WASHINGTON — We'd like tell you about a group of women and their children who started the Kindness Community group in Spring Valley
About 4 weeks ago, Kathleen, Kate, Janet, Mary and Anne started raising money, buying meals from restaurants and delivering them to area hospitals and nursing homes
Kate Fralin said, "So we decided that whenever there’s a need usually in a community it’s for food and comfort so that was our first thought and then our second thought was we were hearing about a lot of local restaurants and small businesses in our neighborhoods and otherwise that were starting to lay people off and they were desperately trying to stay open with take out so we thought it would be a nice combination of helping on both sides."
Fralin says the response has been overwhelming and so far Kindness Community has donated meals to 21 hospitals and nursing homes in the Washington, DC area.
"Panera has gone to George Washington University hospital. We have done Potbelly which went to Suburban. We have done Pizza Paradiso quite a bit which is down the street and we've been able to supply food to the Stoddard Baptist nursing home. There's a Mexican restaurant called Los Cuates in Georgetown they delivered food for us to Georgetown hospital. Today’s Pizza down in Brookmont and we’ve delivered food to quite several times to Washington Hospital Center," said Fralin.
She added, "But really it’s only through the generosity of people who have sent in checks and used our Venmo account that were able to do this and we are just we cannot thank the community enough."
Do you have a good news story?
Text the word TOGETHER to 202-895-5599 to submit your idea or learn more about groups we’ve featured.