This ‘MAN’! It may look like I’ve sidetracked my account, but I’ve been telling a story in my last couple of posts of the epic day that yesterday was. I’m not sure if you know this man like I did, or If you were blessed by him and his family like I have been, or perhaps you were and didn’t even know it. This is Richard DeVos #richdevos He is one of the co-founders of Amway Corp, and he and his family happen to live in the town I moved into when I first came to Grand Rapids, MI, and in the city I love and live in now. I learned yesterday that he went to be with the Lord. He and his family have touched the lives of so many with the way they live their lives, and their philanthropy beyond what you’d even comprehend.
I am blessed to have met him, and most of his family, all of which I greatly respect. I am honored to say that I have been able to bring my design work to the homes and businesses of these generous, faithful, and loving people.
You’re legacy of love and faith will live on Mr. DeVos. Thank you for your endless kind and generous contributions to our city, and to our world. "I give because the Lord told me to give, but more than that, I give here because this is our town," DeVos told 24 Hour News 8 in 2011. "The town doesn't owe me anything. I grew up here and I was blessed to grow up here and it's a good place to be." It was a message he passed on to his children. "I have told all my children, 'This is our town and you are responsible for it. You know we all have a place we have to honor and take care of; this is your place to take care of.' That's the way I feel about this town," he said.