ANDOVER, Mass. — It’s simple, but incredibly impactful. People helping people one kind act at a time. They come from all walks of life and all ages.
“We have helpers as young as six and as old as 89-years-old,” said Melissa Marrama.
“So, I reached out to a group called the Kindness Collaborative, Sullivan explained. “They helped me organize a sign up for volunteers to help in the vaccine clinics in Lawrence.”
ANDOVER — The kindness of family, friends and strangers brought Josue Hernandez and his three children to a home in time for the holidays. Then again, because of well-connected, well-meaning people, his son Jacob, 5, received a special visit from Batman on Wednesday.
“I remember at the beginning of the pandemic, hearing that nurses at Lawrence General (Hospital) needed masks and I couldn’t sleep that night,” said Darcie Nuttall, a therapist who lives in North Andover. Soon after, Nuttall said, she began making masks and distributing them for free outside her home for anyone in need.
Children living in a transitional shelter will receive a warm welcome, courtesy of Merrimack Valley residents and businesses.
Dozens of baskets and bags filled with handmade blankets, stuffed animals, crafts and toys are ready for the children when they move into transitional housing overseen by the Lazarus House of Lawrence later this summer.
Bromberg said he created the group so people could share resources that were no longer available.
“When things started getting crazy and it was upgraded to a pandemic, I noticed a lot of resources were being used up quickly, going off the store shelves and not available to people who need them,” he said. “I decided to start a group to both keep people informed and to help people trade and donate resources together within the community.”