An Impactful Act of Kindness

This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to commend the generosity of Shetara Sims, a single mother in Kansas City, Mo., who had lost her job due to the coronavirus pandemic. With only $7 left to pay her bills, Shetara found a dollar in a local grocery store parking lot. Shetara decided to use the dollar she found to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket, which resulted in her winning $100. Sims and her 12 year old daughter, Rakiya Edmonson decided to donate the money to help a Kansas City police officer who was in the intensive care unit after being shot while on duty.

The police department were so touched by Shetara’s act of kindness, they started a GoFundMe for her. So far, the fund has raised more than $100,000 for Shetara.

According to Shetara, her oldest daughter was murdered in Kansas City in 2012. Shetara said “the police department and detectives were really there for us. They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn’t have to do. They came to see my kids. They did a lot. They were fathers, therapists, they were everything”, said Shetara.