When a small snowball starts rolling downhill, it gathers more snow and grows in size. That is what happened in Benson last week, but it was not snow; it was compassion and a desire to help someone in need.
A grandmother woke up on a frigid morning to discover her furnace had stopped working during the night. She did not have any money to pay for a repairman so she called someone who had helped her in the past with cleaning up her yard. She called Brighten the Path. Although that type of help is not available through that organization, they began making phone calls to various organizations, looking for someone to fix the furnace for free. In the process, two people gave her electric heaters and got heat going into her home. One of the organizations said they would pay a repairman to fix her furnace. When they called to make an appointment, someone else had already fixed it.
All that is miraculous in itself but it did not stop there. As a result of all the phone calls, a situation was discussed about another Benson resident whose storage shed had been destroyed, and Brighten the Path seeking lumber to replace the building. Two of the organizations provided the rest of the lumber needed to rebuild the storage shed and Brighten the Path volunteers will be doing the work.
There are a lot of great things going on in Benson every day and a lot of wonderful people going out of their way to help without any recognition for their efforts and who wish to remain anonymous. To those people; Thank You. The world needs people like you.
Brighten the Path