The Spirit Of Giving In Sanpete County
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It’s Wednesday, and that means KSL is once again highlighting the goodness and generosity right here in Utah. This morning, those positive vibes of volunteerism are coming from Sanpete County.
Kay Jensen has one piece of advice for people feeling down and out that may be struggling during this pandemic.
“There’s no way to feel better about yourself and about life and the world than to help somebody else,” said Kay Jensen, chairman of the Sanpete Humanitarian Council.
She’s been helping the people of Sanpete County for decades as a nurse, volunteer, organizer and mentor.
As chairman of the Sanpete Humanitarian Council, Jensen sees the direct result of her work — the “Sub 4 Santa” program, “Tree of Angels” and youth service organization bless the lives of those who are less fortunate.
And it really all comes down to paying it forward after helping hands are extended.
“They always end up coming back and paying back,” Jensen said. “If a good deed is done to them, it’s not long until they’re coming in and picking angels and they’re making stuff for Christmas and paying back.”
The council is a humble group with little more online presence than a Facebook page. But that doesn’t stop them from making a big impact, which is why Jensen nominated for a KSL High 5.
“A lot of folks down there in Sanpete (County) believe that you are that angel for so many families. What do you say to them?” KSL’s Dan Spindle asked.
“Oh, well that is so sweet of you and them. I don’t feel like I’m an angel. But I do feel like that I open a lot of doors, especially for young people,” she said.
Our friends at America First Credit Union loved what Jensen is doing, so they sent her a gift card to say thank you and help out especially this time of year.