Saturday, January 18, 2020
i work a seasonal job, It is perfect for me. Keeps me out in the public and active. One of the ladies that returned this year for her third year was walking with me today. She has a full time job. Her husband has been really ill. I went back to work and could only handle 2 days a week. Therefore, the paycheck is almost non=exitance. They have 4 children at home. The oldest is disabled. 3 in school. She told me today that when she paid their mortgage, utilities there is very little left. She has gone to the food bank for food and cannot go again for another 2 weeks. She makes too much for food stamps. The disabled child and another needs medication which she has to pay monthly. She was talking about her children asking do we have anything for dinner tonight. I was telling her about some things she could get and cook that would be filling and nutritious. She is diabetic and remarked that her children came first for food. So she eats a little to keep going.
I came home telling Hubby about it. He went to his truck and got a gift card he received for Christmas It is for a local grocery and he said give it to her. He told me he had one in his desk from a vendor also he would bring home. We often do no realize that a normal family is in trouble until they tell you. She has been on her job for 18 years., purchased her home `4 years ago and having problems feeding her children.
I am personally a private person and I was actually homeless 42 years ago when my ex left me on the streets with no home, auto or money. I know how it feels and how your pride will not let you discus your situation with others. I pulled myself up and I feel that it is my responsibility to help people around me in need.
Hubby told me that he would purchase her a Walmart card next month for $50 and tell her it was a gift he was not going to use.
So many are in need that never let you know. I do not believe in a lot of the big foundations that collect money as they pay high salaries to the upper tiers before the money goes to the needy. I prefer to give mine locally to people in need. Helping the little person with $50 gives more that $50 to many of the big organization . .