Yesterday I got a call about an elderly woman in need of food. We put our wings to work and packed up several bags of food for her and headed out to deliver. When we arrived Edith was sitting on the porch and waved to us as we pulled up. We unpacked the car and helped her carry the bags in. As we entered the house we were hit with how hot is was inside. I noticed a window unit and asked Edith why she did not have the air conditioner on. She told me it stopped working last week and a new one costs too much money. She thanked me over and over again for bringing her all the “goodies”.
As we were leaving Edith asked me how much she owes me. I told her, “No, this is all free and there was no charge.” She dug in her purse and proceeded to hand me a $5 bill.
I again told her no there is no cost. She reluctantly put the $ back in her purse. I told her we get paid in smiles and hugs. She walked over and gave me the biggest hug. Payment received!!!
As we left her house she stood on the porch and waved goodbye. It reminded me of when I would leave my grandmothers house. My grandmom would stand on the porch and continue to wave until my car was not in sight anymore.
As I pulled away I reached to turn on my air conditioning, looked out my rear view mirror and saw Edith still waving. My heart became a magnet…. I went directly to the store to pick up a fan and an air conditioner.
I proceeded back to Edith’s house and knocked and the door. She opened the door and asked, “Did you forget something”? I said, “Yes! I forgot to give you a new air conditioner!” She hugged me right away… A little longer this time. 😊
We put the new unit in and turned it on. She invited us to stay for a big glass of iced tea. We chatted for awhile and enjoyed the tea. As we left she asked me to turn around… I hesitated for a moment and turned around. Edith said, “Yes! I see your Angel wings!” We both laughed, and I got another big hug!
I am not sure who was more blessed today me or Edith. I think it was me…..
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With the weather turning hotter and hotter each day Angels of God has receives so many calls, txt messages and emails about help with air conditioning. If you would like to donate towards our “Operation Cool Angel Outreach” your donation of any amount will help us provide a few other families with air conditioning units so they can stay cool during this awful heat.
Donations can be made via
-PayPal www.paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org
-In Person or Mail to Angels of God 334 South Broadway Pitman, NJ 08071
-Call 856-625-8652 and we can take your credit card over the phone.
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