SALISBURY, Md. – Hundreds of people around Wicomico County received a kind gesture from a group on a mission to remind others it doesn't take much time, energy or money to do something nice for another person.
Local realtor Pam Price gathered a group of friends and their children to commit random acts of kindness all day Sunday Dec. 14 to spread holiday cheer to those who could use a helping hand.
Price's group of 50 split into three teams to cover territories between Delmar and Fruitland looking to help people load groceries into their cars or simply give someone a compliment.
Price said the kindness group is new as the idea came to her earlier in December after a successful day of giving back to those in need with help from the Good Ole Boy Foundation based in Millsboro.
“We have 55 tasks to complete,” said Price referring to a list of different random acts of kindness each group needed to complete by Sunday evening.
“It's from giving flowers to the elderly, toys to the kids in the stores, we leave money on the pavement for someone else to find,” said Price.
Price led a group of women and their children on the kindness mission visiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Delmar, the Maryland State Police at Barrack E and the Mallard Landing assisted living complex in Salisbury.
Dawn Turner, a member of the kindness group, said the feeling of giving back is priceless knowing they can brighten someone's day with one simple act.
“We are just taking the time to go out and say thank you and God bless the people that are out here that just need a nice word said to them,” said Turner.
“It hasn't cost us a dime to do some of the things we've done,” she said.
Though Price's kindness group has launched during the holiday season, she hopes to continue setting aside at least one day each month with her group to commit random acts of kindness for people on Delmarva throughout the year.