Monday, August 10th, 2020

More Acts of Kindness in Huntington County

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020

Hello Chamber!!!

Welcome to a new week! A week of new ideas, new dreams and new hopes. As this pandemic continues to go on, we are starting to see a slow in the number of new cases and an increase in those that have recovered! This week, start with a moment of reflection on how far you have come since the beginning of this whirlwind. We all have changed. We are connecting in ways we haven’t in a while. We are back to playing board games with our families, having actual phone conversations and slowed our spending. From here I wish you blessings, patience and grace. Things happen for a reason … change happens to open doors to new thinking, new visions and new possibilities. Life as we know it will never be the same. Try to always believe in the blessing of a new beginning.

In the words of Chris Jensen: “I’m getting’ them good vibes. I’m livin’ this good life. I’m breathing on God’s time and I ain’t gonna waste one breath. I’m soakin’ it all up; I got me a full cup and there’s nothing gonna spill it. Nothin’ gonna kill it. Wavin’ the worries goodbye. I’m feelin’ them good vibes.

Have an amazing week!!!!

Heather Durham, Tipton Place

Heritage Pointe thanks Ralph Johnson for Easter lilies

Heritage Pointe of Huntington thanks assisted living resident, Ralph Johnson, for the beautiful Easter lilies he purchased for their facility. The lilies are on display at each of the nursing stations and the front desk. It brings them all joy and comfort to see such incredibly nice acts of kindness here in the facility.

Ralph said he appreciates all the love and caring at Heritage Pointe of Huntington and wanted to do something to show his appreciation, and to help lift everyone’s spirits during the Easter weekend.

Heritage Pointe of Huntington says thank you again Ralph.

Mike’s Car Care Center, DeWeese Soft Water donate to Meal Ministry

Bob Burnsworth from the Meal Ministry in downtown Huntington sends a big “thank you” to Mike’s Car Care Center and DeWeese Soft Water & Appliances. Mike and Sherry Keplinger, owners of Mike’s Car Care Center, donated pizzas and their service to the ministry this past Monday evening. Mike’s Car Care Center provided enough pizzas for all 98 persons that showed up for dinner.

DeWeese Soft Water & Appliances and owner, George DeWeese is providing free water for the month of April. The Meal Ministry wants to thank George DeWeese for his generous donation. According to Burnsworth, anyone coming in for a meal will be given a free bottle of water courtesy of DeWeese Soft Water & Appliances.

Beauty Bar Beautique buys lunch for sheriff and deputies

Misty Harrison and her husband, Travis, representing their business, Beauty Bar Beautique, bought lunch for the sheriff and all deputies of the county from the Brickhouse Grill. The couple said, “We wanted to do something to help our first responders and essential employees in our communities.”

According to Harrison, people can do gift cards, take people lunch or breakfast or whatever to show appreciation for everything the frontline employees do for the community. Please think about the fire departments, police officers, nurses or retail workers. Challenge yourself to do something, take a photo and then tag three more individuals to pass on the good news.

Sheriff thanks those who delivered fresh caramel corn to his office

Sheriff Chris Newton sends along a very thoughtful and heartfelt thank you to Pastor Bobby Kemp of the First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Kemp dropped off several small bags of caramel popcorn, for all staff members of the sheriff’s department.

The caramel popcorn was sponsored by local businesses:

Kraig Snowden, owner, Signs Etc., Seth Kimmel, owner, Kimmel Financial Services and the First Church of the Nazarene.

During these challenging times, take part in Giving Tuesday on May 5

As an emergency response to the widespread need caused by COVID-19, the Giving Tuesday organization is encouraging generosity and philanthropy worldwide. Please consider donating to one of your favorite organizations.

The website givingtuesday.org lists several ideas for how to get involved: Support healthcare workers by donating supplies, advocating for them and staying home. Give to the organizations that you love most. No amount is too little and nonprofits need our support. Help out small businesses by buying gift cards or writing an online review. Combat loneliness by reaching out to a neighbor, relative, seniors or veterans.

American Family initiates Premium Relief Fund, returns $200 million

For many of American Family Insurance customers the COVID-19 pandemic has brought struggles, both personally and financially. American Family is working hard to support their customers, implementing several measures to offer flexibility including payment deferral, removal of late fees and virtual claims handling options.

In addition to these options, the company continues to look for new ways to offer support to their customers during this crisis. Shelter-in-place orders and other social-distancing efforts have caused a notable decrease in the average miles driven per day by their customers and a subsequent decline in auto claims... Read More...