“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

I shared this story last year but it’s worth repeating,

I sometimes think people read what I post and shrug it off. I even wonder if my own kids tune me out because I talk about different fundraisers or events so often.

I learned that my youngest daughter pays attention and has a huge heart. She has a friend who was in a bad situation and reached out to her friend with a kind gesture and a compassionate heart and invited her to share our home.

My daughter brought me to tears (of pride) for her selflessness and compassion for her friend.

It is this type of kindness and compassion that the people who work at the Salvation Army give to people in need everyday. A young person who needs food, a family who needs help with the rent or help to give their kids a nice christmas. First responders at a fire or disaster get care and comfort from the volunteers at the Salvation Army.

I’m asking again this year for A kind gesture from many of you, I need help from my family, my friends, many Facebook and Blog “friends” , the electorate and those new friends I’ve made this year and from my wonderful extended family to help us reach our goal during the WCAP/Salvation Army Radiothon.

Thanks to High Octane Harley in Billerica who will be hosting a breakfast with Santa Event on December 9th from 10:00 till 1:00 where you can come out and help me raise some money for the radiothon.

You can come to the Blue Shamrock friday night between 4:30- 6:30 at Marty Lorrey,s radiothon party.

You can go online to salvationarmyradiothon.comto bid on any of the 80 plus items people have generously donated or you can drive up to WCAP on Central St. and drop a donation in our drive by kettle.

You can come down to Cappy’s Copper Kettle on Central St. and listen to John Decouteaux and the Bellringers perform (Paul Belley- Rich Saramento – Leo Sheridan etc.) at 10:00 am

or stop by around noon to meet former Boston Red Sox great Rico Petrocelli.

Stop by around 1:00 pm and meet Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karen Polito.

You can listen to 980 WCAP from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm and call in at 978-454-4980 to make a donation or if you prefer, please send a donation of any amount to the Salvation Army of Greater Lowell 150 Appleton St c/o HOH event and help us to make this Holiday Season better for those families in need.



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