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ibotter   in reply to ibotter   on

I am in search of programs that are available for my good friend who is

I forgot to mention that there was one lady staying there that had a car so they will allow one to be parked on the premises. No one else had one including ourselves since we lost everything, job , house and car due to the economic times.
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ibotter   in reply to pink soda   on

I am in search of programs that are available for my good friend who is

The Salvation Army in some areas have women and family programs with beds available. My daughter and I stayed for 10 weeks. It is very strict, but provides a roof and food.
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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

What's on your heart and mind today?

hello everyone... my daughter and I are still alive and shall be praying for everyone. Avoid the streets if at all possible is the only advice I caN give. Take care!

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

What's on your heart and mind today?

For those who are about to be homeless try calling your local/county's Human Resources to see if you qualify for assistance. My daughter and I did not and once you are out there, well... We cannot stay here but for a couple of more days that is why once again I am begging for votes at the Freecharitycars.org site under ibotter to try to get a car to live in.  No one will help you for free so if you have food stamps offer them to a friend for temporary shelter.  We have now used all of ours up, so I shall pray for you sinced no one government, friends or anyone is likely to help.

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

What's on your heart and mind today?

 in response to Starshine...   I fear it is just the beginning and if the people that can step forward to help such as Congress and all fail to respond there will be lots more people that only have fear and terrors left to their names like my daughter and myself.  Sleep well, all... it will be a while before I can check back in. 
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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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Oops just read some back posts.  Beleive me when I say there is no help for us here in this area.  We either need to be adopted or have a major miracle.  My brother has now disowned us because he says we are such troublemakers and his health can't stand it.  My daughter has just come off of a suicide watch and they could offer no help or suggestions at the center where they kept her.  So you guys are just going to have to take my word for it and pray that others do not end up like us. 

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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 in response to Starshine...   

I guess I am under ibotter.  I am so stressed I can't even think!  Let me know how to vote for you dear Starshine for I fear nothing will help us at this point especially after talking to our local Human Services.

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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I hate to beg or solicit but my daughter and I really have no place to live much longer and are in need of a car or repairs.  Please vote for us at freecharitycars.org provided by dear Schimdty or if you are really in need, apply too.  We are about at the end of the rope, friends, and would sure appreciate it.  Thank you!

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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hello everyone... things did not go as planned and we are stuck in fort myers at my daughter;s boyfriends house.  We need your prayers as there is sill no shelter space available in this area.  Hope everyone is safe

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

What's on your heart and mind today?

 in response to Starshine...   There truly are angels and it has made the difference for my poor daughter.  Glory,
Glory! 
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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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Hello everyone!  I have received som unexpected help out of Chicago and a storage area has been placed in my name by a kind and generous soul.  I promise I will pay this forwardas soon  as I possibly can!

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ibotter   in reply to crazyquilt   on

Florida - The Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program (EFAHP)

I was hoping to apply for this but my daughter is now 18 so I gusee I will not bother to call in the morning as planned.  We are stretched for time and I should not be here but searching for last minute tips and noticed reply in mail.  Through the tears I thank you all. 

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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Good morning, all!  Will not be posting for awhile to say the least and wish everyone blessing and good luck.  Will return and maybe can help others with our experience.  I do suggest that those with modest needs to go to your local American Legion where I chaired many a charitable program over the past 14 years.  That was one of the ways my daughter and I gave back to society.  Since I am middle aged and  never expect to totally recover from losing everything words and time might be the only things I can ever offer again.  Thank you!

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ibotter   in reply to ibotter   on

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We just found out our verbal agreement is not binding anf the sheriff will be here on Tuesday morning to throw us out.  Of course this means we are losing everything. Please pray for us!!!

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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Shout out to Starshine and everyone!  Been busy as a beaver (which ranks right behind otter in my book) and can only check the site sporadically.  Best wishes to all.

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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 in response to Starshine...   

Out of all the politicians and at least 20 media sites I have contacted over the past few weeks the only ones I have heard back from were President Obama, Governor Charlie Crist and Senator Kirsten Gillenbrand's offices all with form letters.  I plan to contact the local media again to try to get them to cover the Sheriff's office hauling our possessions to the curb although I doubt we will even get that to happen.  And I am afraid we are in just the tip of the iceberg...

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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 in response to Starshine...   

Yep, I have been contacting the media with my story and Michael Moore, too, he was one of the first I thought of to contact weeks ago.  As for Roger Moore I would sure like to have his lovely voice as a narrator or pehaps for the audio version of the book, lol.  (Maybe you were thinking about the feature "Roger and Me"?) When my mother was alive she couldn't help but call a neighbor she had Tim because he looked almost exactly like Tiny Tim even though his name was Tom so I imagine it was just one of those brain processes, lol.

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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

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Shout out to Starshine and others!  Have been gathering some tips on living in a car, the problem seems to be finding some place to park without getting in trouble since I will not have money for gas to keep moving.  Did find a shelter that is more than a one night stay but they want twelve dollars a day and are not even in our county, about 40 miles from here.  On the bright side, since I am afraid we might just be in the tip of the iceberg, especially when everyone realizes unemployment benefits we not actually extended, just the dates to apply, maybe I can write a book about survival entitled "Deck Swabbers and the Peasants."

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ibotter   in reply to soulight   on

THE CONTINUING MESS OF SOCIAL SECURITY

 in response to Watching&PayingAttention...   Pshew!  I am currently stuck in Florida and can back you up on what you said about this state.  Half the houses on our street are empty, no lie.  And anyone who might be receiving unemployment here better be prepared to fight for their EB once they are through with their Tiers.  The legislature is refusing to extend the trigger dates for this.  Heads up anyone who is not a 99er or an exhaustee!
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ibotter   in reply to SysBot   on

What's on your heart and mind today?

How did you find a shelter that allowed more than a maximum one night stay and I need some tips on what to put in your car for sleeping there, too, if possible.  And what about mail?  Just need one's tips who has actually been through it like we are going to be.  It sure would be nice to have a bit of a map to go through this unchartered territory my daughter and I find ourselves in.  Thank you.

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