At times, certain individuals enter our lives and their true significance only becomes clear to us much later on.
For Lee Haase, Angela Nguyen was such a person. Angela, an employee at Domino’s, has delivered numerous pizzas throughout her career, building up a loyal customer base that includes Lee.
Without fail, Lee would place his pizza order every Saturday, and Angela would be the one to deliver it. However, one Saturday, the orders stopped.
Worried about Lee’s sudden absence of orders, Angela decided to pay him a visit to investigate the matter. Upon arriving at his house, she quickly realized the extent of the damage caused by a severe storm that had ravaged the area, resulting in most of Lee’s roof being torn off.
In the aftermath of the storm, Lee was unable to afford the necessary repairs for his house.
To compound his troubles, his son had passed away in a snowmobile accident around the same time, leaving him grief-stricken and financially strained. As a result, Lee was forced to relocate to a small trailer, feeling despondent and destitute.
Refused to stand by and do nothing
Sarah, who also works as a pizza delivery person, discovered where Lee had moved to and informed her mother about the dire state of his living conditions.
Upon learning about Lee’s situation, Angela felt deeply empathetic towards him. However, she was determined to take action rather than simply feeling sorry for him.
As she expressed to Sarah, “We can’t let a fellow human being live like this. We have to do something to help him.”
It all began with a small gesture from Angela, who purchased a heater for Lee’s trailer, which marked the first step towards improving his living conditions.
Following this, Angela decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for Lee’s cause. As more and more people learned about Lee’s tragic situation, donations began pouring in, and the campaign gained momentum.
In a mere two months, the campaign amassed an impressive $32,360, which was sufficient to buy Lee a brand new mobile home. Angela credits the success of the campaign to the tremendous support and generosity of the local community and numerous anonymous contributors.
As Angela reflects on the incredible outcome of the crowdfunding campaign, she remarks, “Every single one of us involved in this felt good doing it. This wasn’t just for Lee; we all benefited from it.”
Angela’s intervention came at a crucial juncture in Lee’s life, and her compassionate nature was precisely what he required to lift him out of despair.
Thanks to Angela’s efforts, Lee was given a chance to reclaim his life, an opportunity for which he will be eternally grateful.
In a world where we are frequently exposed to conflicts, natural calamities, and other devastating events, uplifting stories like this are heartening.
It serves as a reminder of the good that we all possess within ourselves, and how we can harness our resources to assist those who are less fortunate.
Angela’s example is a shining illustration of how we can break the cycle of helplessness and aid others in need. Please share this article to inspire more people to make a difference in the lives of others!