Sometimes, people come into our lives and only after a long time do we realize how important they are to us.
For a man named Lee Haas, Angela Newgen was one of those people.
Angela works at Domino’s Pizza and has delivered thousands of pizzas over the years. She has many regular customers, and one of them is Lee.
Like clockwork, Lee orders pizza every Saturday, and Angela always brings it to him.
But then, one Saturday, the orders stopped.
Angela was worried and went to his house to find out what happened.
When Angela arrived, she immediately saw the damage. A strong storm ripped off most of the roof from Lee’s house.
After the storm, Lee had no money to repair the house. And if that wasn’t enough, his son had died in a snow sledding accident shortly before.
Depressed and broken, Lee moved into a small caravan.
She refused to stand by and do nothing
Angela’s daughter Sarah, who also works as a pizza delivery girl, found out where Lee lived. She explained to her mother how bad his condition was.
Lee’s caravana had no heat, water, electricity or sewage.
Angela’s heart went out for Lee. But she didn’t just feel sorry for him – she decided to do something about it.
“I felt we had to do something. We can’t let a human live like this”, Angela explained.
It all started with one small and good deed. Angela bought a heater for Lee. This was the first step in making his life easier and better.
Then, Angela set up a crowdfunding campaign. Donations started pouring in as more and more people heard about Lee’s heartbreaking story.
In just two months, the campaign raised $32,360. It was enough to buy Lee a new house on wheels.
Angela said she couldn’t have done it without the support of the local community and the generosity of many foreign people.
Kindness changes lives
“Each and every one of us enjoyed doing it. It’s not just for me. We all benefited from it”, Angela said.
Angela came into Lee’s life at the right time and her kind heart was just what he needed.
She paved the way for Lee to give him his life back, something he will forever be grateful for.
In a world where there are wars, natural disasters and other horrors, it warms our hearts to read about such stories.
It just shows you how good we are. We just need to understand this and use our resources to help others.