Fundraising & Belief in a Small Community – Tales From the Chair

Living here in Ocean City/Berlin reminds me a lot of the TV show “Cheers”, everyone knows your name. This can of course be a good or bad thing! One thing about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does. You decide to walk somewhere for exercise and 5 people pull over and ask if you need a ride. You schedule parties around the schedule of different police officers, since you know which ones will bust you and which ones won’t. You have the Mayor’s cell phone number logged in your phone right next to your favorite bars. But most importantly when someone in the community is in need, everyone rallies around to support them whether in fundraising or in prayer.

PJ Aldridge is a great example of our communities fight to help him win his battle against Lung Cancer. Baby Ava, not only did our amazing Fire/EMS department get her out of that horrible car accident and treat her with the best
care possible, but the prayers for her have been off the charts and has even proven to be working, as she makes strides everyday! The AGH Penguin Swim, a great fundraiser to raise money for our local hospital, which I might say, having had my mother there recently, they are truly an amazing hospital! Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services….another great non-profit organization that helps our young people be the best they can be. I could go on and on about our communities amazing effort to make a difference in people’s lives, young or old!

I wanted to write about this because I think that no matter how much money or time you may have to help our community in all the areas where help is needed, you can remember that no matter what your belief is or who you may be praying too, that a small prayer, or even a single $1 can go a long way and help in many areas. Our small yet large community is truly amazing, and I for one am honored to be a part of it and to be raising my daughters here. How truly blessed am I (DB), How truly blessed are we!