Serving Others

A Boys First Friend

Do you remember your first friend? Two-year-old Deacon Ross has made his first friend, and it’s a pretty special relationship.  Deacon has a friend who he sees once each week.  He is the trash man.  ODee is the trash man in their neighborhood.  Deacon and his mom are preparing a party…a goodbye party for ODee.  You see, Deacon is moving away.  His family is growing and their house is not big enough anymore.  They are having a new baby brother soon (in fact, Deacon wants to name the baby ODee).  They are pretty sure that Deacon does not understand that he will not see ODee again.  They prepare a gift and tell ODee just how much he means to the little boy.  I think ODee is going to miss him as much as Deacon will miss ODee.  How special this man was to this little boy.  He truly loved waiting each week for him to come by on his truck.  Can you see just how spending a little time and giving someone a little attention can affect their lives.  Great job ODee.  You have made a lasting impression on a little boy.  One I am sure he won’t soon forget.

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A boys first friend

 

 

 

Memorial Day Tribute

On this day we need to stop offer a tribute and remember all of those who gave their lives for us to have our freedom.  This video is a little longer than most that we post but the message is so powerful.  Take the time to watch.  It will touch your heart.  So many of us just can’t even understand the pain that the families of these lost soldiers know.  What we can do is take time to thank a soldier when you see them while you still can.  Walking through the airport, the mall or just on the street.  Stop them.  Shake their hands and tell them just how much their service means to not only you but to this country.  I am so proud when I hear of people who give up their seat in first class for a soldier going home. Or even to just acknowledge them on a flight.  Remember they chose to do this service.  There is no longer a draft that took our young men without their choice to serve.  These people made the choice and we should thank them.  Enjoy your holiday but remember who it is really for…. Our Heroes.

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Memoral day tribute

He Helps the Homeless in an Amazing Way

This is an amazing story about a retired Minnesota teacher known as the ‘Sandwich Man’ who is dedicating every day of his life the helps the homeless.  Allen Law has dedicated his life to helping the homeless in Minneapolis.  He retired from work as a teacher to start his new career providing for people who need help.  He goes out each night driving a van taking what is needed to the people who need it the most.  Does he do it alone?  No but without his help it wouldn’t get done. 363 is the number on the side of his van.  ”That number represents the days that most people don’t think of the poor”says Allen.  ”I will be out there every night”.  There  is no stopping him.  He hands out sandwiches, bus tokens, socks and other necessities.  He uses what he has and what others share with him to make this happen. Like his brother who offered for him to use his apartment while he was away and Allen filled it with socks, blankets and storage of other donations. That is not to mention his own house and the 17 freezers that hold the sandwiches that the churches and civic organizations make for him. Over 700,00 sandwiches which he drops off at homeless shelters.  He is a special kind of man.  Thank you Allen for your dedication.  You are amazing.

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He helps the homeless in Amazing ways

Restaurant Worker Helping Anyway He Can

Ridge Quarles, who works at a Qdoba in Louisville, Kentucky, had gotten to know a customer with disabilities who visits the restaurant whenever she can.  She would come to the restaurant being dropped 0ff  by the bus.  Sometimes she would have to wait outside the restaurant until another customer would come in and let her in.  Ridge notices when she comes in even knowing what she likes to eat and preparing it before she even makes her order.  Most workers would fill the order and that is all.  Not Ridge.  He makes sure she gets her food to her seat and helping her get all set up for her meal.  On this day another customer notices that Ridge not only helped her to her seat, he even took the time to help her eat by feeding her the meal.  What an amazing employee this company has.  What an amazing young man he is.  Caring enough to take his time and to help this person he hardly knows.  How inspiring.  If only more people would care for others in this way.   We salute you young man.  You are our hero.  Thank you for being who you are.  We can all take a lesson from you.

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Restaurant worker helping anyway he can.

 

Neighbor Stops Speeding Motorcycle

In a small Oklahoma town stands a hero.  Chickasha resident Floyd Briggs was outside when he heard a speeding motorcycle darting through the neighborhood.  Floyd said to himself, “I gotta stop this guy before he hurts a little kid”.  That is when he sprang into action.  Floyd didn’t grab a vehicle to chase him down.  No, Floyd just stood his ground in the middle of the road risking his own safety to save someone else.  When the man, Michael Coppedge, saw him he swerved to miss him and lost control of his bike sending him sliding across the road.  Briggs started to chase him as Coppedge ran to get away.  Floyd didn’t catch him but instead chased him right into the arms of Chickasha Police.  There was one thing that Floyd wanted to say after the chase was over.  ”I did use some language that just isn’t how I talk… some of the words I used, I was pretty worked up and I am sorry for that”.  What an amazing act of courage and then a humble apology for his language.  We are proud of you Floyd.  Thanks for being such a good neighbor.

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Nieghbor stops speeding motorcycle

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Please take a few moments to remember our nation and your local community on this day.  There are events everywhere in the U.S. that you can participate in.  Take a look around and if you are able – join in on this day of  celebration.  Everywhere in U.S.A  lets come together United as a Nation to Pray for each other. Lets praise God and give thanks as well. Spread the word and share so we can have many people come together and pray together!! Find your local events by visiting www.NationalDayOfPrayer.Org “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.” 1 Kings 8:28.  This is a beautiful song and video created to just remind you to take some time on this day to pray for our nation, our military, our children, police and public servants and others this day.

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National Day of Prayer

Aldi Worker Helps Elderly

Here is a story of an employee seeing a need and meeting it.  Christian is a worker at Aldi grocery store in the United Kingdom.  Working there he noticed a few customers that needed a little more help than others.  Checking with his manager he got permission to help this elderly man.  The man was afraid to go home alone due to the weather outside. Christian carried the man’s groceries and walked him home.  What a wonderful gesture for this young man to do for his client.  How many of us would have dropped what we were doing and walked a stranger to his home.  This is the kind of thing we should all do without regards to our own time.  Helping others in any way possible.  Way to go Christian. You are a great employee and a wonderful person.

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Aldi worker helps elderly

The Ride of His Life

Kenneth Broskey is a grandfather who has discovered he has battle with cancer that he can’t win.  Knowing he doesn’t have long to live Kenneth decided that he wanted to earn money to pay of his house to help take care of his daughter and grandchildren.  Kenneth decided to give rides for money by becoming an Uber driver.  He wants to earn as much money as he can to pay of his house so that his daughter and grandchildren can continue to stay in the house once he is gone.  One ride changed his life.  Roland Gainer called for a ride but got so much more.  In hearing of Ken’s story Roland is helping Ken earn the money he needs in the time he has left.  Roland set up a GoFundMe page to ask people to help him get to the goal to pay off his house.  What a great gift to give to his man to help him get through this difficult time.  The real good news here is that they reached their goal of $95k in just 13 days.  Thanks to the 3,714 people who donated and helped them reach this goal.  Thanks to Patricia M for bringing us this story.

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The ride of his life

Louisville Police Officer Helps Runner Finish

Asia Mystory Ford decided  to start losing weight after her husband lost a limb due to diabetes.  She lost over  217 lbs.  To celebrate her weight loss she decided to compete in The Rodes City Run which is a 10k in historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky.  As she was only 2 miles from the finish line she started to feel bad.  She was approached by Officer Aubrey Gregory who offered to get her an ambulance to take care of her.  She said she did not want to stop so Officer Gregory stepped up to help her and do the last two miles together. Asia, her son and Officer Gregory walked the last two miles together and finished the race.  This story spread fast on social media.  It is wonderful to hear a good story about a police officer who spent his time helping a citizen achieve her goal.  Not only did he help her complete the race. He got a forever friend.  You are amazing Asia Ford. You may not have been the fastest runner but you made it.  You are a hero Officer Gregory. You both are inspiring to us all.

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Louisville police officer helps runner

Makeovers for everyone

For the residents at Mount Olivet Senior Care Center a group stylists called “I AM KINDNESS” came into the center to do makeovers on some of the residents.  After the makeover they took them to a photographer who created some very special photos of these ladies.  After all that they were escorted into the room to share their new looks with everyone.  How special of a day for these lovely ladies.  Some of them said that they have never had a makeover before.  This little time and effort brought so much joy to the ladies.  What a wonderful gift.  How beautiful they are all both inside and out.  I AM KINDNESS performs these random acts of kindness throughout the city.  This is a great gesture that this group does for these wonderful ladies.  They felt so special and beautiful.

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Makeovers for everyone