Mar16TueCOVID-19 didn’t prevent people from offering help. March 16, 2021 by Jan Keats
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Who would have thought that the need for a community to come together would be amid a pandemic? When Terry and Carol Adams saw their house in flames, the circumstances necessitated immediate action.
The fire seemed to be insignificant at first, but it became apparent that a power outage occurred in their home, which resulted from a blown transformer.
“Since the power was out, we decided to go to a local coffee shop and wait,” recalls Carol. “Upon return, the house was engulfed in flames.
In moments, everything was lost. In moments, the community pulled together.
"This is what I call community kindness”
“We quickly realized that we did not have any clothing and there was no access to a clothing store in our area, so I called The Salvation Army in Dartmouth,” says Carol. “We were given assistance from a thrift store so we could acquire clothing. Later, we visited The Salvation Army for food support, which included a weeks’ worth of groceries to get us by.”
The community also pulled together and offered to help.
“Gratefully, my sister lived in the same community of East Chezzecook and invited us to stay there,” says Carol. “My daughter set up a GoFundMe page, and it wasn’t long before monetary donations came. We received support from one end of the country to the other.”
The family received assistance daily. Envelopes stuffed with money, dishes, linens, paintings and lamps, grocery store, restaurant and hardware store gift cards, were delivered to their doorstep.
“This is what I call community kindness,” comments Carol. “COVID-19 didn’t prevent people from offering support.
“Whoever came to our door was wearing a mask and kept their distance. Canadians listened and accepted protocol measures. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support we have received during this difficult time from people in our community, local businesses, and The Salvation Army.”