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Cedar Springs woman creates 'hero pouches' for nursing home employees

Posted at 3:54 AM, May 15, 2020

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. — A woman in Cedar Springs is paying forward to employees at Metron Nursing Home with what she is calling "hero pouches."

Organizer Terri Waichum, an Independent Consultant for Thirty One Gifts, says she was getting a lot of requests from her friends, and friends of friends, to sponsor a goody-filled pouch for a frontline worker in their life, but wanted to do more.

She then thought of the staff a Metron Nursing Home in her community and after getting all 130 "hero pouches" sponsored, she got to filling. The nursing home was found to have 31 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 along with 5 staff members.

"Each of the pouches contains a package of tissues, because of course, with Michigan weather it's always changing and blowing nose but really the tissues actually each have an inspiration message on them, which we love, and then there is a granola bar because of course they're probably going, going, going and barely get to stop to have a snack or a lunch, and that's a quick bite that they can have," Waichum said.

There are also some other surprises in the packs too and says she just hopes when they receive them they know they are appreciated and loved.