Touching Letter From Supporter

We recently received this wonderful letter from a supporter of ours and I just had to share it with you. In case you are wondering, Kaylee is a youth whose story we shared in a recent letter.

“Dear Sister Nancy Brown,

First I must apologize for being so tardy in getting this off to you. But sometimes I head up to my apartment and find things that require some attention. Please forgive me.

I am an old Navy Veteran (90) from WW II and am so grateful to know that there are those that look after others that are less fortunate than we. So please accept this offering and don’t worry about a receipt. Just keep up the good work.

I am so pleased that Kaylee has a new home and I can’t understand parents who do not care for their own. How can they live with themselves?  And do the children ever go back or want to?

Just a few weeks ago, some friends drove me past your house on Drake Street, and I was never aware of you until I received your letter. But I do know of you now, and I shall make a change to my will. My heart goes out to people like Kaylee, and I have always been a supporter of places like Canuck Place, Children’s Hospital, Variety, and the Salvation Army (in which I have slept a few times).  So, all the best to you at Covenant Place.

We recently received this wonderful letter from a supporter of ours and I just had to share it with you. In case you are wondering, Kaylee is a youth whose story we shared in a recent letter.

“Dear Sister Nancy Brown,

First I must apologize for being so tardy in getting this off to you. But sometimes I head up to my apartment and find things that require some attention. Please forgive me.

I am an old Navy Veteran (90) from WW II and am so grateful to know that there are those that look after others that are less fortunate than we. So please accept this offering and don’t worry about a receipt. Just keep up the good work.

I am so pleased that Kaylee has a new home and I can’t understand parents who do not care for their own. How can they live with themselves?  And do the children ever go back or want to?

Just a few weeks ago, some friends drove me past your house on Drake Street, and I was never aware of you until I received your letter. But I do know of you now, and I shall make a change to my will. My heart goes out to people like Kaylee, and I have always been a supporter of places like Canuck Place, Children’s Hospital, Variety, and the Salvation Army (in which I have slept a few times).  So, all the best to you at Covenant Place.

I might add that I never had to put up with anything like that. I am 90 years old next month, and grew up on my parents’ farm out near Abbotsford. I joined the Navy when the need arose, and like to think I helped to put the enemy down.  I came home in late 1945, and found employment immediately and had a wonderful marriage that lasted for 46 years, when my lovely little wife passed away. Unfortunately we did not have any children but instead oodles of nieces and nephews who have been so kind to us all along. And I am so pleased that Kaylee found you and I wish her every wonderful thing that can happen to her in the future.

I am sorry though that our beautiful city has changed, in that we have drugs and murders and all else that we never had before. When my lovely little wife passed away, I too, was lost, but managed to find comfort in doing volunteer work and I surely did. I spent a number of years doing volunteer work with our own police department and also with the RCMP and it was most rewarding.

Please excuse my writing, but I do have a problem with arthritis particularly in my right hand.

So, continuous success in all your endeavours and I’m sure little Kaylee is most thankful that someone is there for her. You will be hearing from me again, and until then all the best of everything for the wonderful project that you have put together. I live in a residence for the elderly now and I am so grateful.

Best wishes to all,
From, A Supporter”

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