Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012
Think Kindness Family Assistance Fund raises more than $40,000 for Air Race victims
Fund helps those in need after tragic accident
RENO, NEV. – Immediately following the tragic accident at the National Championship Air Races in September, Think Kindness, a local non-profit who seeks to encourage thousands across the country to inspire others through random acts of kindness, created a fund to help the victims and family members affected. Since that time, Think Kindness has managed to raise more than $40,000 that will be used towards living and medical expenses, home renovations and more.
“This past year has been a challenging one for northern Nevada but the incredible people of this community have been inspiring, optimistic and heroic,” said Brian Williams, founder of Think Kindness. “Their uplifting spirits have given us the encouragement to continue moving forward to help all of those affected by the terrible tragedy that occurred at one of our community’s most significant events.”
Over the past several months, Think Kindness has coordinated with Home Depot Foundation to remodel a home in Washington for one victim who has suffered from a severed right hand and crushed right leg and foot among other things. Additionally, the “Kindness Crew” has helped to coordinate two major fundraising events including the Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet which raised funds for the victims of the IHOP and National Championship Air Race tragedies. More projects are in the pipeline and Think Kindness expects to continue helping families through 2012.
To make a contribution to the Think Kindness Family Assistance Fund, visit any local Wells Fargo bank and reference routing number 582500507 and account number 3854301920. Donations can also be mailed to Think Kindness at 522 Lander Street, Reno, NV 89509 or made online at thinkkindness.org. All of the proceeds will support those who are in need of financial assistance for clothing, food and support services. All donations are eligible for a tax deduction.
About Think Kindness
Think Kindness is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization that aims to inspire thousands from coast-to-coast to change the world through seemingly simple random acts of kindness. We’ve created several elementary, middle, high school and corporate programs that challenge individuals to “Change the World in 15 Days.” Each event draws everyone together for one common purpose, to make a difference. In addition to school challenges, the organization creates unique fundraising events that draw hundreds within the community to participate in a massive community act of kindness. To date, the organization has challenged over 58,992 students, documented over 203,235 acts of kindness, collected over 130,000 shoes for Soles4Souls, and received the 2009 Thornton Peace Prize for the impact on the nation’s youth.