Acts of kindness: June 2007 Archives

Avondale School classmates Paulina Juache, Delilah Torres and Destiny Kirby painted flower boxes and planted flowers outside the school as part of a Logan Square beautification project sponsored by Bank of America. "We made the neighborhood more green and more beautiful," Destiny says. "I enjoyed it very much."

Since 1985, Richard Eastline of Lake View has volunteered 3,500 hours for the Blind Service Association in Chicago. Eastline makes recordings of WFMT/98.7-FM's classical music listening guide.

Kevin Healy says he's just a beer-drinking foreman who manhandles a jackhammer for Peoples Energy.

But folks who know the unassuming Irish guy from West Lawn describe him a different way. They call him a "saint." "An angel." "The greatest guy I've ever met."

Burn victims, cops with cancer, kids with horrible diseases, families struggling with monumental medical bills -- Healy has helped them all.

The guy has organized nearly 100 fund-raisers that have put millions of dollars into the pockets of families and charities who need it most.

Tell me about someone from your neighborhood who always seems to lend a hand to people in need?

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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