Our Pilgrimmage to the Post Office | Mailing Care Packages to the Troops | Heartwarming Story from the Post Office! (Part 2)

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Around Atlanta GA RE License #296541

I want to share a heartwarming story from the post office last week.

We were mailing our care packages to the troops from our "Trick or Treat for the Troops" holiday care package drive, and we met three lovely people who made our day.

First, our postal worker was trying to help us decide if we wanted to ship our packages priority or not. It was going to cost substantially more to go priority because most of the boxes were between 40 and 50 pounds. We were pretty sure they would arrive by Christmas, since we were mailing them before Christmas, but we had technically missed the guaranteed shipping date. 

A very generous man in line spoke up and donated money toward the postage, provided that we ship the boxes Priority Mail. He said he was a Vietnam Veteran and wished that he had received care packages like ours while he was over there. He covered the full difference that it would cost to ship them Priority Air vs. Nonpriority Surface. 

So our packages - all 17 of them - went Priority Mail.

It's the little things like that - the generous support of a stranger, met randomly in the Post Office - that really make me smile and have faith in humanity.

I heard on Tuesday, when I got a phone message from Nick Vandekar, that his son Jeremy has already received our boxes and that the guys were really excited. We're certainly glad we could brighten their day!

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Maura Gebhardt, ABR
The Gebhardt Group
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
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Johns Creek, GA 30097

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Rainer
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Tim Nebergall
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Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.  This is the kind of thing that more people need to hear to restore faith in humanity!

Please keep up the good work! 

Nov 30, 2007 07:58 AM #1
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Maura Neill
RE/MAX Around Atlanta - Alpharetta, GA
North Metro Atlanta Real Estate

Hi, Tim! Thanks for reading!

Happy Holidays!
~Maura Gebhardt

Nov 30, 2007 08:00 AM #2
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Maura,

Thanks for your comment earlier. I did speak with Jeremy today, won't hear from him for sometime, but he was saying that everyone is so touched by your generosity, your eight boxes are down to three as guys pick and choose what they can use. It says a lot about these guys that they leave stuff for others which they will not use rather than just taking everything they can carry.

Once again thank you for your generosity and your whole team and office for their support. I love your entry about the post office. We attended our local Veterans Day ceremenoy and it really hurt to see so many of these Vietnam Veterans and realize they were treated so differently to our troops today. so thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we really cannot than you enough.

Nov 30, 2007 08:28 AM #3
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Maura Neill
RE/MAX Around Atlanta - Alpharetta, GA
North Metro Atlanta Real Estate

Hi, Nick! You are so very welcome! I'm glad to hear that things are getting used and taken and shared! It makes me smile!

~Maura Gebhardt

Nov 30, 2007 08:30 AM #4
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