My apologies...Freebie has been fixed...and a request

I am so sorry, I don't know exactly how it happened.  How embarrassing.  I have fixed the link and it should be working now.  Here is the corrected link.

Please accept my sincerest apologies, I am so sorry I didn't find out about this and get it fixed earlier.  I was gone all day yesterday trying to help a very dear friend of ours.  I am going to explain the situation and make a request, so please continue reading once you have picked up your gift from me.

My husband and I have a very close friend that is in dire straights right now.  He recently had to take his truck in to see why it wasn't running right.  The temperature in our area dropped down below freezing for a few nights and his truck wouldn't start one morning in order for him to go to work.  He checked the antifreeze levels to find out that it was almost empty, with no clue as to where the antifreeze went.

When he took it into the shop, he found out that there was a sensor that went bad, allowing all of the oil from the engine to get into the radiator and all of the antifreeze had been burned off.  The bad part is, the radiator has to be boiled out to remove all of the oil and all of the belts and hoses need to be replaced, along with the sensor.  Repairs on the truck are going to cost in the ballpark of $3000 in order for him to get his truck back.  This is a severe hardship for him and we have been helping out in anyway that we can think of.

He also recently went through a divorce a couple of years ago and filed bankruptcy last month because of it.  He has about $300 in his checking account and that is it.  We have tried the local charities, finance companies, payday loans and the such.  It has come to the point that I helped him yesterday go around to local pawn shops and sell off some of his valuable possessions, only to come up with about $400.  He has even tried to get a loan against his retirement and his life insurance, to no avail.

The situation has gotten grim, even if he can come up with the rest of the money, he will be broke for the next month and won't be able to afford groceries for himself, or Christmas presents for himself and his two young daughters.  He has no food in the house now at it is, and nothing even for a Christmas dinner.

I don't normally do this, I try to keep my personal life and my scrapbooking life seperate as much as possible, and I don't make requests for help like this at all.  I try to help out with charity collabs for others as much as possible, but now I am asking for help, not for myself, but for our friend.

It makes me very sad to see anyone in this kind of situation, and I am asking if any of my loyal visitors that visit my blog on a regular basis can help out in any way.  Even if it is one dollar, that is more than he has currently.  If any of you can help us make this a wonderful Christmas for our friend and his daughters, I would be so grateful.

I know it is a lot to ask this time of year with the holidays just a week away, but again, I am not asking for myself.  If you could find it in your heart to make even a small donation, please send it to my paypal account at dawnecarr[at]cableone[dot]net.  I will make sure that you receive a special gift for your generosity.  Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.


CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Dec. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Tagger Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 17 Dec [LA 02:59pm, NY 05:59pm, UK 10:59pm] - 18 Dec [OZ 09:59am]).

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