Jonathan Eida | Announcement
These are very dark times. What we are currently seeing around the world is an almost unparalleled breakdown of our economic and social fabric. But even in these dark times, there is room to look for the light. Hardship often brings out the best in people. Some of the acts of kindness to come out of our situation have been truly inspirational and they carry a very clear message of hope.
Last week, here at Turning Point UK, we released an Instagram post asking to hear about just some of these amazing acts of kindness that people had witnessed, to remind ourselves of all the good that humanity has to offer.
In response to this request, we received one particularly heart-warming reply from a group in Birmingham that we thought we should share. Cedar Church have been asking people for food and commodity donations, especially food and commodities that are in short supply. Their aim is to help vulnerable people and health workers who have been the victims of people stockpiling, leaving behind empty shelves.
To think about others in a time of personal duress is a highly commendable attribute, but helping other citizens to think about and provide for others is to go one step further. The most vulnerable in our society need our help – Cedar Church has helped facilitate that, and for this we all owe them a great deal of gratitude.
Their work is not only of practical use to the benefactors, but an inspiration and a message to all of us – reminding us of the kindness humanity has to offer. All of us at Turning Point encourage you to continue to help others through this time of fear and panic. We hope to see groups like this continuing their good work, with others following their lead in turn.
If you have seen any other acts of kindness that have touched you, then please share them with us here at Turning Point.