|family in need...
||[Aug. 29th, 2005|08:37 am]
The Commoners' Charity Landpost
I don't know how we'd go about verifying it, and I don't think this is eligible for nomination since this family is obviously online, but I wanted to get this message out to as many people as we can. Considering the specific and meager things being requested, this doesn't strike me as being something someone would put the time into hoaxing.|
Anyway, the message I recieved is cut and pasted below.
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 09:19:19 -0400
From: "Nancy Thomas" <email@example.com>
Subject: Wanted: Items For Needy Family
Hello everyone. I have a special request to help a family in need.
We have been made aware of a very needy family here in NE Marion county. This family of 6 moved here from NY a few weeks ago with only the clothes on their backs. There are 2 parents and 4 children ages girl-9, boy-8, girl-5 and boy 18 months. Friends of ours saw several kids making fun of these children at the bus stop last week due to the raggedy clothes they were wearing.
When my parents visited them, they had nothing....no beds, no blankets, no clothes, no toys, no furniture....nothing! They are buying the home that they live in but it is in bad shape. My mother came home from there crying.
My parents took the mom to the store a few days ago to buy some clothes for the children. The father is working hard but having a tough time supporting all their needs. He is trying!
As far as I know they need everything! Someone is donating dishes but they have no cooking pots & pans. They have a few clothes now for the kids but the mother would not let my mom buy anything for her. She wanted her children to have clothes and they bought her husband a couple pairs of pants. Someone is donating a baby crib for the little one. He has been sleeping on the bare floor.
If you feel like you have anything this family can use, please let me know. I would assume that they need more clothing (winter is coming...coats, pants, sweaters, shoes), beds, bed clothing, toys, food and basic household supplies. I'm sure you can think of more things that a family of 6 would need who have nearly nothing.
This is a very sweet family who have not asked for anything. Our hearts go out to them and we'd like to help them in any way we can.
Please contact me if you are able to help.
NE Marion County (Sparr)
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