Last year when we auctioned off ZZ Top’s gear we opened a non-profit account on Ebay. Now when people sell items on Ebay they can pick 1Matters/Veterans Matter to get a percentage of the sale price.
This month we noticed one user in particular has donated a tidy sum of their sales. We reached out to say “thank you so much!” Via return email we got the following which moved us greatly, and will likely move you too…
“I just wanted to reach out and let you know how much your organization means to myself and my husband. My husband is a disabled vet who was blown up twice by IEDs. But he is one of the lucky ones, he lived. Fortunately, when he came home he was still able to work. Unfortunately, about 6 months after starting a civilian job he was laid off due to budget cuts. After months of struggling he was finally able to find a job out of state. We packed up all of our things and moved only for him to get laid off again because the company was struggling. We were in danger of losing everything.
We went down to one car even though we have 4 kids and lived off of credit cards and help from family. He is finally at a stable job that he loves but we are still struggling to catch up every day. Not to mention still being unable to do things with the children for 12 hours a day when he is at work because of the car. We are however, extremely thankful that throughout all of this we were able to keep a roof over our children’s heads.
The reason why your charity means so much to us is that we realize how close we came to not being able to do that. To help make ends meet we have started selling on eBay. We have decided to donate 10% of everything we make to 1Matters. We just wanted to let you know that we appreciate what your organization is doing. We don’t sell much yet but I’m hoping that eventually it will grow. I’m happy to donate whatever we can and hopefully it helps.
In 23 years as a volunteer and advocate in the cause of homelessness, time and time again we see those who have the least, giving the most. Amanda’s heart shines in the spirit that is America. God Bless you Amanda.
If you would like to help their family out, (and please do), her Ebay handle is “cherrypicked1”. Maybe go buy something? Thank you.