Photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim
Yesterday I took a spill on my bike while riding on H street (those streetcar tracks can really get you) and was really scared and in pain. So many kind people immediately rushed to check on me, help me up, and get my bike out of the street. I was so touched by the immediate kindness and generosity of strangers in my time of need. Read More
I wanted to share a quick story of gratitude tonight. I had dinner at a friends house in Mt. Pleasant tonight, and when I got in my car to leave, I realized I had a very flat tire. My friend and I were deciding whether I should just leave it or if I could make it home safely to Petworth and deal with it tomorrow. I opted for the latter, but drove only a half a block when it became obvious that I could not drive with this tire. I pulled over on Monroe, on the East side of 16th, and a man named Ralph stopped to ask if I needed help. He pulled over and he began to help put on my spare, but it was rough getting the tire off. Two other guys, Pedro and Juan, came upon the scene, Read More
Photo by angela n.
On Saturday August 1st, our roommate went into cardiac arrest while on a run near the intersection of 13th and Mass. Ave. NW. A woman in the area immediately began performing CPR and flagged down authorities. He is currently in the hospital and recovering because of this hero. His family and friends would like to express their gratitude to the individual who saved his life. If you know who this hero is, please contact (203)-308-3254 or [email protected] Thank you and well wishes to all!” Read More
Photo by Pablo Raw
I’m hoping you can help me find a Good Samaritan who helped out my family today.
While on a short hike with just our 3-year old this morning (without her phone! or telling us where she was going!), my mom suffered a bad fall and hurt her foot. They were able to flag a car on Broad Branch Rd near 27th St NW, and this incredible woman stopped, gave my mom a mask, and drove them both home. My mom was too pained and stressed to get her name, but I’d love to get in touch to express my profound gratitude. Picking up an injured stranger during a pandemic is a special kind of selflessness, and I’m so thankful to have my mom and daughter home safe (and in my mom’s case, on her way to the ER for X-rays).”
Ed. Note: If this is you please email me at [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP.
Photo by Jim Havard
This past week, I was lost in thought on an early Monday morning run near the Mall when I tripped and came down hard on the sidewalk (2020, man). A nice man happened to be running by and stopped to help me up. He offered to walk me to the nearest fire station to get the wounds cleaned up, waited with me, and then walked me most of the way home. Read More
Nick Schieber. Photo by Cassandra Hetherington
Cassandra Hetherington is a a volunteer for Uptown Main Street. She wrote about Maria Villalta and Pica Taco here.
Thanks again to Cassandra Hetherington for sharing with us:
“Musicians Jamaal and David sip beer and discuss their upcoming performance at a nearby coffee house. Due to the dark cloudy skies and threat of rain, Jamaal left his guitar at home so for now, they are unable to practice playing their instruments together. Jamaal and David, both residents of Manor Park, met at Jackie Lee’s many moons ago and quickly became friends. This is exactly the kind of neighborhood bar Nick Schieber, Jason Crafton, and Amanda Kelsey hoped to create when they opened Jackie Lee’s on Kennedy Street NW.
Having moved to D.C. from Florida a decade ago, Nick spent the majority of his adult life working in restaurants; most recently at the Red Derby on 14th Street NW. Jackie Lee’s relaxed and welcoming vibe, a reflection of its owners, has attracted a diverse clientele of mostly neighbors into this restaurant and bar. Read More
Thanks to Amandine for sharing with us:
“Thrive DC, once a full service organization for the homeless, has seen its services be greatly affected by COVID. Now a fully functioning food pantry, it feeds between 300 and 350 families a week.
A film from the United States directed by Amandine Thomas.“
Photo by angela n.
Nate writes us last night: “Hey PoPville — can you help me give a shout-out to the two very kind women who helped after I crashed my bike in pothole on 11th & Mass Ave NW this morning? Was a bloody mess but they helped me get out of the road and clean myself up until I could get a ride home.
I can’t remember their names (I was in shock and bleeding everywhere; I think one said Mara), but they were an incredible example of the very good neighbors Washingtonians are. Thankful for their help during an already stressful time. And DPW please fix that killer hole.”
So grateful to Chef @erikbruneryang, Troy Hickman, Cuong Vo, and Chef Peter Prime of @dc_roti, who donated their 10,000th meal to our hospital staff through the @_powerof10 Initiative. They took a victory lap through a delighted throng of 200-plus associates. #COVIDKindness pic.twitter.com/687PcxKqfl
— MedStar Washington (@MedStarWHC) June 9, 2020
Thanks to a reader for passing on from Medstar Hospital Center:
“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and support from the community during the #COVID19 pandemic. We recently recognized D.C.-area chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his crew Troy Hickman, Cuong Vo, and Chef Peter Prime of Cane, who donated their 10,000th meal to our hospital staff. Our Chief Nursing Officer Tonya Washington presented them with commemorative plaques in recognition of their devotion to our team. The food crew took a victory lap through a delighted throng of 200-plus associates. Thank you, Chef Erik and your team, and thank you to everyone who helped make his Power of 10 Initiative happen! We are so grateful!”
300 V Street, NW
I’m writing in the hopes you can share about the free produce distribution that Common Good City Farm is doing every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm at their farm in LeDroit Park (300 V St NW). I’m a volunteer there and want to make sure the city knows about this effort- access to healthy food is so important, especially if you’re out protesting! The farm is distributing pre-packaged boxes (for food safety/Covid reasons) of fresh, organic produce from farms around the DMV area, completely free. Last week, boxes included broccoli, salad greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and more. This will change weekly, but it’s always a great selection! Read More