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Nan4   in reply to SysBot   on

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My husband and I are grandpaents and have had our 2 grandchildren (5yo and 7mo old) for about the past 6 1/2 months.

I see from searching the web that there are millions of granparents doing the same.

So I decided to do some seaching on grants to grandparents raising there grandchildren and have not come up with much luck in that area, We do however know there are state funded programs that will give us help however with them comes a price with the state getting involved where we feel they should not be

Is There a Private Foundation that helps Grandparents Rising Grandchildren? If so Please Post

Thank You

Nan

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Comment: Hi Kandikane ! It's so great...

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Hi Kandikane ! It's so great to hear from you ! It sounds like you are doing really well. I am so glad that things are progressing for you . You are a wonderful , strong woman , and a great example for the rest of us. Keep coming back to Aidpages when you can . It doesn't matter how far apart your visits are ; it is just so great to read your updates ! Take care and keep writing once in a while , O.K. ? soulight
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Comment: Are Your finances tight because...

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Are Your finances tight because of the new 'mortgage meltdowns' ? Some people are paying 30% more for their mortgages ! Here is an article from AOL about options for you if you are wondering how you will pay for your house :
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Comment: Hi Tamr My page for scholarships...

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Hi Tamr My page for scholarships for people with disabilities has lot's of information , but I don't recall something called DRED. Please refresh me as to what you are referring to. soulight

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Comment: To all Aidmates that I have...

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To all Aidmates that I have been helping personally : Please know that I haven't forgotten you . My computer has been acting up .I will contact you when the problem has been rectified. soulight
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Comment: It is my pleasure ,evacintn...

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It is my pleasure ,evacintn .
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Comment: Hondamatic , It is interesting...

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Hondamatic , It is interesting that you deleted the apology , but I still hope the best for you. We all need a heads up sometimes to reveal that we are going in a wrong path in life. You need to re-think your path and how you portray youself to other people. If you continue to speak things that aren't true , you will continue to have a miserable life. soulight
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Comment: Now your yelling at me Hondamatic...

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Now your yelling at me Hondamatic ? My note wasn't offensive to you. I was just supporting a friend who I know to be generous and who tries to help others without expecting anything in return. I don't know you , but I got the reply from you that I expected . soulight

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Here is what I know of this matter . I am going to print it here for my reference .

 

 

Concerning PTR Sites
By Lady ChristiePost message to Lady Christie

 
    
Posted on Jul 19, 2007

You have probably noticed one PTR site on here. Now I am not putting this site down, it has a reputation of paying members and from what I have read is a good site to be a part of. This is not what I want to talk about.

First off I was naïve and joined quite a few PTR’s in the past; low $5 payouts, high $35 payouts, sign up bonuses and payouts weekly I thought wow I could join this many and make this much a week all by reading my emails. Let me tell you it’s not that easy, yes I did make an income, it was enough to cover my internet and it was hard work. You see what these programs don’t tell you and what the people who want you to sign up under them don’t tell you is that the only way to make money doing these is to have referrals. Now getting referrals isn’t an easy task. You have to be active anywhere that gives you an opportunity to promote your link, sometimes you join other ptr programs just to promote your links and it goes on and on. It is hard work until you build a nice downline.

I would spend 12 hours on the computer a day just reading emails, then time and time again I was fighting spyware and viruses I would pick up from these programs. To me it wasn’t worth the hassle.

My advice to you if you join any paid to read email programs know what you are getting into. There are many legit programs who will pay you just realize the work that has to be put into getting paid.

 

1. Hondamatic posted on Jul 19, 2007
ONE WORD TO YOU " YOU ARE A NASTY WITCH". THIS WAS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS AND DO NOT EVER EMAIL ME AGAIN. EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT ME IS TOTALLY NOT TRUE. WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT MY SITE, THEY CAN READ THAT THEY HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO JOIN. I ALSO TELL THEM THAT IN ORDER TO MAKE SOME DECENT MONEY, YOU NEED TO GET PEOPLE TO JOIN. I HAVE BEEN DOING THE WORK-AT-HOME JOB FOR 3 WEEKS AND HAVE GOTTEN OVER 65 PEOPLE TO JOIN. IT CERTAINLY DID NOT TAKE ME 12 HOURS A DAY TO DO THIS EITHER. I HAVE GOTTEN PAID AND AM ALREADY MAKING SOME GOOD MONEY. I DO NOT LIE TO PEOPLE. I TELL THEM AS IT IS. JUST WHO ARE YOU TO PUT THIS DOWN. IF YOU SPENT 12 HOURS A DAY, YOU MUST BE PRETTY DUMB!!!! IT TAKES ME MAYBE AN HOUR A DAY(IF THAT). GET REAL LADY. ITS PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU THAT LIKE TO STIR UP THE CRAP. THANK YOU FOR THAT.
2. Hondamatic posted on Jul 19, 2007
YOU ARE A FRIGGIN JOKE AND ARE RIGHT OUT TO LUNCH LADY. EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID IS A BUNCH OF CRAP!!!! IF ANYONE SAT AROUND AND DID NOTHING AT THEIR JOB, ARE THEY GOING TO GET PAID???? OF COURSE NOT. YOU DO HAVE TO DO A BIT OF WORK. AND I NEVER SAID THAT YOU DID NOT. BUT TO WORK 12 HOURS A DAY???? YOU ARE NUTS. YOU MUST BE SLOW OR CAN'T WORK(OR RETARDED). AS FOR READING THE EMAILS FOR 12 HOURS A DAY- GET A GRIP. I SPEND 5 MINUTES A DAY READING THESE EMAILS. OH BUT REMEMBER FOLKS, SHE HAD MORE THAN ONE BUSINESS GOING AT ONCE. I AM ONLY ASKING YOU TO JOIN THIS HERE, AND IT ONLY TAKES ME 5 MINUTES A DAY. BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE MENTIONED. I AM ENJOYING THIS TREMENDOUSLY. SO FOR ALL YOU STAY-AT-HOME MOMS, RETIRED FOLKS, STUDENTS AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT NEEDS A FEW EXTRA $, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CLICK ON MY LINK AND START MAKING SOME EXTRA $. UNLIKE lady christie WHOSE JOB EXPERIENCE NETTED HER $0, AS SHE HAD TO WORK 12 HOURS A DAY FOR A FEW PENNIES HERE AND THERE, TO PAY JUST HER INTERNET. AH TOO BAD FOR YOU. I CAN PROMISE TO YOU ALL THAT THIS HERE WHAT lady christie HAS SAID IS NOT TRUE AT ALL. HERE IS MY LINK. YOU ALL WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
Let’s get one thing straight. No, this isn’t a $500 a week deal, its not some get rich quick scheme. It’s probably more like $50 a week. Read emails that are sent to you (don’t actually need to read them, just look at them for 30 seconds) and get paid. Receive up to 10 emails a day. Get a $10 sign up bonus! There is absolutely NO start up fees. 100% free. Not going to make you insanely rich, but its a little extra pocket cash. 18+ Must have internet. No sending emails, no calling, just clicking a link in your email. Remember you can increase your earnings greatly by getting people to join up. The more people to join up, the more money you will make!! Start now!
For more info, please click on my link. Thanks!      

(I deleted the link-SL - you can find Hondamatics pages through the Browse feature. Hondmatic has told how this kind of 'job' goes , but I object to her slandering my friend , Lady Christie. Christie is more than able to handle this herself ,as she is a grown woman, but I was just trying to be a friend. -soulight)


 
 3. Lady Christie posted on Jul 19, 2007

For one thing it is my business to make sure people here are well informed, I am here to help people and therefore I will inform people of things they may or may not understand.

Well if everything I said is untrue then I guess me saying your program pays is untrue and that it is a good site to be a member of is untrue.

Not once did I put you down so don't put me down. I only want people here to understand what they may not understand. If they are better informed then they can make wise decisions.

And one last thing you may not lie to people but you mislead them to me there is no difference.


 4. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007
I just want to say that I agree with Lady Christie in this "conversation".

In no way did she put Hondamatic down , or even mention their name , for that matter.

There are many people who are misinformed about pyramid schemes and other ways of making money on the net, and Lady Christie was trying to help these people by telling them her experience.

The way you responded , Hondamatic , was very defensive . I am not sure what the PM was all about , but if you want people to go for the hit4pay idea , the way you lashed out to Lady Christie on this site isn't going to edure people to you so that they sign up.

This is , of course , my own opinion.
Everyone is an adult here ,and more than able to make their own opinion.


soulight 

 

192. Hondamatic posted on July 19 ,2007

I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT lady christie ELMAILED ME NUMEROUS TIMES. THEN SHE GOES ON ABOUT HOW SHE SPENDS 12 HOURS READING EMAILS(NOT TRUE-I SPEND 5 MINUTES OR SO). SHE ALSO SAID THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT INFORMED. I TOTALLY INFORM EVERYONE WHO IS WANTING TO JOIN. IT STATES IT IN THE LETTER. lady christie TALKED TO ME ABOUT SOME THINGS AND THEN SHE GOES AND WRITES ALL THIS CRAP. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS(ALSO TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY), AND LIKE I SAID, I TELL EVERYONE UP FRONT THAT IT MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO MAKE SOME GOOD MONEY. lady christie EMAILED ME AND TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD TELL PEOPLE THAT THEY WON'T INSTANTLY MAKE MONEY. I AGREED AND THEN SHE WROTE THIS. WHY??? IN HER LETTER, SHE GOES ON ABOUT HOW SHE TRIED NUMEROUS WORK AT HOME JOBS AND DID NOT MAKE MUCH, JUST ENOUGH TO PAY HER INTERNET. SOMETIMES, ITS BETTER TO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. I AM NOT HURTING ANYONE AND PEOPLE ARE TOTALLY INFORMED ABOUT THIS PART-TIME JOB.  

 


 193. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007
Now your yelling at me Hondamatic ? My note wasn't offensive to you.


I was just supporting a friend who I know to be generous and who tries to help others without expecting anything in return.

I don't know you , but I got the reply from you that I expected .


soulight

 

further discussion Enough said :

 

194. Hondamatic posted on Jul 19, 2007
Whatever. I was not yealling at you at all. I was just stating that she emailed me numerous times and we talked about some things and then she writes a bunch of garbage about what I am doing. Thats all. Sorry, but I was not yelling at you at all.   

 


 195. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007
Thank you for the apology .

I do hope that all goes well for you , no matter what you do.

We all have a right to have an opinion. This makes it good ,and sometimes not so good to have free speech in America !

soulight  

 

 

5. Lady Christie posted on Jul 19, 2007... modified on Jul 19, 2007
I want to clarify for everyone I did not email Hondamatic numerous times (Isent him one message and then replied to his message) also just so everyone knows I was not rude to this person. If this person wouldn't have deleted my messages everyone would see that I had only mentioned the only way to make money with programs such as the one this person was promoting was to build a downline. At this time it was not mentioned in their ad that you needed a downline to make $50 a week. Nothing is clearly stated on the frontpage of the website this person is promoting you have to go to another page which explains about referral bonuses.

Like I said before I am not putting down the program, it is a very nice program and I have only heard good things about this program. I just don't think it should be advertised in a misleading way.


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Hondamatic....
By W H O ~ K N E W
 
 
    
Posted on Jul 19, 2007 (modified on Jul 19, 2007)
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Hondamatic,

 Excuse me, but I just saw your reply to Lady Christie.

 First of all, let me say this: I, too, have done "hits for pay" and the majority of MY time was spent reading emails and since I did not troll boards scrounging up members, I never received a dime.

My initial reaction to your post was disgust, but I felt it was harmless compared to most solicitations we receive here. BUT NOW, you have not only insulted, but were incredibly rude to someone who has spent more time helping people than you could ever imagine and you deny it to soulight.

Your post is nothing more than a solicitation to increase your downline so YOU can receive more money. The more people you get signing up, the more $ YOU make - isn't that right? However, you failed to mention THAT in your post didn't you?

Do everyone here a favor, apologize to LADY CHRISTIE, then take your solicitation elsewhere. No one here needs your kind of "help". 

 1. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007... modified on Jul 19, 2007


AMEN , WHO~KNEW !

An apology is in order .
soulight  

 

 

I do believe that you , Hondamatic , need to apologize . You mislead Aidpagers and me , and you were nasty to Lady Christie. You need to apologize to her.

 

Hondamatic posted an apology to me (soulight) for 'yelling ' at me . It was on my home page. After confronting Hondamatic , it was removed ,so I wrote one more thing that you will find below :

 

.197. soulight posted on Jul 20, 2007


Hondamatic ,
It is interesting that you deleted the apology , but I still hope the best for you.

We all need a heads up sometimes to reveal that we are going in a wrong path in life.

You need to re-think your path and how you portray youself to other people. If you continue to speak things that aren't true , you will continue to have a miserable life.

soulight 


If you read this ,and wonder about different jobs or money making projects on the net , try this page for information . I AM NOT saying that Hondamatics' venture is a scam . You can make money by doing it . It may be a pyramid scheme though , since you make money by referral , not by the 'clicks' .   -soulight

FRAUDS AND SCAMS ON THE NET

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Comment: Find out what benefits you...

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Find out what benefits you qualify for This is a great page for finding what government benefits that you qualify for . 

 This is different than the calculator for your individual state. It covers more benefits that are state and federal . I found 30 different programs , including some grants that I didn't know about. 

 Go to the page below and click on the part to take the questionnare or the more specific sections listed underneath.

 

GOVERNMENT BENEFITS CALCULATOR

 

 

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Comment: Sweet Soulight Thank you for...

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Sweet Soulight Thank you for all the work you put into creating such a wonderful pages and great resources for single moms. Please pray for me and my children that God would send in people to help us financially. Thank you and God Bless Krissicas
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Comment: HI Soulight. I took the scripture...

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HI Soulight. I took the scripture straight out of the Blue letter bible NKJV because that is what I read and it is the most accurate next to the KJV. Sorry if I offended you. Yes I have been on payment plans and I am out of options. I have tried desperately to be a good stewart of the money my husband left me when he went away. He was able to save up some money for me but you know it only lasts so long. I think it lasted way longer than it should of thanks to God. I do babysit for money but for the life of me can not get any more kids in here. Lord knows I have advertised. God Bless sweet one Krissicas
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Comment: Just a suggestion for all...

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Just a suggestion for all those who are wondering why no one is helping them out : If more of us on Aidpage HELPED EACH OTHER with the tons of knowledge and resource i know we could share if we put the effort out , THEN , Aidpage would be much more dynamic , and truly be PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE. AND , there would be many more of us who recieved help in a timely manner. IF YOU KNOW and answer to someones need , or if you want to offer support , monetary or words of advice , or prayers , JUMP IN , and help your fellow Aidmate ! It feels good to help others ,and maybe you will make a new friend ,and by networking with each other , maybe we will find some answers. soulight
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Comment: GREAT RADIO SHOW-THIS GUY REALLY CARES

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This web site is advertised as just for people 25 and under , but I have listened to the radio program myself , and it is great for sorting though the troubles we all have . The host , Dawson McAllister , pulls no punches. They talk about real life ,and there is no cute-sy talk . It is life as it is , real and sometimes ugly . The answers and help they give hits everything right on . Try it out , and tell your teen friends about it !

 

GREAT RADIO SHOW

 

 

 

WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WHO REALLY , TRULY CARE AND DON'T ASK FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.

     
 
   
 
   
 
Dawson McAllister Live is a call-in show designed to meet the needs of teenagers and young adults.  Those 25 and younger call to talk about life's deepest needs and issues, such as broken families, abuse, depression, addictions, etc.

 

Dawson also provides an off-air HopeLine where teens and young adults can find answers to their problems in a one-on-one setting with a trained Phone Coach.(free)

 

Life can be tough, and it helps when you can talk to someone who truly cares.  Dawson McAllister Live is a place on the radio where teenagers and young adults can tell their story, receive support and encouragement, and be assured they are not alone.  It's fast paced, compelling radio that draws listeners in as they share their hopes, fears and problems.

 

Dawson McAllister has been recognized internationally as a gifted youth communicator.  During his career, he has spoken to millions of teenagers and young adults through radio, television, and student conferences.  His books and youth manuals have sold over 1 million copies.

 

Dawson is a graduate of Bethel College in St. Paul, MN and completed his studies at Talbot Theological Seminary.  He holds an honorary doctorate degree from Biola University, and is recognized as one of today's foremost experts on youth issues

 

 

 

 

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My other Aidpages are listed here :

AIDPAGES FOR FREE HELP OF ALL KINDS BY SOULIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment: Just a heads up for everybody...

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Just a heads up for everybody that is low income and doing some sort of work. Don't forget the Earned Income Tax Credit this year when you file your income tax! ! !
You may recieve a good chunk of money if your qualify  ! ! !

 

It’s easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC
 
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.

To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they did not earn enough money to be obligated to file a tax return.
 
 

 

***EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment: Donated Dental Services (DDS)...

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Donated Dental Services (DDS) The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program is a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to individuals with special needs. Because of the extraordinary compassion of over 2,600 dental laboratories and 12,000 dentists across the country, DDS tends to the essential and comprehensive dental care needs of our nation’s most vulnerable people; disabled, elderly or medically-compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary treatment nor get public aid. DDS patients have slipped through the cracks of Medicaid and Medicare programs with nowhere else to turn.
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sl or soulight , (my page for single moms)

 

SOULIGHT'S         AIDPAGES      FOR     

SINGLE MOM'S        FROM     ALL     WALK'S    OF     LIFE    IS  NOW   : 

 

soulight's  Aidpages for  

   PEOPLE      FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE !

( But single moms are still top in my heart) 

ON THESE  PAGES   ,    YOU WILL FIND     

 LOW - COST AND FREE HELP AND ASSISTANCE FOR :

 

  •   TRANSPORTATION        HOUSING         FOOD         MEDICINE          
  • LEGAL HELP                                 
  • SHELTERS        
  • CHRISTMAS              
  • SAVING MONEY           
  •   FREE STUFF                                     
  • HELP FOR PETS            
  • FREE HELP IN MICHIGAN                                                                               
  • HELP WITH CLOTHING               
  • HELP FIGHTING FOR SSI AND SSA       
  • JUST FUN STUFF                                              
  •  FREE MEDICAL SUPPLIES                                                                             
  •  FREE MEDICINE                                                       
  •  FREE STUFF FOR HOMESCHOOLERS                  
  • HOW TO LIVE ON PRACTICALLY NOTHING                         
  • FREE CHRISTIAN STUFF                        
  •    HELP WITH HEATING AND COOLING    
  •  ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS                                            
  •  MEDICAL RESEARCH AND RESOURCES                      
  • HOW TO HELP A DISABLED CHILD      
  •  GRANDPARENTS PARENTING   GRANDCHILDREN 
  • HOW TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK 

AND MORE . . .    

 

Here is where you will find a descriptive list of all the pages (eventually I hope !):

My Google pages are a mess now that they have migrated . So , I will start listing help pages here. 

 

To start , the pages that I use for research to help others 

 

http://www.truelocal.com/ 

- type in "community services" and your city and state , for finding help in your area .

 

http://www.charitywire.com/faith-based.html

-Charity Wire : links to faith based community services in the US.

 

http://www.counselcareconnection.org/

-These people counsel others over the phone for a fee . However , if you look under thier blue topic links , there are tons of pages of advice that you can use for free. It has helped me in many personal areas. I hope you find something that you can use.

 

 http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/links.html

-This site has a base in Washington , but the references are AMAZING ! They cover almost any challenge / reference/ idea/ ... just soo much . If you are looking for any kind of help , it is worth checking this site out.

 

http://www.liveunited.org/myuw/index.cfm?

- United Way is kind of a clearinghouse that directs you to local help sources . A great organization. Here is a link to finding your local United Way in the States and Internationally.

 

 http://www.archive.org/index.php

This is best described using the blurb from the site :

'The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.'

In other words literally millions of resources for searching for help . Plus ,a lot of fun stuff too !

 

http://www.taxexemptworld.com/

To find information for your area : Look under SEARCH click on cities . Enter your state and your city . Scroll down on the page that you are taken to next.

 

http://www.50states.com/

-Do some digging and you will find help in your state. Also great for homeschoolers doing research on the States.

 

http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Organizations/Nonprofit_Resources/

Over 1,000 links to non-profit resources.

 

http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/index.php?option=com_spreadsheets&view=search&spreadsheet=cap&Itemid=188

"Over 1,000 Community Action Partnerships across the US to fight poverty " This is a state by state then a country search enginge . What is a Community Action Partnership ?

"The National Community Action Foundation is a leading advocate for Community Action Agencies nationwide, working with lawmakers at the federal, state and local levels toward the goal of creating sustainable pathways out of poverty by empowering low income Americans with the skills they need to achieve permanent self sufficiency"

 

Here is a listing of help page links that you can use right here on Aidpage :

  http://helpful-aidpages-by-soulight.app-sl-1.aidpage.com/helpful-aidpages-by-soulight/

 

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What is my premise for helping others ?

"Love your neighbor as yourself." — Moses (ca. 1525-1405 BCE) in the Torah, Leviticus 19:18

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." — Jesus (ca. 5 BCE—33 CE) in the Gospels, Luke 6:31; Luke 10:27 (affirming of Moses)— Matthew 7:12

 

 

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*If there is anybody who would like me to pray for them , please put your request on my site.  I am not a saint , and I am not perfect , and I don't have any money , but at least I can offer some prayers. they are free !

Just send me a private message.       

 If you want to include me in your prayers , that would be cool too !     ; 0

 

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So , here is my story so far :

 

soulight-my story so far

soulight
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Posted by soulight

on Oct 26, 2006

 

THIS IS MY STORY SO FAR :

 

My story actually goes farther back than the story listed below.Back to when  I left an abusive husband .

Then I  had to move from a big city that we lived in for 13 years because it is too expensive for a single mom with health problems.  We moved in with family in a small midwest town ,who, unfortunatley, were set in their ways and didn't want to bend for the younger people ,and kicked us out.(It was actually from religious differences. I am a Christian , they aren't) 

I finally found a job that included " health insurance" (that was a joke), and that had hours where i could goto work after school started  for my daughter,and be back home before school was over so that I could be there for my daughter ,and then  this happened :

 

 

2 years ago i fell at work. i worked for a major discount chain store , that sells at "roll-back" prices. i wont mention the name , but you probably know who i mean.

the first thing that happened after i fell , my manager said "you have the same injury on your hand that my mom had when she used to spank me"(weird i know) and "its the weekend when we have our best business" , and "your not really hurt that much" he refused to go along with my request to go to the hospital.  a week later , i asked another manager  to take me to a doctor . he did , i had a sprained neck, a sprained arm, a badly bruised hip and a problem with my balance and hearing.and i have been going to doctors , physical therapists ,occupational therapists ,and pain doctors ever since then. the company has put myself and my daughter and all my friends and family through living hell. the managers who messed up by not taking me to the doctor immeadiately were"transfered to a different store"

so... after over 2 years of fighting this company andtheir insurance i ended up with no workers comp., no disability and no job. i am permantly disabled , and fighting for social security . my lawyer ,( who has ms herself and is an amazing person and example for me), is a God send , and is fighting for me. , as are all my doctors and therapists.

But , in the meantime , i have 15 different medsthat cost over 1,500 dollars a month. i am currently being helped with those by our community health . but i was turned down for medicaid ,who was paying for the meds , and my lawyer is not sure when my appeal will come through , if it does ,andthe community health may run out. i am praying it doesnt. i am very thankful thati have it.

i have no money. no income at all. my family and church are helping at the moment , and i have applied to everything that i can think of , or have been refered to. i have(not all are as a result of the accident) : insulin dependent diabetes,fibromyalgia , arthritis of the spine, high blood pressure , asthma , sleep apnea , circadian rythm disorder ,a vestibular balance problem , a gait(walking ) problem, myofacial pain disease ,allergies to all sorts of stuff , IBS ,adrenal problems , female problems , chronic pain for which my doctor put me on morphine , and depression (i wonder why?)

my daughter(who also has diabetes)  is a wonderful help. she is smart enough to have gotten into college with scholarships and grants. she has had to stay home and go to the community college to help care for me. my muscles dont work well, and i cant lift anything over 1/2 pound without dropping it. my daughter is trying to get a job to help and has applied to over 37 places so far. she hasnt had any luck. she doesnt have any work experience because all she has done in her spare time is help me. my parents have been helping , but my father is in a wheelchair ,and my mom just had complete hip replacement , so they have thier own problems.they also said they canthelp much longer. my social worker said that i cant be helped until i am facing eviction , and then i will have to pay them back. FROM WHAT MONEY?

my lawyer said it will probably be 2 years before my sociail sec. appeal comes up.

in the meantime , i dont know how my daughter and i will live. so far , i have been blessed by family and friends, but i am so ashamed that i can do nothing to help the situation myself . i dont want pity , i just want a way to make it so that i am not such a burden on others.

(I HAVE BEEN READING SO MANY STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE ON THIS SITE ABOUT HOW THEY NEED HELP AND NO ONE IS HELPING. I DON'T FEEL LIKE I AM A BURDEN ANYMORE , JUST VERY THANKFUL. DONT LET ANYONE MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY FOR NEEDING HELP. )10-5-06

YOU ARE WORTH IT.  WE NEED MORE OF THE "UN-POOR" TO STOP BEING SO SELF-RIGHTEOUS AND WALK IN THE OTHER PERSONS' SHOES.-10-5-06

anyprayer or suggestions are gladly welcome please , if you have a story that is similar i would love to hear from you on how it turned out and if you have ANY SOURCES I CAN GO TO FOR HELP.(after all Aidpages are for People helping People !)

 

thank you

soulight

 

 

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 soulight-1/26/2007

 With all the recent greediness on Aidpages( This was after my first Christmas on Aidpages when people were GREEDY and just wanted more and more just given to them. It made many of us sick of hearing all the greedy requests - sl 04/03/08 ) , I have wondered if all my time put into trying to help fellow Aidmates has been worth it. I have been thinking about this a lot. I decided that if just one person is helped because of something that I put on Aidpages , it is worth it. All the people who are scamming and just out for a free ride of money will suffer in their own ways ,and I don't need to address their problems , but I am on here for those who are willing to go partway with me in solving their own problems . We all need support and encouragement. That is what I want to do - support and encourage people to grow towards the person God made them to be.  So , I carry on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/07/07

Just another update. My medicaid was just turned down again. I need therapy for my balance , my hip and shoulder , and occupational therapy. My doctor has re-written my functional capacity exam because I am getting worse. My rehab evaluation counselor doesn't think I have enough strength for a full time job , nor is my pain level low enough.

I have spent much time on these aidpages , but not full time. I rest alot in between . My illnesses are sometimes O.K. and sometimes I go into a major flare and everything falls apart. Right now ,I am typing with a major cramp in my left arm down to my hand , and I end up typing with one hand. I am getting weary of the fight , but not for long , God will see me through.

These pages have given me something to do that I have always wanted to do , and I don't even need a car , or money , or much energy to do them. Now why can't a real job be like that ? Of course , I couldn't just stop typing and take a nap whenever I wanted to with a 'real job.'   ; )Never give up.

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04/12/07

I thought i might add another update, since it has been a while. My pain levels have increased greatly and i am not sure why . I have to wait to find out though , because i am having a hard time with insurance again.I have to re-apply for some of my assistance through the state , as my lawyer had  some major problems(death in family) , and we missed a deadline. I like this lawyer a lot , but this is another set back. i got a special voice activated computer program from my daughter ,and it is much easier than typing , as on my bad days , my arms and hands cramp up. Having all these things happen to me is a blessing. NO I AM NOT CRAZY ! ! ! it is just that i have always wanted to help other people ,and the more that i go through , the more i understand what others are going through , and i am greatful for that empathy.   Still , i really , really wish more people came to Aidpages to help others rather than to always want help , as i get weary of the "givemes". Is our country truly full of so many greedy , needy people ? I don't mean needy for money , but needy for a good spiritual , moral base.Anyway, i went to a rehab program ,and though i was not accepted because of my pain and physical problems , they said it will be hard to get social security because i am too intellegent. GO FIGURE , IF I HAD KNOWN THIS I COULD HAVE CHEATED ON MY TESTS BY MISSING ANSWERS  : ^ (-ADDENDUM , I WOULD HAVE NOT CHEATED ON THE TESTS . THIS IS A JOKE !

Anyway , i plug on and I DO NOT GIVE UP . We all need to keep up the good fight ,and run the race. In the end we will recieve the prize.

soulight

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 18 , 2007

Today I just need to vent a little. I do love helping people, but it would help if they help themselves a little. I spend hours finding information , and then people come on a page and ask for assistance with something that is already addressed on one of my Aidpages. It seems people don't even want to read the page for help ,they just want me to do ALL the work for them. I hope these people start helping themselves ,or they will be caught in the 'please help poor me' trap for the rest of their lives ,and it seems that this is a miserable way to live. I don't want to live that way.Maybe some people do.If that is the case , what a sad existance.

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5/11/07

As of today , i will start helping people only through prayers and my Aidpages , at least for a while. It is so tiring to help so many who have an emergency or crisis. My own health challenges and life challenges need some attention , so i pray that people search for help for themselves , starting with my Aidpages as a jumping off place. I care about people and what happens to them , but i need to care about me and my daughter too.I still struggle with all the things listed below. I am blessed by help from family and church , but it still is quite a struggle and very energy zapping . My own health problems already include low energy challenges , so i am pulling back on some of my commitments in my life right now to save what energy i do have for the most important things.

I will still add things as i find them for assistance ,and i will still monitor my pages everyday , but i will not be helping people on an individual level . I hope people understand this. It would be so cool if some others stepped up and STARTED HELPING OTHERS AND REALLY MAKE AIDPAGE PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE ! ! !   : )

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5/25/07

So , I am feeling much better . My asthma was part of what was causing the fatigue. And , I will be having a sleep study , as I probably have apnea and stage 4 sleep problems related to the fibro. What fun. Still , my problems might be lessened if I slept better.

I hope to interact more with people on Aidpage , and I still hope and pray that there continue to be more people who HELP EACH OTHER OUT !!!  :<)

My review with my social worker is coming up in a couple weeks. Anybody who reads this and is a pray-er , lift me up ! Please !

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6/07

Am now waiting for results from the sleep study.

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