I read this story (below) and was heart broken. That a local woman (Peggy Rae of Marysville WA) who works as a Barista, stopped at the scene of a terrible car accident to help out. While tending to the victim (whom she stabilized until Firefighters arrived), a thief took advantage of the situation after seeing her hastily flee her car without locking it and opened it up to steal her rent money of $900 from her purse. She has 6 children and works for a local coffee shop.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people, but in this instance we have the power to change that. Together we can show our compassion and reward this brave woman for being a good samaritan. Wouldn't it feel great to help restore this Mother's faith in humanity by raising the money back for her that was stolen while she selflessly gave to another human being? Its nice knowing that if you or I were involved in a terrible accident, that people like Peggy may be there at a moments notice to help us. I want to encourage people to help one another, and this is a small start. It is my goal that we help KOMO news raise the $900 in rent that was stolen from this good samaritan. Any additional funds will be put towards helping her fund a Nursing degree.
Please feel free to donate any amount you feel comfortable with and know that this will drastically improve the life of someone who selflessly tried to do the same for another.
Full story below taken from Komonews.com :
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A local woman who stopped to help at the scene of a serious injury accident on Interstate 5 got ripped off in a heartbreaking way - somebody stole hundreds of dollars from her purse while she was tending to the victims.
Peggy Ray of Marysville left her own car doors unlocked in that adrenaline-fueled moment as she saw the crash up ahead, pulled over and raced toward the victims who were trapped in their partially submerged vehicle.
"He had blood just coming down his face, he cracked his head pretty hard," she says.
Peggy Ray crawled in the wrecked car through a broken window - and kept the man and his passenger stabilized until firefighters got there to take over.
But when she returned to her car, she got a cruel shock.
"The envelope was out like this," she recounts. "I just looked down, and I thought to myself, 'There is no way, no way ... no.'"
Somebody had stolen $900 from her purse on the front seat while she was helping the crash victims.
"The fact that somebody stole the money we needed for rent - it's just devastating," says Ray.
The cash in that envelope was a small fortune on a barista's salary - with six teenage kids to support.
"Instant crying, instant tears," she says. "What do you do? It's $900, you know - almost two weeks worth of work."
Customers at the coffee shop where she works are outraged.
"To get to the scene, you know, and help these people - and then someone has the audacity to do this," says customer Paul Johnson.
Running without hesitation toward a car accident defines Peggy Ray - she's trying to save money for nursing school. The indignity she suffered Saturday on the freeway hurts - but won't change her heart.
"No, it won't. There's more people out there who need help who are good people," she says.
Ray is sure one of the two dozen people who also pulled over at the accident scene took her money. State troopers are investigating the theft and hope a tip might lead to the culprit.