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Hi Kandikane ! It's so great to hear from you ! It sounds like you are doing really well. I am so glad that things are progressing for you . You are a wonderful , strong woman , and a great example for the rest of us. Keep coming back to Aidpages when you can . It doesn't matter how far apart your visits are ; it is just so great to read your updates ! Take care and keep writing once in a while , O.K. ? soulight
Are Your finances tight because of the new 'mortgage meltdowns' ? Some people are paying 30% more for their mortgages ! Here is an article from AOL about options for you if you are wondering how you will pay for your house :
Hi Tamr My page for scholarships for people with disabilities has lot's of information , but I don't recall something called DRED. Please refresh me as to what you are referring to. soulight
To all Aidmates that I have been helping personally : Please know that I haven't forgotten you . My computer has been acting up .I will contact you when the problem has been rectified. soulight
It is my pleasure ,evacintn .
Hondamatic , It is interesting that you deleted the apology , but I still hope the best for you. We all need a heads up sometimes to reveal that we are going in a wrong path in life. You need to re-think your path and how you portray youself to other people. If you continue to speak things that aren't true , you will continue to have a miserable life. soulight
Note: This aidpage was started as a comment on "Home page of sl or soulight , (my page for single moms)"
Now your yelling at me Hondamatic ? My note wasn't offensive to you. I was just supporting a friend who I know to be generous and who tries to help others without expecting anything in return. I don't know you , but I got the reply from you that I expected . soulight
Here is what I know of this matter . I am going to print it here for my reference .
Concerning PTR Sites
By Lady ChristiePost message to Lady Christie
Posted on Jul 19, 2007
You have probably noticed one PTR site on here. Now I am not putting this site down, it has a reputation of paying members and from what I have read is a good site to be a part of. This is not what I want to talk about.
First off I was naïve and joined quite a few PTR’s in the past; low $5 payouts, high $35 payouts, sign up bonuses and payouts weekly I thought wow I could join this many and make this much a week all by reading my emails. Let me tell you it’s not that easy, yes I did make an income, it was enough to cover my internet and it was hard work. You see what these programs don’t tell you and what the people who want you to sign up under them don’t tell you is that the only way to make money doing these is to have referrals. Now getting referrals isn’t an easy task. You have to be active anywhere that gives you an opportunity to promote your link, sometimes you join other ptr programs just to promote your links and it goes on and on. It is hard work until you build a nice downline.
I would spend 12 hours on the computer a day just reading emails, then time and time again I was fighting spyware and viruses I would pick up from these programs. To me it wasn’t worth the hassle.
My advice to you if you join any paid to read email programs know what you are getting into. There are many legit programs who will pay you just realize the work that has to be put into getting paid.
1. Hondamatic posted on Jul 19, 2007
ONE WORD TO YOU " YOU ARE A NASTY WITCH". THIS WAS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS AND DO NOT EVER EMAIL ME AGAIN. EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT ME IS TOTALLY NOT TRUE. WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT MY SITE, THEY CAN READ THAT THEY HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO JOIN. I ALSO TELL THEM THAT IN ORDER TO MAKE SOME DECENT MONEY, YOU NEED TO GET PEOPLE TO JOIN. I HAVE BEEN DOING THE WORK-AT-HOME JOB FOR 3 WEEKS AND HAVE GOTTEN OVER 65 PEOPLE TO JOIN. IT CERTAINLY DID NOT TAKE ME 12 HOURS A DAY TO DO THIS EITHER. I HAVE GOTTEN PAID AND AM ALREADY MAKING SOME GOOD MONEY. I DO NOT LIE TO PEOPLE. I TELL THEM AS IT IS. JUST WHO ARE YOU TO PUT THIS DOWN. IF YOU SPENT 12 HOURS A DAY, YOU MUST BE PRETTY DUMB!!!! IT TAKES ME MAYBE AN HOUR A DAY(IF THAT). GET REAL LADY. ITS PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU THAT LIKE TO STIR UP THE CRAP. THANK YOU FOR THAT.
2. Hondamatic posted on Jul 19, 2007
YOU ARE A FRIGGIN JOKE AND ARE RIGHT OUT TO LUNCH LADY. EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID IS A BUNCH OF CRAP!!!! IF ANYONE SAT AROUND AND DID NOTHING AT THEIR JOB, ARE THEY GOING TO GET PAID???? OF COURSE NOT. YOU DO HAVE TO DO A BIT OF WORK. AND I NEVER SAID THAT YOU DID NOT. BUT TO WORK 12 HOURS A DAY???? YOU ARE NUTS. YOU MUST BE SLOW OR CAN'T WORK(OR RETARDED). AS FOR READING THE EMAILS FOR 12 HOURS A DAY- GET A GRIP. I SPEND 5 MINUTES A DAY READING THESE EMAILS. OH BUT REMEMBER FOLKS, SHE HAD MORE THAN ONE BUSINESS GOING AT ONCE. I AM ONLY ASKING YOU TO JOIN THIS HERE, AND IT ONLY TAKES ME 5 MINUTES A DAY. BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE MENTIONED. I AM ENJOYING THIS TREMENDOUSLY. SO FOR ALL YOU STAY-AT-HOME MOMS, RETIRED FOLKS, STUDENTS AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT NEEDS A FEW EXTRA $, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CLICK ON MY LINK AND START MAKING SOME EXTRA $. UNLIKE lady christie WHOSE JOB EXPERIENCE NETTED HER $0, AS SHE HAD TO WORK 12 HOURS A DAY FOR A FEW PENNIES HERE AND THERE, TO PAY JUST HER INTERNET. AH TOO BAD FOR YOU. I CAN PROMISE TO YOU ALL THAT THIS HERE WHAT lady christie HAS SAID IS NOT TRUE AT ALL. HERE IS MY LINK. YOU ALL WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
Let’s get one thing straight. No, this isn’t a $500 a week deal, its not some get rich quick scheme. It’s probably more like $50 a week. Read emails that are sent to you (don’t actually need to read them, just look at them for 30 seconds) and get paid. Receive up to 10 emails a day. Get a $10 sign up bonus! There is absolutely NO start up fees. 100% free. Not going to make you insanely rich, but its a little extra pocket cash. 18+ Must have internet. No sending emails, no calling, just clicking a link in your email. Remember you can increase your earnings greatly by getting people to join up. The more people to join up, the more money you will make!! Start now!
For more info, please click on my link. Thanks!
(I deleted the link-SL - you can find Hondamatics pages through the Browse feature. Hondmatic has told how this kind of 'job' goes , but I object to her slandering my friend , Lady Christie. Christie is more than able to handle this herself ,as she is a grown woman, but I was just trying to be a friend. -soulight)
3. Lady Christie posted on Jul 19, 2007
For one thing it is my business to make sure people here are well informed, I am here to help people and therefore I will inform people of things they may or may not understand.
Well if everything I said is untrue then I guess me saying your program pays is untrue and that it is a good site to be a member of is untrue.
Not once did I put you down so don't put me down. I only want people here to understand what they may not understand. If they are better informed then they can make wise decisions.
And one last thing you may not lie to people but you mislead them to me there is no difference.
4. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007
I just want to say that I agree with Lady Christie in this "conversation".
In no way did she put Hondamatic down , or even mention their name , for that matter.
There are many people who are misinformed about pyramid schemes and other ways of making money on the net, and Lady Christie was trying to help these people by telling them her experience.
The way you responded , Hondamatic , was very defensive . I am not sure what the PM was all about , but if you want people to go for the hit4pay idea , the way you lashed out to Lady Christie on this site isn't going to edure people to you so that they sign up.
This is , of course , my own opinion.
Everyone is an adult here ,and more than able to make their own opinion.
192. Hondamatic posted on July 19 ,2007
I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT lady christie ELMAILED ME NUMEROUS TIMES. THEN SHE GOES ON ABOUT HOW SHE SPENDS 12 HOURS READING EMAILS(NOT TRUE-I SPEND 5 MINUTES OR SO). SHE ALSO SAID THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT INFORMED. I TOTALLY INFORM EVERYONE WHO IS WANTING TO JOIN. IT STATES IT IN THE LETTER. lady christie TALKED TO ME ABOUT SOME THINGS AND THEN SHE GOES AND WRITES ALL THIS CRAP. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS(ALSO TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY), AND LIKE I SAID, I TELL EVERYONE UP FRONT THAT IT MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO MAKE SOME GOOD MONEY. lady christie EMAILED ME AND TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD TELL PEOPLE THAT THEY WON'T INSTANTLY MAKE MONEY. I AGREED AND THEN SHE WROTE THIS. WHY??? IN HER LETTER, SHE GOES ON ABOUT HOW SHE TRIED NUMEROUS WORK AT HOME JOBS AND DID NOT MAKE MUCH, JUST ENOUGH TO PAY HER INTERNET. SOMETIMES, ITS BETTER TO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. I AM NOT HURTING ANYONE AND PEOPLE ARE TOTALLY INFORMED ABOUT THIS PART-TIME JOB.
193. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007
Now your yelling at me Hondamatic ? My note wasn't offensive to you.
I was just supporting a friend who I know to be generous and who tries to help others without expecting anything in return.
I don't know you , but I got the reply from you that I expected .
further discussion Enough said :
194. Hondamatic posted on Jul 19, 2007
Whatever. I was not yealling at you at all. I was just stating that she emailed me numerous times and we talked about some things and then she writes a bunch of garbage about what I am doing. Thats all. Sorry, but I was not yelling at you at all.
195. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007
Thank you for the apology .
I do hope that all goes well for you , no matter what you do.
We all have a right to have an opinion. This makes it good ,and sometimes not so good to have free speech in America !
5. Lady Christie posted on Jul 19, 2007... modified on Jul 19, 2007
I want to clarify for everyone I did not email Hondamatic numerous times (Isent him one message and then replied to his message) also just so everyone knows I was not rude to this person. If this person wouldn't have deleted my messages everyone would see that I had only mentioned the only way to make money with programs such as the one this person was promoting was to build a downline. At this time it was not mentioned in their ad that you needed a downline to make $50 a week. Nothing is clearly stated on the frontpage of the website this person is promoting you have to go to another page which explains about referral bonuses.
Like I said before I am not putting down the program, it is a very nice program and I have only heard good things about this program. I just don't think it should be advertised in a misleading way.
Later in the day :
By W H O ~ K N E W
Posted on Jul 19, 2007 (modified on Jul 19, 2007)
Note: This aidpage was started as a comment on "Home page of Hondamatic"
Excuse me, but I just saw your reply to Lady Christie.
First of all, let me say this: I, too, have done "hits for pay" and the majority of MY time was spent reading emails and since I did not troll boards scrounging up members, I never received a dime.
My initial reaction to your post was disgust, but I felt it was harmless compared to most solicitations we receive here. BUT NOW, you have not only insulted, but were incredibly rude to someone who has spent more time helping people than you could ever imagine and you deny it to soulight.
Your post is nothing more than a solicitation to increase your downline so YOU can receive more money. The more people you get signing up, the more $ YOU make - isn't that right? However, you failed to mention THAT in your post didn't you?
Do everyone here a favor, apologize to LADY CHRISTIE, then take your solicitation elsewhere. No one here needs your kind of "help".
1. soulight posted on Jul 19, 2007... modified on Jul 19, 2007
AMEN , WHO~KNEW !
An apology is in order .
I do believe that you , Hondamatic , need to apologize . You mislead Aidpagers and me , and you were nasty to Lady Christie. You need to apologize to her.
Hondamatic posted an apology to me (soulight) for 'yelling ' at me . It was on my home page. After confronting Hondamatic , it was removed ,so I wrote one more thing that you will find below :
.197. soulight posted on Jul 20, 2007
It is interesting that you deleted the apology , but I still hope the best for you.
We all need a heads up sometimes to reveal that we are going in a wrong path in life.
You need to re-think your path and how you portray youself to other people. If you continue to speak things that aren't true , you will continue to have a miserable life.
If you read this ,and wonder about different jobs or money making projects on the net , try this page for information . I AM NOT saying that Hondamatics' venture is a scam . You can make money by doing it . It may be a pyramid scheme though , since you make money by referral , not by the 'clicks' . -soulight
Note: This aidpage was started as a comment on "Home page of sl or soulight , (my page for single moms)"
Find out what benefits you qualify for This is a great page for finding what government benefits that you qualify for .
This is different than the calculator for your individual state. It covers more benefits that are state and federal . I found 30 different programs , including some grants that I didn't know about.
Go to the page below and click on the part to take the questionnare or the more specific sections listed underneath.
Sweet Soulight Thank you for all the work you put into creating such a wonderful pages and great resources for single moms. Please pray for me and my children that God would send in people to help us financially. Thank you and God Bless Krissicas
HI Soulight. I took the scripture straight out of the Blue letter bible NKJV because that is what I read and it is the most accurate next to the KJV. Sorry if I offended you. Yes I have been on payment plans and I am out of options. I have tried desperately to be a good stewart of the money my husband left me when he went away. He was able to save up some money for me but you know it only lasts so long. I think it lasted way longer than it should of thanks to God. I do babysit for money but for the life of me can not get any more kids in here. Lord knows I have advertised. God Bless sweet one Krissicas
Just a suggestion for all those who are wondering why no one is helping them out : If more of us on Aidpage HELPED EACH OTHER with the tons of knowledge and resource i know we could share if we put the effort out , THEN , Aidpage would be much more dynamic , and truly be PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE. AND , there would be many more of us who recieved help in a timely manner. IF YOU KNOW and answer to someones need , or if you want to offer support , monetary or words of advice , or prayers , JUMP IN , and help your fellow Aidmate ! It feels good to help others ,and maybe you will make a new friend ,and by networking with each other , maybe we will find some answers. soulight
Note: This aidpage was started as a comment on "Home page of sl or soulight , (my page for single moms)"
This web site is advertised as just for people 25 and under , but I have listened to the radio program myself , and it is great for sorting though the troubles we all have . The host , Dawson McAllister , pulls no punches. They talk about real life ,and there is no cute-sy talk . It is life as it is , real and sometimes ugly . The answers and help they give hits everything right on . Try it out , and tell your teen friends about it !
WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR REAL PEOPLE WHO REALLY , TRULY CARE AND DON'T ASK FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
Dawson McAllister Live is a call-in show designed to meet the needs of teenagers and young adults. Those 25 and younger call to talk about life's deepest needs and issues, such as broken families, abuse, depression, addictions, etc.
Dawson also provides an off-air HopeLine where teens and young adults can find answers to their problems in a one-on-one setting with a trained Phone Coach.(free)
Life can be tough, and it helps when you can talk to someone who truly cares. Dawson McAllister Live is a place on the radio where teenagers and young adults can tell their story, receive support and encouragement, and be assured they are not alone. It's fast paced, compelling radio that draws listeners in as they share their hopes, fears and problems.
Dawson McAllister has been recognized internationally as a gifted youth communicator. During his career, he has spoken to millions of teenagers and young adults through radio, television, and student conferences. His books and youth manuals have sold over 1 million copies.
Dawson is a graduate of Bethel College in St. Paul, MN and completed his studies at Talbot Theological Seminary. He holds an honorary doctorate degree from Biola University, and is recognized as one of today's foremost experts on youth issues
My other Aidpages are listed here :
Note: This aidpage was started as a comment on "Home page of sl or soulight , (my page for single moms)"
Just a heads up for everybody that is low income and doing some sort of work. Don't forget the Earned Income Tax Credit this year when you file your income tax! ! !
You may recieve a good chunk of money if your qualify ! ! !
It’s easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.
To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they did not earn enough money to be obligated to file a tax return.
***EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT***
FREE ASSISTANCE FOR OUR MILITARY HEROS AND THEIR FAMILIES, free help for national guard families , those in active service ,and veterans ;financial help , assistance with medical needs , day-to-day living challenges , food , dealing with loss , education , and more as it is found.
* “The soldier above all others prays for peace,for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war “
–Douglas MacArthur *
Don't through away your expired coupons !
Did you know that some military commisaries accept expired coupons ?
The following link tells all about how to send them , where to send them , and more:
More information and perks for military and family members . Scroll down a bit for the links.
HERE'S TO THE HEROS ! ! !Budweiser is honored to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Throughout 2009, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter any one of Anheuser-Busch's SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.http://www.herosalute.com/states/index.html
For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.
PLEASE remember our veterans this weekend. Freedom is highly valued in our country and we have many veterans from many different wars for that freedom. If you know a veteran , give them a pat on the back or a hug and a high 5 and tell them how much what they have done means to you.
Here is a quote and a site link that help veterans sort out what type of organization to use for thier assistance :"What Does a Veteran Service Organization Do?
Veteran Service Organizations exist to serve you and support your specific needs. Whether you are interested in reconnecting with your branch of service, networking with other veterans who share your disability, maximizing your VA benefits, learning more about current legislation or even researching the many programs in place to get you involved in recreation or employment. With histories dating back to many of America’s wars, and proven track records for putting veterans first, the following organizations, as well as a host of other local, regional and national VSO’s put the needs of the disabled veteran first."
Do you have a loved one in the military that is injured and in a military medical facility ? Here is something that may help you visit them :
"Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment."For more about Fisher House , go here :
A stimulus check should be coming to veterans who qualify . Here is a quote and a link for more qualifying information :"As part of the President’s Recovery plan, VA will also make one-time payments of $250 to eligible Veterans and survivors to mitigate the effects of the current economy. These payments will be issued as early as June 2009. VA estimates $700 million in payments will be made to eligible beneficiaries as part of this measure.
To be eligible for the $250 payment, VA beneficiaries must have received compensation, pension, dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), or spina bifida benefits at any time between November 2008 and January 2009. Also, beneficiaries must reside within the United States or Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. No application is necessary. VA will use its existing payment records to determine eligibility for the $250 payment."
Are you a veteran or in a veteran's family ? Then you MUST check out this page by a fellow Aidmate ! Thank you Elaine of TSA for yet another great heads up !
"New" information( a new resource) about military and social security issues :
Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors - SSA Publication No. 05-10030, August 2007, ICN 456098
Social Security Expedites Survivors and Disability Applications for Military Service Members
SPECIAL MEALS FROM APPLEBEE'S !!!!!!!!!!
Select Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants (164 participating restaurants nationwide) are testing a promotion that invites all active duty and veterans to pull up a chair for a delicious meal and heartfelt thanks this Veterans Day. With gratitude for their service and sacrifice, active duty and veterans will eat free at participating locations on Veterans Day (November 11, 2008) during regular business hours.
Veterans and active duty with proof of United States military service will be able to go to one of the participating Applebee's and select one complimentary entrée from a selection of delicious favorites: a savory House Sirloin, hearty Riblet Basket, zesty Fiesta Lime Chicken®, a juicy Quesadilla Burger or fresh Oriental Chicken Salad. All the traditional sides are included.
CHECK HERE TO SEE IF YOUR LOCAL APPLEBEE'S IS PARTICIPATING :
Here are some free military-themed printables , just for fun and support :
Free camp for children with parents in military service !
"These free, week-long, overnight camps are open to all military children. The program aims to help military kids experience carefree fun while also learning coping skills to deal with war-related stress and fostering relationships with others who know what they are going through."
This is very important information for the mental health of our military heros . Nothing should keep people from seeking help for their health , mental or physical .
The following consists of excerpts from the article . To read the complete article , follow the link at the end of the excerpts.
E-News from Washington Vol. 08-21 May 9, 2008 Department of Defense Announces New Policy on Disclosure of Mental Health Treatment
.........................On May 1, 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that military personnel will no longer have to disclose any service-related mental health treatment they have received when they apply for security clearance. The security question, referred to as “Question 21,” has been an obstacle to members of the military seeking mental health care. ..........
..........................Previously, military personnel and others applying for the clearance who had sought treatment for PTSD and other mental disorders had to respond “yes” and provide details of the treatment. . In 2007, a report by the Army’s inspector general found that soldiers were hesitant to seek treatment because they worried about losing their security clearances .........
.........................In addition, an April 2008 report released by Rand Corporation found that approximately 20 percent, or 300,000, of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan report symptoms of PTSD or major depression, but only slightly more than half have sought treatment. This survey and others have shown that a major reason service members do not get help is the fear that it will harm their careers. ................................
...........................“It’s time for leaders of all stripes to step forward,” adding, “You can’t expect a private or a specialist to be willing to seek counseling when his or her captain or colonel or general won’t do it.” .......................
E-News from Washington is provided for informational purposes only by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Beth Powell Director, Public Policy and Professional Issues American Mental Health Counselors Association The only organization working exclusively for mental health counselors 801 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 304 Alexandria, VA 22314
06/02/08- Another wonderful source from Elaine of TSA
Here is a very important organization . I have quoted quite alot from their site because it is so crucial that we pay attention to what they have to offer :"REALifelines for Injured Vets
Recovery, Respect, and Success for Injured US Veterans
Since 2004, REALifelines has been dedicated to providing our nation's injured veterans with a return to civilian life that respects their sacrifices and honors their right to live full, productive lives.
We understand that injured US veterans want to contribute to society with the same dedication they showed as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.
Our promise is to work tirelessly to meet that objective for you, and for every injured veteran.
Real Help, Right Now
Click on the links to the right to learn about the assistance programs, employment opportunities, and awareness initiatives that are meeting the needs of injured US veterans and their families.
Provide a REALifeline
If you represent a company, non-profit, small business, or similar organization interested in improving the lives of injured veterans and their families, please contact the federal Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) in your state"
How to contact the DVET ?
Simple ! Go here :
This site is from the BBB . They include helpful links for all areas of the armed forces .
April is Military Month for children . Here is a page with TONS of resources for military parents and their young children
Do you have a son or daughter in the Marines ? Show your pride ! Here is a page that will help you.
If you are currently in the position to help financially , here is a good place to put your money. This is a special kit for spiritual guidance :
"Operation Happy Note
is a volunteer effort to send musical instruments to our deployed service men and women throughout the world.
Steve and Barb Baker from Fergus Music started Operation Happy Note after their son was deployed to Iraq. They had sent him a guitar and then a buddy wanted one.
These soldiers were so pleased with having these instruments over there that Steve and Barb wanted to find a way to get more instruments to our troops, hence “Operation Happy Note”.
Since March of 2005 we have sent hundreds of instruments including guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins, harmonicas, and accessories. Steve also wrote a lesson program with CD for those who don’t know how to play.
“We can’t stop now!” says Barb, just because her son is now back home with his family. There are just too many requests that keep coming in, these soldiers need the joy that music brings to them."
This is a refreshing organization to find , and it is much needed . It is for military in Afganistan and Iraq :
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of Americais the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans. IAVA is an independent organization and is not affiliated with any groups other than our sister (c)4, IAVA ACTIN FUND.
Are you a member of the military who has to leave a much loved pet ? Here is an organization that will help .
A NationWide & Global network of Individual Foster Homes that will house, nurture and care for
the dogs, cats, birds, horses and all other pets for all the Military personnel Only.
(Foster: to give temporary nurture, care and shelter.)
As of April, 2002 ALL the Pets of the Military are now classified as "Part Of The Family"! "-A quote from the site. To access the program , go here :
FOR VETERANS AND THOSE IN THE MILITARY CONSIDERING CIVILIAN LIFE This is another wonderful resource courtesy of Elaine of TSA. Transitions from military to civilian life are made smoother with the assistance of the Veterans Resource Central . They provide everything at a very low cost or free to veterans and their families.
Veterans Resource Central
The VRC provides information
and guidance to veterans transitioning to civilian life, to military families challenged by life
issues at home, as well as to active duty individuals considering civilian careers. We introduce
veterans to a network of community business leaders many of whom are veterans, family
members of veterans or who just care about veterans and want to help you with your transition.
. The goal of VRC, a Pennsylvania-based, non-profit organization, is to
help returning veterans adjust to civilian life and discover appropriate career options. We have
consolidated many resources in a central clearinghouse and continue to incorporate additional
VRC combines technology and people helping people. The support VRC provides veterans is at
a low or no cost to them. Through our partners, we provide the following services:
• Career planning
• Job placement
• Business start up
• Family support
• Peer-to-peer assistance and support
• Stress management consulting
• Financial advice and counseling
• Career networking
THE SOCIETY OF MILITARY WIDOWS (SMW) was founded in 1968 by Theresa (Tess) Alexander to serve the interests of women whose husbands died while on active military duty, of a service-connected illness, or during disability or regular retirement from the armed forces
A site called "Ancient Mariners and Forgotten Soldiers" . This has poems , memories and stories , as well as links by and for america's military
Living a life with disabilities , I sometimes need mental health counseling. I imagine that in the armed forces , you also would find times that working on your mental health would be crucial to living a full life. Here is a great program for free counseling. ( ANOTHER HIGH FIVE FOR ELAINE OF TSA FOR THIS ONE !)
Here is a special kit , including a DVD , for the children of those that are being deployed . This is free.
Welcome to Wounded Warriors
Our Mission: Supporting Families Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. Wounded Warriors mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly resorts that we provide free of charge. The resort condominiums that we own in Orlando, Florida and Galveston, Texas are quiet havens where war torn families can reunite and become stronger.
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
was created to provide a way for individuals,corporations and others to help our severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives.
A hand up , not a hand out.
USA Cares exists to help servicemembers and their families deployed across America and around the globe. USA Cares provides support with relevant and direct assistance that improves challenging situations and betters the life and well-being of Americans who ask so little, yet give so very much.
Here's a site for military wives
It has information about finding websites for military bases around the world, poems and essays and articles written by military wives, a question and answer page for all things having to do with the military and military wives, and much more.
Welcome to SGT MOM'S PLACE -
Military Life explained by a Military Wife! Everyone is welcome here! If you like this site, tell all your friends or link SGT MOM'S to your home page!
STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents)
is a federally funded Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs.STOMP began in 1985, it is a project of Washington PAVE, and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The staff of the STOMP Project are parents of children who have disabilities and have experience in raising their children in military communities and traveling with their spouses to different locations.
STOMP serves families in four main ways:
- By providing information and training about Laws, regulations and resources for military families of children with disabilities
- By connecting families to other families
- By assisting parents and professionals in developing their own community parent education/support group
- By providing a voice to raise awareness of issues faced by military families of children with disabilities.
Here is another site recommended by Elaine of TSA ( thank you Elaine !). I am glad Elaine thought about this page .
Strategic and Enabling Goals-VETERANS' ASSISTANCE
- Strategic Goal 1 - Restore the capability of veterans with disabilities to the greatest extent possible and improve the qualtiy of their lives and that of their families.
- Strategic Goal 2 - Ensure a smooth transition for veterans from active military service to civilian life.
- Strategic Goal 3 - Honor and serve veterans in life and memorialize them in death for their sacrifices on behalf of the Nation.
- Strategic Goal 4 - Contribute to the public health, emergency management, socioeconomic well-being, and history of the Nation.
- Enabling Goal - Deliver world-class service to veterans and their families by applying sound business principles that result in effective management of people, communications, technology, and governance."
This page is for those in the
National Guard and their families another great resource courtesy of Elaine of TSA
All sorts of help can be found here . You will find programs for helping the transitions that family must go through specific to the National Guard , as well as practical help for emergencies and financial hardships.
Here is a clickable map and resource page
to find the National Guard Family program in your state and city :
For general help with daily needs whether you are military or not :
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Here is another good site recommended by our fellow Aidmate Elaine of TSA: Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides
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Donated Dental Services (DDS) The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program is a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to individuals with special needs. Because of the extraordinary compassion of over 2,600 dental laboratories and 12,000 dentists across the country, DDS tends to the essential and comprehensive dental care needs of our nation’s most vulnerable people; disabled, elderly or medically-compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary treatment nor get public aid. DDS patients have slipped through the cracks of Medicaid and Medicare programs with nowhere else to turn.
I REALLY NEED HELP I HAVE 4 GRANDCHILDREN IM ON DISABILITY HAVE NO MONEY TO BUY ANY GIFTS MOTHER HAS KIDNEY FALIURE I REALLY NEED HELP GRANDAUGHTER AGE16 GRANDSON AGE 15 GRANDSON AGE 8 GRANDAUHHTER AGE 6 I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP THANKS
hi ,iam a single mother of two.i been struggling to pay the bills.my daughters father passed away two years ago,that is when i found out she will not able to receive any benefits ,since her father never had a job.my sons father was paying child support up until six months ago.i have no money to pay for oil to heat my home,no money to even get my kids one gift each and stocking stuffers.what ever kind of help you can assist me with will be very much appreciated,a bag of food,coupons for food stores,etc.thanks....MFEMF