Last weekend was Easter, and to help make a difference in the lives of young kids as well as to show the community he cares a local constable hopped to it to deliver Easter baskets.
We’re checking out Constable Council Nedd’s recent efforts in Centre County in this week’s Civic Service Report.
“So Constables don’t often get the chance to be officer friendly. Often they show up at people’s houses for not fun reasons. We’re there to serve a warrant or serve an eviction.”
So to try and change that image, Constable Council Nedd decided to start his work around the holidays.
“So I go out at Christmas and do a few things, but I found out specifically there were some kids in the juvenile correctional facility in Centre County that hadn’t had visitors since Christmas. So, I wanted to do something special for them to show them the community still cares about them.”
So for Easter, he and his Deputy Assistant, Mina, made over a dozen Easter baskets to give out to the kids at the correctional facility in Bellefonte as well as around the community.
His kindness coming from a very personal place.
“So what most people don’t know about me is that I was an orphan. My parents died when I was relatively young.”
And he wants people to know good can come from these tougher situations. And wants to lead by example. Making and delivering Easter baskets for kids out of his own pocket.
“So when I first got elected to Constable, one of the things I said I was going to do was give a percentage of the money that I earn back to the community so I just do it as part of that.”
This was Constable Nedd’s first Easter event. And he plans to continue and expand his efforts next year.
And if you have a story of a person, group or organization doing good things to help out your community let us know and we’ll showcase them here in our Civic Service Report.