By Gary Brown, aboutstark.com
The origin and the mission of Compassion Delivered is expressed concisely in a statement by one of its founders.
“Our organization was formed because of recognizing a need in our community,” said Amanda Anschutz, who, with her husband, Daniel, founded in 2017 a nonprofit organization to reach out arms of assistance to those around the couple who are suffering. “We provide nutritional meals to people coping with life-threatening illnesses and diseases.”
Still, in a very real sense, this sincere desire to help others through a time of misfortune was born years ago inside the heart of Amanda’s grandfather—the “gentle giant,” she said, “who always made everyone he encountered feel special.”
“He always asked people two questions: ‘What do you need?’ and ‘If you died today, where would you spend eternity?’ ” said Anschutz of her grandfather, who passed away in 1999. “He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1996, but that desire to help others stayed with him. He continued to care for people even when he himself was going through hard times.”