I have used this quote before, but I feel like it bears repeating:
"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." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world."
We have many helpers in our society. Sierra Madre is lucky to have, in addition to our paid Community Workers (police, fire, etc.), many volunteer firemen. Those who help, just for the sake of helping.
Last night I read that yesterday, as bombs exploded in Boston, many people fought their "flight" instinct, and ran back to help others. Those helpers are always there. Sometimes we have to look around a bit, but they are definitely there. I find it very comforting to know that we are very seldom truly alone.