An anonymous donation to Woodbine Water Supply Corporation customers during the Christmas holiday brought a reminder that charity isn’t extinct.
Corporation general manager Rickey Kemp explained in a letter submitted Friday that during the recent holiday season, a Woodbine Water employee retrieved payments from the company facility drop box and found an envelope marked “Tithe.”
The envelope, Kemp explained, contained $500 from an anonymous donor, plus a message.
“All of you at Woodbine Water are wonderful about knowing your clientele,” the message read. “You know about the lives and stories of many of us. I would like to make this contribution for you to use for those down on their luck at this time of year.”
The message included the suggestion that Woodbine Water apply the money to the customer account — or accounts — behind on water bill payments.
“And pass on the word that Jesus is alive and well and we are forever in his debt,” the message said.
Kemp said more than half the amount was applied to a customer’s account, and the remaining amount is set to be applied to the same account during February.
“There are people among us today who still have a heart and care,” Kemp said.