Wednesday - September 13, 2017 9:21 am

Tragedy again brings out our best

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We have seen it many times. When the United States suffers tragedies, good people turn out to do good things. We are seeing it now with the devastation in Texas and in Florida. Average people going out of their way to lend a hand. Whether by donating money, or filling trucks and heading to the trouble spots, it restores our faith in humanity to see so many people willing to help complete strangers. Six members of the La Crosse fire department are in Florida helping people recover. Workers from Xcel Energy are there to help restore power. Churches in La Crosse and throughout the country are soliciting donations to help hurricane victims. One of the more heartwarming stories we heard was that of a woman in Florida who rushed to the hardware store as the hurricane approached, needing a generator for her husband's oxygen tank. The threat of a power outage was real, and she needed power to keep her husband breathing. But when she got to the hardware store, she was too late. Someone had just bought the very last generator. She broke down crying. But the person who bought the last generator heard her story, and gave her the piece of equipment she needed to save her husband's life. Didn't even ask for any money in return. In today's world, where it often seems people prefer to be angry over just about anything, it is good to see that complete strangers are so willing to help others. Its just too bad that it often takes a tragedy for that too happen.

Scott Robert Shaw

Scott Robert Shaw is the Program Director for both 1410 WIZM and 580 WKTY.   He's currently the morning news anchor on 1410 WIZM, Z93 and 95-7 The Rock.  He joined Mid-West Family Broadcasting as a reporter/anchor in 1989 and served as News Director from 1990-2015.   He's been the winner of several Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association awards for Best Editorial in Wisconsin.  He enjoys traveling, bicycling and cooking.

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