There is a lot of fear, anxiety, depression, frustration and uncertainly happening around this pandemic. There are also those that are not taking it seriously, placing others, at risk. But you know what? There are good people out there; thoughtful people and businesses that rise above and go the extra mile in times of crisis to care for community. I call these folks hero’s.
Our Ridge Apartments has a Resident Community Garden Committee, committed to growing fruits and vegetables for families, and flowers for some cheer. The beds were very low on soil and in need of rich garden grade soil for the growing season. Preparation with sharing of seeds and the purchase of a garden watering system had just arrived. However, the delivery of the soil was a week out. This crop the residents would grow will help feed their families and the season to plant is upon us. With many preparing to lose employment, the looming mandate to “Shelter In Place”, the real threat of not being able to plant began to weigh on the residents.
But Devil’s Lake Rock Company was not about to let that happen. Understanding the high need, they not only delivered nearly a week early, but donated the 6 yards of beautiful garden grade enriched soil to Northwest Coastal Housing’s Ridge garden. Thank you Therese Morris, Sam Melsheimer, Kelly Writer and all others that blessed our community in a very meaningful way.
But we have more to the story. Earlier this week, our Community Manager received a surprise knock on the office door. There stood 3 people with grocery baskets full of bagged food. After showing their badges for identification, it was discoverd the Taft High School Principal, Vice Principal and another Lincoln County School District employee were delivering meals to the children at the 80 unit complex.
That, my dear friends, is community.
Special thanks to Devil’s Lake Rock Company and the Taft High School Staff.