Sue, a woman in her late sixties, stopped in at The Nook thinking that it was the Clothing Bank Program at St. Francis House. She was looking for furniture for her new apartment. The Nook volunteers encouraged Sue to go over to St. Francis House for further assistance.
Later that day, Sue visited St. Francis House and was greeted by a staff member. She sat down in the office and began to share her story. She had been living in an old trailer that had no heat, but would be getting keys to an apartment the following day. She was looking for a bed, chair and dresser for her new home, but had no extra money to buy furnishings.
A week before this moment, one of our volunteers mentioned that a friend of hers had furniture she would like to donate, but knowing that St. Francis House no longer accepts furniture, she asked us to keep an eye out for a client who might need it. Our staff member knew that Sue was the perfect match for the furniture!
Arrangements were immediately made to connect Sue with the furniture donor. It turned out that all the things she needed were the items that would be donated to her – a bed, a chair, a dresser and even an end table. And, they would all be delivered to her at her new apartment!
After arrangements were made over the phone, Sue broke into tears, “I had no idea what I was going to do, but I guess God knew all along!”