Thank you for visiting my blog. I have to say that with the COVID-19 situation a lot of people may feel depressed, myself included, but there are still ways that we can share our kindness with others. It makes a person feel good to share kindnesses and naturally it makes the recipient feel uplifted as well! We have to remain faithful and continue to hope for the best during these difficult times. In my daily list of suggestions for each day of the week you will find ways in which you can carry out kind deeds.
I created Be Kind to Humankind Week in 1988. I wish that I could say I created it out of a sweet, kind, loving heart, but I didn’t. I was actually enraged and that’s why I created bk2hk. My rage came upon me after reading a heartbreaking article in my local press. The only good thing about this story is that one person was saved from this terrible accident. I had been reading the press too much at the time and that was unlike me because I always get depressed when I read the news and so I avoid looking at it. One day back in August 1988 though I did read it and came upon an article that caused me a great amount of distress. To read what happened you can go to my About page.
I guess I was meant to read the paper that day. If I didn’t read it there would be no bk2hk. With your help and all of those who have helped in the past, Be Kind to Humankind Week will continue to inspire and enrich many more lives! I am humbled and delighted to see so many people enjoying celebrating this special week. Thanks again for checking us out and have a great rest of the summer!
Reilly Parent’s family was finally able to purchase a special van for Reilly which will now enable them to transfer him with ease in and out of the vehicle!!! Traveling will be so much easier for them!! THANKS to everyone who donated funds to the Parent family!!
The following is from reillyslift.blogspot.com
A BIG THANK YOU to the Lord and all that helped Give Reilly a Lift!!!
Because of your help Reilly now has his new wheels!
Whether you pitched in a lot or a little, it all added up to help make a dream come true!
Reilly can now ride right into his van without his parent’s having to lift him in and out of his wheelchair every time he goes somewhere.
Since last October 10th we have had 797 members join us to Give Reilly a Lift!
Thank you to every one of you that made this a reality! It would not have happened without you!
Below is a letter of thanks my husband and I received from Ms. healthordisease.com. Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, MSF-USA thanking us for our monetary donation for Doctors without Borders, who are currently helping out in Haiti. Please check this out. It is a wonderful way to help out knowing your dollars are going to help these physicians and their efforts to aid the victims in Haiti. Thank you. Lorraine
“Thanks to your support and the dedication of our staff and volunteers, MSF was able to react immediately and effectively to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Here are some first-hand accounts of our response to the profound medical needs of the Haitian people.”
Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director, MSF-USA
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in nearly 60 countries. New York office: 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10001
The Robert J. DeLonis Homeless Shelter in Washtenaw County Michigan was awarded a $400.00 store gift card from MEIJER on Jackson Road in Scio township. This is the 4th year in a row that MEIJER has been so generous and gracious by helping out the shelter. The shelter will be using this money for bedding such as sheets, blankets, and pillows. They will also purchase warm hats, gloves and winter gear for their clients. Above is a photograph taken of me (Lorraine) presenting the shelters Executive Director, Ellen R. Schulmeister with the $400.00.
Be Kind to Humankind wishes to say THANK YOU once again MEIJER, Kim Valentine and Kathy Keillor of MEIJER whom without their assistance this would not be possible!!