A Good Deed Gets Recognized for National Good Neighbor Day
Monday, September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day. According to nationaldaycalendar.com ... In the early 1970s, Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana created National Good Neighbor Day. In 1978, United States President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601:
“As our Nation struggles to build friendship among the peoples of this world, we are mindful that the noblest human concern is concern for others. Understanding, love and respect build cohesive families and communities. The same bonds cement our Nation and the nations of the world. For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
This year according to a recent Patch article, RING is honoring a young man who's good deed helped a neighbors family.
This story began when a young man lost his wallet while fishing at a park in De Pere, Wisconsin, the family initially chalked it up as a loss. The good news is that a "good neighbor" an 11 year old named Vince who lived nearby, found the wallet and returned it to the family.
The family wanted to reward the boy for his "good neighbor" act and after some investigating they found out that Vince's Dad was recovering from COVID 19 and out of work, so they decided to start a "Go Fund Me" for the family with a goal of $500 and now they are at $8,000. Good deeds do get seen obviously. Good job Vince and great for the neighborhood recognizing it.
Remember Monday, September 28th is "Good Neighbor Day" and do something nice for your neighbors, we could all use some "NICE" these days.