It’s easy to miss a lot of the good that happens in this world. But if you look closely, there’s plenty there.
The most positive, heart-tugging stories often come out of private interactions—sparked by personal connection and simple acts of thoughtful kindness—by those with the means and perceptibility to help, for those truly in need.
Our feature presenter today had one-such story—humbly sharing not his own good deed, but the thoughtful kindness of one of his colleagues:
Jeremy Shaffer of Premier Bank, our resident mortgage banker and a former Marine, told us about the work that local contractor and also former Marine Justin Correy of Correy Contracting is doing for an elder local veteran of their USMC brotherhood.
Justin connected with Vietnam veteran Peter W. and his wife Liz in Ann Arbor through his work, and quickly perceived the need for an accessible bathroom for Peter. Without hesitation, Justin jumped to install a usable bathroom that could be easily accessed and would help Liz with Peter’s care.
That’s not the end of the story though. There is more work around the house that could substantially improve Peter and his wife’s quality-of-life—and Justin is raising further donations to fund the ongoing project.
This is where our group member Jeremy comes in. Knowing Justin through professional networking and connecting through their service to country, Jeremy chose to dedicate most of his 10 minute presentation today to telling this story and sharing where we can all help support their initiative:
The fund is currently being held at gofundme.com/helpforthehomefront, and this video below tells the story more vividly than can be captured here in text:
Please consider supporting this cause.
And if you want to work with a mortgage broker who cares deeply about his local community and fellow service members, you can connect with Jeremy from Premier Bank at this link.
For more thought-stimulating and heart-warming presentations like these, join us next week! We are here every Wednesday at 7am.