Overwhelming Kindness – The SandPaper


Gail Travers
May well 11, 2022

To the Editor:
On March 14, my father, Paul Roberts, dropped his Ship Bottom residence and anything in it to a hearth. He escaped the residence in only his underwear. He is 94 a long time outdated and a Earth War II veteran, and was living out his daily life in his sweet, at ease 102-yr-old household.
The firemen ended up there rapidly and the fireplace was contained and extinguished quickly soon after, and for that we are quite grateful.
The very up coming morning, the neighbors went to local Fb web pages with his story, and shortly gift playing cards, funds and apparel donations had been coming in still left and correct. Soon after that, it only took a matter of months right before we had changed all of his outfits, toiletries and necessities. How do you commence to thank folks for this?
The only clothes that had survived the hearth was what was in the washing device (but they smelled horrible). 1 of the neighbors (Donna) took them to a laundromat and they ended up washed a few periods and last but not least usable.
Then his neighbors throughout the street started a GoFundMe fundraiser, The SandPaper interviewed him … and the Television stations started off calling us. Holy cow! Now this was about the prime!
Melanie Magaziner held a fundraiser meal for him at the Black Whale cafe in April on a Monday evening. You would have assumed it was a weekend in the middle of summertime at that meal!
Because then the Tranquil Shores Quilting Guild presented him with a beautiful veterans quilt, and he was a guest at the Workout Tiger ceremony in Barnegat Gentle. Several organizations have occur forward with gives to help and we are so, so grateful.
The kindness of every person is so overpowering, it’s pretty much hard to comprehend. In these periods we can overlook just how many fantastic people today there are in the globe.
My dad is now information and settled into a tiny rental unit ideal in town although we commence the demolition process (many thanks to Potts Excavating). And then on to constructing a new home.
On behalf of Carissa (Paul’s granddaughter) and Brian Kaskela, I’d like to thank everybody who has aided him in the course of this traumatic time in his life. Thank you doesn’t appear like a huge enough phrase, but genuinely we thank you all from the base of our hearts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Pat Oliveri

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