Reader-submitted: Proud of my Brother

rs 2PHOTO: I know others have done similar things, but I am so proud of my brother (Alfred) and thought maybe his actions would inspire others.

He isn’t the richest person in the world, nowhere close to it, but tonight he took the time to put aside his own needs and gathered up a bunch of things to help those living in Tent City in Lakewood, survive through the bitter cold.

In in his own words he stated “I can’t lie, I was worried driving their in the dark, but it seemed like the right thing to do and maybe, just maybe, someone will sleep a little warmer tonight.”

rs 1I realize it isn’t the biggest news story, but in a town where everyone is so quick to judge, jump and criticize and expect the worst of man, maybe his actions can show that regardless of race, religion or socioeconomic factors, we can be a better community just by doing the simple things and putting aside our fears of the unknown.

Submitted by John Gomez.

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  1. Wow this is great! Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion toward fellow human beings. I hope this can set an example for others to follow suite. Whether we like tent city or not shouldn’t matter. Sure we need to find a long term aolution but right now It’s the coldest day of the year and these people are stuck outside. That’s all that matters right now.

  2. Wow!!! Thank you for sharing!! That is completely selfless and thoughtful and a huge lesson to us all! God bless you, your brother and your entire family!

  3. this was severely a sensitive thing to do in light of the current circumstances. true compassion though would have been to already have them out of the woods and set the record straight that this should never be allowed to occur again.

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