Too often, people don’t get the thank you’s, or the appreciation for what they do every day. There are organizations within each of our hometowns that you may not know about, may not know what they do, or simply haven’t had to use.
Today was Rotary Rose Day here in Hutchinson. Our CFO, Sarah Work has been involved with Rotary for many years, and has been a great supporter of the work that they do and what they stand for.
When it was time to make the order for this year’s flowers, Sarah walked in to my office and asked my thoughts on doing a random act of kindness with this year’s flower order. Without a thought, we started naming off organizations that we know of, but maybe don’t get the appreciation or the thanks that they should. Very quickly we named off a few organizations that we wanted to say thank you to this year.
Our first stop was to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. Mary and her team do incredible work in our community, and are great advocates for where we work and live. Constantly creating a buzz in the community, we just wanted to say thank you.
Our second stop was to McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence. Their group provides a wonderful service to our area. They work to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence in our area.
Our third stop was to Crow River Habitat for Humanity. Many of you may have heard about this group before, but they have provided a wonderful, successful program in McLeod County. To date, they have built 23 homes in McLeod County. Their 24th home is currently under construction and will be welcoming a new family home this winter.
Our fourth stop was to the Hutchinson Police Department. We should all stop and say thank you to our officers. We don’t always see it, but these men and women provide a vital service to our community. They see and work with some real tough situations that many of us will never see or hear of.
Our fifth stop was to the United Way of McLeod County. Their group is important because they help work on ways to improve the “caring power of our community” as they say on their website. The United Way provides a way for area residents to give back to their community.
We forgot our camera in the car when we stopped by the United Way.
Sarah and I had a great morning running around and saying thank you to these organizations and we’ve already decided who is getting flowers next year.
Take the time to say thank you to local organizations that make a difference in your community. We don’t say thank you enough to each other, let alone those that are working to make our communities a better place to call home.
To each of the organizations listed above, our sincerest thank you to you and the people you work with. Your actions and contributions to our community are greatly appreciated.