In this week's Uplifting Utah we find sports stars, young volunteers, a big donation from an unexpected location, and a man who's been fighting for Utah's forgotten animals since long before the pandemic began.
Tabitha's Way, a local food pantry based out of Utah County is seeing an increase the numbers of individuals and family in need of its services. This increase is as a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Tabitha's Way officials say that donations and volunteers are welcome
Hundreds of you wrote in to thank the Unexpected Heroes in Utah's trucking industry. As one reader said, "Truckers are as tough as cowhide, as strong as a huge maple tree, and as good lookin’ as a flaming sunset after a storm!"
For everyone involved, dealing with abrupt changes, loss of friends and routine, and lack of control on when this coronavirus pandemic will end can create an underlying stress and daily disruption. However, a few intentional choices can make a big difference.
Jennifer Rollins, KSL.com Contributor | PostedApr 18th - 7:11pm
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, small business owner Reed Worthington decided not to lay off his workers. Instead, he and his team are offering grocery delivery and disinfecting services to at-risk people in Utah and Salt Lake counties.
While America is moving toward easing its restrictions in the coming weeks, there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. But these extraordinary times have inspired extraordinary acts of kindness from Utahns everywhere.