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Time is Now To Help
Nov 18, 2010
November 23, 2010 | 07:41 AM
Dear W.C.

My family is on the verge of eviction. My husband lost his job and we are unable to pay our rent. I don't know where else to turn for help. Everywhere we go for help has a long line of people going through the same thing we are. I had a baby six weeks ago and had a difficult pregnancy. I had to quit my job and stay on bed rest for the last few months of my pregnancy. I live in fear of being homeless with my newborn baby girl.

Dear Readers,

This is one of many letters I receive each week dealing with impending homelessness. Many letters I receive are already too late and people are living in cars, friends' basements, homeless shelters, if they are even that lucky. I count my blessing of having safe shelter for myself and my family. I thank God everyday for that blessing and never take it for granted. So many people will be spending their Thanksgiving in a shelter or soup kitchen. As you sit down to eat your Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends please say a prayer for all our poverty stricken fellow American neighbors not able to enjoy that blessing. Together may we feed as many as we possibly can. Every day they hunger, even on Thanksgiving.

Dear W.C.,

I am a disabled man struggling to live on my own. I have multiple handicaps but still like to do what I can to maintain my independence. Recently my disability checks have been cut back. I was barely getting by before this cut back. Now I have been unable to pay my utilities for several months. My electricity has been off. I do not live extravagantly by any means. I just didn't think having electricity was a luxury but I guess I was wrong. Now I live in the dark evenings. Television used to be my only companion but now I do not even have that. I can only cook for myself in a microwave and now that is not possible. I feel so hopeless and frustrated with the government deciding I can live on less.

Dear Readers,

Utilities are a common first thing to give up when you live on disability. Many of these fellow creations are living with disabilities that require medications, equipment, doctor visits, etc. When you have to pay for these along with rent, utilities, food, and household necessities, there are not enough funds to cover all these expenses. I am thankful for my lights, a working oven to cook on, the hum of appliances, heat, refrigerator ... and I am sure you are all thankful for these things as well. I say a prayer for the many people turning to us for help in keeping their homes warm and appliances on. I pray we can help as many as possible to remove the hopelessness they feel.

Dear W.C.,

I just had to use the money I budgeted for food to repair my car. If I don't have a car I cannot get to work. I work hard to support my family. I hate putting money into my old car because it is falling apart. I really need a reliable vehicle to get me to my job. I heard from my church that you sometimes can help with a used car. If you find you are able to help me with a reliable car I would be forever grateful.

Dear Readers,

Our car ministry is another area that has been stretched to the limit this past year. So many people are in need of car repairs they cannot afford or they have no car at all. People have lost their jobs due to lack of reliable transportation, then they lose their jobs, and then they become evicted. A car is so important in order to survive. We do not have public transportation available to us in this area so a car is a must if you need to work. We have been blessed with several good used cars this year given by our wonderful donors. They have made a vast improvement in the lives of the recipients. We have a long waiting list for donated cars and we continue to do repairs on cars for our fellow American's in need. I am thankful to get in a car everyday that is safe and trouble free. I do not worry about running out of gas or breaking down on the road. How many of you get in a safe car everyday and drive to work, school, doctors appointments, shopping, etc. and never give it a thought? Next time I put my key in the ignition I will take a moment to say a prayer of thanks for safe, reliable transportation and together may we answer the prayers of so many in desperate need of a car, please help.

I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I pray for everyone. May we come together in God's Love and make a big difference for our fellow Creations that are in desperate need.

I thank all of you for your kindness in Caring & Sharing what you have been blessed with to help our fellow creations. God Bless you for Caring and Sharing.

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.

A Very Special Thank You: Mark & Natalie Reno, Engerman Contracting, Engerman Family, Paul Ziegler, Michael & Sue Borden, Mark & Natalie Reno, Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Dick & Jean Honeyager, John & Carol Frandolig, Pamela DeRoy, Martin O'Brien, Gerald & Marilyn Wilkin, Jerome & Susan Kuta, Robert & Shirley Lipinski, Michael & Kathe Beach, William & Kimberly Basford, Lillian Rudolf, Dr. Joseph & Karen Cerniglia, David & Penny Froh, Dennis & Christine Haak, Michael & Sally Anne Chier, Faith Lutheran Church/Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, W.C. Family Resource Center/Food Pantry volunteers, and all the God loving volunteers of all our caring food pantries, 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.

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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