Nevada County experienced an overwhelming feeling of good will Saturday when the first Random Acts of Kindness Event took place. The RAKE event was a benefit for the Anew Day Counseling Center were almost two hundred people provided 750 hours kindness to Nevada County residents and visitors. The event began at Pioneer Park shortly after 8:00 AM. as teams dressed in yellow t-shirts began to disperse into the community to do good deeds. Marty explains what his team was doing.
Halli Ellis says customers are surprised when they offer assistance.
Not only were RAKE Teams providing random acts of kindness in town; Robert was heading down to the River.
At the downtown Safeway store with a team of do-gooders. One participant was the recipient of a reciprocal random act of kindness.
Two other people making contact with a RAKE participant plan to take the idea across the country and to another country.
One young man was proudly handing out RAKE Cards.
Mike Bratton is part of Anew Day and commits a lot of time to the organization that provides free counseling services for people in the most dire of situations. Mike and his team took to a gas station and convenience store on East Main Street in Grass Valley.
Following the event Mike said it was a great day for a great cause.
All in all 30 projects were supported by 175 RAKE participants. The event culminated with a BBQ celebration and sharing event at Pioneer Park.