It's one thing to be generous and have a continuous heart for giving. It's another to give almost without any hesitation or reservation in the way you do.
Several months ago, one of the men on our Board Of Directors saw a problem with a man in need, took this stranger to an ATM and handed him $200 to help him find his way. I was not only impressed with it, he has become one of my closest friends because he has no fear of making an impact with Velocity Generosity. That's giving in such a way as to make a huge difference immediately.
That same man helps us clean up after almost every event, it's in his heart to serve. Last Friday I got a call from my doctor (she has been my primary for 25 years) who said she had just bought us a freezer and fridge at an estate sale and asked if we could pick it up by Sunday, which we did. After loading it up I said she should come visit us some day at our facility, whereupon she said I will follow you there. This was Sunday and we were in Marietta about 35 minutes away.
She toured our facility gave me the approval, paid me for the rental truck bill, and said she was off to raise money for us. No hesitation, a doctor on a Sunday taking her time and effort to help those in need of a great physician. I could go on about her immense impact on my life but I think you can see her heart and her desire to serve.
Then, this past Tuesday, I sent out an appeal to raise funds for our next few months as we still await potential grants to kick in, and another member of our Board offers to match any donation to ATB received by April 1st dollar for dollar up to $5000. Not just offered, but offered within hours of the email. In everything he has done and how he lives you can see his desire to serve.
These three showed that Velocity Generosity making a quick, sudden impact on a situation with influence that was memorable. Sounds a lot to me like a Jewish carpenter who walked this earth and acted much the same, as he came upon people in need. His impact, as was theirs, was enormous.
They all had the uncommon desire to give and to serve without hesitation.
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.