Kindness Spreads from the Pee Dee to the Grand Strand – Stories of Carolina Kindness
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Our Carolina Kindness stories this week:
We begin with Doing Something Good For Your Neighbor Day. The Harvest Hope food bank called on their Facebook followers to participate by sharing giving a few suggestions on how to be good to those around you. They suggested: volunteer at your local branch, donate food, make a monetary donation, or simply let someone know you’re thinking of them. There are many ways to get involved. The McLeod Regional Medical Center is helping by holding a healthy community food drive for Harvest Hope by collecting items with the AHA’s heart check mark. These are items that are lower in sodium and include like canned tuna and chicken. Those drop boxes are around town including at McLeod Health and Fitness which is where Audra found this one.
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina. We continue to see results of how folks in our area are helping those serving our country away from home. We got more pictures from soldiers that received some of those Girl Scout cookies from an organization here on the Grand Strand. The Blue Star mothers of Coastal Carolina received pictures from some of the soldiers who received their care packages filled with Girl Scout cookies. One was from the 64th BSB EVAC platoon. The girl scout hero box packing is one of the projects the Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina spearhead for those serving our country. The cookies were donated by the eastern SC Girl Scout council and all of you who have donated, purchased tickets or volunteered with this great organization.
A Robeson Community College student shares her journey of finding her way until finally finding her fit in the nursing program at RCC. Corina Brown grew up on a military base in Germany and came to the U.S. for college. She says she could not find her purpose, switching her degrees three times and even trying another career. She discovered the associates degree nursing program at RCC for the first time over a conversation at Starbucks where she had a conversation with a nursing student. She decided to try it. and found her fit. She found herself following in the footsteps of her grandmother whose nursing career spans four decades serving in VA hospitals. She chose a life of service in the military and it was her way of giving back. Corina’s grandmother could not attend the pinning due to health concerns and found a way to pay tribute to her. She was pinned with the pin her grandmother received 60 years ago. Her mother flew in from Germany and Corina was pinned by her mom and husband.
A musician just got some well-deserved attention for something he’s been doing for three decades. He’s 96 years old and for 30 years he’s been playing guitar and singing for hospital patients to cheer them up. George Linton is a former journalist from Toronto and has been volunteering his time to sing to patients and hospital staff in need of a pick-me-up. The governor general there recently awarded him a medal for his volunteers work. George says he hopes somehow it encourages other people who do music to keep at it and how music delivers happiness even in painful times.