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The Time is Now to Help
Desperately in need of a car

May 12, 2011

Dear W.C.,

I have been struggling with my broken down car. I do not want to lose my job because I cannot get to work. It took me over six months to find the job I have now. I have not caught up with my bills yet since I was unemployed. I was not able to have work done on my car and now it is has broken down. I cannot afford to call a cab every day. I do not know any other employees well enough to ask for a ride. My children rely on me to take care of them and how can I do that without a reliable car? Please help so I can keep my job, pay off my bills and care for my children.

Dear Readers,

I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to our few gracious car donors for the wonderful vehicles they have supplied for our hardworking mother's and father's. Due to the generosity of another caring and sharing couple we have been able to supply this fellow creation with a reliable car. It is impossible to share with you the emotional response we share when we hand over the keys to a good running car. Daily transportation is necessary for all ages and circumstances. Many need a car for work, as shown in the above request for assistance. Others may need a vehicle to safely transport themselves or dependants to medical visits, therapies, and other daily necessities. It is always a tearful visit when a car is delivered.

I would also like to thank both Butch's Automotive and Mike's Auto Repair for thoroughly reviewing and repairing all vehicles donated to The Time Is Now To Help. We have also used their services to repair many cars for our recipients of assistance. They always provide good repair service to us at a fair price.

I paid a visit to the writer of this letter. I was greeted by a devoted single father. He had four children ranging in age from ten to eighteen. His wife had a drinking and drug problem and did not want the responsibility of raising children. She had left over two years ago. I talked with the employer and was told the father was a hard worker. I could see the love and bond he had with each child. His teenagers were polite and responsible.

They each told me their daily chores. The youngest was in charge of the garbage, the two middle children were in charge of the laundry and cleaning the apartment. The oldest son went to school and worked, giving his pay check to help pay the bills. All the children were very proud to be doing their part. They all were excited about school and told me of their good grades. The father was doing an excellent job raising the children. Every Sunday they went to church together, even if it meant walking with umbrellas. Even with an unplanned visit the house was orderly and the children were well behaved. I was very happy to have received a wonderful donated vehicle to share with this gentleman.

We went over his budget and outstanding bills. Several were medical bills due to his children having been sick over the winter and a bad fall on the ice. He was being pressured by the hospital to make payments on these bills. He was unable to pay his full rent due to the six months off work. He did not receive enough unemployment to cover all the expenses of raising four children, including rent, food, clothing, and utilities. We brought his utility bills up to date and supplied him with both food and gas assistance. A budget was set that he could meet.

When this family received their donated car the father was overwhelmed. He walked slowly to the car with his children. The children were in awe of such a gift. They could not believe such wonderful people would donate a car to help an absolute stranger. The father broke down in tears as his children all hugged him.

This family had been broken not only by the abandonment of the mother/wife, but also by the recession that hit them hard. Together we helped them to overcome some of the financial hurdles in their life. The God loving donors of their gift of transportation have chosen to help care for their fellow Americans. God bless them and all of you for Caring and Sharing. Together we make a big difference helping our fellow creations of God.

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: The Summertime Foundation, Kunes' Country Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Martin Business Group, Martin O'Brien, Aurora Health Care Employee Partnership Campaign, Gene Krauklis, Shawna Kneipper, Lisa Loepke, Mary Cucchi, Heidi Hall, Jeanne Mc Donald, Joanne Abbe, Diane Palma, Judith Mackessy, Lillian Rudolf, Abbott Laboratories Employee Giving Campaign, James & Marilynn Dyer, William & Jean Isaacson, Albert & Ellen Burnell, Violet De Wind, William & Kimberly Basford, Joan Turner, Bonita Breit, 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.

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