Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Thank you! Fundraiser tops goal at $3,015.54

My friends,

How can I thank you! You've exceeded our expectations with a spate of generous donations today! Thank you, Dr. Janet Smith! Thank you Mr. Henry Kuhlman! And a hearty thank you also to our friends with fellow-children at Spiritus Sanctus Academy: Mr. Philip Pucillo, Mr. Guy Winter, Mrs. Maisa Haddad, and from a bit earlier, Tim and Karla Dorweiler, Mrs. Teresa Grindlay, James and Beth Ann Putlock!! And thanks also to our college-era friend Dan Clark from Iowa, who may disagree with our politics but has a heart of gold!

We set out two weeks ago with a goal of $3000.00 not knowing what to expect, but trusting that we were doing the right thing. We knew someone in need, and I was convinced we had the means and willing hearts to do so. Again, I am humbled by your willingness to help a complete stranger based on your trust in me and my report about our friend, Tonya, the woman and sister-in-Christ we're trying to help. I am awed by your generosity in a time when a lot of us are tightening our belts with tuition costs and mortgages, and when our nation is consumed with daily unsettling news from the political and ecclesiastical fronts.

We've also received several leads on places to possibly look for a reasonably priced yet reliable used car for Tonya. Thank you for those leads, Monica Miller, Teresa Grindlay, and Heidi Bratton!

Thank you all sincerely for your willingness to reach out and help this lady. I will keep you posted on developments: when we present our cashier's check to Tonya, when she gets her car, etc.

In the meantime, we will gladly continue accepting donations up through Monday of next week, the day before our national election! Just five more days. We will also gladly accept prayers for Tonya and her family (and her prospective car purchase!!), as well as any further leads or suggestions about possible places to look for automobiles (we want to consider all options)!

Thanks again!! You are all wonderful!! In a time full of depressing and disturbing news, it's wonderful to be reminded of the existence of so many good people in our lives -- people such as yourselves. May the Lord bless you abundantly!

If you would still like to donate, it's not too late; and you can be sure your donation will be put to good use getting Tonya a yet more dependable car to drive to work. You may send a check by emailing me at blosser.philip@shms.edu for instructions. Alternately, you may use the online 'Donate' button below to contribute with a credit card or by means of Paypal online.

Also, please note that when you click on the 'Donate' button, you will be re-directed to a page that says "Donate to Academy Press" (either by Paypal or credit card). 'Academy Press' is the name of the account which we're using to process donations for Tonya.

Thank you for your generosity!!

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