It's public knowledge that I have been helping other wounded warrior families long before now. However I never imagined I could help so many more by simply saying yes to a job with the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Since September, I have helped more people than I ever imagined I could and I just got started. I have come to realize everyone should feel this great about their employer. What's so funny is I never thought I'd have a boss again?! I was content just running my little tax company. But as you all know my life was changed a little bit almost two years ago.
My family first learned about YRF from Stephen Colbert. He partnered
with Ben and Jerry's a long time ago to create his American Cone Dream
ice cream and proceeds from the sales of that ice cream go directly to
YRF. By the way that ice cream is delicious and I happily purchased it
to support YRF before they touched our lives.
YRF was one of first non-profits that came into our lives during this journey. They blessed us with a rental car while Chaz was an in-patient. We were so thankful to have that car. I was able to go get groceries to cook Chaz some meals. I was able to get those fruitistas from Taco Bell for Chaz and a few other guys. We were able to get out of the hospital whenever we wanted. That car was such a blessing to us and for so many more families. Did you know that YRF has put wounded warrior family members in over 1800 cars this year? Isn't that amazing? I didn't even know that until I started working for them.
I had no idea a job could be such a blessing. I have enjoyed filing tax returns for people for over a decade. I have enjoyed being called their "easy button" and I plan to continue that job as well. I am just so thankful that I have such an amazing job that enables me to pay what we have been blessed with so far forward.I have been able to connect so many people to YRF. I have been able to take the talents of others and help them find a way to help our wounded and their families. Yesterday was a great example of how I can connect the talents of others to bless so many more. I have created so many smiles and laughs and I am loving every minute of it. I sleep so very well at night now knowing that I am a small part of a great team. Together the 9 of us are changing lives. We are supported by an excellent Board of Directors who truly value our service and then we are backed by donors who know they are investing very wisely in YRF. Together we are planting little seeds of happiness all over the wounded warrior community and it's just terrific. I am just so thankful to be a part of such a great team!