On Saturday, while many of you were relaxing or watching TV or enjoying the last of the crisp autumn air, something miraculous happened. A woman in Owasso, Oklahmoa, a former victim of severe domestic abuse, was saved from foreclosure. She was allowed to keep her home--her safe place for herself her small dog.
She was only married for six months, but was abused so badly that she now needs sign lauguage lessons due to horrific hearing loss. She now has to visit a neurologist. Before her abuser left her, he took every single dime she had.
She needed help with rent, or she would have been put out of her home and into a shelter. She would not have been able to take her pet, her companion, along with her.
You heard her humble request for help, and you came through. The way in which you did so is most remarkable.
99 people contributed to this woman's application. 44 of those donations were for just $1.
You can't get a cup of coffee for a dollar. Often it isn't enough for a pack of gum.
But 44 people put in $1 each--perhaps as much as they could afford--and in time, along with 45 other (mostly small) donations--and together they saved the life of a woman who needed it in the worst way.
Sit back and reflect on those numbers for a second. Instead of thinking that $1 would do no good, 44 people gave what they could, and in a short amount of time that added up to salvation.
Your dollars, even the single ones, can move mountains. This woman's story is proof of that.
Kudos to the Modest Needs community for doing what they can, trusting that others will do the same, and making an enormous difference in the lives of strangers. To watch this is overwhelming.
[Photo by rychlepozicky]