Get Money Do Good: A True Story How-To

Get Money Do Good: A True Story How-To

by J.D. Vermaas


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Get Money Do Good

Twelve Children. Four Countries. Two Capitalists. One Story.

Debut author J.D. Vermaas confronts autism, human trafficking, capitalism, and conventional methods of "doing good" in this brutally honest adoption memoir. With the spirit of The Blindside and the heart of Bob Goff's Dream Big, Get Money Do Good tells this family's epic journey to a dozen children.

Having become successful in business beyond their wildest dreams, Drs. Garry and Jodi Vermaas embraced a deeply felt responsibility to do the most good possible. Having a son with autism spurred them to rescue 11 more children out of slavery and sexual exploitation. From Southern India, across China, and to the Philippines, they endured government opposition, financial ruin, broken bones, and children who-they were told-might never love them back.

Face-to-face with fierce opposition, wild success, and unthinkable heartbreak, J.D. Vermaas takes you on a life-altering journey that challenges everything you know about altruism. Her action-packed memoir illustrates a life of relentless faith while showing you how to change the world one messy story at a time.

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ISBN-13: 9781735396606
Publisher: Vermaas
Publication date: 09/30/2020
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 528,799
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Born in raised in South Florida, Dr. Jodi Vermaas was raised to work hard and do more. At 18, she relocated to New York City to attend Columbia University where she majored in English. After college, she worked in ministry, which allowed her to meet her husband and travel the world. Jodi later earned her MA/PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology, and later, her MS/PhD in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision. She pursued counseling while growing her family, which was frequently relocating and visiting various parts of the world. In Qatar, India, Haiti, and China, she counseled and served women and children in crisis. She adopted four of her children from orphanages in these locations and founded the non-profit organization, Priority One Worldwide, to meet the needs of missionaries, orphans, and widows.

Over the past four years, Dr. Jodi Vermaas has joined her husband to provide executive coaching and leadership development in his rapidly expanding and global firm, BASE4. In that capacity, she has transformed the leadership structure of the organization using a servant leadership model and promoting the values-based skills of the firm. In 2018, Garry and Jodi traveled to the Philippines and brought home six children, aged 5-12. With this growing family of 14, she and Garry settled in Franklin, Tennessee, where they are building a 22-acre farm (The Farm at Stonepile Manor) to provide a therapeutic respite for family and friends alike- while striving to do good.


Executive leadership of NGO in the national and international arena
Public speaking and instruction at the national and international level
Award-winning scholarship in counseling and social change sectors
Ordained women's minister, licensed professional counselor
Quantitative researcher, published author, and double PhD.
Chief Talent Officer (CTO), BASE4
Founder and board member, Priority One Worldwide
Program Director and Founder, STONEPILE COLLEGE
Adoptive mother with twelve children and married for 23 years

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: A New Beginning

Give Her a Name - Angela's Sister

1. Do-Gooders - Garry

2. Too Much - Garret

3. Doing Good Differently - Jodi

4. Meaningless - Garry

Part II: Still Alive

Eleven - Angela

5. Duffle Bags - Garret

6. A Divided Life - Jodi

7. Taliban - Garry

8. Dutiful Doha - Jodi

9. Tigers, Monkeys, & Snakes - Garret

10. Satan Killed My Cat - Jodi

11. Crisis - Garry

Part III: Turning Points

Open Arms - Angela

12. Nonprofit - Garry

13. For Profit - Jodi

14. The Great Wall - Garret

Part IV: Unflinching

Together Apart - Angela

15. The Boom - Garry

16. Learning Differently - Garret

17. The Push - Jodi

Part V. Relentless

Waiting - Angela

18. Again- Jodi

19. More - Garry

20. Stonepile - Garret

Part VI. Adoptable

Not Yet - Angela

21. Too Old to Die Young - Jodi

22. The Six-Pack - Garry

Part VII. The Dozen

I Belong - Angela

23. May 19, 2018 - Jodi

24. Awfully Good - Garret

25. Relentless Love - Garry

26. Making It - Garret

27. Extreme Parenting - Jodi

28. A Good Day - Angela

29. When Good Looks Bad - Garry

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