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The Sentinel April 6, 2012 at 11:57 am
I'd be more excited to see Within Four Days perform.
Lauren Denemark April 6, 2012 at 01:22 pm
Joe Nichols! He is my all time favorite country music singer!!
M. Koch April 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm
I know it is not required but do any of the recipients pay back the financial support they receivedRead More once they are back on their feet? The couple in the article are now building a home and employed. I was just wondering. Paying it forward.
Julie Acanfora-Hamning April 19, 2012 at 01:52 pm
That is an excellent question. We were helped in 2000 and the reason we were selected for thisRead More article is that I send money and thank you notes repeatedly over the last 10 years. We have given back over 3 times what we received. I have felt paying it back was important both in time and in money so that no one ever had to go through that. This truly is a good point.
Julie Acanfora-Hamning April 19, 2012 at 02:10 pm
Hello. I am the person listed in this article. It is truly an excellent point that is not listedRead More in the article. Yes, people pay back in both time and money the support shown. The reason we were selected for this article was that we send money and thank you notes many times a year. We were helped in 2001-2002ish and have been giving money and time since then so that no one has to be turned away. We have given back financially much more than we were aided with but what the organization has given us is unmeasurable. While it is not required, it is important for pride to give back. Unless you have been through it, you have no idea how degrading it is to ask for help and CARES never treated us like that. Yes, people give back just to help others. Thank you for bringing it up and providing an excellent point.
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