Blown away by generosity shown by strangers
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This article was published 28/08/2015 (2841 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I want to give a great big thank-you to Sam Henderson and her family for hosting a surprise fundraiser in benefit of my family.
I had only met Sam once through a mutual friend, and she was moved by how my family was dealing with a very difficult situation. She knew our family and friends had contributed a lot to help, so she organized a fundraising event and invited her family, friends and associates.
Wow. We were completely taken aback by this. She organized a party at her house in the country, and more than 130 people came out on a hot summer night. The entire evening happened thanks to donations and strangers showing kindness to our family.
The result was more than $8,000 raised and gifted to my family. I cannot even begin to thank Sam, all the people who attended and those who donated prizes for the auctions, food and the tent, tables and chairs. A special thanks to Kim, who donated her eatery’s services, and the band Rylan, which kept the crowd dancing all night.
This was a combined act of kindness that was over the top. We are still blown away by the generosity of so many people who we don’t know and will probably never see again. Thank you, Sam!
— Susan Walker-Smith
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