Like so many of our friends and neighbors, Life in America has them stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard spot. How many people do you know are still out of work, under-employed, or drowning in debt? Sadly to say, too many! A lot of people and families are hurting these days, and we want to encourage you to do something...
We are asking for donations using the PayPal Donation buttion below. Now with your donation of any size, we will match that with our regular Gift Certificates "dollar for dollar"! This is a Win-Win for everyone. We get to help out this local family, you get a Gift Certificate for trees and plants, and we get to offer you trees and plants for your planting projects...
To paraphrase Robert Frost, let us not forget to do Good onto others in need. We are trying to help... we are one little company, trying to help raise money for one family. Perhaps nothing will come from this request, but we thank you right now for reading this. If nothing else, it helps to make everyone aware that there many families in America that are hurting.
We are sponsoring a nice little family, good decent hard-working folks, but struggling... They have small children, a house that can use some fixin', one parent works full time, the other is having trouble getting enough hours in a part-time job. Nice people, not perfect, just regular neighbors. The thing that really grabbed our hearts is that they are drowning in debt. How typical, and how tragic, how we all got sucked into believing the banks were honest and helpful, when in fact they are life-suckers! This family is forced to borrow upon borrowing just to meet real-life expenses, barely enough to put food on the table. Through advice and counselling, they have cut back their expenses as best as possible, and they are living "ok" you might say, actually better than some. Still, for these folks, they are in real trouble, close to losing their home. How many families do you know in this situation? Let the credit cards be damned, but don't lose the house...
That's the tradegy in this great and wonderful country we live in, that if the money stops flowing, we stop living. Look at all of the people that lost their jobs across the country, the upper midwest, the southwest, the southeast, the disasters in the south, so many... How many families were uprooted from Katrina? The effects are still being felt. Consider all of the disasters of the hurricane seasons and tornados, consider all of those families being and torn apart because of the financial delimena we are all in, there is a lot of need out there. It breaks our heart to see what has happened over these past several years, and most are just regular good people trying to get by. We are greatly stressed too these days, but even in our own need, we are trying to reach out and help others. Would you consider reaching out and finding a way to help? Find a neighbor in need, get involved in a local church or service organization as they can point you in many ways to serve. Find a family who has loved ones serving in the armed forces, and help them. There is great need all around, and the Greatness of Our country is that we help.
If you can't find any families or organizations to serve with, let us offer our endeavor. An easy way to help, is to send money. Here is what we will do to help you... For every dollar you donate, we will send you a Gift Certificate of equal value. The gift certificates will be for our trees and plants (we are a nursery after all), but that's what we can do. This is part of our sponsorship, the middleman you might say. It's difficult to give money and not get "something" back in return, especially from some internet ad, so we are offering the something for your generosity. Is that reasonable? If you are moved to want to help, and you feel led to give to our sponsored family, we want to thank you by giving you something back in return... A kind gesture for a kind gesture.
We are trying to do something... in putting this plea on a webpage, we're hoping to encourage others to get involved one way or another. We should all care! If not to help out with this family, look around for another that can use your help. Help do something... One of our little slogans is, "Even one small seedling can grow into something big". The same might be said for even taking a small action to help this family. Even one small prayer or coin will make a huge difference in the life of these people. Whether here, or someone you know, reach out, reach up, make a difference during these troubled times.
One other note... the family we are sponsoring will remain anonymus. It's only right. We want them to have the same privacy as we give our own customers. We should mention, that ALL proceeds will be given to the family. We will cover the PayPal fees, and all of the gift certificate expense we give to you, the donors.
Thank you for reading this...
They could use your help...
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Now let my bed be hard,
No care take I;
I'll make my joy like this
Whose happy hear has power
To make a stone a flower.
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