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A Reminder of the Importance of Being a Good Samaritan

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

Last week, a family came to get food from our pantry. They had two small children, and the mother, A, was pregnant. They were living in their car. The father, T, was working at Walmart, but his paycheck was still a week away, and they needed just a little bit of help to get by. We provided them with some microwave meals, which they immediately devoured as they were hungry.


But that was just the beginning. Volunteers from Christ Church were on site and heard about their situation. They arranged for T, A, and their children to stay in an extended stay for a week. On their way there, they ran out of gas on the side of the road. So we bought a gas can and gas and took it to them.


This experience reminded me that being a Good Samaritan isn’t free. It costs something. It takes all of us together, handing out the microwave meals, buying the gas, and loving people who are having a really hard time.


As a society, we often overlook the struggles that many people face every day. People like T, A, and their children are trying their best to make it but still need help. It’s important to remember that we are all in this together and need to be there for one another.


Acts of kindness like these may seem small, but they can make a significant impact on someone’s life. It can be easy to get caught up in our own problems and forget about the struggles of others. But it’s important to take a step back and think about the ways in which we can help those in need.


Being a Good Samaritan isn’t always easy, but it is rewarding. It’s about extending a helping hand to someone in need and showing them that they are not alone. It’s about giving hope to those who feel like they have none.


So, let’s continue to be Good Samaritans and help those around us. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others and make the world a better place.


-Melissa, Executive Director


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