There’s a lot of negative things going on in this world, so here’s some good stories of people helping people in need!
– Last week, a manager at a Walmart in Bristol, Tennessee, confirmed that a person who wants to remain anonymous paid for about $65,000 worth of layaway items. The manager added that the person said the act of kindness was made “in Christ’s name.”
– A Florida business owner paid the utility bills of 114 families who were facing disconnection. Michael Esmond’s generosity started last year when he paid the utility bills of 36 households in his community of Gulf Breeze. This year, he upped the ante. Esmond donated $7,615.40 to pay for the past-due bills of 114 households. He says it really affected him when he learned that so many people “can’t even afford to pay a $100 bill on their utilities and things are so bad.”
– Over 900 customers took part in a Pay-It-Forward at a Dairy Queen drive-thru in Brainerd, Minnesota. One man came by the drive-thru window a week ago Thursday and asked if he could pay for his meal and for the car behind him. When the worker told the next car their order was paid for, that customer paid for the one behind him. The chain continued for two and a half days with over 900 cars participating, raking in $10,000 in sales.
-WCCQ’s Maura Myles talked about a local group, Support Over Stigma, that is dedicated to help our Local Sailors facing isolation during Christmas @ Great Lakes Naval Base in Lake County Illinois. With the entire place on Lockdown due to COVID, there will be no Christmas Exodus, No Community sponsored dinners, no Hosting of Sailors in local homes. We are trying to sponsor gifts for as many of them as we can. If you are able to help for just $15 per Sailor, please click the link below.