Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Company's Lodi store spreads Christmas cheer

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 12:00 am

Thank you Sarah Messner, merchandising manager, and Jessica Larsen, store manager of the Home Depot in Lodi, for your incredible generosity, kindness and gift of time! I will always remember Christmas 2012 as "The Year of the Christmas Miracle from the Home Depot Store!"

I was in the midst of shopping for poinsettias on Black Friday for some special people, many of whom have spent their lives filled with service for others, when Jessica and Sarah approached and asked, "What are you going to do with all these poinsettias?"

I replied, "They're for some special senior citizens."

"We would like to partner with you!" they said.

"What do you mean?" I asked.

They queried, "Is there something else these people could use that we could provide?"

I was shocked!

Bottom line: On Sunday, Nov. 27, Sarah, along with Chris, Kevin and Shane from The Home Depot, went throughout Lodi delivering and setting up beautiful, 6-foot, live fir trees for many individuals from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Set-up included a tree stand, lights, ornaments (with children helpers who were given cute aprons by Home Depot and gingerbread house kits later), and the tree's first dose of water. The last surprise — one of those beautiful Douglas firs for our home!

The recipients of the trees were awe-struck and could not believe what was happening! They saw the Home Depot truck drive up loaded with trees and thought, "What in the world?" Their expressions were priceless!

They said things like, "Oh my!" as they cupped their hands over their mouths, shook their heads in disbelief or asked, "Why me? Let someone else have it!"

One man, whose wife recently passed away, said later, "It felt so good to be remembered!" Most had not had a live tree in their homes for years.

Thank you to the Home Depot personnel for providing a Christmas miracle to so many of us. You touched our hearts and demonstrated what we believe Christmas is all about — a gift of love and mercy, given to this earth years ago, to be shared with all. In profound gratitude.

Dave and Lois Gifford

Galt

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

2 comments:

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 4:01 pm on Mon, Dec 10, 2012.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 251

    Many companies large and small have a community outreach program and actually have a hired position to lead that promotional effort. This seemed to be exceptional in the extra effort and value in today's economic conditions. The need was there and the timing perfect.

    We all give in all ways- "what life is all about" Thanks Darrell

    In Lodi sometimes all you have to do is ask.

    Thank's Home Depot

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:41 am on Sat, Dec 8, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Article stated...You touched our hearts and demonstrated what we believe Christmas is all about — a gift of love and mercy

    Well said... if only love and giving could be extended to "what life is all about". I have not shopped much at Home Depot. After this story, Ill stop by.

     

Recent Comments

Posted 3 hours ago by Andrew Liebich.

article: Letter: Do you pick and choose which le…

Here is a fun fact for those who dislike Fox News. According to the Federal Election Commission Fox News Corp. has been one of the Clint…

More...

Posted 4 hours ago by Andrew Liebich.

article: Letter: We need to stop meddling, spend…

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. FACT: 29 rebel groups have ALL pledged allegience to AL-NUSRA. FACT: AL-NUSRA a…

More...

Posted 5 hours ago by Andrew Liebich.

article: Letter: We need to stop meddling, spend…

Please Christina...I'll try to make this as simple as possible for you. 1.) The leader of AL-NUSRA along with the 29 rebel groups who ALL…

More...

Posted 5 hours ago by Larry Tremaine.

article: Letter: Do you pick and choose which le…

Cliff, perhaps you should switch from watching MSNBC to Fox News so you can educate yourself of events developing around the world.

More...

Posted 14 hours ago by Christina Welch.

article: Delta Tunnels Plan would cost Lodi area…

Article after article, organization after organization, farmer, environmentalist, private property owners, local government officials... t…

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists