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ibotter

hello everyone... things did not go as planned and we are stuck in fort myers at my daughter;s boyfriends house.  We need your prayers as there is sill no shelter space available in this area.  Hope everyone is safe

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justinekase

oay guys... it is me, I am nonly a few dys old on this site. I am so happy I am meeting each of you and being able to discuss things without pretense. I do not know the hisory of this site yet but who evr thought this up , THANK YOU! Really. I am going to be a little pain though.... not all churches hoard, or waste the money they are given. Granted I ahev, ( when things were not so bad) traveled around the world becasuse of the United States military. and I saw differnt types of church organisations and it is unfortunately true that many, not all but many do use the "church" to get rich they have their own agenda and we or people like us are not part of that. But.... this year I found a church small and very humble that was very sincere. I had no job, still do not but was not homeless yet and I never asked anyone for help, I think they just felt my need and it was not much but they were sincere and genuine, that counts. Regarding the charities, well... that is a different story. I also know first hand how monies are handled because I too did an audit, I was shocked, but not surprised. In that same note though I do not want to be guilty of generalising and stereotyping. It is very easy to do, you know. The fraud waste and abuse are there, but is is rather apparent the each of here are not like that or we would not be here chatting with each other about these issues, I laugh because I thought I was the only one out here that was this naive, or trusting. Glad I am not. There are a few good people out there but Schmidty is so very rigt it all comes down to " what will it profit them". I am happy I am not like that, I am a real person, no hidden agenda or alterior motives, just plain and simple, straight shooter as a friend of mine says.

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Jay29

It is also unfair on how they treat individuals with an Associates degree (like myself). These employer in my surrounding area wants too much damn experience along with a degree and do not want to take time and train an individual (like they used to). They need to realize that college counts for at least two years of experience. Where does experience starts? No one can answer that!

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Jay29

The way these jobs are hiring people in my area is straight-up discrimination. They assume because when I put "VETERAN" on my application that I am old and disabled. I am 29 and I am in great shape (better than them). This is wrong to all veterans young or old!

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Schmidty
 in response to whoknew...   

I agree with you. I have to put a but in there though, and that is because if they do any good it's for a reason not to actually help. I'd like to see more of them start doing like that old TV show where the millionare went around giving their money away.

 

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Schmidty
 in response to Sunny Skies...   

That's one of the many ways that they became million and billionares.

Do you really think that any one like who you have mentioned would visit this site? If they did, it would be to see what they could do to deduct it from their taxes. Right-offs are the only thing they look for.

Think about your question. Who would you help? Everyone? How would you pick someone to help? How would you keep from getting the wool from being pulled over your eyes? You are going to just start handing out money? That's why some of these people get the salaries that they get , they in turn forget where they came from IF they even were in our shoes.

They think that they are in a whole different world. And they are! They will spend $500.00 or $1,000.00 on a plate dinner to get someone in office and will give the same amount even more to charity, why?, it's not because of the compassion that they have in their hearts. It's what they can get out of it.

 

 

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Starshine
 in response to Sunny Skies...   I too always rather donate my money to friends I knew who needed it, to my peer group and people in general when I could than to organizations like the churches and charities. Especially, the churches. Their big buildings and elaborate decorations the bigger ones and I can even think of a temple for an organization in India where I rather see the money go to helping the poor there verses oh it is a nice place for them to come in to visit..It doesn't put food on their table that is my concern.
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Schmidty
 in response to traincar...   

Why would you even think about paying $10.00 to beg a millionare, I'd do it for free. I'd have to. This whole time in your life you really thought it would be different? Come on. Have you tried any of the postings on my blog. Some have to do with renters and some with buyers. Life ain't easy. Haven't you ever been told that life ain't easy?

I'm sorry that things are so rough on you, it's not right. That I have to admit and I wish I didn't have to. Praying that it turns around for Both of you and God Bless.

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Anonymous
 in response to Sunny Skies...   I think may of us feel the same way. I left the church years ago and have never looked back I am disgusted by their abuse of everything. The same goes for charities - when I found out their CEOs were making 6 figures, I was totally disgusted. Why are people being turned away when they are making so much??? I find ways to donate my time and (if I can) money to individuals rather than organizations. Let the millionaires and billionaires of the world support the CEOs -  they have the $$$ to do it. And sometimes they actually do something worthwhile.
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Sunny Skies
 in response to Anonymous40784...   

OMG:  I just read your post after I posted my bitching about charities, it's weird we feel the same way, hum? It must be true!(about Charities)

When I am in a position to donate again, I will find an individual who needs help, and give them my donation! As a property manager I rented to a few charity's "president" or CEO's and I was shocked to find out their salaries plus their benefits. I thought people at the charities were volunteers, it blew me away!  The same thing goes to church, I helped with an audit 2 years ago for a huge Christian Church, and again, I saw so much money being wasted in trips, new cars, etc. it made me so mad, I haven't really donated to our Church since....a few Dollars here and there but nothing to brag about.  I am sorry, but I have lost faith in these Churches.....

 

 

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Sunny Skies

I see so many sad stories on here, I wish I had the money to help some of you.  Some people are in financial hardship b/c they are lazy and choose not to work, or get that 2nd job, but for those of you that are working but don't make enough, Or are having health issues, I feel for you! I was wondering if people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet are ware of this website? I am sure they could help some people! Like the lady asking for medical help, or the lady who needs her teeth fixed... I know they both donate to charity, but it seems to me that it would be better to help people on an individual basis, one on one.  Some charities eat up most of the donations in administration expenses like payroll, employee benefits, rent, etc. think of how much more money would be available to help people if they didn't have the adm. expense. I don't know, I don't understand why these Billionaires aren't coming thru these Ads to help??? If I ever hit the lottery, I will remember this site! 

P.S Mr. Gate/Buffet if you happen to be reading this Ad. My sick disabled parents are in desperate need of money to keep their house of 25 years, they worked hard their entire lives, but now in their mid 60's it is impossible for them to work with their health issues!

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Anonymous
 in response to traincar...   have you tried NACA? may be they could help?
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Anonymous40784
 in response to traincar...   

I experienced this with charities many years ago. While I have continued to give once & a while to a few, I will never give to organized charities the way I did in the past. Look at the salaries of the President or CEO's of some of these charities. On other hand, that would make one really mad so maybe its best not to look it up.

I will be praying for traincar & you.

G-d bless you

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traincar

Hi! This is traincars wife. He is still not doing good. He is giving up. We have to be out of our house by Sept 2 2010. We have tried to get a loan, refi something to keep the jerk we bought our home fom from foreclosing to no avail. There is loans advertised but they are a joke Your credit score has to be 640 and above. Obliviously they have not been sick and in the hospital for any lenght of time. Which is another rip off. They have money, land, etc donated, willed, given to them and they charge an outrageous price and if you notice they charge for every little detail. Charities are just as bad. It is the same as the hospital. They beg for donations all the time and where does this money actually go? We donated things, money, contributed all our working days and for what? We need financial help and do think for one minute they are going to give it? Hell No. I called senior disabilty and their answer is to put traincar in a nursing home or assissted living. That all cost money and he is a private person and wants to die at home with his dogs. My so called freinds tell me to leave him start over. Needless to say you know where their cold hearted heads are at. I would not wish this situation on any one but you know this is all part of life and if you are serious about marriage this goes with your vows "for better or worse till death do you part" and when you seriously think about it you begin to die from the time you are conceived thru the day you are born because the aging process has started. We will keep the computer up for another 10 days then I have to box it up. My sister bless her heart shorted her bills and got us a storage unit. We will be on the street after the 2nd. We do still have our car and we can stay in it. Its going to be rough but I used to camp out and I hope the weather hold out and traincar hangs in there with me. I am not ready to let him go so we will keep fighting this system the best we can. Oh and by the way it was a total waste of 10.00 on beg to a millionaire. I should have put it in the gas tank. That was 2 months ago and not one single word. It may be just another internet scam. Well I am sorry for sounding so bitter but this is where my broken heart is today. I will never in the rest of my life donate to another organized charity. If you look things up under charities you will see what I mean.    

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Starshine
 in response to myaunie...   

Hello  again

CLICK HERE 

For more food pantries in your city.. 

Good luck

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Starshine
 in response to myaunie...   

Hello myaunnie

Here is a link for free medical and free dental clinics so you can see a doctor.

CLICK HERE

 

and 

CLICK HERE

For food banks in your area and call 211 for immediate food assistance for one day I am told but there are several places that have food in the link above so call all of them and if you can't get there sometimes they deliver the food to you. Or get a friend to take you..

You can call 866 3 hungry for food resources and check with your local churches and senior citzen centers for help too. 

And for transportation check this link out and apply

CLICK HERE

I have used dial a ride down here and they do in Los Angeles county  have wheelchair accessible vans that down here and it should be the same up there pick people up but you need to apply and then choose a time when you need to be picked up and taken to your doctor's appointment. You will also have a time where they will pick you up. I just had dial a ride as I could walk. 

I hope this helps 

Good luck 

Starshine

 

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myaunie

I am so tired and stressed with no help, I am hungry with no food.  I am trying not to let my circumstances get me, because come Monday morning I don't know what the landlord is going to do, she did not call me back, so I will continue to try and find something to give her by then.  We still have half the month to go and but for the grace of God I don't think I could make it.  My body is in pain and I have no pain pills and can't go to the doctor or hospital because they can't transpot my chair and I can't walk or get around.  I hae been trying to sleep the time away, but then my head hurts.  Other than that it is a wonderful day.

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brandy&Shaun

Ready to see what God has in store for me.

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Starshine

WONDERFUL VON'S DELIVERY MESSED UP AND GOT HARDLY ANYTHING NOW I WAIT TILL SUNDAY---CAN THE DAY GET BETTER?

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Anonymous

I found this site for father's rights - maybe they can help?

Also, he could try modest needs for a small one time grant towards his legal fees - I'm not sure but its worth a shot. 

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