REED CITY — For many, it was a kindness paid back. For others, it was remembering a gentle touch, a kind word, a thoughtful reassurance, a softly spoken prayer. It was because someone shared, someone cared. Still others remembered those special someones who were there when they couldn’t be, when a mom was ill, or perhaps a dad was dying, or a child was just so scared.
For whatever reasons they had tucked away in their hearts, volunteers were paying back or paying forward in the past year to the tune of 4,747 hours this past year, putting in approximately 1,000 hours more this year over last.