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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:30 AM

PLEASE HELP FELLOW DUers!!! (Can't wait until after election, need help now!)

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(I was previously given permission by Skinner to post periodically about http://www.wishadoo.org, especially when it involves DUers, with this required disclaimer: "The administrators of Democratic Underground have given permission for one discussion thread on this topic. The administrators of Democratic Underground make no claims regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of this fundraising effort. Permission was granted by Skinner on 8/6/2010, and the moderators have been notified.")

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I was going to wait until after the election to post again, but four DUers created Wishlist posts recently, and I have tremendous faith that we can multitask: We can focus on the election AND help fellow community members at the same time.

We've come through every single time. Let's do it again. There is a lot of wisdom and knowledge within this community...let's share it. (Please also read through other Wishlist posts, even if they aren't DU members; they're fellow citizens.)

Thank you in advance for keeping this thread kicked, rec'd and sharing it in other groups here on DU and with your other social networks. Tweet it, post on FB, wherever!!!

Even if you think you can't help, you can: Simply acknowledging someone's request and the courage to share their story, is PRICELESS.
No one should ever feel alone.


I can personally vouch for all four requests. One of the Wishlist posts is by a brand new DUer who I met via Wishadoo! and, fortunately, ends up being an active progressive who has found a new home here at DU. For now, they've all asked that you contact them with any suggestions or questions via Wishadoo![/b>]. Just click the link to their individual posts and you'll see a button to CONTACT MEMBER.





HELP FIGHT FOR LIFE-SAVING A/C IN DISABLED HOUSING PROJECT
(I don't yet have permission to post this DUer's screen name but this is a LONG-TIME member, whom I vouch for wholeheartedly)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/131/help-us-fight-to-prevent-air-conditioning-from-being-banned-in-our-senior-d/


NEED A LITTLE $$, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TOO (new DUer, Jisis)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/130/need-a-little-help-and-good-thoughts-prayers-too-please/


SMALL RV OR CAMPERVAN FOR DISABLED YOUNG MAN (Akoto)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/132/small-rv-or-campervan-for-disabled-young-man/


A VERY SICK FERAL CAT NEEDS YOUR HELP (Flaxbee)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/133/a-very-sick-feral-cat-needs-your-help/



PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY YOU CAN



Again, it is GREATLY appreciated it if you would kindly:



* Recommend this thread and keep it kicked

* Share the Wishlist post with your social networks (or share from here, of course)

* Offer whatever support you can (financial support, information, advice, well wishes, etc.)



BTW, I'm trying to remember to add these posts to my DU Journal, so you can look back at previous Wishadoo!-DU Community efforts. I wanted to update you about the most recent post, which involved signing a petition to bring attention to a tragic situation. I believe there are now over 85k signatures, largely due to the efforts of DU which got the ball rolling!






If you're still reading and care to read a DRAFT of a project I want to launch IMMEDIATELY after the election, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts. I very much hope this can be a community project here at DU, one which is desperately needed in this country. Click image below to read the draft of the crowdfunding campaign for the NATIONAL FIND HELP DIRECTORY to learn more.

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ABOUT WISHADOO!: Anyone is welcome to use the tools at Wishadoo, so long as the Terms of Service are adhered to (basically "play nice" and don't lie). This includes creating posts in the Wishlist, a "craigslist of compassion." Most of us are struggling with one thing or another, and as you'll see, there are many categories in the Wishlist to cover a variety of issues/needs.

Wishadoo! is a comprehensive portal providing tools, resources and inspiration to connect, help/be helped, and cultivate compassion, cooperation and authentic community in myriad ways, online and in our own "backyards." Wishadoo!'s tools have been designed to integrate and be of service to all sectors of community: individuals, neighborhoods, schools, organizations and businesses.

The Wishlist is where we can ask, offer, give, receive and pay it forward. If you create a Wishlist post, let me know your DU name, and I can start to do weekly or biweekly threads such as this to highlight DUers' needs and offerings.

Any contributions to Wishadoo! goes toward the cost of maintaining the site, NOT toward any Wishlist posts. That takes place one on one, between Wishadoo! members. If you are able to help with costs to keep the site going, we all appreciate your generosity tremendously. Thanks to those who have already helped support Wishadoo! ~ OneGrassRoot


To see an infographic which, hopefully, summarizes the existing tools and goals of Wishadoo!, please CLICK HERE (then click again to enlarge).








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Reply PLEASE HELP FELLOW DUers!!! (Can't wait until after election, need help now!) (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Oct 2012 #1
RainDog Oct 2012 #2
mnhtnbb Oct 2012 #3
Lefta Dissenter Oct 2012 #4
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #5
Lefta Dissenter Oct 2012 #7
BanzaiBonnie Oct 2012 #6
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #29
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #8
LeftofObama Oct 2012 #9
midnight Oct 2012 #10
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #11
srichardson Oct 2012 #12
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #13
nolabear Oct 2012 #14
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #20
glinda Oct 2012 #15
beac Oct 2012 #16
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #17
Vanje Oct 2012 #18
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #28
PatSeg Oct 2012 #19
rurallib Oct 2012 #21
Akoto Oct 2012 #22
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #23
Hatchling Oct 2012 #24
LadyHawkAZ Oct 2012 #25
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #26
ceile Oct 2012 #27
Mnemosyne Oct 2012 #30
Liberalynn Oct 2012 #31
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #32
machI Oct 2012 #33
Lisa0825 Oct 2012 #34
Hutzpa Oct 2012 #35
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #39
jsmirman Oct 2012 #36
Iwillnevergiveup Oct 2012 #37
babylonsister Oct 2012 #38
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #40
Omaha Steve Oct 2012 #41
Bluestar Oct 2012 #42
Kookaburra Oct 2012 #43
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #44
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #45
Nhrtuvdxi Oct 2012 #46
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #47
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #48
Care Acutely Oct 2012 #49
Liberalynn Oct 2012 #50
Mnemosyne Oct 2012 #51
Jisis Oct 2012 #52
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #53
Jisis Oct 2012 #54
OneGrassRoot Oct 2012 #55

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:35 AM

1. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:36 AM

2. k&r n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:38 AM

3. Kick.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:43 AM

4. Thank you for what you are doing

Kick and

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Response to Lefta Dissenter (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:44 AM

5. I love your screen name!!!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:55 AM

7. Awwwww,

Thank you. I love yours, too!

Love,

A Fellow Member of SMAS (Screen-name Mutual Admiration Society)

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:47 AM

6. OGR, you are terrific

Please keep bringing it to our attention, so we know what we can do to help others.

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Response to BanzaiBonnie (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

29. ...





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:00 AM

8. kick and rec

It's wonderful to see your efforts here, thank you.
Community.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:24 AM

9. Big Kick and Rec!

OGR You are simply amazing!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:32 AM

10. Thank you to all who find the way to help those in need... This is the model of Govt. that needs to

be implemented.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:47 AM

11. A GRAPHIC YOU MAY WANT TO SHARE....

The words are those of a dear friend, same with the image. They come together to say so much....


Plus, it's a reason to kick this thread, which we need to keep "above the fold" for visibility, please!







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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:48 AM

12. Thank you!

You are exactly the type of people we need. A true American hero. Thanks for your huge heart.

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Response to srichardson (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:58 AM

13. A huge, warm welcome to you, srichardson!



I'm far from a hero; just providing a way for people to come together and help in various ways. But thank you so much for the kind words.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:02 AM

14. Be careful if you ever run for president OGR.

This is some wonderful community organizing you've got going. Thanks.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:57 PM

20. Ha!





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:08 AM

15. K&R n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:37 AM

16. K&R! n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:39 AM

17. K&R

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:20 PM

18. BerthaVenation Please PM me re sick cat

I might be able to help.
It'll cost a hell of a lot less than 800-1000.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:42 PM

28. If you could...

PM her and/or Flaxbee here at DU, that would be WONDERFUL, Vanje. You may have already heard from them or PM'd them, but just in case...



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:23 PM

19. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:08 PM

21. booting 'er up!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:14 PM

22. Thank you! I am the guy with the RV/campervan need.

OneGrassRoot is an exceptional person. She has also done her best to help with finding dental assistance for my mom.

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Response to Akoto (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:28 PM

23. Wonderful...I added your name to the OP.

Thanks for the kick and the kind words.

You never know who may see it and, miraculously, be able to help in some way.






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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:00 PM

24. bump!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:27 PM

25. Kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:45 PM

26. Need rec's and kicks...I'm trolling for visibility...

so more people will see this and hopefully check out the Wishlist posts.

Thanks!


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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:47 PM

27. K&R!

Thanks for posting these in one place!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:29 PM

30. K&R nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:46 PM

31. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:16 PM

32. Last kick by me for the day. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:47 PM

33. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:16 AM

34. :kick:

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:22 AM

35. K&R

You really are doing a masterful work OneG, long may you continue.

We really appreciate you being part of the DU family. Keep up the good work.

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #35)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:07 AM

39. Thank you...

very much.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 02:56 AM

36. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:19 AM

37. KICK

Because I too believe we are all in this together. THANK YOU, OneGrassRoot!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:35 AM

38. ...

you are one special person, my friend.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:37 AM

40. Monday morning kick. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:50 AM

41. K&R!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 10:59 AM

42. Another kick

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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:22 AM

43. kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:00 PM

44. Noon EST kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 05:07 PM

45. Afternoon kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:49 PM

46. k&r n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:01 AM

47. I'll try to keep this going for another day or two....

so those who haven't seen it may have a chance to do so.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:01 PM

48. kicking, against the tide...lol. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:07 PM

49. Bookmarking, will be back later

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:11 PM

50. Kicking

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:37 PM

51. Kicking it! nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

52. That 2nd listing there is me :) ("Need a little $$...")

And I want to thank OneGrassRoot so very much for the compassion and caring! Sorry I have not posted on this thread sooner. I have been busy trying to come up with ways to bring in more funds and had not logged in to DU for a few days.
ANY help folks can offer is GREATLY appreciated.
Also, I have been busting my butt to produce some jewelry to sell and have set up a new Etsy store to sell it in. So perhaps buying some Christmas prezzies early would be something people would consider doing to help?? My shop is here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarringsNMoreByJudy
(I hope it was ok to link that here?? If not I will gladly take it out!)

It is crunch time for us--getting WAY too close for comfort. I got a donation last week that got me halfway to paying the late electricity, and I was able to earn enough to pay the other half--so where we are still behind now is pretty much the rent. That is due in a few days time. I may be able to get a little extra time before the office decides to start eviction proceedings and all of that, but there will be some ugly late fees involved if we go past the 3rd. Trying desperately to come up with what we can before then. Every little bit counts!!

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Response to Jisis (Reply #52)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:20 PM

53. Kicking for you, Jisis -- and, again, welcome to DU!!!






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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #53)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:23 PM

54. <3 thanks so much n/t

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Response to Jisis (Reply #54)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:30 PM

55. I'm kicking this again to test something...

because I don't see it appearing in General Discussion any more, even right after it's kicked.

Let me try again....

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