People are panic buying toilet paper due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is causing a shortage of it in 2020. But, one Maryland family is going the extra mile to provide people with toilet paper free-of-charge.
As stores are being emptied of necessities like toilet paper, sanitizers and disinfectants, Tom Grosh of Clear Spring, MD, is giving back to his community.
“As I was sitting in the office doing some work at the end of the day, God said to me, ‘You gotta help your fellow man,'” Grosh said. “I knew exactly where to go to get the toilet paper and went and bought it. My wife said, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ and there was no hesitation — when God tells me to do something, I do it.”
He bought 10 cases of toilet paper with 96 rolls each, put them in his pickup truck and went to the big parking lot to donate them to anyone needing them.
As Grosh’s wife, niece and two teenage friends waved “Free TP” signs, drivers honked their approval on the highway. Even though some offered money for it, Grosh refused and asked them to instead pay it forward.
“(The outbreak) is a big effect, and we’re trying to make a little bit of difference in our community,” Grosh said. “We’re just trying to be a blessing and make somebody’s life a little bit better.”
In Acts 20:35, the Apostle Paul quotes the words of Jesus, saying, “I have shown you all things, so that as you work, you should support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus and how he said, “it is more blessed to give than to receive.”