It’s no secret that people always get on the media for being too negative.
The truth is, there’s a lot of bad news out there that we have to report on.
So it’s nice once in a while to report something that is plain old positive (and to even play a hand in it).
Last week, a priest I know let me know that the previous weekend’s collections had been stolen at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. I wrote an “article”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006612210453 about the blow to the poor parish just before Christmas. CBS did a report, as well.
Sure enough, dozens of people “stepped forward”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006612230357 to help out. The church got significantly more than the estimated $6,000 that was stolen.
And I heard from a lot of people who really cared and wanted to do something. They weren’t lookiing for any credit. They just wanted to help out a poor church that was down on its luck at Christmas time.
Hey, it was nice to be a part of it. Everybody wins. Nobody was mad, for a change.