Sept 1, 2013 – Fundraising Update!


As of this morning , thanks to a donation from Naomi, we have now raised, $2,210.00 of a $3,000.00 goal.

THE BALANCE : $790.00 will just about get us through this month but will also allow us to focus on other things that could potentially get us back on our own two feet. .

While we still feel that the $3, 000.00 goal was realistic, we underestimated the time it would take to reach it I guess but and with each day that passes, new challenges present themselves …new bills come due etc.

Today’s BIGGEST concern is August’s payment which was due on the 16th of August . We had a grace period, but that has run out.

Other needs remain as well and I’m not yet sure how to handle these.

RIGHT now, the focus is on that initial goal we set early on…however, LIFE continues to nickel and dime us with each day that passes.

SO the truth is we need a few MORE miracles yet. And it is SO VERY important for our stability.

We so appreciate every one who is supporting us ( and continue to support us in this effort)

There are days when I want to throw in the towel, other days I want to crawl under a rock and stay there, but it is my belief in myself, in others and in GOD, that keep me going.

Besides we can’t afford to quit! :/

PLEASE DONATE today if you are able!

Thank you for everything you are doing! I especially want to thank you for your patience and understanding. This has not been easy and we are still reeling from the free fall that brought us here in the first place.

God Bless.

A NEW Fundraising Perspective! Whoot! Progress!

I am so excited this morning. Little by little, things are turning around for us .

YAY! Thank you ALL SO much!

Theoretically, if all continues to go in the direction it is going and IF we can get the following needs met, we’d be in a pretty good place. At least stable enough to go on from here. Perhaps I am being a tad optimistic, however a month ago, I couldn’t have itemized this list with as much clarity. That’s how overwhelmed I was. SO YES, we are seeing some AMAZING PROGRESS in our fundraising effort.

The following represents OUR GREATEST NEEDS, as of this moment! Click on the image to see the BIG picture! If you have questions, please ask. If you’d like to donate, please do!

Donations are gladly accepted thru paypal or GoFundme.

We have also provided a mailing address ( Donation Page on MENU LEFT ) if you would like to send funds or gift cards directly to us. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, do not send CASH.

You can also pay most of these items directly to intended entity/service provider . Please email me for pertinent details.
We most definitely still need some help! But we are SO thankful for all the support ( monetary and otherwise) we have found here!

God Bless You ALL.


PS This list DOES NOT in anyway cover all of our NEEDS or indebtedness! That is not our goal here. WE just want our lives back and ya’ll are helping us get the accomplished 🙂 ! Thank you….

~ C

Rv’d $25.00 Winn Dixie Gift Card from Angela ( Beyond Us, Inc. ) Thank you.


As well as a wonderful letter which was greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing so much with me.

We’re going to have to see how we can remedy that situation as well. 🙂

The prayer and bible referencess were AMAZING! Hugs

Thank you so much and WE are praying for you and yours as well. In fact, my husband after reading your letter, said a prayer right then…

God Bless You Angela.


Angela, when you see this please email me the link to your other blog.


I have already been shopping and back and I used the gift card wisely.

We’re having chicken and yellow rice with green beans tonite. Yummy!

The purchases will get us through a few more days as we are still waiting on the donations from GoFundme. I had really hoped they would be here today. Tomorrow, probably! 🙂

All in good time as they say, tho. 🙂

Beyond Us Inc. Jacksonville, Florida

Thank you Melissa & Lou! Very grateful for your kindnesses.


Today, I received a small food gift package via USPS from Melissa. It contained cat food, a few canned food items, canned fruit, some lemon tea, and rice pilaf . Melissa is my first contributor. She doesn’t do much because she can’t afford much and she also does for others but what she does do means the world to me and I wanted to make special mention of Melissa’s gift.

I’m drinking hot lemon tea as I write this and have already used the pilaf, pineapple and corn with a small can of ham that was already here for tonight’s meal. it was pretty tasty.

And one of my special Aussie friends Lou donated $50 today via GOFundeMe. This was her second offering in less than a week and I promise her, that it will go to pay a bill or portion of one.

Thank you so much.

~ God Bless