The Web of Compassion

CNN reports this morning on a widow with a teenage son who skips meals to give her son more food and has no resource to buy him clothes.

I looked in this article for a contact to reach out and could not find one.  Perhaps one of you will see what I could not.  Maybe it’s as simple as writing to the reporter who covered the story.

Another thought came to me, she reportedly lives in Vista, California.  There must be a family near there that can donate clothes an older boy has grown out of or a group that can share meals.  There must be ways we can still reach out and help one another, even when most of us no longer have enough money, let alone “extra” money.

***UPDATE:  AS OF 10/4/08, WE ARE TRYING TO OBTAIN THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR THE CNN REPORTER, WE CALLED A FEW DIFFERENT NUMBERS TO TRACK HIM, WE HOPE DURING REGULAR OPERATING HOURS BEGINNING MONDAY, WE CAN TRACK HIM DOWN AND HE CAN HELP US FACILITATE WAYS TO DONATE TO THE FAMILY HE HIGHLIGHTED IN NEED.

STAY TUNED.  WE WILL APPRISE AS SOON AS WE KNOW.  PEACE TO YOU.

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12 thoughts on “The Web of Compassion

  1. We can reach out to this one person and help but what about all of the others in this country. The homeless population is growing daily with middle class Americans losing their homes and then we send 700 billion to wall street to to help out the financial institutions who have already bilked the public. America is not a good place to live anymore for the working person. We should all boycott and stop paying taxes altogether if those taxes are going for wars and bailouts of fat cats.

  2. Hannah, you are right, but if we don’t start with one, I don’t know what to do. I know there are many of us out there, filled with compassion and love that take the time to stop in the day to help strangers, and I believe, still, that old saying: it takes a village to raise a child.

    I don’t know the answers Hannah, I just know beginning somewhere small is better than not beginning at all.

    Blessings.

    Surface Earth

  3. I would like to help this widowed mom too. If someone would let us know how to find her or the reporter who wrote this story – post it so we can help her out. It’s disgraceful that the criminals of these big companies that the taxpayers are going to have to bail out will leave with millions of dollars and this mom doesn’t have enough money to feed and put clothes on her son. What is happening to this country? Thank you.

  4. I just read this article on CNN and my heart goes out to this mother and her son. I’m sure there are hundreds of stories out there similar to hers. This is America today and it’s sad. We help everyone but our own and that’s discouraging. So what happens if/when this $700 billion plan goes through? The middle class on down will inevitably pay for this in one form or another. How about taking even a portion of that money and putting it towards the less fortunate and government assistance. I just don’t understand how things work anymore. I’m a single mom with 5 kids and I work 2 jobs….I can’t possibly work anymore hours than I already am. God Bless!

  5. Jen and Marie: Peace to you. The intent is to have a better forum tools at some point so people can leave requests and/or be able to reach out to those that can help. We need to see each other as truly human and spiritual and help each other. They used to say it takes a village to raise a child.

    Peace.

    Surface Earth

  6. There are hundreds upon thousands of similar stories; but like you say . . . we can only start with one. Have you found out any other information on this individual? Has others in the general public began helping this person? SE, I applaud you for taking time out of your busy schedule to point out those you have discovered in need. Continue to do so, . . . I shall join you in your endeavor. PLL, CordieB.

  7. SEE ABOVE, WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO REACH THE REPORTER TO SEE HOW ALL OF US CAN COME TOGETHER AND DONATE AND OTHERWISE HELP THE FAMILY PROFILED.

    PEACE. MAY GOD HOLD YOU SAFE.

    SURFACE EARTH

  8. Freecycle is a very useful tool for those in need, and all you need to join is access to a library computer and a free yahoo e-mail address. I once gave up some old clothes, bed sheets, and pillows to a battered woman who’d finally had enough of her abusive husband, grabbed her two daughters and escaped.

    It’s local and it’s free.

  9. M: yes, freecycle is an excellent idea, if there was just a way to spread the word and more people knew about it. Sounds like you did a very kind thing. thanks for sharing.

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