Posted by: joshjasper | June 22, 2014

Thank you, Dana.

This video was on our Facebook page (Resources Unite) for about an hour last week before something really incredible happened.  The Red Cross, DHS, and my good friend Anderson had reached out to me telling the same story.  This family needed help.

After the video got a handful of likes and a couple of comments, Dana Fessler sent me a private message.  She wanted to make a donation to this family that would take care of the entire need.  She shared that she had been in a similar situation in the past.  Her house had flooded and community members stepped up and helped her through a very difficult time in her life.  Dana wanted to return the favor.

I had the opportunity to meet with Dana last night in person.  I wanted to thank her.  She had already met with the family and gave them her donation.  I was hoping to record a minute or two of Dana on my camera talking about why she did such an amazingly generous deed.  She declined.  She didn’t think it was necessary.  “I like to help when I can.  Sometimes I can’t, but when I can, I do.”

Our Facebook page has a relatively small fan base.  We are just over 1,400.  There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t imagine our Facebook page being followed up every person in our community.  Can you imagine that?  Imagine 60,000 people paying attention.  Dana changed the lives of an entire family in less than an hour.  Imagine what we could accomplish with everyone connected.

Needs would be met in seconds.  People like Dana would feel proud knowing that they made a difference; knowing that her one deed changed the course of someone’s life.  When first meeting with Racquel she shared, “We just need help right now.  Please help us get back on our feet so we can help someone else.”

Please ask your friends to like Resources Unite’s page right now.  I believe we can do something amazing together.  United.

 

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