Seeing people help families in need makes my heart smile.
My husband and I have had it rough but we are turning it around. I want to do everything in my power to help prevent others from struggling the way we did. The American government is flawed when it comes to assistance programs and many families have to rely on the kindness of others. I will always do what I can.
To those of you who are in these situations, don’t be too prideful to ask for help. Of course you should try to make it the best you can but sometimes even the best you can doesn’t cut it.
Is Hope Possible?
Driving around town today made me think about a lot about the less fortunate that I see everyday. I see homeless people in my area and people who you really don’t know what their situation is but, you know they need help. You see families out there with small children and even babies. It hurts me to see so many people who are in need and don’t have any means to get help.
I’ve often helped other’s- some don’t want money, they want food most of the times. In my area there’s resources that some don’t know how to get and if they get some kind of help- it’s not for long.
It took me several hours calling every resource in my area to try to find shelter/food for other’s only to see them back on the street’s a day or two later because they only offered to help them for that much- that’s not much help!
I will continue to look into non-profit to help people out in my area whether having to deliver food to them myself If I have to, helping them through the Winter months by giving them blankets- whatever I can do to help them so they won’t suffer as much. I’m going to go out in the field (so to speak) and help them out myself.
No, I’m not doing it to boost my ego and I definately don’t feel guilty, certainly not to get rich out of non-profit either-as I was told today by someone who doesn’t like for me to help out the homeless.
I’m just deeply saddened for people who don’t have help and who need help and sad for those who are set in life that think that by helping out the homeless should be a crime!
I can’t sit and wait for somebody else to help because I don’t see anyone else wanting to help. I can’t turn someone away when their hungry, cold or just want someone to talk with- to be heard about what their going through.
**thanks for reading**
'Wanting to make sure I don't let down my kids'
Saw this today on my facebook.. Seriously bummed me out.
Hello my name is Jackie Jones. I am married to a wonderful man Danny Jones and between the two of us we have 7 beautiful children. We are a close family that have a strong bond and we really enjoy all the family time we can get. My husband and I would rather spend time with our kids then go out without them. We are a church going family with a solid foundation in Christ and we both strive to show that in our daily lives as an example to others.We know we are not perfect however we try and show love and kindness to others. We both believe that if someone helps us out that we should pay it forward to other families in need.
We have found ourselves in a very difficult financial situation as of late. We are having utilities shut off due to the fact we have fallen behind on our bills and we are struggling to get our rent paid as well. My husband was at a job that laid him off for 3-4 months and that caused us to fall behind. He has since found a year round job however we are still struggling to catch up from the lay off and it didn’t help matters that 6 weeks ago I broke my collar bone and was off work for 2 1/2 weeks.
We are in need of about $5000.00 to get us completely caught up and to make sure we don’t find ourselves in the situation again. Every bit of what we receive will go towards all our bills to get them all current and possibly slightly ahead so we have a cushion so we can afford Christmas for our kids
I ask you to please share my page with others in hopes of raising this money as quickly as possible due the fact that we are almost a month behind on rent and our electric is in jeopardy of being shit off. Our gas has been shut off for several months and I would love to be able to get that turned back on in time for winter.
I thank you for your time in reading over my situation and considering me for donations. I pray that you all may be blessed as i have with a loving family and a happy healthy life. God Bless.
Jackie Jones and Family .
I still haven’t raised anything at this point. I just lost my job today so I am praying even harder that someone will find it in their heart to donate to my situation. I have $1000.00 electric bill a $500 gas bill plus $800 for rent and that doesn’t include my other bills that I have. So I pray that someone sees this and is willing to help. I broke my collar bone 7 weeks ago and I only took 2 weeks off and I am still dealing with the pain yet I am willing to still work once I find something. Thanks for your time.
It really is very sad that this family has reached the point where they’re resorting to asking strangers for any kind of help at all and still haven’t been able to make a single dollar as of yet. I’m hoping that a few of you might see this, pass it around, and maybe their luck could finally change. I’m not even asking anyone to donate, as I know that money is tight right now for pretty much everyone, but just share this as much as you can.
Donate to Families in Need
Expires Aug 1, 2011 100% of donations go to The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region’s Neighbors in Need Fund. All donations are matched by The Community Foundation. Must register donation by 8/1/11 for acknowledgment Highlights Supports families suffering from financial hardship Provides basic necessities Sustains local safety nets
Gobble gobble--DMC is donating 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys!
Join us tomorrow and Tuesday as we present city officials with 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to give away to families in need!
Two hundred and fifty of the turkeys will be delivered to Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman, who will be on hand to help distribute them to Homestead area food banks and charity organizations. To ensure that these families have a full Thanksgiving meal, Mayor Bateman is also overseeing the collection of additional side items to complete the traditional holiday dinners. Mayor Bateman’s turkeys will be presented to him tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 16) at the Homestead Community Center (1601 N. Krome Ave.). Exact time is to be determined.
Two hundred and fifty turkeys will be handed off to Congressman Joe Garcia at Second Baptist Church (11111 Pinkston Dr.) tomorrow as well, and he will distribute them among the Richmond Heights community. Exact time is to be determined.
The last 500 turkeys will be donated to City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, who has been personally delivering turkeys, in a grassroots effort, to individuals’ homes since Nov. 1. Between our donation and his, Regalado will – for the third consecutive year – hand-deliver 1,000 turkeys to the homes of families in need. Families are referred to Regalado’s satellite offices throughout the city by local churches and organizations, and his staff has worked tirelessly to verify which individuals the turkeys should go to. Regalado and his staff will be presented with the turkeys on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at a public housing complex (536 SW 5th Ave) in Little Havana.