Spreading kindness and compassion to others

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

During times of need, the people of Pearl River County come together to help families who are battling an illness or experiencing an unexpected tragedy.

Last week, the Item published a story about a fundraiser, hosted by members of Pine Grove Baptist Church, for local cancer patient and Pearl River Central third grade teacher Rhonda Lindseth. 

Family and church members spoke of her kind nature and the amount of work she does for others. 

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Now it’s their turn to help her in her time of need, Senior Pastor Cody Warren of Pine Grove Baptist Church said in last week’s interview with the Item. 

By the time this is printed, the fundraiser will be over, but those that wish to donate can do so at www.gofundme.com/rhondalindseth. 

Last week, the Item also published stories about the many volunteer efforts taking place throughout the county to help those affected by the flooding in Louisiana. 

According to news outlets, about 60,000 

homes have been reported damaged, however that number could rise. 

A report from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce estimates that 110,000 were damaged. 

Many people lost their belongings and now require basic necessities to begin rebuilding their lives. 

Local churches, individuals and civic organizations have been steadily collecting donations to help our neighbors in Louisiana. 

It’s heartwarming to see the efforts our community will put forth to help one another, even those not living in our area. 

There are a lot of good people here spreading kindness and compassion to others. 

The Item commends all of our residents who donate to positive causes and volunteer their time and resources to help the less fortunate in their time of need.