Salvation Army Notes From Da Godmuddah- Sefatia
As we approach the end of the year 2011 and we are thank full for what we have, there are some who are struggling, let me explain. I have been a volunteer for the Salvation Army Gloucester Unit now for almost 15 years, since I started at AGH 02/10/1997. Thur S/Army we have helped so many with different things, food, utilities, prescriptions, this year I have notice how the working class has no help, especially those who become sick but plan on returning to their jobs, so I took it a pond myself to approach the S/Army and ask if I can help Cancer Patients, if a person is doing chemotherapy or radiation etc and they are out on medical leave if they are the lucky ones will get short term disability 60% of their pay if partner takes a medical leave its no pay, their house hold expenses add up , there is not Food Stamps, Fuel Assistance, Masshealth or help at all, they are being penalized because they still have a job or because they have savings as small as it may be and they are living off of their savings. So what can the S/Army do they approved for me to help these families, give them up to $300 food vouchers, help with utilities. Also we are going to help over 17 families up to again $300 per family for the Holidays, Great News, what I am asking is so far this has almost taken all of our Gloucester Unit budget $15,000 so far, so I am asking my friends if they want to donate and keep it local, yes all of your donation will remain here in Gloucester as long as you put in the memo.. GLOUCESTER UNIT… it all comes back to help our community, I have helped some from others, we made them Gloucester like the mother and baby both with cancer, unfortunately the baby passed away 12/13/11 but knowing we helped in a small way, its a little comfort so please its all tax deductible, if your in the giving spirt and you can then please do, if you want to donate anything else to these families like oil, etc please just let me know we would like to have someone say will match dollar for dollar in oil, or clothing or food, anything is a help, especially when there is no other help once again the WORKING CLASS has to pay but gets nothing back in return. Thank you for you time and forgive my long letter.
God bless Sefatia
REMEMBER GLOUCESTER UNIT ON THE MEMO LINE, GUARANTEE’S IT STAYS LOCAL.