Recently, Marvin Phillips took his family camping in the mountains of Washington. They had no idea that while they were gone, a group of bigots vandalized their property.
Neighbors of the Phillips family were shocked to find hateful and racist messages spray-painted across theirhouse and truck. The letters “KKK” and the N-wordwere scrawled in large letters.
“It made me want to cry when I saw it,” said neighbor Heidi. “It was terrible.”
That’s when Heidi and dozens of families from the community of Tenino, WA,came together. While the Phillips family was still out of town and was not privy to the situation back at home, kindhearted volunteers arrived at their home topaint over the disgusting messages of hate.Even a police officer, who was on duty at the time, stopped byto grab a paintbrush and help out.
“Our biggest concern was getting this done before the family came home because they have small children and we didn’t want them to see their truck or their home vandalized,” Heidi said.
After a long day of painting in the sun, their work was nearly finished but the Phillipsespulled up to their driveway in their camper and learned what had happened while they were gone.
Marvin was shocked and hurt by the vandalism, but overwhelmed by the neighbors’ support.
Even in the face of such evil, it’s great to see such goodness shine through.
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