The Silent Angel, the kind-hearted gentleman who has helped so many in our area since Christmas, now has a team of cherubs.
Remaining under a veil of anonymity, the angels are looking for folks who are considered working poor, recently unemployed, or otherwise need a bit of help.
In December, the angel began doing things like delivering donated appliances and other items to those in need. Folks with big hearts offered stoves, refrigerators, used cars and money to help. The Silent Angel’s mission was supposed to be temporary, but he, and now his buddies, continue their good deeds.
Among other things, the Silent Angel has provided a bed for a veteran, who had been sleeping on a borrowed air mattress; a grandmother who took custody of her three young grandchildren was given beds for them; washers and dryers were delivered to those caring for others; a car was repaired for a woman with multiple sclerosis who had six surgeries and a lung removed; a veteran who is disabled and uses a wheelchair and walker wanted to find part-time work, so the Angel found a job for him; and an elderly woman who longed to visit her ill brother in New York received help.
For those in need
The Silent Angels want to hear from you. If you have a proven and lengthy work history and through no fault of your own have fallen on hard times and have an urgent need, send me a letter or email, no longer than 400 words, by July 2. Please be wise — things like big-screen televisions are not necessities.
Include your work history, age, phone number and address. Send emails to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Silent Angel, c/o Kim Hone-McMahan, Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44308.
The Silent Angels will review the requests. Please don’t call me; someone will contact you if your request can be fulfilled.
Those wishing to give
What’s most needed now are things like decent working large appliances — refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves; used automobiles that run but might require minor repairs; mattresses, box springs and frames, especially twin size for children; and money.
If you wish to make a monetary donation, which is not tax deductible, please do not send cash or checks. Instead, purchase a pre-paid Visa card, available at many banks, and send it to me (see above for address) and I will forward it to the host of angels.
If you have items that you wish to give, please shoot me an email or send a letter telling the Angels what you have to offer. If you are a business owner who wants to join the Good Samaritan forces, send me your name and contact information.
Though there are certainly times when someone might try to scam the kind acts of the Silent Angel, he explained that most requests are from very sincere folks who are down on their luck. It’s also worthy to note that the head cherub is a bright guy who is often able to determine when someone’s need is heartfelt.
So, here we go. If you can, please lend a hand. The thing about our region is, we are nothing if not generous.
The annual “Golfing for a Cure” hosted by Brodyn’s Friends, a charitable organization that contributes to the research and support of families affected with nonketotic hyperglycinemia, (NKH).
The event, a shotgun start, four-person scramble, begins at noon July 14 at Rosemont Country Club in Fairlawn. Entry fee of $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, refreshments and box lunch.
NKH is a rare and incurable metabolic disease affecting fewer than 200 children nationwide, causing neurological impairment. Brodyn Leslie of Bath was born with NKH and has been bravely battling the disease for six years.
For more information about the golf outing, sponsorships or Brodyn’s Friends please contact heidi@BrodynsFriends.com. Or call Heidi Leslie at 330-9949.