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Help continues for holidays

November 17, 2011
Dear Readers, We are happy to announce we have successfully matched The Fall Summertime Foundation $10,000 Matching Grant. In the near future we will share with you how every penny of the $20,000 was spent. We continue to be overwhelmed with requests for assistance and are very grateful for you continued support. Thank you for your generosity and caring and sharing for your fellow creation. We are currently in the midst of a lot of media attention. This week we will be filming an episode of On the Road with Steve Hartman, to air this Friday, Nov. 18, on the CBS Evening News. We will be sharing with Steve Hartman several visits with our local struggling poverty stricken fellow Americans. We hope this brings more awareness to our mission and to the plight of our country. Our hope and prayer is for other people to be inspired to do what they can in their own communities to help the less fortunate.

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A deserving family in need

January 20, 2011
Dear 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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Driehaus matching grant means $60,000
November 10, 2011
A huge thank you to The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust and all who donated to the $30,000 Matching Grant. Due to your generosity we have been able to provide $60,000 in assistance. Every dollar given has been used to alleviate the pain and suffering of poverty stricken fellow Americans living in financial despair.We have provided below a detailed description of where every penny of the $60,000 was spent. 100 percent of every penny donated to The Time Is Now to Help, was used to help our poverty stricken. Thank you for Caring and Sharing. Together we make our communities a better place to live.THIS IS HOW WE HELPED:
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CNN visit continued
November 03, 2011
There were two important questions that CNN asked me. How does The Time Is Now to Help have no overhead? How do you accomplish helping so many people? I personally cover all expenses for The Time Is Now to Help, I always have. Every penny donated by a supporter is utilized to help the poverty-stricken. The Time Is Now to Help has no salaries, no reimbursements, and no office expenses. Presently my company, Lake Geneva Area Realty, provides all necessities, office space, computers, printing, volunteers, etc. All at no cost to The Time Is Now to Help. I have an outside audit completed annually that shows all income and expenses. The reason I began The Time Is Now to Help is because I was appalled by all the charities I used to give to that had extensive overhead with only 10 percent, 20 percent, or 30 percent really going towards their cause. I made a promise to God to help others that were having hard times. I personally cannot help all those that we have found in desperate need by myself. That is why I need your help, your support. The only way I can truly earn that support is by making sure every penny you donate, 100 percent, provides shelter, utility assistance, food, clothing, toiletries, household necessities, daily necessities of life, to those that are living in desperate need, living with the fear and pains of poverty. How do we help so many people? I showed CNN many examples. I received a request for help from a very good person I have known for a few years. Since I knew this person I knew the request would be desperate. The request was regarding an elderly widow living in a condemned place. I quickly set up a meeting. I took CNN with me to show how we help. When we arrived I saw the elderly widow, who appeared to be much older than we later found out. I could see the widow was very bewildered not only by her situation but also because she was being told there would be help. I found out that a government entity that should have offered assistance had known about her situation for over a year, and nothing had changed. The widow doubted she would receive any help and I did not blame her. A big part of my being is getting people to open up and understand we are there to help, and we do.
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Telling stories of hope
October 27, 2011
CNN returned to film The Time Is Now To Help at work assisting our fellow Americans. They spent three full days with me this past week documenting our mission for the upcoming Tribute show to air live on CNN Dec. 11, 2011. This time I took CNN to the Lake Geneva Regional News, where The Time Is Now to Help column was first published. We met with the editor Lisa Seiser, the general manager John Halverson, and all the wonderful staff. CNN also interviewed John and Lisa. The Lake Geneva Regional News was the beginning network of reaching out to those living in the pains of poverty and finding solutions to remove the tears of sorrow, loneliness, hopelessness, and fear. We have turned thousands of people’s lives from sadness to happy tears, letting them know we care. We have provided compassion, relief, given hope, and supplied the daily necessities of life.
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Summertime Foundation matching grant
October 20, 2011
We have a new matching grant opportunity to announce, The Summertime Foundation Fall $10,000 Matching Grant. Every dollar you donate will be matched by another until we reach $10,000. Thank you to The Summertime Foundation for again caring and sharing for our fellow creations in need. Dear W.C.,
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My best friend is in need
October 13, 2011
I am happy to announce that we have successfully met The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust $30,000 Matching Grant. This is the fastest we have ever met his matching grant in the eight years of Richard’s generous inspiration. In the coming weeks I will share with you how every penny was spent to help our poverty stricken fellow Americans. Thank you for your overwhelming response to this matching grant. Thank you for caring and sharing. Dear W.C.,
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‘Golden years’ a struggle for couple
October 06, 2011
Dear W.C.,My husband and I are having a very hard time. We are one month behind on our rent and have not been able to pay our utilities. My husband has cancer. The doctor says he has about nine months to live. He has his good days and his bad. I am disabled due to my extensive arthritis. I have had several fractures because of my osteoporosis. We are both senior citizens in our seventies and living on our social security. The money we saved for our retirement was gone the first year of my husband’s illness. We could not afford supplemental insurance and Medicare did not cover all of his treatment costs. I skip some of my prescriptions so my husband can have his. We never thought our “golden years” would be like this. Each day brings mental anguish. Please help us.
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CNN helps Time Is Now
September 29, 2011
Together we have been recognized for our work of easing the pains of poverty for our fellow creations. We/The Time Is Now to Help have been chosen as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes for 2011. This honor comes with a $50,000 donation to The Time Is Now to Help from CNN. One of the ten finalists will be chosen on Dec. 11, 2011 in Los Angeles and airing live on CNN. The number one voted charity will receive $250,000, Wow! We could help a lot of people. I will be there to represent the many struggling poverty stricken in our great United States of America. Now we need all our supporters to show their faith in our organization by voting for Sal/The Time Is Now to Help on www.cnn.com/heroes every day until Dec. 7. You can vote 10 times a day. Thank you CNN for such an honor and opportunity. There are many individuals and organizations doing good works all over the world. I am both honored and humbled to be chosen as a CNN Hero finalist. I certainly do not help my fellow creation for the recognition or publicity. It comes from my heart and my deep belief in God. Our fellow creations who are surviving in this recession are the true heroes, not me. God Bless Everyone,
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August blessings matching grant equals $50,000
September 22, 2011
I am happy to announce the completion of the August Blessings $25,000 Matching Grant. Thank you to our God loving, people caring donors of this matching grant. We also want to thank our supporters for their overwhelming response to this matching grant. Thanks to your caring and sharing we were able to assist our poverty stricken neighbors in the following ways:Housing Assistance: $14,842.76We provided rental assistance to families dealing with life threatening illnesses, single mothers, senior citizens, and many more fellow creations suffering job loss and tragedy. We provided emergency shelter for many people that lost their homes or apartments. We provided rent for grandparents that were given the responsibility of raising their grandchildren unexpectedly. God bless all of you for providing housing assistance to our fellow Americans in need.
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One last hope for help
September 15, 2011
Dear W.C.,You are my last resort. I am a single mother with four children. I work full-time but at a low paying job. Because I work I am not eligible for assistance. How do they expect me to house, feed, cloth, and pay for utilities and medical expenses for four children at the hourly rate I receive. My ex-husband is in jail. I do not receive any child support from him. At one time my ex-husband was a good and kind man. When he began to drink he turned into another person. By the time he was headed to jail we were already in the process of getting a divorce. I did not want my children growing up in that kind of environment. It feels like my children and I are being punished for his crimes. Can you please help my children and me?
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Many asking for help
September 08, 2011
We are very happy to report that we have met the August Blessings $25,000 Matching Grant. Your compassion and generosity toward our many poverty stricken neighbors was overwhelming. God bless the generous donors of the $25,000 in matching funds. You have inspired many to match your generosity. In the next week we will conclude distribution of these funds and provide you with a breakdown of where every penny was spent. Once again, I thank all of you donors. Our fellow creations that have had their pains of poverty eased thanks to you. God bless you for caring and sharing. May all of us feel proud of the difference we made together. May we continue to offer hope and assistance to our desperate fellow American’s, especially now in the recession. We also have received some more exciting news. The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust has for the 8th year given its approval of a $30,000 Matching Grant to begin immediately. We are forever grateful to our wonderful matching grant providers inspiring all of us to come together. This funding has brought in the past and will bring in the future an overwhelming amount of assistance to our poverty stricken families, senior citizens, disabled, and children. Thank you Richard, for your heartfelt compassion for your fellow creations.
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