Good News!

We’ve heard this Fred Rogers quote so often, it’s almost become a cliché: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

There’s a lot of depressing news out there, and it would be easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated. But we are not alone – we’re in this fight together. In the midst of this crisis, we see and hear so many stories of good people who are helping.

In a season of “social distancing” when we all must stay apart the people of Michigan are coming together.

Anonymous “Good Samaritans” donating their hard-earned money to help grocery store employees.

Communities coming together to provide meals for the elderly, for students, and their neighbors.

Salons, veterinary clinics and others are donating gloves, masks and hand sanitizer to hospitals.

Manufacturing companies, schools and others are making face shields and masks, partnering to make necessary parts for ventilators and more.

Distilleries and breweries across the state are answering the call, switching over from using their alcohol to make tasty beverages, to manufacturing much-needed hand sanitizer for hospitals and the public.

Fast food chains and local restaurants are providing free meals to the doctors, nurses and dispatchers on the frontlines.

An act of kindness can be as simple as making sure a neighbor has enough food (or let’s face it, toilet paper) or setting out a bottle of water for your delivery driver.

Thank the unsung heroes at our grocery stores, the first responders, the garbage men and women, the truck drivers, mail carriers and everyone else helping our state through this crisis every day.

Keep the #GoodNews coming, and don’t just look for the helpers – be a helper today.

Share your Good News story by emailing us at GoodNews@MichiganFreedomFund.com.

 

 

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