With a severe winter snow storm and frigid below zero temperatures created by a rare Polar Vortex coming down from Canada, our Home has experienced a week’s worth of bad weather.
Yet, during this last week we have also experienced many acts of kindness and compassion towards our Residents. Volunteers helped our dedicated maintenance men plow the snow from our parking lots and drive ways. Many nurses and aides stayed overnight during the worst of the storm to care for our Residents when we were short staffed. Our food service staff continued to come in through very dangerous weather to prepare and serve meals for our Residents. The Sisters even ran our dish washer, when staff shortages occurred.
One particular act of kindness came by way of one of our regular business donors from the Detroit Market, who called to see if we had enough fruits and vegetables. When we said we weren’t able to make our regular weekly collection trip to Detroit, they helped arrange for another produce supplier here in Toledo to make our pickup in Detroit for us. We then had only to travel to downtown Toledo to collect our weekly donation of needed fruits and vegetables. These and many other acts of kindness helped us get through a trying week.
We are grateful for all the help we have received this past week and know that God’s hand was directing the many good deeds that were done to help our Residents, who remained warm and safe in our Home.