Most of us are familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan. Besides knowing this story, we still do not tend to walk by the beaten or the robbed person without helping them. Sometimes, there are also people who do not want to get involved and so they just pass by, as the priest in the story. It is true that we cannot help everyone everyday but the spirit of helping the needy person is still present. Similarly, the following story is about a woman who helped the homeless veteran.
A story of a woman, Dana Lee Calabrese, as a Good Samaritan was popular among many stories. It was based on her compassion for a homeless veteran. She was on her way to meet her friends and enjoy their meal together, when she had to change her plans suddenly and help a stranger. She observed a man collapsed in the middle of the street and so she moved towards him. It was Douglas Hall, a homeless veteran, who had lost his leg during the combat. So, she looked around for help and then called the paramedics. By the time, the paramedics arrived, Calabrese stayed near the homeless veteran. While they were waiting, she realized that a shopping cart filled with belongings was lying beside him.
The paramedics arrived at the place and began to examine the man, the homeless veteran. Calabrese felt satisfied that the man was receiving the required medical care and help but she could not ignore the cart full of belongings. So, she asked the paramedics if they were going to take his belongings along as well. The paramedics told her that they were not and so she realized that it was hard for them to look after the homeless veteran and protect his belongings.
She wanted to help the homeless veteran and so she took the cart to her home. Then, she posted the entire situation on Facebook and looked for help to find and locate the homeless veteran. This is primarily because she had to return the cart filled with items back to him. It appeared as a miracle when someone saw the man and the cardboard sign with his name written on it. Thus, Calabrese had found him.
When the homeless veteran, Hall saw Calabrese with the cart filled with belongings, he cried and shouted out loud that God is good. He could not believe that somebody protected and looked after his belongings. Moreover, she set up a Go Fund Me account in order to help the homeless veteran, Hall to get out of Hollywood and travel to New York.
She was able to collect to $4000 for him. She did not only comfort the homeless veteran, but also protected him and his belongings more than anybody would have done. Therefore, Hall, the homeless veteran was amazed and would never forget the angel that he saw in Calabrese. Furthermore, Calabrese would also never forget how her small gesture of care and kindness helped the needy man.