Seeing a Purple Heart Medal at a Yard Sale, a Former Military Member Buys It to Return It

The Epoch Times posted this story about a former military police officer buying a Purple Heart medal, a Bronze Star, and other medals he saw at a yard sale and began researching the man whose name was engraved on the back of the medals.

He found the family and was able to meet them and return the medals in an emotional gathering.

Truly an inspiring story. You’ll find it here: West Virginia Vet Finds Purple Heart Medal From WWII at Yard Sale, Tracks Down Owner, Returns It

Instead of Money, Homeless Man Asks for Job – And Gets One From Restaurant Owner

Epoch Times story

From Epoch Times comes a story about a homeless Alabama man, Taylor Thompson, who walked into BrewHa’s Pub & Grub in Mobile and asked for a job instead of a handout.

The owner, Brenda Goodhue, said he seemed trustworthy and figured she would give him a shot at a job.

Thompson’s hiring by Goodhue also initiated a Facebook fundraiser to help him out. At this writing, it’s been able to raise about 10 weeks worth of rent for Thompson. He pays $250 a week in rent.

Bravo to Brenda.

To read all of the story, go to: Homeless Man Walks Into Restaurant Asking for Job, Gets Second Chance From Kind Owner

This is what Brenda wrote on her fundraising page about Thompson, his situation, and her hiring him:

“Had a homeless guy come in BrewHa’s last week. He was looking for a job. Said he had been living in a tent for months. He said he smelled and apologized and said someone gave him a dog’s blanket to keep warm. I gave him $40.00 and told him to go to the dollar store and buy a suit of clothes that he could work in and be back at 6pm to work.
“To my surprise, he not only came back 15 minutes early to work, with a sweat suit and shoes he purchased at the dollar store. He has worked every day since then. I paid him cash the first two days so he could get some bare necessities. We also paid for a week at the Bama motel so he could be out of the weather. GOD Bless Brett Jackson for bringing him some toiletries and some clothing. He is still in need of more.
“I am not telling you this for cutos, I am asking for help to get this guy setup. He seems to be willing to do anything you asked him to do. He is seriously needing a lot more help at this point. The weekly rent at the Bama is $250.00. He is paid up until Tuesday. It will be two weeks before he gets his pay from BrewHa’s. I am limited on funds or I would continue paying for his room. I am setting up a jar at BrewHa’s for any donations I can get to help this man. It will be called the Taylor fund. If you can spare some change and want to help, please do and call me if you can do more.
“Sometimes GOD puts people in your path for a reason. Please help me help Taylor get on his feet. We are all he has. Thanking you in advance!!!”