That Just Happened
Well, it’s hard to imagine that your heart could be warmed in such frigid temperatures, but the community surrounding Putnam City came through with literal warmth to combat tonight’s unbearable temperatures.
Let me back up a bit.
I got an email at 10AM this morning from a librarian at one of our elementary schools, and former student of mine, asking for a miracle. There are 25 or so students at the school who reside at Foxcroft Apartments which, if you watch KFOR, has not had heat since October. She wanted to see if there was any way we could get them some coats and blankets to send home with students this afternoon.
I sure didn’t think it was possible, but I put the word out to the CAST Steering Committee and within minutes I had organizations willing to help. We had calls to the office and people just dropping off blankets after we also posted the request on Facebook.
It was very humbling.
We get the thanks for this kind of generosity, but all we are is a conduit, people! The REAL thanks goes to staff who thought of a creative solution, to City Center, to Pivot, to individuals like Megan and Bennett, and of course to the Inasmuch Foundation who gave us seed money for a pilot program and Kirkpatrick Foundation who believed in this unique idea and funded CAST’s expansion.
We are a conduit for good! It’s so exciting.
I delivered blankets to the school about thirty minutes ago, just in time for the end of the day. Parents are already thanking staff who reached out for help.
We may not always be able to help so quickly, but today was a victory for sure.
You made that happen! Thank you for supporting us in these short turnaround needs.
January 4, 2022