Back here I shared with you the story of Jorge, an Army soldier who’d flown from his base in Germany to compete in an archery clinic as part of the Wounded Warriors Project. Through the kindness of strangers, when Jorge’s bow broke beyond repair, South Carolina archers came to the rescue. After the archers were done digging into their pockets, Jorge was presented with a new bow they had paid for.
It’s all about ripples. How one person really can positively effect those around him/her.
So one goodhearted guy, (that would be Hubby) reached out to a brotherhood of archers to provide for one of their own in need, far from home. New friendships are formed, which aids the healing process. Yesterday Hubby received a call from Jorge’s friend, Al, who’s also in the Wounded Warrior Project and was present the day the bow was presented.
Yep, another ripple.
Seems that when they returned to their base in Germany, Al shared this story of southern kindness. The locals were so moved, they dug into their own pockets. Their collected funds purchased a Kevlar backstop and archery targets. They’ve set up an indoor space in the local community center so the archers now have a warm, dry place to practice and forge new friendships.
So the next time someone tells you one person can’t make a difference, think of Jorge and Al. And Hubby.
Excuse me while I go give Hubby a well deserved hug, while he remains ever the humble soul who was just happy to help out a guy in need.