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Anonymous
 in response to jeffcc...   

While I do believe there is room for everyone's beliefs in this world, I have to admit jeff, your post is filled with inconsistencies.

  • I have been studying His Word
  • I simply see more from God's point of view
  • I have tried via faith and many through prayers for two years, but to no avail.
  • because I do believe in love, and care, I am here, but not around around people who claim to be of God
  • but know not any love other than what is written in Isaiah 29:13.

When you say you have been studying HIS word, I can only presume you mean the bible (in some form) - You do realize that the bible was written by man, right? And that through the centuries, it has been written, translated, and re-written, to suit the needs of the people at the time.  Therefore the words you are reading are not GOD's words, but those of MAN, transformed and re-written to suit his needs - which were to govern and control people through fear. IF that is GOD's point of view....

It takes more than faith and prayers to change the world and the people in it - it takes action. For example, if you have diabetes, you can pray and have as much faith in GOD as you want, but ultimately, if you choose to eat poorly and not take your medicine, you will die. 

There are many people in the world who claim to be of GOD - i.e. televangelists - who have done nothing other than swindle money to prove themselves? They are nothing more than thieves!

Yet, there are people like Mother Theresa, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama - from very different ways of life who are far more holier than any televangelist I have ever seen, yet, the church needs proof of their holiness to make them a saint? Ghandi and the Dalai Lama will never be canonized simply because they are not catholic, and therefore do not qualify! These people's lives are based on the character of GOD, yet many do not consider them holy. My guess is the same people seem to think the holocaust never happened either. 

There has been, and always will be, evil in the world. It exists everywhere - even in the church. Good cannot exist without evil, just as day cannot exist without night. But it is up to us, as human beings, to look beyond the lies we have been spoon-fed, see the good in humanity around us, and embrace it. Not deny someone compassion simply because they do not fit a certain mold.

 

 

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Disabled mother needs help

Im a single mother on disability looking for help with buying a used car. The car that I do have needs to much work on it and it would be much cheaper and easier to just buy myself a used car. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and arthritis when I was 14 yrs. old and was forced onto disability about 5 yrs. ago. I had started passing out at work and that is why I cant work now. I really need the car to get to my son's and my doctor appt.'s and also to drive my mother to her doctor appt's, she too had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and arthritis and was forced onto disability. Only my mother can no longer drive so I drive her. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Even if it could be money for a down payment for a car and I could do the monthly payments. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this and to anyone who can help. God bless you all.

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Anonymous

My daughter introduced me to TWITTER the other day... OMG!!! more technology??? I can't keep up! UGH!!!!

If you want, you can bookmark this page, or get updates from my twitter page.... sorry about the name change - "whoknew" wasn't available!

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r86c06

hey for any of you out there that feel like helping out a single parent in need please follow this link your help is needed and would be greatly appricated http://www.digitalcharity.com/m.php?id=65066

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Anonymous
 in response to DEES1STGRL...   

Actually, there may be more help than you realize.

First of all - if you have not done so already -  apply for social security disability. Once approved, you should receive a check not only for you but benefits foreach of your children as well.

Also, you didn't mention a father, so I am guessing he is not paying support - apply to the child support unit in your area. If he is deceased, you should apply for survivors benefits ( for yourself, if you were married) and his children would receive survivors benefits through social security until they are 19 ( you will need proof of paternity and his death certificate) 

You can apply for social services - if you are receiving SSD you may not qualify for financial assistance  - however there is also food stamps, medicaid, day care assistance, rental assistance, heating/cooling assitance, etc... apply for all programs.... 

you may also qualify for rental assistance through HUD... 

Plus there are food pantries which can help with immediate needs, salvation army, catholic charities, st vincent de paul, red cross - all of which ( plus others) can help with  emergencies and immediate needs...all their home sites can be found on my national page 

Angel food ministries is a great program where you can buy good food very inexpensively. 

Plus I am adding 211 in your area which can help find other assistance which I might have missed... I hope this helps.. 

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Anonymous
 in response to the drum guru...   

Truer words have never been spoken and I completely agree. Although the plight of the homeless reaches far beyond Gwinnett county and some need more than 60- 90 days for transitional aid.

If you have not done so already, please check the link below

Gwinnett County resources 

As for your wife's glasses, check your local lion's club  they should be able to help

I hope this helps.. 

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DEES1STGRL

 I AM LEGALLY DISABLED WITH MS SINCE 1/1999 AND AM HAVING TROUBLE PAYING BILLS AND KEEPING FOOD IN THE HOUSE FOR MYSELF AND FOUR CHILDREN. IS THERE HELP FOR ME?

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the drum guru
I am writing you concerning the plight of homelessness in Gwinnett County.  My wife and I worked and lived happy lives till one day our ex-supervisor took that joy away from us.  We sub-let his apartment and rather than doing the right thing and paying the rent, he felt inclined to steal it from us.  Today we are homeless and can not find help to get out of this predicament.

 

Not many of Gwinnett's homeless care to be in the situation they are
in. However, there is no help for them. Gwinnett does not provide
shelter for the homeless, much less for homeless couples without
children. if you are a drug user or an alcoholic you may find some
assistance in Gwinnett County.

If you are a homeless couple without children you may find yourself
sleeping on the streets, In Gwinnett County if you are caught
sleeping on the streets you may go to jail. So where do you go?

Looking for work can be very challenging when you are homeless.
Staying clean and having the funds to look for work is hard, when you
are homeless. If you have belongings in storage you risk losing
everything you own because you can not pay the storage fee.

This is a problem that must be addressed. We need a task force, or
some sort of program to assist homeless couples and the homeless
population as a whole. I think an extensive 90 days to 6 months
program that can assist in all the needs the homeless may have would
be beneficial. Medical, transportation, savings, employment
assessment and referral, as well as nutrition would be ideal.

Remember we were once tax payers too, and would like to become
productive citizens again. Go to your church, local politician or
community organization and rally their support in stamping out
homelessness in Gwinnett County.
T add to our troubles my wife lost her glassses and cant see, we
cannot afford to get her a new pair. I do not have proper identification
 to get work. I am a professional Cleaner and I am capable of doing some
 maintainance  work.
I pray that things get better, or at least someone would give me a chance
 to get back on my feet.
you can contact me at consciouscmm@yahoo.com
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Anonymous

When I first found Aidpage, I was looking for college tuition help for my son. Like many of you, somehow I found my way here. I never did find the tuition money I was looking for; instead, I found something better, much better. I found a family.

 I began to read the posts here from other people who were looking for help; to me it was obvious where to go, because I had been there. So many people were unaware of the resources available to them. Therefore, I began to answer the posts, and for once in my life people were actually grateful for my information. Soon, I began to do more research. I found more and more organizations, and non-profits, that could actually help people. Instead of just answering individual posts, I began to build pages. It was so exciting to be able to put everything that I had learned as a single, struggling parent to use. For once in my life I knew I wasn't alone. I read posts that made me cry, posts that made me angry, and posts that gave me so much joy.

 Soon after, I meet Soulight, then Lady Christie, and now Elaine of TSA, Anonymous40784, Stacyann, and Kat. There have been so many more who have helped me along the way. Encouraged me, challenged me, tested my faith in God and humanity, tested my skills in researching. But what keeps me coming back is: the people. I have been on many other boards before, but none such as this. People here, work together to help one another, not tear each other down.

 Emil and the Wizard are the best. They are always there to answer any questions, correct any problems and to keep the site clean of the trolls,spam, and other garbage. They look out for us. But they are not some omnipotent beings hiding behind the internet, they are always right here. If I ever need anything, all I have to do is ask.

 I know when it comes down to it; I need Aidpage more than Aidpage needs me. Sure anyone could find information and post it. But what I get back is so much more. Yes, like many people I have my bad days. But by coming here, I get a sense of purpose. I have friends here. Some people would never understand how you can have friends all over the country without even meeting them in person. It's not like that here. When I have a bad day, I can come here and vent, and there is always someone going through something similar -they know, they understand - and they always know what to say to cheer me up.

 
There are a lot of worthy organizations out there in need of help, but I don’t want to help an organization, I want to help people - directly. When I was going through my own personal hell, I swore that if I could prevent 1 person from going through what I went through, it would all be worth it. Aidpage has given me that opportunity, and so much more. I have learned to live beyond my own little world. Being bipolar and agoraphobic, that world can be quite small. I have learned there is more to life, more to people, more to me.

 Two years ago, I was a struggling single parent with nowhere to turn. Today, I am a single parent of 2 college students (1 post-graduation), I have a full time job, and as of today, I own my own home. Most people would think nothing of my life, but I know without the love and support of my friends here at Aidpage, none of it would have been possible. They, and this site, are what keep me going, keep me fighting, to achieve more than anyone thought possible.  

To them, I give them my heartfelt thanks, you can never know how much you mean to me.

 

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Anonymous

hello everybody. i wanted everyone to know that things are working out!im getting ready to pull my tranny. the lord helps those who helps themselfs! please say a prayer for me. today is a new day.

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dangerous544
 in response to W H O ~ K N E W...   

Hello,

 I have tried everything I had a church pay for o my medicatu ios that I needed as I am diabetic and other health related problems.. Its not esay as there are so many out there that are needing help but thanks for the request blessings to you.... Donna

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Anonymous
 in response to dangerous544...   

Apply for social services and liheap - they should be able to help - I have included some extra links to other organizations in your area that may help with other necessities. 

Here are some links that may help: 

social services 

http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/PG181.htm

heating assistance 

http://liheap.ncat.org/profiles/California.htm

misc nonprofit organizations and links

 http://coburn180.com/food.htm

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=foresthill+ca,+social+services&fb=1&view=text&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=4&ct=more-results&cd=2

 

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dangerous544

Hwwlo to all out there,

 I am in desperate ned of money to pay our pge before it gets turned off w had our first snow this morning and it wa freezing.. We are struggling just as everyone is and there o are others that might be out there that can Help I can go on all our bills are do no car in no home in no taxes paid it just came right up on us and bit us such as that. I have appied for SSI and got denied but am going to pursue it and its not easy all I need is a fair chance in life and hope that someone out there can help out our family..Out... I dont care about christmas and presents thats not what we need we need help on other matters..I dont happen to get any repys so Im ot sure what I am doing worng can anyone please advise they say that there is help here. I would love to be able to get my life back in order not able to work have many health related problems and this is why I am going to fight with SSI no other way...     But    for now I need help and how any help that any one can help with would be a true blessing.. God bless to all Donna. .I cant even afford any Christamas for my grandkids but t  they will understand once I am able to explain .     22 year old son has been looking for work he cares for us alot and helps out he is the youngest and the others live else whwere but they have money issues as we all do...-MY son wanted an ebox and I told him he had to go get the money on the money tree somewhere he has nothing he needs nice clothes to go find work but no money to buy its not a real pretty pic thanks to all whom might read and help a family in need out   Blessings as well as many prayrs coming out  to   you..  

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Anonymous
 in response to truckinx4...   

I am not sure what area you are in, but I have read stories of legal aid helping residents with the FEMA appeal - you could try that.

I am not very familiar with FEMA, but if I find anything relevant, I will let you know. 

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truckinx4

i dont have pitcure but i am disabled and fema wont help me with my roof gave me 53.00 for roof , 14.00 for can of paint $7.00 for sheet rock damage in my bathroom I have sent them appeals. and they just keep tellling me my house was not maintaned before fema they dont know that and it is not true. does any one know what i can do.     Donna Porter female 49 I have rhuemtoid arthriti extreme nuerophopy and hae to have hip surgery for my bones are deteating.

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adesn

my family will not have christmas this year we are loosing our home as of december 5

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Anonymous

To Madea3675,

 I do not allow the posting of personal information on my pages and it is frowned upon the site, as a whole, to protect the posters here. If you would like someone to contact you regarding your post, they can contact you via private message.  If you like you can re-post the information without the personal information. Thank you.

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Anonymous
 in response to Roseb441702...   

Thank you for mentioning this. It is called HEAP (in my area) and LIHEAP in others... I do have it listed separately simply because Social Services do NOT volunteer ANY information that may be helpful.

 As a matter of fact HEAP/LIHEAP offices should be opening/taking applications for the winter season soon ( 11/3/08 in WNY) so everyone keep their eyes and ears open. 

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Roseb441702

I don't know why social services didn't mention it or maybe they don't even know about it or it is possible that this program is not available in your area but in my own area there is a program that helps to provide financial assistance to those that need help with their heating bills.  This program provides up to $1,000! that goes towards your heating bill!

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katykat

I can't find work, I'm pregnant, and have a 5yr old. I have had to get continous extentions on my power bill, and now they are going to cut it off in 72hrs. The worst of it is that since I can't afford my gas heat I've been using the oven to heat the house and now we won't even have that to rely on. Social sevices say I can't apply for energy assistance until november and that is tooo late. I even choked up my pride and went to the salvation army for help, but they can't give me the assistance either because they are having to help so many people in this area do to the growing economic problems. I have no where to turn and even the utility comission can't get me one more extention on my power bill.

If anyone can help me with this bill of $419, please call me on my brother-in-laws phone (252)801-0065 or email me katydrumm@yahoo.com, I will try to get back to this computer regularly looking for help. today is 10-21-08 and I have 72hrs counting down.

Please and Thank you,

God Bless,

Katy Drumm

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