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BayToday delivers Random Act of Kindness to selfless community volunteer

We surprised Tammy Walters-Barnes with gifts to thank her for her ongoing work to address the needs of our community
BayToday suprises Tammy Walters-Barnes with a Random Act of Kindness. Photo by Ryan Dawson/BayToday

Tammy Walters-Barnes is a compassionate caregiver who has dedicated much of her time to volunteering and always puts our community’s needs first. 

As a local volunteer, Tammy has worked with the Warming Centre and raised funds for the Nipissing Serenity Hospice. She has also given her time to Habitat for Humanity, Northern Lights Co-Op and countless other initiatives aimed at improving the lives of those in North Bay.

“Tammy is a doer. If a neighbour is sick, she will make them food. If someone needs a ride to medical appointments, she will drive them. You don’t ever have to ask her for help. She sees a need and addresses it,” her nominator said to BayToday.

With the help of our generous sponsors, we were able to thank Tammy for all she does for our community with a Random Act of Kindness surprise. Our gift delivery included a $175 gift card provided by Travelling Toes Skincare & Esthetics Boutique, a $175 gift card provided by Tranquility Spa Salon and a gift basket featuring an art piece and other goodies valued at $125 from Gateway to the Arts.

“I was having a rough start to the week so this surprise was just beautiful! It was a very random act that made my week and was so very much appreciated,” said Walters-Barnes.

Our team was thrilled to surprise Tammy with a Random Act of Kindness to show our thanks and gratitude for her positive impact on our community.

“I would love to thank the person who nominated me. This co-op is going through some change and growth so to think I am being recognized at a time when change is happening touches my heart and makes me feel like I’m truly in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.”

Thank you to our generous sponsors, Travelling Toes Skincare & Esthetics Boutique, Tranquility Spa Salon and Gateway to the Arts, for making this Random Act of Kindness possible.

If you know someone deserving of a Random Act of Kindness, our nomination form is always open for new submissions.

If you would like to support our Random Acts of Kindness program, please email [email protected]