Good deed makes a big difference

Recently, my husband’s tailgate fell open while driving away from Home Depot and his toolbag fell out containing thousands of dollars worth of tools he needs for work.

This was devastating for him.

He drove around repeatedly trying to find it once he discovered it fell out, he went to Home Depot to see if anyone turned it in there and to Fred Meyer. We placed an ad on Craigslist, but no luck.

I called the police station when I noticed they have a lost and found department. I left a message, and they called back saying someone had just turned it in.

I called my husband and he went over as soon as he could, having been at work without the things he needed.

There was no way we could afford to replace even a quarter of what was missing.

The police officer said the person who brought it in was very concerned, saying this bag was obviously someone’s livelihood.

Unfortunately, we do not have his name and we would love to do something for him – make him some treats, give him a gift card, or anything we could do to show him our gratitude.

It is my hope that this wonderful, honest person will see this letter and at least know what a blessing their actions have been to us – a struggling family with four children living in an apartment, already having been stressing out about Christmas.

The thought that my husband’s tools would not be retrieved was too much to bear, but today we are overjoyed by this stranger’s kindness.

I would love to thank the police who do so much for our community.

Sarah Loveless



Floten offers constructive, positive ideas

I always find the columns submitted by Jean Floten to be very constructive and very much to the point.

Each time, she is identifying and extending meaningful opportunities to those young people who for one reason or another find that they are now at a point where their role in life is short of what they would like it to be and who need to find new opportunities.

Donald Knopf


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