Thanks to James Madge for this post:
Do you know Carmen Estrela?
She’s your friend. She’s your neighbour. She’s the woman who runs Royal Beef, that fantastic neighbourhood butcher that helps you feed your family. She’s the nice lady who hands out free salami to occupy your kids while you are shopping, and the one who sponsors your hockey team.
Carmen is having a bad week. Heck, a bad month.
Thieves broke into her business the other day, smashing things in their wake.
They’d already broken in three weeks ago, stealing the $200 that was in the cash-register float. Carmen opted to leave the empty cash register open after that break-in. They smashed it anyway.
She is stressed about all this. Not only do these break-ins keep her up at night, but they cost her money.
Carmen Estrela is your friend, your neighbour.
Go see her this weekend. Buy something. Tell her you heard about the news and that you are sorry. That’s not the kind of neighbourhood DECA is. It’s a place where we take care of one another.
The money you spend will help ease the expense Carmen has incurred because of these thieves.
The consideration you show here will go a long way in helping her feel better