It’s those early morning calls that really inspire us and make us work even harder on behalf of our many good people, quietly going about their business changing lives for the better.
This morning’s call came from Ranya Kelly, founder of the Redistribution Center in Colorado. Ranya’s organization has rescued, since its founding, over 700,000 pairs of new shoes and millions of dollars worth of brand new, perfectly usable clothing, bedding, food, building supplies and more from local and national retail outlets. What was destined for a landfill is now filling the needs of impoverished people not only in the Denver area but also other parts of the United States.
Ranya wanted to check in before Thanksgiving to say thank you for what we do for her and her work. She casually mentioned that yesterday she got a call from a local meat purveyor that was going out of business. If she could get to them, she was welcome to 7 pallets of fresh meat…steaks, roasts–all normally sold to the finest restaurants.
Needless to say, Ranya rented a truck, picked up the meat and delivered it to local agencies that distribute food to hungry people. Ranya says that fresh meat is as difficult to come by as fresh produce–a welcome gift.