A man hired to clean out an old home decided to do the right thing, and return some bonds worth nearly $114,000 to their rightful owner. When her mother passed away, Marie Veloso hired a local junk dealer to clean out her mother’s home. The dealer, Leo Guarente, began removing old furniture, and putting it up for sale in his shop. After he removed a hope chest, Guarente discovered 21 class-E United States savings from 1972. When the bonds were issued, the face value was $1,000, but forty years later the collection of bonds was worth almost $114,000. Guarente immediately contacted Veloso and retuned the bonds. When asked about his motivation, Guarente told a local television station, “I was nervous. I knew I was going to change this woman’s life for the better. It warms my heart to know that I helped someone.” — Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Leo Guarente, Junk Depot Owner, Returns $114,000 In Savings Bonds To Customer, By Harry Bradford, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/leo-guarente-junk-depot-returns-bonds_n_1947875.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl2|sec1_lnk3&pLid=217099, Accessed, October 10, 2012.
Psalm 41:12 (HCSB) You supported me because of my integrity and set me in Your presence forever.