This week I have had the privilege of watching some amazing women from Blackfalds come together in support of their friend who recently experienced some tragic circumstances in her family.
What started out as a desire to help their friend through an online auction has turned into something more than anyone could have imagined. Donations of auction items are pouring in not just from Central Alberta, but throughout the province, even the country - the generosity of others is simply astounding.
This is what community is about. It is about taking one small step to help others in their time of need. It is about stepping up to the plate and supporting one another when times are difficult. One person can indeed make a difference - and, as evidenced by what I have witnessed this week, a group of people can do amazing things.
I am thankful for these women who have put their own lives on hold to ensure their friend is taken care of. I am thankful that they have stepped up to the plate to make a difference.
Please, I encourage you to join the Online Auction page on Facebook - there are a number of incredible items and services up for bid - a testament to the generosity of others. A number of these items can be shipped throughout the country - you do not need to be from Central Alberta to participate in this event.
You too can make a difference this week.