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Thank you: Matching grant a success

August 25, 2010 | 07:15 AM
I am happy to announce we have successfully matched The Richard Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust $30,000 Matching Grant. A big thank you to everyone that contributed to this matching grant. We can once again help our fellow creations in desperate need. Thank you again for your heart felt assistance at this time. The following letters are some of the requests we have received and will be researching, investigating, and assisting immediately.

Dear W.C.,

I am a single mother with three children. Our gas has been disconnected all summer. I was unable to keep up with my heating bill last winter. We have not been able to cook on our stove or have hot water for bathing. This is really hard on my younger children. I have applied for utility assistance but there is none available. I have a job but I only earn $8.25 an hour. That is not enough money to pay rent, utilities, health care, food, gas for car, etc.

Dear W.C.,

My husband was injured last year in a car accident and is unable to work. He has had to have three surgeries. I am working but do not make enough to cover our expenses. We have two young daughters ages 2 and 4. The bills are overwhelming. I do not want to become homeless so I always keep up with my rent payments. I have been going to the food pantry and receive food stamps but there still is never enough food.

Dear W.C.,

I am a senior citizen that has no family to turn to. All my friends have passed away or are sick. I live alone in the same small house I have lived in my entire life. It was my own parent's home and they passed it on to me. I had no siblings, I never married, nor had children due to the constant care I gave my aging parents for years of my life. First my father became ill with cancer when I was in my late 20s. I had a job but still lived at home with my parents to help them. I shared the round the clock care my father needed with my mother for nearly six years. Then soon after my father passed away my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

I cared for my mother for years as she slowly slipped away from me. I had to quit my job to care for her. When she looked at me and asked who I was, I would break down in tears. I tried to pick up the pieces after years of caring for my parents. The only job I could get was low paying and became too strenuous for me as I got older. I do not have any savings or benefits. I traded these for time with my parents and I still cherish every memory of them. The house has not had any work done to it since my father was still alive and well. I have barely enough money to eat after all the bills.

Dear W.C.,

I am a handicapped woman whose benefits have been cut. I barely got by before and now they have reduced my assistance even further. I rely on a caretaker to help me with daily tasks and personal hygiene.

Dear W.C.,

I am a young woman that is terminally ill. I know I am going to die and have come to accept that. What I have a hard time with is spending my last bit of time in poverty.

Dear Readers,

This is just a few of the numerous letters that I have received from our neighbors and fellow American's. I know I usually share with you the letters and stories of the people that The Time Is Now To Help have already offered assistance to. I wanted to share with you what is weighing heavily on my heart when I try to sleep at night. I think of these fellow creations going through the pain of poverty. Many have no family or friends to assist them or help them at all. How lonely, full of fear, and sad they are. There are hungry children that go to bed unfed. How can I rest until we have offered them all a caring and sharing helping hand?

I thank all of you for rising to the challenge of the Richard Driehaus Matching Grant. Richard is truly a caring and sharing member of our community and our country. I thank you for being caring and sharing members of our community and our beloved America. Together we make a tremendous difference, giving hope, compassion, and sustenance to our fellow creations.

Health & Happiness, God Bless Everyone, W.C.

Please Help: Make checks payable to: The Time Is Now To Help, P.O. Box 70, Pell Lake, WI 53157. The Time Is Now To Help is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization licensed in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. You will receive a tax deductible, itemized thank you receipt showing exactly what every penny of your donation provided for the poverty stricken.

Gage Lake Geneva Cruise Line Helps:We have been offered another wonderful fundraising opportunity by Gage Lake Geneva Cruise Line. They are offering every Thursday evening a Cocktail Cruise to benefit The Time Is Now To Help. This cruise is available every Thursday boarding at 6:15 p.m. and returning at 8 p.m. The cruise features a highlight tour of the lake shore estates, entertainment, and a complimentary boarding beverage. When calling for reservations you need to mention code: TIN for Time Is Now and we will receive $10 of each ticket sale. Individuals, groups, or your organization will be honored for caring and sharing. What a great way to enjoy the beauty of Lake Geneva and give back to those less fortunate in our area. Call (262) 248-6206 for reservations.

A Very Special Thank You: Paul Ziegler, Dan Flitcroft/Flitcroft Well & Septic, Dick & Jean Honeyager, Peterson Drywall, Medusa Restaurant, Greg, Sunny, Lula, Sigrid, & Xenia Anagnos, Jon Walczynski, Dan & Mary Ellison, Marian Lindner, Robb & Mary Frances Sorensen, James & Janet Happ, Stackpool Chiropractic, John & Danniel Packard, Geraldine Hinton, David & Mary Riesland, Randy Christenson, Frank Huml Jr. Lilian Rudolf, Leon & Lou Jane Koldeway, Beauford & Ruth Breidenstein, James & Karen Goodrick, June Davidsen, Ruth Przewoznik, James & Janice Batten, Robert & Donna Stone, Martin O'Brien, George Pryjma, Donald & Jean Smith, Gerald & Marilyn Wilkin, Kim Olsen, Carol Kopp, Joyce Rogan,W.C. Family Resource Center/Food Pantry volunteers, ALL of you who support The Time Is Now To Help donation boxes, and the businesses that allow our donation boxes. Anyone who would like a Time Is Now donation box in your business, please call (262) 249-7000.

Memorials: The following donations were given in loving memory of Joyce Roche: Merilyce O'Connell, Stuart & Virginia Bagni, Margaret Ann Austin, Joseph & Helen Ladouceur, Marianne Carroll, Therese Court, Patricia Vozel in memory of her husband "Sully" Vozel and her son Jim "V" Vozel. The Maher Family in memory of Joseph Anthony Feldy.

We Desperately Need Cars: Please donate a used car to help our fellow American's get to work and other daily necessities.Goodsearch for The Time Is Now: Search the web with www.goodsearch.com and help to raise funds for The Time Is Now To Help. Just make www.goodsearch.com your homepage, pick The Time Is Now as your charity and the rest is simple.

Please visit: www.timeisnowtohelp.org.

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