CENTRALIA, IL — An anonymous group of people in the Centralia area are taking time to recognize the good deeds of others and working with local organizations to reward those people.
When a Centralia resident is spotted doing selfless, generous, or thankless acts to help their fellow residents, the “Do-Good Detectives” are there to provide a monetary ‘thank you’.
The detectives hope their work creates a spark will start a fire of kindness that will spread throughout the community. They also wish to remain anonymous because their goal is not publicity or recognition of their work but to show appreciation for the kind deeds of others.
The first person to be rewarded with a $200 show of thanks for their good deeds was Jenna Kwiatkowski.
Central City Police Officer Nick Heath helped by presenting Jenna with her reward for her amazing and generous good deeds.
Jenna volunteers her time to organize and facilitate a Thanksgiving Dinner that feeds well over 600 people.
The most recent recipient of a Good Deed Reward was Gus Moss (pictured with Officer Heath). Gus holds an annual drive to collect winter coats, backpacks, and school supplies for local children.
The Do-Good Detectives will continue to be on the lookout for good deeds, and involve local law enforcement to deliver the rewards to the recipients.