Last updated: August 20. 2014 12:05PM - 86 Views
Bill Leonard

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Letter to the editor:

I have been driving a truck for the Salvation Army’s Summer Feeding program for almost 12 years. Every week, we delivery meals to approximately a thousand children in need of food and kind faces that care. As we deliver our daily meal schedule, occasionally someone will donate five or ten dollars to ensure that the program continues. On Thursday, Aug. 7, at approximately 1 p.m., I was delivering in the south end of Fountain Park. I was summoned aside by a woman who appeared to want to inquire about the program. She asked me if I was with the Salvation Army and I replied that I was; my shirt and cap identifying my position with the organization. She then handed me a rolled up bill, turned away and left - no words, no instruction, and no goodbyes - just a kind face. When I returned to the truck, I unrolled the bill and found it to be $100. Tears filled my eyes as did the eyes of the rest of the volunteers on the truck. You never know when a small miracle will happen … when those who are trying to bless are blessed in return. When God’s face shines upon you …

On behalf of all the volunteers at the Salvation Army and all of the children whom we serve, I want to say, “thank you so much and God bless you” to the wonderful woman that cared enough to share with us that day.

Bill Leonard


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