Candidate for Village Trustee in Wilson Talks Community Pride, Highlights Helping Hands Program

Brad Simpson is running unopposed for a Trustee position in the Village of Wilson.  This hasn’t stopped him from reaching out into the community to let citizens know why he’s the best person for the job.

In a letter to the residents of Wilson, Simpson discussed his love for the community, and how he plans to make it even better:

“When you live in Wilson, you quickly start to realize that we have something special. Despite the challenges and problems that come and go for us all, we are the best kept secret of WNY. What people don’t realize right away is that it’s our people that make us special and not necessarily the lake, amazing late summer days like we’ve been having, or crisp fall apples.

“For some time now, I’ve wanted to have a better way to have a gathering spot for all of our wonderful Wilson neighbors who are so often willing to go above and beyond to help others. We see kindness all around us, but when needs arise, the best path to call attention to them isn’t always clear. That’s why we’ve started Wilson Helping Hands (find us on Facebook).

“After just a couple days, we already have over 300 volunteers who have joined with an incredibly wide range of skills to tap into. So, whether a tree falls on your elderly neighbor’s driveway, a sick child needs a plate of cookies, a single mom just can’t get caught up on her yard cleanup, or we have a larger project we want to organize, we’ll be able to get the word out quick to tap into our local friends and neighbors who want to help.

“I’ll openly admit that we’re just starting to figure this out and the potential is huge. We can seek funding to help with bigger project ideas; 501-C3 status as a non-profit organization is a real possibility. What I know is that by partnering with as many willing people from the Wilson area as possible.  We’ll be able to have a meaningful positive impact on our community both for the recipients of acts of service as well as for those who give their time. Henrik Ibsen said, “A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” It seems fitting to finish with a nautical quote, but in reality, I’m grateful to be surrounded by so many good people who can take the helm in so many different and amazing ways.  Come join us and encourage others to as well!”

To learn more about Wilson’s Helping Hands Program, visit them here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/336963857450514