Homeless man proves that you don’t have to be rich to make donations. Entire community remains deeply impressed after homeless man donates church 18 cents and leaves touching note.
A church from North Carolina has received a donation that has impressed the whole community.It seems that few days ago a homeless person left a donation of 18 cents in the collection plate along with a emotional message, stated Patrick Hamrick the Reverend from First United Methodist Church from Charlotte.
The man’s message asked the church not to be upset about the small amount he left as he didn’t have much money because he was homeless. He ended the message by saying “God bless”. He wrote the message on a white envelope which he did not sign.
Reverend Hamrick who is charge of the church’s finances, stated that he was completely amazed by the message and his donation.
Everybody there read the message and remained deeply touched. Hamrick said that the man thought they would get mad for the poor donation but they felt exactly the opposite. He considered that not everybody can do this and admitting to be homeless but still make a donation is a gesture of bravery.
The reverend wanted to let the anonymous giver know that the church welcomes every gift no matter what the amount was. His gift is even more appreciated as they can imagine it was an effort, given the fact he was homeless. In fact the donation might have been a serious sacrifice made by that person as it could have been the only money he had that day.
The note was anonymous but Hamrick believes it could have come from one of the homeless people visiting the church every Sunday. The church offers free breakfast to 150 homeless people each Sunday before the mass. After they finish eating all of them are invited remain and attend the mass.
The reverend posted the envelope with the message on the church’s Facebook page and it seem that it has received a lot of positive responds. Many members of the community have been impressed by the donation and have offered to help the homeless man. He truly believes that they could help this person and the story might have a happy ending with the condition of finding out who thi person was.
The identity of the donor has become a controversy subject as many are curious to know who this person is. It seems that the man left a voice mail and the reverend called him back to talk to him. When he picked up he was having lunch at a soup kitchen in the area. The man told him that his wish was to remain anonymous even if many people have offered to help him with money.
Hamrick replied that they should meet as he could help him find a job in the local community. Even so, the man refused and stated that he wants his donation to stand as a gift between him God and the church. The man doesn’t want to be recognised or noticed by others and wishes to remain humble.Image Source: Canada Journal