Being a single mother with eight kids can’t be easy. However, Joice Wolter manages it without a complaint. That’s why her children wanted to get her a special gift for her birthday, and why her community ended up celebrating her in the best way possible.
Earning Some Extra Money
Everything started when Joice’s youngest children, Darius and Kobe, began mowing the neighboring lawns. The boys were hoping to earn enough cash from their jobs to buy their mom a personalized birthday gift. Even though the duo is only nine and eleven, they worked hard to show their mother how much they loved her. The local community took note of that and realized that the family deserved something special in return.
An Incredible Gift
Appreciative of how hard the kids were working, neighbor Preston Mortier decided to get them a basketball hoop for Christmas. He put the word out on social media, and within a few days, one was delivered courtesy of Jason Van’t Hullenaar. The owner of Heritage Honda apparently sympathized with Wolter’s family because he’d had a relatively poor upbringing, so he wanted to do something nice for them. Meanwhile, another local family bought the kids jerseys and shoes, so they could toss a ball around like proper basketball players.
Struck Down In A Storm
Joice and her kids were grateful to Mortier, his roommates, and Van’t Hullenaar for their kindness. Unfortunately, the family’s happiness later turned to devastation when the basketball hoop was damaged by stormy weather. Luckily, when the businessman discovered what had happened, he had no qualms with buying the family a replacement hoop. He was glad that he could make them smile again, and he knew that that was worth so much more than anything in his bank account.
Acts of kindness like this remind us that the world is filled with amazing people willing to show compassion, even for those they don’t know.
When was the last time you went to a restaurant? For some people, it’s been weeks and even months since they were able to sit down in their favorite eatery and support their local businesses. Because of this, it should come as no surprise to learn that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on the restaurant business. As someone who has worked in this sector for much of his career, Guy Fieri has now vowed to make a difference – and he’s now raised over $22 million for restaurant workers.
Shutting Up Shop
In light of everything going on at the moment, many restaurants have made the difficult decision to close up shop. They have put their businesses and livelihoods on hold, and it’s not known when they will be able to open up their doors once again. This means that many restaurant workers are going without their steady paychecks – leaving many of them struggling to pay their bills.
A Huge Celebrity Name
For Guy Fieri, this is just too much to handle. This celebrity chef has spent much of his life working in restaurants, from serving tables to washing the dishes and making the food, and he knows just how much hard work goes into running these places. He has noted that these workers are the “heartbeat of their communities” and need to be supported during this crisis. Because of this, he decided to create the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
Thanks to his contacts within the celebrity and food world, Fieri has encouraged huge companies like Uber Eats, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and many more to contribute towards this fund. So far, he has raised over $22 million, which is enough to provide over 40,000 restaurant workers across the US with $500 grants – and this is just set to increase.
We knew Guy Fieri was awesome, but this proves it even more.