Saturday, March 02, 2013

"Helping Hands": kindness on a paid program


Michael and Sons Helping Hands (link), on Saturday mornings at 10 AM on NBC4 (NBC Washington) is presented as a “paid program”.  That was a bit of a surprise.
  
Today, the heating contractor helped a single mom with three sons, the youngest of whom has multiple sclerosis.  The two older brothers are responsible for looking after him.
  
An oil furnace had failed (I think the house was in Massachusetts), and could not be repaired.  Michael agreed to replace her system with an electric furnace for very little house.
  
She had been using an oven and electric heaters to heat some rooms in the house.
Michael also lectured one of the older sons to make the most of himself.



Update: March 16, 2013

Today, the company helped a woman raising a disabled son in Central Virginia, where the home was damaged by both the 2011 Louisa County earthquake, and a tornado.  The foundation was very unstable. The site of the home appeared to be near the Twin Oaks intentional community, which I reviewed on my "Major Issues" blog on April 7, 2012.  

The website for the show is here.

Update: March 8, 2014


The broadcast this morning may have been the same,  A young man, with tattooed forearms, has to take care of a seriously disabled brother, and mother, near Triangle VA.  I'm not sure if this is a different episode or not.  I see people having to take care of younger siblings (not their own kids) all the time on shows like this. It happens.  

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