During this difficult and uncertain time the Nipissing University Peace Research Initiative would like to extend its deepest regrets to all the people and families affected by the events of the last few days.
The words of television icon Mister Rogers are perhaps the most profound and important at a time like this, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’”
The helpers do not do it for recognition; they do not do it for praise or money. These men and women help because it is the human thing to do. The world is full of people who want to help no matter how small or how great the situation. It is not just the doctors, nurses and first responders but also the friends, neighbors, shopkeepers and volunteers who are there ready to jump in when things go wrong.