SimplyHome's Story Featured in "Find Your Own Calcutta"
SimplyHome’s Drue and Allen Ray – and the story of the companies they founded, including SimplyHome – are featured in a brand-new book released by WestBow Press, Find Your Own Calcutta: Living a Life of Service and Meaning in a Selfish World.
The book was written by William Murdock, Executive Director of Eblen-Kimmel Charities. SimplyHome has been able to partner with Eblen in the past in many ways, including to provide assistive technology through our No Place Like Home Program.
The book includes the story of how SimplyHome founders Drue and Allen Ray found their purpose. The two met in college and their careers quickly became satisfying, but they were not content to rest with mere success.
Drue had seen “what service and compassion could do in others’ lives, as she had cousins with disabilities and learned in those young years to understand and not to be afraid of them, like some others her age were.” Both Allen's and Drue’s parents had also impressed upon them the importance of giving. As Drue remembers:
“I was told early on what Anglican cleric and theologian John Wesley said, ‘Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.’ And that was how we learned to see the world.”