‘Somebody’s Gotta Do Something’: RV Salesman Spends Spare Time Making Watches to Raise Money for Vets
By Tré Goins-Phillips
March 14, 2019
“Why create another [charity]? Why not just come up with a way to generate some money to help charities that are already out there doing good work?” Carey asked.
“They don’t understand why I’m doing this,” Carey said, noting he is constantly explaining to those around him why he chooses to sacrifice his own income for the greater good.We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. While he’s not particularly religious, that’s the biblical principal that inspires one watchmaker in Illinois to donate his profits to different veterans charities around the country.
In 2012, Thomas Carey and his dad started Minuteman Watches, a company they created with the sole purpose of giving back to those who have served in the military.
Though his father — a Vietnam veteran — is permanently disabled as a result of Agent Orange, Carey has continued the work.
During the day, Carey sells RVs. But in his free time, he’s building and shipping out watches to people around the country, choosing not to pocket the money that comes in. Instead, he gives it away.
Carey told Faithwire his extracurricular effort often leaves his coworkers dumbfounded.
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