Clint Tarver is a hot dog vendor. He sells them from his cart on the corner of Michigan and Capitol, across from the State Capitol Building. Watch this heartwarming four-minute video about Clint and his All-American success story.
Yesterday was a tragic day for Clint. But the day turned into an example of how God can turn tragedy into blessing through the love and compassion of hundreds of individuals who wanted to make something bad into something good.
Yesterday, Clint moved his hot dog cart into the Americans for Prosperity "Worker Freedom" tent on the capitol lawn. AFP was there to encourage and educate supporters of the historic Freedom to Work legislation that passed the House and the Senate. Unfortunately, some of thousands of union members who came to protest decided to tear down and trample over that tent, and in the process destroyed Clint's Hot Dog cart, and essentially put him out of business.
Here is where the story turns. A young lady named Lorilea Susanne created a website, telling of Clint's misfortune and providing a place for people to make donations to help Clint buy a new hot dog cart. Hopes were that $5,000 could be raised to cover the costs of replacing what was lost.
As of 5:00 p.m. today, nearly $17,000 has been contributed. Is America a land of self-absorbed takers? Or are there still people of generosity and goodwill in our land? I guess the story of Clint Tarver and his hot dog stand answers that question. If you would like to contribute to Clint's fund click here. I am sure he and his precious wife, Linda Lee will find a good use for any excess dollars that come in.
God bless you Clint. Thank you for spreading all that mustard and joy around Lansing!