It all started when a relative began using 90-year-old Agnes’ home as their own personal dump. They would leave trash, an old trailer, and a ton old junk around her home. When neighbors saw that Agnes was violating regulations, they called the city. In turn, officials wanted to charge Agnes upward of $2,500 in fines unless she cleaned up the mess. The only trouble was the woman was barely able to walk. What was she supposed to do? Agnes called Operation Blessing, a nonprofit, that agreed to clean up the mess and do so much more.
A cleanup crew of volunteers practically stormed Agnes’ home. They got rid of all the trash and even the trailer. Then they give her something better. They created a stunning brick red path to the backyard. They created a beautiful garden that she can sit and gaze upon every day. But that wasn’t the final surprise. They asked her what was one thing she really wanted. Agnes told them it was an air conditioner. Then lo and behold, when all the renovations were done, they surprised her with one. Agnes can barely hold her tears in when talking about her “little angels.”
That’s the thing about angels, often they don’t look much like the folks with wings in those paintings; sometimes they’re regular people right in your backyard.
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