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Old 11-30-2009, 04:25 PM
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This has got to be the nicest thing I have seen in a long time! We should all take a page out of this ladies book and try to help some one in need this time of year!



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Wrong Number Miracle

Mom was going to miss mortgage payment if she sent daughter money

By ERIC S. PAGE


Virginia Saenz could hear the desperation in the voice of the telephone message. It was 5 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving, and the caller, Lucy Crutchfield, was trying to tell her daughter that she'd send money for groceries -- but she'd have to miss a mortgage payment to do it.
But Crutchfield dialed the wrong number. Instead of getting her daughter, she got Saenz, a real estate agent from the San Diego suburb of Tierrasanta.
"I know right now we are all struggling," Saenz said. "Lisa on the phone, she sounded so desperate for her daughter, it broke my heart."
Saenz did the only thing she could think of -- she called Crutchfield back and said not to worry. Crutchfield would pay the mortgage, and Saenz would handle the groceries.



"She said, 'You have the wrong number ... don't worry any more,' " Crutchfield recalled.
For Crutchfield, it was a holiday miracle. Her house is already in foreclosure. Her mother recently passed away, and Crutchfield is now trying to pay off her house. She had a money order prepared to make a mortgage payment on that house -- but was going to cash it in when her daughter called asking for money.
"I thought I was going to lose that house, too," Crutchfield said.
Saenz told Crutchfield to keep her money and promised to take care of her daughter. The real estate agent then called Crutchfield's daughter.
"I asked her what she would like, what her kids like, and then I felt really bad because she said she only wanted eggs and milk," Saenz said. "When somebody only asks you for eggs and milk, they are in a really bad situation."
So Saenz went grocery shopping on Thanksgiving morning with her 14-year-old son in tow to tell her what kids liked to eat. They bought food for a Thanksgiving dinner and enough groceries to get Crutchfield's daughter through the end of the month -- her next payday.
She said the act of giving made "the day special for me."
"I helped somebody," Saenz said Friday. "I think it's what anybody would have done."
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I'm surprised that 211 members have looked at this but no one had any input or comment. I may be given grief for my post but it is just my POV.

In Baltimore there was a lady that did a good deed Back in 1981.

"Bea Gaddy, a community activist and homeless shelter director, started the tradition in 1981 when she fed 39 needy people."

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/21738432/detail.html

It made the news then and every year since.

This year they fed 40,000 people.
Last year they fed 70,000 people.

I did a search for the homeless census for 2009 in Baltimore and I found the number 3,419. Remember these are the ones Bea wanted to help, people that had nothing.
Below is the link to the info.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/16822521/2...omeless-Census

I am all for helping anyone that NEEDS help but I am totally against people that have or can do for themselves and their families but still have the balls to take advantage of hand outs like this.
Come on 3,419 homeless in this census then 40,000 - 70,000 people turn up for a hand out!
The 2006 census (the latest I could find on a quick search) in all of Baltimore was only 631,366
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24/2404000.html

When I see the reporters footage over the years of some of the "Homeless" that are there in line to get a free meal, a lot are dressed better then me and my family.
MY MIL knows a family that goes there every year and they are not hurting for food or shelter and they brag about it.

Like I said, I help anyone I can at any time but to watch thousands of people take advantage of a program like this makes me ill.

As far as the lady calling the wrong number, she was truly in need and I am glad it all worked out for her. Both parties left feeling better that day.

Oh, one more thing, the Mayor of Baltimore, Shelia Dixon, she was found guilty of embezzlement today.
http://thedailyvoice.com/voice/2009/...n-f-002432.php

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Sorry, I did not mean to turn your positive story into a negative one.
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Looking for some way to help someone? Here are some very worthy causes that could use your help this holiday season. Don't take what you have for granted.

There but for the grace of God go I...

http://www.air1.com/Ministry/Partners/Default.aspx
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Here's another good one. About 4-5 years ago we decided to cancel our Office Christmas dinner party and put the money to better use.

http://www.homesforourtroops.org
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post

Matt,
Sorry, I did not mean to turn your positive story into a negative one.

No problem. Your view is absolutely correct. That is the reason I do not help these "homeless" feeding institutes. If you go outback at these things you can see more food walking out the back than going out the front.

I try to help the same type of family every year.

Hopefully its the right thing.
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That is a great story. it is nice to see those that can help, actually do help.

Many folks have no idea how much a helping hand can mean to people. Especially around the holidays while those with the money enjoy lavish meals and parties while some that can't stand in line at shelters or sometimes don't even get to do that.

Last year for our Holiday party, we were planning a nice dinner out at a fancy restarant in town. For 15 guys, that's a lot of cash. At a time in the economy, and the company, when moral was down due to slow sales, tensions were up and a lot of guys just really didn't feel like spending a night out with the miserable jerk-offs they spend all day with, a suggestion was made that really changed everyones attitude. We opted for pizza and beer to be enjoyed at the shop. The balance of the estimated cost of the fancy dinner went to a shelter for homless families. The pictures and letters we received from these families absolutly floored each and every one of us. While we sat around and had cold pizza and semi cold beer, these families were enjoying Turkey, Ham, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, and even some pie for desert. things a lot of those folks had not even dreamed about ever being able to have again that we all took for granted. That cheap and easy pizza party was probably the best holiday dinner I ever had.

This year, unfortunatly due to the poor economy, money is a little tighter than last so we have decided to not have the beer and pizza party. We will still be sending our new friends a full course diner for Christmas, and a few gifts for the kids.

Next time you think of how hectic the holidays are with all the shopping crowds and running around to try to see all the relatives and friends and all that fattening food you have to endure and all the money you have to spend on gifts, think about those that don't have those "problems".

Have a great holiday season guys and girls and spread the cheer.
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It's stories like these that tells me there is hope in this world. It is stories like these that cause my eyes to well up.
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Don't care to tell y'all what I have had the GREAT JOY to be involved with.

But I will tell ya , It's very easy to do and gives a natural high when done.
To know that someones day has been made is AWESOME .

For those that have a Volunteer Fire Dept. near by , well , the rest is easy .

Just contact them [ The FD ] and 100% of your Dollars, Food or gifts WILL go to good use.

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We donate regularly to Covenant House, a charity that helps homless kids. They are happy to charge your credit card monthly.
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