In times like these, the good in people shines.

Since March 2020, the MDJ has been reporting on acts of kindness, goodwill and generosity during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you know of an instance of benevolence — on any scale — and are willing to share with MDJ readers, tell us your story.

Send an email to mdjnews@mdjonline with the subject line: Act of Kindness.

Thursday, June 17

To support community members who need blood during the pandemic, residents and associates of Cortland at the Village, 2085 Lake Park Drive SE in Smyrna, donated 77 units of blood from April 2020 to April 2021, which saved 231 lives. To keep the momentum going for the remainder of the year, Cortland plans to continue its charitable efforts by holding drives at several Atlanta communities with the goal of donating 150 units, which will save 450 lives.


Wednesday, June 16

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Pictured are the "Pass the Love" meal kits that were distributed on June 16 to families in need at Dwell @750 Apartments, 750 Franklin Gateway SE in Marietta.

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Pictured is the contents of a "Pass the Love" meal kit, which were distributed on June 16 to families in need at Dwell @750 Apartments, 750 Franklin Gateway SE in Marietta.