This is a post that originally aired on the members-only side. Since some peole claim not to visit that, I am re-posting it here:
Fellow NACHI members,
A fellow member of our organization is in great need. Here’s the facts I have gathered to this point:
Wendy Forsythe, from Washington, has had a string a very unfortunate incidents. Recently, the home in which her and her family were living in, was found to have a major issue with carbon monoxide. She resides with her husband and two children, who were all unknowingly victims in this horrific tragedy. The level of poisioning, or overall intake, has not yet been determined. However, Wendy and her family are living in a shelter at this time.
As I understand, dealing with this level of concern is not new to Wendy, as a prior automobile accident has left her husband paralized. Thus, Wendy is the sole family bread-winner.
This story is not meant to be like the guy standing beside the road with a sign “will work for food”, or “homeless vet, please help”. We don’t know their story, or the truth about what brought those individuals to be standing there. We now know Wendy’s story, and the facts about her situation.
I have been in contact with her, and she refuses to reduce herself to asking for help, proving that pride is stronger than what some realize. It is situations like this that make me realize that some people ‘ask’ for help, but it takes a lot of listening to interpret their cries.
I am donating one inspection this week to Wendy and her family. This is the beginning, until I can review my financial situation to see how much I can help. In turn, I am challengeing everyone who reads this to do the same, or up the ante. My thought is this: we all live in different market areas, and charge differently for our services. But, an inspection is an inspection–it is the same amount of time and energy, or close, for the service we provide. Therefore, the donation I am offering is not the amount of money I am sending, it is the time and energy I am expending for this worthwhile cause.
I am in the process of acquiring an address for Wendy, or for a nearby NACHI member, in order to send my donation. I will post this information shortly. Until then, I challenge each and every one of you to search your sole, and help, if you can. If it’s even to send $1, Wendy will not only be grateful, but will know you care.
At last count known to me, we have 8300 members…think about the difference we could make.
Post your donation pledge below, and challenge our fellow members to help. We can do a great thing for a member in need, as well as making this the longest post on the board–another milestone for Nick to write about…lol.
WV Educational Administrator