Sunday, February 25, 2007

Utahns quick to donate in crisis

Living here in Utah, I have noticed that most of the population, especially the ones with roots in this area, are very good about helping their neighbors, regardless of race or religion.

A daughter swept away in a tsunami. Another murdered by her husband. A husband killed in a plane crash. And sons injured or killed when a van rolls during a university outing.
When tragedy strikes, Utahns step forward with open hearts to offer support - and open wallets - to help ease the financial burden through accounts set up at Utah banks and credit unions.
In the days after the Feb. 12 Trolley Square Mall shootings, donations flowed into accounts created to help victims' families with medical, funeral and living expenses and honor those who were lost with memorial scholarships and other endeavors.

People here are friendly, as a rule, and glad to help. Most of the negative things heard are usually about newcomers to the area. Back in the 19th century there were some problems with some zealots ( The Mountain Meadow Massacre), but on the whole the natives of this area are a decent bunch. A little odd, sometimes, to those of us who are non-LDS, but they are good people.
Just my opinion.


Kenny said...


I agree with you. I have been here 28 years and I like the place and I like the folks.

Hammer said...

Every LDS I've met have been good folks. Maybe they can teach the rest some manners ;)

Dazd said...

I've never had a problem with Utah...visited there for a month back in '87.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Nice site you have here and I'll be returning.

DirtCrashr said...

My mom went to HS in Ogden and had some experiences which make her a big non-fan of the LDSers, but HS is always a bitch and cliquish - even back then.

Gary said...

Yeah, I can't always say I've had good experiences in Cedar City. I still encounter fanatics regarding the Mountain Meadows Massacre several times a year. Now it looks like a movie is about to come out to renew the whole event and cause more people to get crazy. Maybe it's time to move...

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