Camas, WA — As part of the Camas DECA weeklong Kindness public relations campaign, City of Camas leaders declared Friday, November 9 as “Kindness Day” in an official city proclamation Monday night.
The campaign is in response to the shootings at Parkland, FL and other schools across the country in an effort to remind people that “kindness matters.”
Skyler Becerra and Amie Beld from DECA received the proclamation from Camas Mayor Pro Tem, Don Chaney.
Chaney said this campaign “captures where we all want to be in our hearts.”
After receiving the proclamation both Beld and Becerra addressed the council.
”This campaign promotes kindness, and overall our goal is to be able to have a safer and kinder community within Camas for all citizens,” said Beld.
The DECA campaign is working with six schools across Camas.
”Each of whom are running a kindness day or kindness week currently, right now, to help encourage and impact younger students and help form habits that can impact them for the rest of their lives …,” said Becerra.
DECA member Caden Wengler handed out special bracelets to council members and those in attendance as a reminder to be kind.
Camas High School is penning letters to veterans and doing lunchtime activities to reach out to students in their campaign.
THE OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION
”WHEREAS, our days are often filled with information regarding school violence, crime and disaster in the world, often causing feelings of sadness and fear; and
“WHEREAS, kindness is something that can be improved on at all ages and levels of life, it is important to act to create a kinder environment for everyone within the Camas community; and
“WHEREAS, the support of the community and government leaders know that citizen support is one of the most effective ways to improve kindness within our communities; and
“WHEREAS, the daily acts of kindness that occur in our community are largely unseen and ignored; and
“WHEREAS, by recognizing these acts of kindness, all members of our community will be made aware of the importance of being kind to others throughout the year; and
“WHERAS, the purpose of Kindness Day is to remember the simplest acts of kindness that allow our community to be kinder, and safer place to live our lives; and
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, Don Chaney, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Camas, do hereby proclaim November 9, 2018 as:
“In the City of Camas, and urge all citizens to join me in spreading kindness, generosity and respect of others at all times.”