Friday, December 25, 2009
Random Acts of Kinds by Council Member Johnson spreads Holiday Cheer in the community
by Online Staff
After having severe rain fall cancel his annual Winter Wonderland set for December 17, Council Member Jarvis Johnson took it as a sign that he didn't need a big event to impact constituents this holiday season.
So he personally visited schools, senior citizen homes and residents in District-B to deliver gifts and food for those in need.
But one incident in particular touched him immensely.
Christina Sanchez, a single mother of four, had her holiday season crushed on Monday (Dec. 22) when she came home to find that thieves had broken in. Not only did they steal her television and destroy her property but they took all of her children's Christmas gifts and even the food for her specially planned holiday meal.
Council Member Johnson delivered holiday cheer to her on the morning of December 24, Christmas Eve.
"I have been struggling financially, so this was truly heartbreaking to have them steal gifts and our food. I did not know what I was going to do," says Ms. Sanchez. "I was so happy to hear from Council Member Johnson. I am so grateful for what he is going to for my family. My children will now have gifts and a meal on Christmas Day."
Ms. Sanchez's added that her four children Keara (10yrs), Rashonda (5yrs), Andrew (4yrs), and Andrea (4yrs) will now "have a brighter Christmas."
"This is what this season is all about. Giving to those who are less fortunate or experiencing misfortunes. I am happy to help Ms. Sanchez and others," says Council Member Johnson.
This was all a part of the Council Member's Random Acts of Kindness Tour throughout District B this week to brighten the holiday season for children, families, and senior citizens.