The Operation Kindness Team grew out of a few kindhearted Bridgewater residents in the beginning to more than 30 members now. As Bridgewater grows, we are positive the Kindness Team will as well. They hold monthly meetings to discuss and plan Operation Kindness projects for the upcoming month. They plan unique fundraisers such as a “Flight of Soup Contest” to raise money to feed the Neighborhood Heroes and sell unique sweet treats and boozy desserts, all for a good cause. For March, the Kindness Team decided to “Feed the Local Heroes.” That included feeding all 360 employees at Seacoast McLeod Hospital (night and day shifts), 80 employees at Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital, and lunch for 40 employees at Horry County Police Department at the substation located on Highway 57, which is closest to Bridgewater. Operation Kindness fed 480 front-line heroes’ total!
They coordinated the lunches with Little River Deli, which helps support a locally owned business. Purchased and packed the accompaniments such as chips and snacks. The Team coordinated all the deliveries.
“Our staff (day and night shifts) were thrilled to be thought of and taken care of by our fabulous neighbors!” said Carrie King, Development Manager with McLeod Health. Christina Jackson, Director of McLeod Foundation also commented “I can’t thank you enough for feeding the staff at McLeod. You are such a blessing to us!”
This is a determined Bridgewater Operation Kindness Team of caring individuals spending their time and energy giving to others while enjoying the comradery, fellowship, and satisfaction of making things a little better within their community. Everyone benefits from a little Kindness.