Good deeds fill week of good news

Published 12:40 am Monday, February 19, 2018

This week marked the beginning of the Lenten season, a time to exercise temperance, piety, and work toward self-improvement. It’s also a time to remind ourselves that attitude is everything when it comes to living life to the fullest. Here is some of the good news from last week about people who put those principles into practice.

  • 4 Private nonprofit Home with Heroes discussed plans to convert unused rooms at the Veterans of Foreign War Post into a clothing bank and memorabilia room. The site will become a place to hold clothing donations for Miss-Lou veterans as well as putting their memorabilia on display. Home with Heroes continues to do very important work in assisting those that sacrificed everything for us.
  • 4 Employees of a Natchez company continued their work this week in Puerto Rico, aiding the hurricane-devastated territory by bringing over a truck loaded with 12 chainsaws and plenty of other tools. Allied Tree Company supervisors Eddie Lee and Troy Whittington arrived in Puerto Rico on Jan. 21 and could remain there for three to nine months. The pair’s work embodies the compassion Natchezians are capable of showing others during times of need.
  • 4 Local filmmakers Tate Taylor and John Norris treated a theater full of young children Saturday to a matinee of the much-anticipated new superhero movie “Black Panther,” based off the Marvel Comics series. The two filmmakers’ noble gesture allowed the children to revel in the film’s excitement, something that might not have been possible for some of the youth without Taylor and Norris’ help.

These acts serve as a reminder of the good that results from helping others, even when we have no reward to expect in return other than the satisfaction of loving your neighbor.

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