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Jakieblue   in reply to Richta   on

Nonprofit Organizations

Crowd sourcing is the best way! Go Gund Me.com or Indie Go GO .com or Network for Good
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Jakieblue   in reply to MemeBB   on

Nonprofit Organizations

You should try to do a crowd fund raiser, by going to the private sector you get more done. Go on a site like www.gofundme.com or indiegogo.com.
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A lot of these organizations don't have clear websites where one can find enough information to make use of them.
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MemeBB   in reply to littlelacie   on

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I need to repair the ceiling, floor and walls. How can I get a grant to help with this repair I need to do?
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I am seeking help in raising money to do repairs on my home. When the rains in May came, the roof leaked. I need to replace some of the ceilings,floor, and walls. I did get help repairing my roof. I need to fix these and get rid of mold that is now growing. I clean it with bleach but I know more is growing, behind the walls and floor. Also need help fixing foundation. I have walls that are cracked and broke loose from foundation. Please help me find the help I need. Thank you MemeBB
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RESOURCES FOR LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS

I am looking for help, I need help with my monthly bills. They are electric, heating, water, and satellite, I do not have enough money to pay these each month. I get 444. A month from SS and I Recieve 174. From snap program. But that does not help with other necessary things I need each month or so. Please help me. I divorced in 2014 after over 35 yrs of marriage, he drank all those years, I raised my two sons alone most of the time. But since I divorced I am struggling to even get by. So please help me, before I totally give up on life all together.
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Richta   in reply to The Wizard   on

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I'm with the Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp., a not for profit museum, We plan on replicating a 1892 switching tower and need to raise $40,000. Is there any grants for this purpose?
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I Won a Car

Congratulations!
That is a really good news!

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Autism Society of Minnesota

 in response to Anora Eldorath...   
Anora Eldorath, I'm sure people from AidPage Team are actually trying to help you. Perhaps it is matter of misunderstanding, but 'It is only you' doesn't mean 'you are not welcome here', rather more obvious conclusion - perhaps there is a malicious software running on your PC and it is creating these problems for you. 
 
Looking at you recent posts it is obvious that there is additional text in the end, that appears as a piece of code and I'm rather sure you are not typing it by hand. This is just the visible side effect. Most likely there also hidden control characters that affect your pages.
 
AidPage system is constantly automatically checking for such anomalies and errors and if spotted and cannot be fixed it will be deleted. That keeps the system healthier and better working for all of us.
 
In any case this is not a thing to complain about, but a situation where you or some helper should check your PC for viruses and malware.
  
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In desperate need of help

 in response to ICEVERYTHING...   
ICEVERYTHING, I believe the Starrshine case is an unfortunate misunderstanding, but it is not 'total BULL'. 
First of all I'm using Paypal quite frequently without any problems. Second, I'm absolutely sure that the general idea of the Paypal business is clear and fair. Third, they are not in business of stealing anybody's money. However, what Starrshine is describing is not only possible, but unfortunately it happens on time to time. 
 
In order to receive any payments via Paypal one must register with them and must link at least one bank account (and a credit card account as well in order to remove some limitations) with this registration. After they verify everything, including the bank account connection then you are ready to receive payments from third party. If the third party is an honest person (company) as you are the transactions are smooth and flawless. Unfortunately, if this is not the case and the third party pays, let say with a stolen credit card, here is the trouble. If the credit card was not reported stolen on time or the information was not disseminated all the way though the chain Paypal will allow the transaction. You will see the payment in your account and everything will good for a while. In a few days when the facts become clear for Paypal they will try to stop the transaction and to recover the amount of the purchase from your Paypal account. If in the mean time you have shipped the goods and even worst already transferred all or some of the money to your bank account, and you Paypal account is nearly empty then they can freeze you linked account and pool back the amount. Such action by Paypal even though justified from their view point could be devastating for you. It may overdraw your bank account, or stop important payments to other parties, or bring unexpected bank charges. Such freezing may take rather long time and all these troubles multiply with the time. All this coupled with sometimes abrupt, unfriendly and difficult to understand response from Paypal's customer service could easily create the impression similar to one Starrshine described. 
 
There are many 'horror' stories on behalf of Paypal related cases. However, there is always reasonable and unpleasant for you explanation. In most cases these problems could be avoided if you know and pay attention to the process and be careful to follow simple rules:
 
1. Do not hurry! 
2. Wait at least 7 business days from the finalized Paypal transaction before send any goods. I know the client is waiting…
3. Wait at least 7-10 days from the finalized Paypal transaction before transfer money from your Paypal account. I know you need them now, but believe me you are better off with this need for another week and without the problems I described above.
4. If a problem occurs talk to the customer service (do not yell). If this does not help talk to a supervisor. Be persistent and keep a log of your calls and conversations. Do not let go. Make sure you clear the case before you stop.
 
In general as with everything else apply common cense, be patient and you will avoid most of the potential troubles.

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Build the house of dreams

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About Housing Grants

 in response to swedishkiss...   
You were correct not to give them any information! 
Nobody should ask you on the phone for money or any personal info in order to qualify you for a grant. Not to mention that it is nearly impossible someone to call you and offer you grant without preliminary written request by you.

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Processed People?

 in response to Anora Eldorath...   

Here is an interesting piece on the same subject from an interview with Michael Pollan on PBS...

 

MICHAEL POLLAN: High fructose corn syrup contributes mightily, as do all sugars, to type 2 diabetes. And we are subsidizing cheap sweeteners in our farm bill by subsidizing corn. And so you, you see, you have a war going on between the public health goals of the government and the agricultural policies. And only someone in the White House can force that realignment of those goals. ...
 
... Well, how do you grow those giant monocultures of corn and soy? As soon as you plant a monoculture, which is all that is lots of the same thing year after year. You risk depleting the fertility of the soil. So how do you replenish the fertility? Fertilizer. How do you make fertilizer? It's made with natural gas, diesel, oil. So we actually have to spread huge quantities of oil or fossil fuels on our fields to keep the food coming. 
 
When you grow a monoculture, you also get lots of pests. They love monocultures. You build up the population of the pests by giving them a vast buffet of exactly what they're they evolved to eat. So how do you protect them? Well, you use pesticides made from fossil fuels. When you grow corn and soy, which are not exactly foods, they can't eat any of this stuff. It's raw material for processed food. You then have to process it. And so it takes ten calories of fossil fuel energy to produce one calorie of food at the end of that, you know, to make a Twinkie or something like that. It's a very fuel intensive process, with the result that all our food together, if you think of what's in the supermarket, is taking more than ten calories of fossil fuel, one calorie of food.

Look, nobody wants to see food prices go up. Nobody wants to see oil prices go up. But we understand that we are not going to change our energy economy unless we start paying a higher price for oil. We are not going to improve our health around food unless we pay the real cost of food. ...
 
... Cheap food is actually incredibly expensive. ...
 
... You know, we're catching so-called sustainable salmon in Alaska. We ship it to China to get filleted and then we bring it back here. ...
 
... We're selling sugar cookies to the country of Denmark, and we're buying sugar cookies from the country of Denmark. And Herman Daily the economist, said, 'Wouldn't it be more efficient to swap recipes?' I mean, these absurdities can't continue. ...

... When they have too much meat, when they have too much cheese, they send it to the schools, and they dispose it through our kids' digestive systems. ...

 

Full interview with Michael Pollan...

 

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The Wizard   in reply to AnoraE   on

Processed People?

 in response to Anora Eldorath...   

I don’t mind at all. You can share the info.

 

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Processed People?


Great post Anora!

This is not the only case of an irresponsible business practice in US, but certainly it may become the most costly one and with most dramatic effect for the entire nation.  

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is not only found in carbonated drinks but also in many different types of processed food. A new study indicates that the rise in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) intake may be one of the primary keys to the growing obesity epidemic in the US.

A staggering 3 million bottles of coke are sold every 4 minutes.

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US Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University (LSU) examined the relationship between high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) consumption and the development of obesity by analyzing US Department of Agriculture food consumption tables from 1967 through to 2000.
Among the LSU findings:
•    Obesity among US adults has risen from 23 percent to 30 percent in the past 10 years.
•    The average body weight of Americans rose slowly from 1900 to the late 1980s, at which point the average began to climb sharply.
•    The consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) increased more than 1000 percent between 1970 and 1990.
•    The increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) far exceeds the changes in intake of any other food or food group.
In addition, the researchers also observed that the body doesn't process high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the same way glucose (sugar) is processed, with the result that fructose is more likely to be converted into fat.
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In animal studies, the University of California, Davis (UCD) team found that fructose consumption contributes to insulin resistance, an impaired tolerance to glucose, high blood pressure, and elevated levels of triglycerides.
And although the data in humans is not quite as conclusive as the animal trials, the researchers report that a high intake of fructose may increase body weight and encourage insulin resistance, both of which are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
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Full article…

 

On the other hand....

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently concluded that "high fructose corn syrup does not appear to contribute to obesity more than other caloric sweeteners."

Research confirms that high fructose corn syrup is safe and nutritionally the same as table sugar.

High fructose corn syrup has the same number of calories as table sugar and is equal in sweetness. It contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted high fructose corn syrup "Generally Recognized as Safe" status for use in food, and reaffirmed that ruling in 1996 after thorough review.

 

There we have it - it is 'Generally Recognized as Safe'. In other words, it is not going to kill us immediately...

 

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Yes we can...

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Nice, inspiring and full of hope.

 

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