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Indy Fuel delivers letters to nursing home residents in Fishers kindness challenge

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indy Fuel hockey team brought joy to some residents at the Allisonville Meadows nursing home in Fishers on Wednesday afternoon.

The effort was part of the city’s Acts of Kindness Challenge. During the movement, Fishers hopes to complete 2,000 kind acts within the city. Indy Fuel players gathered 100 letters and handed them to the residents.

“It’s a bright point for the residents with the limitations to family visitation and the county positivity rate,” said Tony Link, Allisonville Meadows executive director. “It’s tough for the residents to have those normal interactions, so any opportunities for an agency to come in — bring some joy, spend some time with the resident — the residents, they miss that. That’s been a big part of their lives and they haven’t had it for almost a year.”

Indy Fuel forward Alex Rauter got to meet with one of the residents. He talked about what motivated his team to help bring some joy to Allisonville Meadows. “It’s great any time we can get out and help the community, especially the senior citizens who’ve been hurting lately. They haven’t had as many visitors, haven’t had a chance to see their families. “We just wanted to do something to brighten their day and bring some happiness.”

Go on Facebook to watch Rauter read one of the heartfelt letters from his teammate Cliff Watson.

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