By Cheryl Conway
With winter holidays behind us and the new year already here, many may have noticed some extra kindness with more and more people giving to charities, hosting dinners, providing meals and reaching out to those struggling or needing some help to get by.
These are the type of stories that New View Media Group welcomes as good news and kindness tend to spread and creates a chain reaction that may encourage others to pitch in by donating some time, money or items that they do not need or use.
New View Media Group, it’s that new view on news that tends to steer away from anything controversial and negative, such as last year’s political debates and election. The recent election, as contentious as it was, remains uneasy for many who question the next leadership; and if the other candidate would have won, that same uneasiness would have still been present.
As readers look back at 2016, and then forward to what lies ahead, we must not forget the importance of sticking to core values, good ethics and morals, and proper etiquette which can range from being kind to others; having respect for all people; being honest and giving to those who may be struggling.
Throughout the past year, the local community has been an outreach in so many ways to help others both near and far. Readers of the “Chatham/Madison News” were inundated with so many positive stories.
In Chatham, a family dedicated a bench to honor doctor who saved their son’s life; high school hosted coat drive; Chatham police received bullet proof vest donation from Madison doctor; local turkey trot held to support volunteer fire department and Diabetes research; fun run held to support cancer research; walk held to raise suicide prevention awareness; CHS ranked high as top school in country; CHS senior collected and donated thousands of books to children; local organizations partnered to feed homeless; township named safest city in state; CHS junior developed infiltration system to improve sanitation to those living in India; Girl Scouts established lending library in soup kitchen.
In Madison, Rotarians held an end hunger project to provide pre-cooked meals to non-profit hunger organizations; local woman created pollinator meadow at church to help environment; Madison Chamber of Commerce honored eight local businesses; MHS ranked on top for best area school in nation; rotary distributed grants to 53 local charities; Touch a Truck held to support library; DDC held beautification day to clean up Madison; MHS renamed auditorium to honor music teacher; prison ball fundraiser held to establish scholarship fund for children of deceased police captain; Taste of Madison held to benefit local non-profit organizations and business development; Thursday Morning Club members filled backpacks for shelter residents.
The list of amazing stories that detail all of the wonderful actions prompted by the local community go on and on. For 2017, let’s continue to share in all of the good that surrounds us, big or small, near or far.
Send your press releases and story ideas to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope happy holidays were had by all and may 2017 be bright, healthy and filled with all great things.