Being a Role Model for Kindness
Meet Kim Ward-Morelos, this week’s @bensbells #Bellee! Victor Hightower nominated Kim for her work with Gospel Rescue Mission.
I’ve known Kim for almost eight years. I reported indirectly to her at The Salvation Army for three and a half years, and she’s been my direct supervisor at Gospel Rescue Mission for the last four years. Gospel Rescue Mission in particular, is a place where love and grace abound, and since I’ve known Kim, no one in my professional life more closely exemplifies those qualities. She treats everyone with kindness, care, and love. She knows that we all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Even when addressing the most recalcitrant of homeless shelter guests, Kim maintains a graceful, respectful, and loving approach.
As our Director of Development, she often encounters those who are hurting, those in need, and those who are angry. I have witnessed these encounters in person and online, and I have never seen anyone who wasn’t better for the experience. Kim is a role model for kindness and love, and inspires me to not only be a better and kinder person, but to carry that kindness forward with at least one small intentional act every day, to help make the world a better place.
If you know someone who inspires kindness within the Greater Tucson, Phoenix, or Connecticut community, nominate them for a Ben’s Bell!