Showing Your Support to the Community

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Showing Your Support to the Community

At some point in our lives, we will all encounter someone who has gone through hard times or perhaps even experience them ourselves.  It could be financial problems, health issues, addiction, and everything in between. The most important thing to remember when times are tough is that we ALL matter, regardless of our situation!  There are many ways we can show our support to those in our community who need it most.

With the warmer weather finally here, most communities are gearing up for a busy season of fundraisers and events for a variety of charities and organizations.  It’s a great way to give back and help make a difference in someone’s life. The Midland Y’s Men’s Club has been taking part in these events since 1925 and this year is no different.

You’ll find the Midland Y’s Men’s Club out and about at the following local events:

The Midland Y’s Men’s Music Festival running from April 25, 2018, until May 23, 2018

The Bryson McQuirter Memorial Golf Tournament being held on June 5, 2018, at Brooklea Golf and Country Club in Midland.

A booth at the Midland Butter Tart Festival on June 9, 2018

Taking part in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes on June 23, 2018, at the Midland Town Dock.

Proceeds from each event will be used to used to support local charities and organizations that have been carefully chosen by the Midland Y’s Men’s Club.  

Not everyone has the means to offer financial support to events and causes like these but support can certainly be shown in so many other different ways!

Listening – quite often, providing a friend with the chance to talk freely and a shoulder to cry on can go a long way!

Don’t be quick to judge people based on their actions.  We must remind ourselves that we don’t always know what people are going through at the time.

Smiles are free!  Next time you are out running errands, or out for an evening stroll, take a moment to smile at the stranger next to you. A warm greeting could make their day.

Pay it forward.  This small act can be done in numerous ways, anything from paying for the next person’s order in the drive-thru line to giving items you no longer need to someone who does.  There are many different groups on social media to help with this.

So, why not get involved or reach out to someone that may be in need of help. Even the smallest gesture can make a big difference in someone’s day.