Officers at California's Oceanside Police Department have been focusing on a different way to help out strangers in their community every month. In March, they helped people face rising gas costs by handing out envelopes filled with cash at local gas stations. In April, they were helping shoppers with their grocery tabs. "Are you serious?" one woman asked after being approached and receiving $100from the police department. "I never thought of anything like that happening, it's remarkable, takes your breath away," shared Wayne Fortin, founder of Trauma Intervention Programs Inc., which provided the generous donation behind these gifts. "We can think of no better way for us to provide acts of kindness to Oceanside residents than by partnering with Oceanside police officers who are on the front lines and encounter those who need kindness and a helping hand on a regular basis."

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