With the second anniversary of August 3rd approaching, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation encouraged our community to show the strength and compassion of our city by posting acts of kindness to social media using the hashtag #ElPasoKind.
In conjunction with the County of El Paso’s Month of Unity and Healing, the PdNCF was inspired to continue the efforts of Ruben Martinez, creator of #ElPasoChallenge. After the tragedy that shook our community two years ago Ruben, only 11 years old at the time, decided to complete 22 random acts of kindness to honor the 22 lives, now 23 lives, taken. The goal of his challenge was to show everyone that hate never triumphs over kindness.
Throughout the month, the PdNCF was touched to see our community sharing acts of kindness or thank those who had given back to them. These acts of kindness show the love we all have for one another. From Ruben handing out roses downtown to strangers, to community partners coming together by hosting a donation drive to support the Child Crisis Center, these acts of kindness embodied the spirit of the Sun City.
We thank those who have participated and challenge everyone to continue being kind not just during this month but every day.