Today’s Case of the Week comes from our corporate office in Liberty Township, Youngstown Ohio.
A View of the Parking Lot
I am the Executive Director of Veterans’ Outreach. My office is located on the front of our building facing the parking lot. As I work through my day, I often notice the many veterans coming in and leaving our building. They all enter a little differently, most dealing with their various physical problems and the pain associated. Their hands are empty other than the cane or walker or wheelchair. When they leave, they are loaded down with food, clothing, coats, shoes, and the like, not to mention whatever help they receive with their bills.
Just this morning, a volunteer was organizing our donated clothing room to get ready for a big donation from a church in a couple of days. He told me about a box of infant clothing and should he take it to another agency. I told him “No, put it out, and someone with a baby will come in sometime.”
Just now, as I was in a meeting with another agency, I saw a young veteran in the parking lot, his wife changing an infant on the seat of the rusted out car. We were able to give that young couple food, a whole box of infant clothing, and shoes for the parents too.