Sunday, August 1st, 2021

More Acts of Kindness in Huntington County

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2020

Emergency Management of Huntington County says “thank you”

In an email from Bob Jeffers, director of Huntington County Emergency Management, he said that Luke Vickrey, general manager, Metalloid Corporation, supplied his first responders and health care facilities with 550 more bottles of hand sanitizer. I want to thank Luke and Metalloid for this very generous donation to our staff in Huntington County.

Jeffers went on to say, “Nicole Sims, and her husband, Christian, local residents and owners of the cookie store next to Nick’s Kitchen in downtown Huntington, have been making face mask extenders for nurses, and Sarah Smith and Rebecca Sandlin local Huntington residents have been sewing face masks for the Health Department.” Jeffers wants to thank the Sims and Sarah and Rebecca for their generosity.

“Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) donated several N95 masks for first responders. Nate Falcone, a local resident, also donated several N95 face masks for first responders. Huntington North High School donated several hundred gloves and face masks, as well as face shields for first responders,” Jeffers expressed his appreciation.

HCCSC has served nearly 45,000 Grab & Go meals

According to the Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC), they have served nearly 45,000 Grab & Go meals since the COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close in March.

The distributions take place every Thursday, and Huntington County is very fortunate to have a school corporation that continues to serve our youth even during these very challenging times.

The Meal Ministry gives a shout out to East of Chicago Pizza, Warren

Bob Burnsworth of the Meal Ministry would like to give a loud shout out to all the great people at East of Chicago Pizza in Warren. According to Burnsworth, East of Chicago Pizza provided pizza for the evening meals recently at the New Life Food Ministry.

He said, “I would like to thank everyone who has stepped up and helped the less fortunate in our community. People are always generous to the Ministry, but have been especially generous during this time.”

Burnsworth visited the Chamber this week and said that a woman came up to him and told him that God had laid it on her heart to help with meals at the Meal Ministry. After saying that, the woman gave Burnsworth a check for $1,200. He told the Chamber this type of thing happens often, but not with a check this large. Burnsworth said if people would like to help the Meal Ministry, he prefers they send their checks to New Life Ministries, 313 E. Franklin Street, Huntington, IN 46750. Burnsworth will accept checks or cash for the program but prefers the money be sent to the church.

Mecates sends food to Parkview Huntington Hospital

According to Fernando Ivan Reyes of Mecates Mexican Restaurant, they had the pleasure to donate food to Parkview Huntington Hospital last week. Mecates donated meals for approximately 40 persons.

Reyes went on to say, “These heroes serve our community the best way they can making sacrifices for all of us. This is just a small way for us to say “thank you” for putting your lives at risk and keeping our community as healthy as possible.”

He continued, “We also want to say ‘thank you’ to all our customers because you guys are supporting your local businesses during these tough times. This is also how we can help this great community of Huntington,” Reyes concluded, “I also want to thank the Mecates team that helped make this possible. Keep this great spirit alive to help others.”

“We Are Stronger Together” T-shirts made possible at Heritage Pointe of Huntington

With the help of a variety of donors and Joe Santa, owner of TrophyCenter Plus in Huntington, it has been made possible for the residents at Heritage Pointe of Huntington to have “We Are Stronger Together” T-shirts just like the ones purchased for the staff. Heritage Pointe also has a sign in the front of their building that also reads “We Are Stronger Together.”

Donors who made the shirts possible include: Brick House Grill, Nick’s Kitchen, Coldwell Banker of Huntington, NACCAP, TrophyCenter Plus, Century 21 Property Shoppe, HNHS Athletic Department, Culp Group CPAs, Advanced Engineering, Shafer Farms, PeGan Electric, Brent and Darlene Stanley, Signs, Etc. and IBA Design.

Compassus to offer food table again today

In an effort to help those in the community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Compassus in Huntington at 2855 Northpark Ave., Suite 10, set up a food donation table earlier this month. Staff from Compassus purchased food items for the table, and members of the community have also dropped off donations to keep the table going.

The staff at Compassus has offered to open it up again to members of the community for today, Friday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The staff at Compassus would like to thank those who dropped off food and helped to keep the table going. Donations can be left outside the front door at Compassus, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If the table is set up, food items can be placed directly on the table. Questions about donations can be emailed to