May 03, 2012Dear W.C.,
I am writing to see if you can help my friend. She cares for her handicapped son fulltime. Last month I noticed they did not have enough food and brought over some when I could. I am a single mother feeding three children myself so this is not something I can do for them on a regular basis. I would gladly do this for them if I could afford to. I noticed my friend always feeds her son before she will even touch any of the food that I bring over. Her small apartment is always cold and they are both wrapped in blankets most of the time. She keeps all the lights off. I know from reading your column that these are all signs that my friend is having trouble keeping up. Could you please check on them?
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A deserving family in needJanuary 20, 2011Dear W.C.,
I know a family that is having a very hard time. I know they are late on their rent. They have two young children. The father lost his job last summer. The mother was hit by a hit-and-run driver and was left handicapped. They do not receive enough assistance from disability and unemployment. Due to all the medical bills and threats from the bill collectors they have been left broke. I have known this family for many years and know they are good people.
They have always lived frugally and have a devout belief in God. They do not have gas for their car. I have offered to drive them on several occasions but they have declined. I think they are too embarrassed to accept any help. They have even declined my requests to visit due to their embarrassment of not being able to afford heat. I do not know how they are feeding everyone and keeping a roof over their heads. Please help this deserving family.
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The voices of those who have been helpedApril 26, 2012Dear Readers, I would like to share with you some of the many thank you notes we have received in the past weeks. So many are grateful for our helping hand and I felt you should all know what our assistance means to those struggling in poverty. I thank you from the bottom of my heart daily, but thought you would also like to hear directly from the fellow Americans we have helped to ease the pains of poverty for.
Woman behind in bills gets eviction noticeApril 19, 2012Thanks to all your generous support we have met The Montei Foundation $20,000 Matching Grant. What a wonderful group of donors we have been gifted with. You are all a blessing to our many good works. You have fed, clothed, and housed so many of our poverty stricken fellow Americans. In the near future we will share with you how every penny of this matching grant was distributed to our fellow creations in need. Thank you to The Montei Foundation for this wonderful opportunity, and to you for your gifts that met this matching grant. God bless all of you. Dear W.C.,
Woman in need feels she’s burdening parentsApril 12, 2012Dear W.C.,I am a young woman that has been diagnosed with cancer. I was working and living on my own until this diagnosis. I have had to stop working due to my harsh cancer treatment. I sold most my belongings and moved back home with my parents. I am very worried because my parents are having such a hard time both financially and emotionally with me moving back home. They don’t like to share with me what is going on financially but I know they are struggling. My father was laid off a year ago from the job he worked at for 30 years. My mother has always worked part time in retail. They do not have enough income to support themselves since their savings ran out. Could you please help them so I do not feel like such a burden to them?
Man in need reluctant to take helpApril 05, 2012Dear W.C.,I am writing to see if you would be able to check on my neighbor. He is an elderly man that I have a feeling really needs your help. I have tried to ask him how he is doing several times since his wife passed away two years ago, but he will not admit to me he is having a hard time. I can see he has lost weight and I noticed his lights are off all the time. I have not even heard the television on for the last few months. I brought a plate of food to his door yesterday in hopes he would ask for help. At first he refused the food but I told him I would not leave unless he took the plate. He finally took the plate and shut the door right away. In just those few minutes I could feel the chill coming from his apartment and see it was very dark inside. Please see if this man needs your help.A concerned neighbor
Couple is crippled by bad health, lack of incomeMarch 29, 2012Dear W.C.,My husband and I are both disabled. I have an eye condition that is causing me to slowly go blind. My husband has a heart condition that he has been struggling with for the last five years. He has had surgeries and is on several very expensive prescriptions. I have not been able to see my ophthalmologist for the last year because we did not have the money. We have two mentally disabled children. We are trying to survive on my husband’s disability. I applied for disability last year and I am still waiting for approval. My vision keeps getting worse and I am so afraid I will go blind. I was working as a waitress but can no longer work due to my poor vision. We have fallen behind on our electric, gas, and rent. I am so sorry to ask, but we have no one else to turn to. Can you please help us?
Fox Charities $25,000 Matching grant = $50,000 in poverty assistanceMarch 22, 2012A big heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to The Fox Charities $25,000 Matching Grant. This matching grant enabled us to provide $50,000 in assistance to many struggling poverty stricken fellow Americans. Your donations, combined with Fox Charities generous matching funds, prevented many from homelessness, loss of transportation, lack of heat and lights, hunger and other daily necessities for our fellow creations. Thank you for your continued support of our mission The Time Is Now to Help and thank you for Caring and Sharing. Together we have eased the pains of poverty for our fellow creations. God Bless you for helping. THIS IS HOW WE HELPED:
Woman struggling dailyMarch 15, 2012We are very happy to announce we have successfully matched the Fox Charities $25,000 Matching Grant, for a total of $50,000 to help our fellow creations in desperate need. Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to this matching grant. Thank you to the providers of this grant for their heartfelt dedication to helping the poverty stricken through The Time Is Now To Help. We are very grateful for the many blessings you enable us to provide for the poverty stricken. Sal has been extremely busy offering assistance to those in need to provide auto assistance, housing, utilities, food, toiletries, and much more. Next week we will provide a breakdown of where every penny was spent. Thank you again for making the Fox Charities $25,000 Matching Grant a success. Dear W.C.,
Time is Now helps single motherMarch 08, 2012Dear W.C.,I am a single mother with two children. I had a job until several months ago when my job was lost due to the poor economy. My boss could no longer afford several employees and had to let us go. My kids and I have always just got by with our expenses. My unemployment does not cover our rent, utilities, food, car payment, and health care. One of my children had a hospital visit this year due to a needed surgery. I cannot make these medical bill payments on top of all the other expenses. Can you please give me some advice on how we can keep a roof over our head and still be able to eat?
A grandmother in needMarch 01, 2012Dear W.C.,Several months ago I took in my two grandchildren. My daughter was raising her children in a terrible environment. I did not know they had been homeless for a few months because they lived out of state. They were going from shelter to shelter each night and my daughter was too proud to tell me. My daughter used to be able to support her children on her own but she told me first her ex-husband stopped paying child support and then she lost her job due to the economy. She tried so hard to find another job and track down the childrens’ father for child support, but neither were found. After they lived in homeless shelters for a few months she called me in desperation. She did not want to burden me with this as she knows I am struggling to survive on my social security. I lived in a one bedroom apartment, but had to move into a larger apartment to take in my grandchildren.
Tragedy strikes womanFebruary 23, 2012Dear W.C.,Could you please help me? I am living in a motel and about to be evicted. I have been struggling to live on my own. When my husband died unexpectedly I was not prepared. Whoever is prepared for such a tragedy? We had no savings due to my husband having been out of work before he died. I believe the stress of trying to find a job is what gave him his heart attack. Everything he had been working so hard for his whole life, was lost. He was 58 years old and no one would hire him. We used all our savings and used my part-time job to pay for food and utilities.