Yet another lost wallet story had a happy ending this month. After trying since November to locate the owner, we were finally able to track down Nurse Jeannette Schmidt. I had a chance to meet up with her when she dropped by the office this morning to pick up her wallet.
“I had no idea when or where I lost it,” she admitted. “And it never occurred to me to check with Omnitrans. I honestly thought that I would never see it again and had forgotten all about it. I was so surprised when you found me! Thank you for not giving up!”
Then Jeannette surprised me by telling me her plan to pay it forward by donating the $280 cash that was in the wallet.
“I figure if I haven’t had the money for this long, then I don’t really need it. I think I will just donate part of it to my little church school where I grew up and part to ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. They work to provide disaster relief and assistance to communities here and around the world.”
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet Jeannette. What an amazing woman to have working in our community!