Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reminder: Please double check your email address before responding

I'm posting this as a reminder for everyone who decides to email me to please, please, please include a valid reply email address with your message.

A lady from Georgia emailed me about 20 minutes ago but didn't include her correct email address and I have no way to reach her now.

This happens more than you might expect and is unfortunate because if I don't have a reply email address I can't follow up with you.

So, my friend from Georgia, if you by chance read this blog post tonight please try messaging me again. This time double check your email address so that I can write back.


Christmas is coming and free money will come in handy for this family

Well here in the United States we've just wrapped up the Thanksgiving holiday and we're less than a month away from Christmas. I thought today would be an appropriate day to pick someone and help them with their Christmas/Hanukkah/holiday shopping list.

Mike and Katie from Georgia have asked and will receive a little extra help to buy some toys and clothes for the kids this season.

I will send a $100 money order to this fine family, along with my best holiday wishes and hopes for a wonderful new year.

Merry Christmas to you Katie and Mike and kids, and likewise to all of the kind and thoughtful visitors to this site!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

$50 to a lucky person in Texas

Thanks again for everyone who is writing. I'm trying to keep up with my responses to you.

Today I have selected Eric from a community near Dallas, Texas to be the recipient of $50. He expressed a need to pay some bills and hopefully this will be helpful to Eric and his family.

If I haven't replied to your email yet and if you still have questions, please feel free to post them as comments to the blog. Sometimes it's easier for me to respond directly to questions in the blog. It may also be helpful to answer other visitors' questions in the future.

Thanks everyone. Have a wonderful day today and always.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I've returned and have sent $300 to Michelle in Vermont

Thanks again to everyone who has emailed me over the last month. I've been busy with all sorts of things and have neglected answering as many messages as I'd normally like to. And I certainly apologize for not mailing out money or updating this blog in a while either. Please forgive me folks.

Anyway, fall is upon those of us who live in the northern half of the United States and pretty much all of Canada. I've been carving jack o' lanterns and eating Halloween candy (too much candy actually!).

In a celebration of the season, I've agreed to send $300 to Michelle in Vermont. She says she needs some money to buy birthday presents for her child and if there's some left over, perhaps some groceries and a Halloween costume too. Money is tight and every little bit helps.

I understand that there may be others with what are more urgent needs or pressing issues. But I wanted to help Michelle today because it felt like a good thing to do. I know that birthdays are important days for kids, and hopefully this makes for a good one.

Please keep those emails coming and I'll do my best to read them and respond if I can. Your comments are always welcome on this blog too. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

$50 gift for Brett in Lansing

I received an email recently from Brett in Lansing, Michigan. He requested $500 to make his next two car payments since money is a little tight.

I offered and he accepted a small portion of that money. So I have mailed him $50 to make part of his next car payment, get an oil change or fill up the gas tank.

I know it's not everything you needed, Brett, but I hope it is helpful.

Brett's request got me to thinking about automobiles this morning. The U.S. government's CARS program (also called Cash For Clunkers) ended yesterday. I'm curious if any of you folks took advantage of the program? If so, did you have a good experience and did you get the car you wanted/needed?

I personally didn't take advantage of the program. I wasn't in the market for a new car and my potential trade-ins weren't eligible anyway (one gets 32 MPG already and I haven't owned the other, a very old and rusty used truck, long enough to qualify).

Feel free to post to the comments section of this blog if you have any thoughts on the goverment's rebate program.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I have returned

I have returned after a long absence. I'm pleased to share with you that I just sent Tanya from Oklahoma $100.00 to cover college-related expenses that she needs to pay for this fall.

Education is obviously important and I hope Tanya's pursuit of a degree leads to big things in her life.

I also encourage all of you to consider trying to help others like I'm trying to do on this site. I'm not particularly rich and I'm sure most people reading this blog are not either. But if we can all do just a little bit to help out friends, neighbors and even strangers, maybe this world can be a better place.

Good luck and talk to you all again soon.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

$100 to Amy in Idaho Falls

I'd like to thank you for your thoughtful email, Amy.

Amy from Idaho Falls wrote a nice letter last week politely asking for some funds to pay for some supplies for her garden.

As I am also an avid gardener and big fan of growing your own food and learning to be more self-sufficient, I am sending Amy $100 to spend in any way she likes.

I am not able to give money to every person who writes to me. But I do appreciate all of your kind thoughts and requests. Even if I don't reply right away, I hope you find the site interesting and know that I will do my best to read every email as soon as possible.

Friday, March 13, 2009

$50 to a nice lady from Oregon

Shanice from Oregon wrote me recently asking for some money to help pay the bills. Money is understandably tight for her right now. To help out, I've sent her a $50 money order. I hope it helps.

Again, I apologize to folks who frequently read this blog. I haven't had much time to post in recent weeks even though I'd like to.

Keep writing. I am reading your requests and responding with money to those who ask when I can do so.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Finally have time to post here again

Well it's been a long time since I've made an announcement about what I've given away recently. I apologize for that delay. I also apologize if I haven't gotten around to responding to your emails. There have been a lot of them and I've fallen a little behind.

Nonetheless, I always enjoy communicating with you and updating the blog too.

Today's free money recipient is Sheila from the Kansas City area. I'm sending a $40.00 money order to help her pay some personal expenses. It represents only a small amount of what she needs. But I know that every little bit can help sometimes when you need it.

I'm going to try to step up my giving just a bit in the coming weeks and maybe the coming months. Since many people are out of work and in need of a little something to make ends meet I'll try to do my part to help.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm still here

To answer some of the questions I've received lately, no, I haven't stopped giving away free money. I just haven't had a lot of time to post to the blog since the Fall.

Your emails are still very much welcome and I enjoy communicating with so many of you.

I'll do my best to begin updating the blog again. In the meantime, keep the requests coming. I may not answer you directly but be assured that I am considering them.