Editorial: Finding ways to pitch in

Posted 4/1/20

One response to the mess we find ourselves in is to sit back and wait for the feds to fix it. 

No telling how that will work out but it’s not off to the most promising of …

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Editorial: Finding ways to pitch in

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One response to the mess we find ourselves in is to sit back and wait for the feds to fix it. 

No telling how that will work out but it’s not off to the most promising of starts.

Then there is the Created Purpose response, examples of which are cropping up all around us.

The crew at this little Tiverton shop has as much reason as any to feel put upon. Their business is not deemed essential so the state has shut them down and prospects, for now anyway, are bleak.

So Created Purpose shifted gears and has transformed, almost overnight, to protective mask maker. With the help of fellow artisans, they are churning out effective (and attractive) masks by the hundred. 

There’s no money in it (they’re free except for shipping), but there’s also no putting a price on the good will and satisfaction that come with filling a genuine need.

So hats off to this company and all the others that have found creative and helpful uses for their time and talent.

They’re the ones who will pull us through.

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