A missing piece to a heartwarming story
People always love a heartwarming story, such as the one you recently published in the Oct. 26 edition of The Puyallup Herald. In the story, businesses in Sumner had come to the rescue of a homeless woman who lives in her car which had been vandalized. The kindness of the police, a car body shop and other shops was recounted.
It was a great story. But I would like to add “the rest of the story.” The homeless lady has also been assisted by the Sumner Library staff. Indeed, the interview itself took place in the library. The staff’s kindness toward Gayle has been ongoing for well over a year. But the library’s involvement was not mentioned. The addition of the story of the staff’s kindness and charity toward homeless would have enriched the article. Also, not mentioned was that the staff so appreciated the businesses stepping in that they made “Applause Awards,” and hand-delivered them to the many businesses that helped the lady.
I liked the reporter’s story, I just wanted to give a thumbs up to the library and its staff and the respect and patience they afford to all of us “customers.” So proud of the Sumner Library!
Paulette A. Bridges, Sumner