Don’t give up hope

A wise person once wrote that you can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. I would have to call those individuals and organizations with that decent, noble and altruistic attribute something close to an angel.

There are many of us here in a low-income senior home in Silverdale with a list of individuals and organizations to thank for stepping in on our behalf for a variety of reasons.

At the top of the list is County Commissioner Ed Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe listened and promised to help us out and followed through with his promises, and there were many. He is a man of his word and we are grateful for his sincerity and kindness. Thank you so very much.

To Kitsap Public Health, for dialoguing with Mr. Wolfe and following through on a particularly tough situation, thank you.

A special thanks to the very kind and sympathetic advocate at Adult Protective Services in Olympia for listening and offering profound advice; you are appreciated.

To organizations such as Puget Sound Energy who came in with the nicest group of young people and replaced our old inefficient lightbulbs with new LEDs — that was a gift from heaven. Thank you.

To Meals on Wheels, who provide countless meals for seniors and many disadvantage citizens as well as vouchers for fresh produce from our local farmer’s markets — items many seniors can’t afford. Another gift from the gods. Thank you.

To the Central Kitsap Food Bank, who delivers a variety of baked goods; this is a definite lifesaver to many of our residents. Thank you so very much.

To all of you, please know that you are appreciated and we are grateful beyond words. Thank you. Thank you.

Christina Lacie