Enter Angels on Patrol, MAC V, Inc., Springhill Suites, and the City of Phoenix
Great acts of kindness often times beget great acts of kindness, and sometimes honor and recognition. Over the past few weeks, citizens across the country embraced Cristian and his family along with Phoenix Sergeant Natalie Simonick and her squad of officers. Natalie and Cristian’s chance encounter delivered a breath of fresh air to a media world that had otherwise been filled with high profile trials, horrific assaults, and the overwhelming power of “Mother Nature.”
On Tuesday, May 21st, Sergeant Simonick was presented the prestigious “Most Valuable Phoenician Award” by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council for her unselfish act of kindness toward one of our citizens.
As the relationship between our Phoenix Police officers and the Muniz family grew, it was learned the family had very little furniture in their modest home. An application for assistance was submitted to “Angels on Patrol,” a Phoenix community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to working as a partner with law enforcement to better the lives of citizens in need. Ms. Leah Heathcoat, Executive Assistant for the program, responded immediately with enthusiasm and encouragement. Leah proclaimed of the request for assistance, “I love my job, let’s get this done. We can certainly help!”
Leah contacted Ms. Sharon Zanjania of Springhill Suites (by Marriott) Phoenix and obtained furniture items for the Muniz family. Pick-up and delivery of the furniture was an immediate issue but, another Phoenix citizen stepped up to the plate with his time and his truck. Mr. Manny Villa, owner of “MAC V Inc.” picked up the donated furniture and delivered the items to Ms. Muniz’ home. Manny said of the delivery, “I’m an independent mover, a small business and this was my chance to help one of our citizens; one of our own. I’m a veteran and my job is to serve. Doing this for her family gave me great pleasure.”