The Silent Angel, who came to me in December, continues to be busy fulfilling the Christmas wishes of readers in need who had written me, per his request.
Here is the latest installment. And may I say, bless his big heart!
• “Silent Angel was informed of a lady who entered a used appliance store and needed to buy a used refrigerator. She has been keeping her food outside during the winter since she has no refrigerator. But it is starting to warm up and she is in desperate need of a used refrigerator. She only had $50 and Silent Angel took care of the additional money needed so that this lady can now have a refrigerator that she was done without so very long.”
• An older gentleman needed a washer so that he can continue to take care of his wife, who has serious health issues. Silent Angel arranged to replace his washer of 20 years. Even though he said his dryer was still working, it is also close to 20 years old, so “Silent Angel is also going to replace the dryer and keep this loving couple with the ability to have clean and dry clothes.”
• Two women need used cars:
“The first woman took care of her mother at her apartment until the day she died. This same woman is taking care of her disabled brother who lives with her in her apartment. She works during the day, cares for her brother 24/7 and asks for nothing in return. She says God has his reasons and she will continue to care for her brother and try to make ends meet. She needs a car to get to the grocery store and other errands …
“The second lady works hard every day and depends on her car for her delivery service. Her current car is on its last legs and without a car she can not make any money …
“Silent Angel does not have the financial ability to purchase two used cars. If someone wants to help and donate a car, Silent Angel is willing to spend money to make some basic improvements on the cars. Hopefully, Silent Angel’s prayers will be answered and two deserving hardworking women will be blessed by someone’s graciousness.”
Lions Club fundraiser
The Cuyahoga Falls Lions Club is once again selling hanging flower baskets on Mother’s Day weekend. So, look for them at the corner of Munroe Falls Avenue and Bailey Road.
Sale hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Sunday (Mother’s Day).
All proceeds support the visually impaired, Pilot Dogs, Good Neighbors and other charities.
Flowers are from Battaglia’s T&B Garden Center in Kent. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Red Cross, Northeast Ohio Region, will host its 15th annual “Real Heroes” event at 4:30 p.m. May 15, at the Bertram Inn, 600 N. Aurora Road, Aurora.
Seven area heroes will be lauded and A. Ray Dalton will receive Robinson Memorial Hospital’s Paragon Award, presented to a community member “who exemplifies leadership in the community, compassion for its people, and who actively supports the life-saving missions of both the American Red Cross and Robinson Memorial Hospital,” wrote Mary Williams, regional communications officer, American Red Cross, Northeast Ohio Region.
Dalton is founder of PartsSource in Aurora and has been a major philanthropist for national and local causes.
Tickets are $40. All proceeds benefit the Red Cross’ services in Portage, Lake and Geauga counties. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 330-535-2224.
Big, beautiful bouquets to Northeast Ohio Keller Williams Realty office associates for their Herculean efforts to help their communities.
Those associates will be taking the day off Thursday to participate in the national initiative called “Give Where They Live” as part of the company’s annual day of service, RED Day (Renewing, Energizing and Donating).
The local associates plan to land at Camp Quality (summer camp for children battling cancer and their siblings) in New Franklin; Golden Key Child Care Center (for special-needs children) in Canton; and the Red Cross Blood Drive in Medina.
“Since the first RED Day in 2009, Keller Williams associates have given almost a half-million hours of community service through activities ranging from food and blood drives to cleaning up trash in public parks, revamping gardens at nursing homes and rebuilding homes and schools for community members in need,” the organization’s Candy Kelly wrote.
For more information, please visit www.kw.com/redday.
‘Change for Change’
Big, beautiful bouquets to Akron’s Portage Path Community Learning Center’s PTA which sponsored a “Change for Change” drive for the American Red Cross.
“Students were asked to bring in loose change,” said Chandra C. Carter, the PTA’s vice president. “We were able to raise $613.42,” with all proceeds going to the Red Cross’ efforts in Summit and Portage counties.
“We are so proud of our students, staff and families! We were wrapping change for days with smiles in our hearts.” The school — K-5 — enrolls 378.
Jewell Cardwell can be reached at 330-996-3567 or firstname.lastname@example.org