Our latest "flash mob" story comes from Stefan in Florida, representing the South Orlando 9-12 Project Tea Party:
The group met this afternoon at the Kissimmee Workforce offices. Although quiet, we were able to deliver about 1/2 or bags to people out of work. With help of the Workforce office manager we were directed to a nearby outreach center where we were able to distribute the remaining supplies.
Not only was this a very fulfilling afternoon, being able to help people who needed it, but we also made useful contacts for the future. Both at the outreach center for future volunteer activities, and new members for our group.
In fact, about twice as many new people had found our event on meetup.com and joined us at the location. We really learned today that we are not alone, ' We Surround Them'.
Thank you Glenn for suggesting this, from the happy recipients and from us, who had a humbling but fulfilling experience.
In another story from Kathy in Florida, the Pinellas Patriots delivered smiles in St. Petersburg and even delivered the good news to an SEIU member:
We arrived at the Daystar Life Center here in St Petersburg at 8:15. About 25-30 smiling people came bearing grocery bags. An old gentleman was going down the sidewalk in his wheelchair, walking his dog and displaying an American flag. He got a bag of groceries too!
As the line at the Center grew and as they opened the doors, we happily passed out the bags.
After we finished and most of us had left, we noticed a man walking out of the Center with a grocery bag. He went to his car and put it in the back seat. This man was dressed in a purple SEIU shirt!
I went across the street to introduce myself and ask his name. I told him we were a 9.12 group and we felt so fortunate to be able to help. I asked "So you are a member of the SEIU?" He said yes and he was there just helping out a friend.. I leaned over to him and said: "Do you know, there are groups all over the country today doing this very same thing? And it was ALL encouraged and promoted by GLENN BECK...spread the word!" He simply said "Really"?