Local St. Augustine resident, Paul Johnson, wrote to us today to tell us about a compassionate action that he witnesses weekly. Here's his story:
"I do not have a picture for the most compassionate action I have ever seen in my time in St Augustine because there are too many people involved. The compassionate act I speak of is Dining with Dignity. Everyday members of different church and civic groups as well as concerned individuals gather at the parking lot a the corner of Bridge and Grenada Streets to supply a hot meal for anyone who is hungry. This has been going on for over 2 years. If this is not a great act of compassion, I would like to see what is considered compassionate. Rain or shine these people come out to make sure nobody is without at least one good meal a day. There has not been one day done there where the severs do not do there best to make homeless life a little easier for a couple of hours. I know this for a fact because I was one of the homeless who took advantage of this great service to the community. These hard working people deserve all the praise they can get."
We agree, Paul! A very special thanks to every volunteer who works -- or has worked --with Dining for Dignity. We appreciate everything you do, and we are so grateful for your daily efforts to enliven a culture of compassion in St. Augustine.
P.S. We found a picture!