Justin Gangle is a young man who works as a driver at Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC). His job is simply to chauffer residents to and from appointments and errands, however, to Justin, it is much more than that. Justin loves helping people and knows that sometimes he needs to look out for those in his care.
When Noah “Skip” Daniels, a resident of WRMC and member of Cuyahoga Falls Lodge 735, needed a new cell phone, he scheduled a trip to Best Buy with Justin. His old phone, which had unfortunately gone through the washing machine, had been a simple flip phone without any bells or whistles, just what Skip needed and wanted. It only took a short time for Justin to realize that that was not what the salesperson was trying to sell to Skip. The new phone had expensive features that Skip would never use, and that were only tripling the cost. This was when Justin knew it was time to step in. After a call to Skip’s daughter who lives in Florida, and a no-nonsense conversation with the salesperson, a basic flip phone, identical to the old one was produced from the back, and all the extras were cut from the contract. Justin even suggested a price-match and after a bit of research, the cost of the new phone was drastically lessened.
Justin now drives Skip to all of his appointments, and Skip says Justin is always helpful. They are a wonderful example of how friendship spans the generations, and how a little extra effort can make a difference in someone’s life.