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#KinectaKindness

Recognizing acts of kindness

We’ve all seen friends, neighbors, even total strangers demonstrate what it means to be a caring member of our community. Nominate someone today for their acts of goodwill. We’ll announce a #KinectaKindness award winner each week on Facebook and donate $250 to the nonprofit of their choice.

Angel Cortez - USO Camp Pendleton

Giancarlo B. nominated Angel Cortez and USO Camp Pendleton. Here’s what Giancarlo submitted, “Angel and his group of volunteers feed hundreds of Marines down at the Camp Pendleton base. As a veteran, Angel does this out of a sense of duty. Angel is truly an example of selfless duty, kindness and devotion to a community of Marines who serve our country.” 

Thank you, Angel for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For his act of kindness, USO Camp Pendleton received a $250 donation on Angel’s behalf. 

Mary Simmons - Partners of Parks (AOC7)

Renee C. nominated Mary Simmons and Partners of Parks (AOC7). Here’s what Renee submitted, “Mrs. Mary Simmons is a special women! She came up with a way to give back to the kids of the community by giving them books! This is an underserved community in Long Beach where some of the children will never get into reading if it were not for Mrs. Mary.” 

Thank you, Mary for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For her act of kindness, Mary received a $250 donation to Partners of Parks (AOC7) on her behalf.

Steve Marsh – Rotary Club of Mission Viejo

Marsha M. nominated Steve Marsh and the Rotary Club of Mission Viejo. The Rotary Club of Mission Viejo joined other Rotary Clubs in Orange County to help assemble 30,000 face shields for local hospitals. Steve Marsh and members of Geneva Presbyterian Church volunteered to help assemble the face shields with social distancing and safety precautions firmly in place. 

Thank you, Steve for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For his act of kindness, Steve received a $250 donation for the Rotary Club of Mission Viejo on his behalf. Steve says that the $250.00 will be used for the Rotary Club’s District Grant service project this Fall. 

Lori Ramsey – Quilters by the Sea

Nathan R. nominated Lori and Quilters by the Sea. Nathan submitted, “My mom has been coordinating efforts and sewing for Long Beach Quilters by the Sea by making over 1,500 face masks for local hospitals. Quilters by the Sea usually makes over 350 quilts that are given away each year. Due to COVID-19, Quilters by the Sea switched gears and started making masks. My mom even got me to iron! She also sewed extra masks for the post office workers and the rest of the block!” 

Thank you, Lori for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For her act of kindness, Lori received a $250 donation for Quilters by the Sea. 

Dr. Erica Witter-Davis – Range of Motion Foundation

Ezequiel Y. nominated Dr. Erica and the Range of Motion Foundation. Here’s what Ezequiel submitted, “Dr. Erica Witter-Davis has formed the Range of Motion Foundation to support underserved local high schools by providing sports medicine care to student athletes. As a former student athlete, I know this will provide immeasurable support to the students that will help shape their futures.”

Thank you Dr. Erica, for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For her act of kindness, Dr. Erica received a $250 donation to the Range of Motion Foundation. 

Shane McCann – South Bay FC

Lelly N. nominated Shane and submitted: “South Bay FC uses the beautiful sport of soccer to teach valuable life lessons in a caring and encouraging environment allowing the players to grow. They always encourage academics, knowledge of the game, healthy lifestyle choices, teamwork, communication, responsibility and respect.”

Thank you Shane, for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For his act of kindness, Shane received a $250 donation to South Bay FC. 

Karon Howell – Kingdom Enrichment Community Service

Karon and the Kingdom Enrichment Community Services work with people with special needs. They teach them how to be more independent. Lelly N., who nominated Karon, said they have helped her family, so she would love to just give back to them for all they do.

Thank you Karon, for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For her act of kindness, Karon received a $250 donation to Kingdom Enrichment Community Service.

Ronald Scipio – Free 2B Me Sports

Omar B., who nominated Ronald submitted: “Ronald through Free 2B Me Sports, has been helping student-athletes in Southern California for several years. Free 2B Me Sports helps youth build their self-esteem and determination through athletics and uses individual coaching and mentoring sessions to enhance the confidence of the student athletes. Change can be challenging for some inner-city youth and this program walks them through the process as the student athletes transition from high school to community colleges and universities.” Thank you, Ronald for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community. For his act of kindness, Ronald received a $250 donation to Free 2B Me Sports, Inc.

Pastor Jimmy Chaney – Church of the Beach Cities

Anthony W., who nominated Pastor Chaney wrote: “Pastor Chaney and his congregation raised money this past Thanksgiving holiday to help feed over 400 people in need at a local rescue mission.” For his act of kindness, Pastor Chaney received a $250 donation to a local non-profit organization on his behalf. Thank you, Pastor Chaney for your kindness and for being a positive role model in your community.