all, but needed some help. My wife and I did what we could, but she also put a post on social media asking if anyone had any used clothes or shoes that their kids had grown out of that they would be willing to donate.
The response has been astounding and humbling.
We have received and delivered a full pickup load of bags of clothes, new and used, including new coats for all the kids. Which are essential where we live. We have received gift cards for groceries, gas and just regular cards for dad to spend as he needs. And people are still asking what they can do, or what the family needs.
None of these people know us and none of them know this family, but in less than two weeks, I would guess that we have received and delivered 2 to 3 thousand dollars of support for this family from a single post. And I don’t have any idea where she posted it.
It has all been local people that just wanted to help out.
It is sometimes hard to remember, but out here in flyover country at least, there still are people that are good inside and are willing to help their fellow man.
We thank them all for what they have done for this family. May God bless them for what they have done.
And we wish all a very happy Thanksgiving.
-iOTW reader, Hunter