100 acts of kindness celebrate 100 years of care

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100 acts of kindness are taking place at Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa in Iowa. Staff and residents are giving back this year to celebrate the 100 years the Good Samaritan Society has been blessing communities with much-needed health care.

“We are all about doing good things for people,” Society activities supervisor Sarah Meeker says.

In addition to financial and material donations heading to a local homeless shelter and Ronald McDonald house, residents are packing up items for new moms.

“We did hand soaks, lip balm and homemade soaps that we are going to give to new mothers at the hospital when they have babies,” Sarah says.

“We want to be Good Samaritans and so we want to give back.”

‘They need to shoot for 200’

Donna Smithhart has lived at the long-term care center for three years. Before that, she’s had a number of family members come through the location as residents.

When it comes to the Society’s 100-year milestone, Donna says “long may they live. They need to shoot for 200.”