The good deeds that occur daily are splendid examples of a caring people helping the unfortunate. The Missourian of this past Wednesday reported on a number of these activities.

 Of course, the Franklin County Area United Way’s successful campaign of raising nearly $1 million for its members dominated the local news. Then there was the good news that the Washington area Boy Scouts collected 16,651 food items for local food pantries.

There was the story about a countywide drive that resulted in the collection of more than 1,500 coats, which will be given to people in need.

Making the front page in the same issue was a story about area Catholic schools launching a drive to raise money for families that lost everything in the Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast. The families are members of a Catholic parish on Staten Island. Their children attend the parish elementary school.

The annual free Thanksgiving dinner was served Thursday at St. Francis Borgia Grade School for people who were alone on Thanksgiving Day.

What we are getting at is that there are many acts of caring people helping their neighbors in need in this area. The good deeds are ongoing throughout the year.

This good news is reported on a regular basis. The good deeds are contagious!