Every once in a while, you come across a deed or act that brightens your day. You’ve seen the kind of stuff I’m talking about. It could be a story about someone going above and beyond to help someone in need, or it could simply be about someone doing something good without expecting anything in return.
Such an action frequently yields a return in the form of a feeling of happiness bestowed upon one’s spirit. Having said that, it’s always appropriate to recognize those who are genuinely working to make the world a better place.
Do-gooders include Shane McDaniel and his twin children, Henry and Harrison. Shane had spent a lot of time as a child with his father cutting firewood, and he was eager for his 21-year-old sons to help him carry on the tradition…
The family from Lake Stevens, Washington, had their work cut out for them in the aftermath of a severe storm.
Shane added that he had a lot of wood to chop due to storm damage and downed trees. It just kept piling up and piling up. They decided that because there was so much wood, they could make better use of it.
They set out to focus intensely and devised a plan that would not only remove the wood, but also benefit a large number of other people. McDaniel described the Pacific Northwest as a harsh environment that is chilly and damp. He became aware of the need as soon as he began, and his eyes were opened. They basically started giving it away because so many people were stopping and begging to buy it.
The project lasted from March to October, and Shane, Henry, and Harrison cut enough firewood to fill 80 trucks. Shane posted a collection request on Facebook. They had more firewood than they could handle.
Shane’s post obviously drew a lot of attention. Most people were astounded by the family’s generosity, and several even volunteered to help distribute the firewood to those who were unable to come and get it.
“It’s a very amazing sight to witness. You can just see a sense of satisfaction and sharing that I don’t believe they had previously. People don’t forget when you do nice things for them. I like assisting others.” Shane added.
What a wonderful way to give back to the community and show your family’s generosity! Shane, Henry, and Harrison, we salute you!
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