It’s important to remember that although the news seems determined to make us believe that we are living in the worst of times, there are many out there doing their best to make it better.
These are the unsung heroes who provide encouragement in their communities through their personal actions. Maybe it’s time for us to start thinking about what we can do ourselves.
I was reading Facebook this morning and saw inspiring story from my old friend, Joe Mcloughlin.
“While out riding bikes at Raystown Lake this weekend, one of the guys in this picture (Larry Porter) told me about being a police officer in Upland (next to Chester, PA) and how good of a relationship he has with the residents. Then he tells me in his spare time that he collects bikes, tunes them up, and brings them to kids in the neighborhoods he patrols.
He really put the hook in me when he said that he really likes to give bikes to kids who are in homes with repeat domestic violence calls saying, “Those poor kids only see the cops when their parents are beating up each other, so it’s nice when I can interact with them on a positive basis.”
So I’d like to help him by reaching out to my friends for some help. If you have an old bike (kid or adult), let me know, and I’ll grab it some time, clean it up and pass it on to brighten up a kid’s world.”
If you have an old bike – children’s or adult, leave a comment here with a contact email and we will forward it to Joe.