Tales from Utah Valley: Kindness is a gift to community

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As newspaper writers, we get to be witnesses, either firsthand or secondhand, to people’s actions. Many of these are kindnesses given to strangers and often for the good of the community.

In March, thousands of dollars were raised at Pleasant Grove’s Taco Amigo during their second annual Day of Giving. Hundreds of Utah Countians supported the restaurant’s efforts that day and the proceeds were donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

In May, more than 3,000 people volunteered hours of their time to rebuild Discovery Park in Pleasant Grove. The park is heavily used by children and families from all over the county and, due to the efforts of these volunteers, it is now safer and more accessible to those with special needs.

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