More than just a call...

Natalie answered the call and the conversation began like it has so many times before, "I got your number from......" She knew he was in need of something, after all that is why he called, but she could tell he didn't quite know how to ask...so she asked him. He said, "I don't know if you can help me, but my little tent is falling apart and I could use a new one." She asked where he was camping and it was only a mile from her house, so she told him she could be there in 5 minutes. She could hear the surprise in his voice when he responded "Really?" When she got to the gas station where they were to meet, she found him sitting in the rain trying to charge his phone. She handed him the tent and a bag of food...he just kept looking at the tent like he was making sure it was real. For another 10 minutes she stood in the rain talking to him...he just needed someone who would pass a little time with him. She told him... we're neighbors, you have my number, call if you need something". She made a new friend last night. His name is Jim. And that's why we do what we do. #BoomBetterWorld#theydomatter #everyonesurvives

Steven Young