I saw a post to a local social media page ‘pay it forward’, where a woman was asking to be considered for a cot. She stated she is a DV survivor, has fled the abuse and set up home by herself, but has virtually nothing. And is 19 weeks pregnant and has a young child.
I have a lovely bassinet and change table, so I messaged her and offered her these. She messaged me back profusely thanking me for the offer, stating her friend is also a DV survivor and has a baby. She seemed very surprised by the kindness being offered to her.
I’m delivering them tomorrow, with my husband – as I don’t know these people. I can be compassionate….. and careful.
My husband said he wondered if these items would end up on Ebay tomorrow and I shrugged. A woman says she is in need, is a victim of abuse and I have items she needs. I hope she is genuine, will assume she is and I want to help. If she isn’t genuine, that will be her conscience to deal with.
I will do what’s right, kind and compassionate for strangers where I can, regardless of them proving to me they are genuine or worthy.
I am purchasing items for homeless people and have considered also donating to DV charities/org’s. I am aware being married to a cop, how widespread and what a crisis/epidemic DV is. My husband spends more time on DV cases than any other type of police job.
Victims of DV/abuse are getting hurt and murdered far too often. The children are suffering so badly as well.
So, I will do my part in helping where I can.