HEROES BIG AND SMALL

There is a lot of talk about heroes during this pandemic. They’re the doctors, nurses, mail carriers, store clerks, sanitation workers, first responders, just to name a few. Occasionally, we’ll hear a feel-good story about what children are doing to help out such as raising money, making mask, helping neighbors out, and donating food.

Maybe you have seen a story about 9-year-old Kamryn Johnson and her friends. Out of boredom and the need to do something, the children started making friendship bracelets. Kamryn’s father, former NFL player Ron Johnson, thought the kids might raise around $50. Wrong! They have raised over $100,000! Yes, you heard right. People travel from all around to buy a bracelet, give a donation, or drop off supplies.

Good can come from the bad. I say this because Kamryn lives in Minneapolis and was moved by what was happening to her city after the death of George Floyd. Businesses were vandalized which hurt the most vulnerable people in society. Initially, she and her friends wanted to raise money to help businesses get back on their feet and to buy supplies for residents in need. Proceeds now include giving to food banks.

If you would like a bracelet and help the charity, “Kamryn & Friends” Bracelets for Unity and Justice, click here to go the GoFundMe page.

About Susan MIlls Wilson

Susan Mills Wilson is a native of North Carolina where she writes romantic suspense. She is the leader of the Charlotte Writers Club Mystery Critique Group and a member of Charlotte Writers Club. Subscribe to Susan’s blog at www.susanmillswilson.com.
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