Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Gift For A New Friend in Arizona

I'm continuing to read your letters and respond to some even though I've not done a great job of posting to the blog much this year.

I received an email from a person in Arizona who wished to remain completely anonymous.

This person's truck was in need of expensive repairs so that they could continue to drive to work each day. Unfortunately, even when we work, sometimes a paycheck just doesn't stretch far enough. So I've sent my new friend from Arizona $250 to use toward these critical repairs.

I hope this will get you back on your feet (and wheels), my friend.

If you meet someone in need this week, please do what you can to help. Even a small helping hand can make all of the difference for someone.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

$100 to Teresa and her grandsons from Kentucky

I received an email from a lady named Teresa in Kentucky. She lives with her two grandsons and explained that money is tight right now.

Teresa didn't request a specific amount. So I chose to send her $100 to help with whatever bills need paying.

I've passed through Kentucky many times on various trips. I have memories of visiting the Louisville Slugger factory and the University of Louisville as a child. In fact, I still have some souvenirs from the bat factory!

Good luck to you, Teresa. I hope this little bit helps.

If you are in need, please don't hesitate to contact me. I can't respond to everyone. But I will do what I can to help as many people as I can.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Special Gift For Morgan From Arizona - Money For Education

I recevied a letter this week from a person named Morgan from Arizona. Morgan graduated from high school several years ago but never pursued a college education. The reality of adult life is that without education or training after high school, many career paths and doorways to opportunity remain closed.

The other reality is that education of any kind is pretty expensive these days. Tuition, books and materials and other fees can add up quickly, even for commuter students at community colleges or those attending classes online.

Morgan asked if I could contribute to his/her ambitions to obtain a degree. My answer was yes.

I will send Morgan $500 to use toward education expenses. It's a small part of what will be a very expensive but very worthwhile pursuit.

Morgan - best of luck to you in your field of study!