A Place Like No Other
South Whidbey Island is a place of everyday kindnesses.
When a family’s home burned, residents raised enough money for them to rent another place for a year.
When the call goes out for a work party—say, to clean a park—more help than needed shows up, tools in hand.
Any time a need is realized in South Whidbey, a group of residents will step up to find a solution. Volunteers have started a foundation to help pay for medical bills—both for people and their pets. Similar programs have paid for oil changes and gas, counseling services and tutoring. If someone needs help, they get it here.
The “Hometown Heroes” series in the local newspaper profiles someone doing good work in the community. There are so many nominations, the series will surely outlive the writer. There is no place like South Whidbey.