We at Barb O'Neill's Family and Friends, thank the hundreds of volunteers and dozens of local businesses and groups that made our 2010 Season of Giving such a success. With our Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinners, clothing bank, free toys for children and parent's gift boutique, we made the holiday season a little brighter for thousands of our community friends. Our volunteers and donors made these events the success they are.
It is this sense of giving and commitment to community that make the South Sound area such a wonderful place to live. We offer our thanks, our appreciation, and our blessings to you all for your help in making our community a better place. Barb O’Neill’s Family and Friends Recently, a couple of friends of mine were in need of some assistance. It seems that their home had developed an electrical problem the day before and they were without water and also had no electricity to their refrigerator and freezer. It was getting more critical as they were unable to flush the toilet since they were on a well, and had no water or water pressure.
Both of the friends are on disability and live on a very frugal budget that does not allow for such necessities as hiring repairmen when needed. My brother went over to their home and tried to find and fix the problem. He then called me to come over and assist. After an hour of trying to assess the cause and fix the problem, it became apparent that it was beyond my meager knowledge of electricity.
I then called a friend of mine, Dave Miller, who owns AC Electrical Services. LLC in Olympia for some professional help.
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Dave totally rearranged his busy work schedule and load, and was there within a couple of hours. Within a very short time not only had he diagnosed the problem, but had called Puget Sound Energy to send a crew out to fix their line to the house as the electrical problem was in their overhead power line. PSE had a crew there within a couple of hours and resolved the problem.
Dave Miller is definitely a hero to my friends in distress as he refused to be paid for his services! Some say it is because of the Christmas spirit, but I say it is because of an extraordinary person doing a random act of kindness! It gives me hope and is a great reminder that there are extraordinary people amongst us, of which Dave Miller is one of the best! Rich Nevitt, Olympia