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HEY all you liberal, bleeding-heart, tree-huggin', pinko commies!!! (UPDATE w/link to most recent OP [View all]

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NEW, MOST UP-TO-DATE "HELP A DUer" OP HERE.




I'M TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION WITHOUT USING PROFANITY (not that I'm averse to profanity whatsoever...just not in these threads)


(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.")

If you're not familiar with Wishadoo, please see my journal for previous posts.




Since we liberals/progressives/Democrats are concerned about others and The Common Good, these OPs, which Skinner graciously allows me to create here at DU, provide an opportunity to put our values into action and DO SOMETHING.

Many of the needs we see all around could be prevented with more humane policies and systems, not the least of which is Universal Healthcare and strengthening our safety nets to prevent homelessness and other forms of poverty resulting from the gross wealth inequality. We know this.

Yet as we pursue legislative changes and other means to change our society for the better...for The Common Good...Wishadoo! provides the opportunity to do what we can to show Love & Compassion NOW, even if we're suffering and struggling ourselves in some way.


PLEASE:

1. Recommend this thread and keep it kicked for visibility, as well as:


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

* ACKNOWLEDGE these courageous people who have made themselves vulnerable by asking for help. Please offer whatever support you can (information, advice, well wishes, financial or other support, etc.)

* Share Wishadoo! with others (online and in person); after all, the more who gather...



2. Read DUers' Wishlist Posts (click the DU name to see their Wishlist post. You can contact them directly via Wishadoo or here at DU with any questions. Some posts have convenient donate widgets embedded for you to see the progress of their individual fundraising needs):

* VenusRising needs support with rent and bills. Many here offered moral support when her husband passed away suddenly three years ago. Please also see her recent DU thread for more information about her current situation.

* Another long-time DUer in good standing is asking for help. What he wants more than anything is to find an IT job but could use support in other ways now as well. He would prefer to not share his DU name but is indeed a member here.


There are more...


A. bakprkr, has posted the most recent request in the Wishlist. He is a vet, who has been struggling tremendously to avoid homelessness and needs transportation for employment (mass transit simply isn't available in many areas). His request is straightforward, and he's included a PayPal clickable icon. He has also permitted me to share his blog link, where you can follow his journey:

http://homelessvarmyvet.blogspot.com/

B. Deek's Wish needs much, much more attention. Not much has been raised thus far. You may remember deek's thread from April 2012, where she asked for votes to win a new wheelchair van for her daughter. DUers voted, but she didn't win. The engine on her van died and she needs a new one now, so she turned to Wishadoo! and DU for help.

C. Silvershadow has a dream to start a non-profit organization for those who have Multiple Sclerosis and other similar neurological diseases.

D. Akoto is a wonderful DUer I've interacted with behind the scenes; a very selfless young person, usually asking on behalf of others, but has a very real need for transportation.

E. Mtnleo2 is asking for dental help for her niece, who is homeless.

F. Oak2004 has a request to help a disabled/senior housing project.



EDIT TO ADD: We can also use the Wishlist as a jobs board. There is already a category for "JOB NEEDED" and another for "JOB OPENINGS." Just sayin'....

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/category/49/job-needed/

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/category/45/job-openings/



Please consider reaching out to others at the Wishlist even if they aren't part of the DU Community.


THANK YOU!





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! itself go 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, and I would be forever indebted.
http://www.wishadoo.org/support-wishadoo/


MANY, MANY thanks to those who have already
helped support Wishadoo! in various ways!



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glinda Feb 2013 #19
narnian60 Feb 2013 #20
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daleanime Feb 2013 #22
mntleo2 Feb 2013 #23
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #24
cate94 Feb 2013 #25
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #27
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #39
cate94 Feb 2013 #49
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OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #54
VenusRising Feb 2013 #57
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #59
VenusRising Feb 2013 #60
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #75
cate94 Feb 2013 #84
auntAgonist Feb 2013 #102
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #103
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #58
cate94 Feb 2013 #71
VenusRising Feb 2013 #56
cate94 Feb 2013 #70
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VenusRising Feb 2013 #44
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drm604 Feb 2013 #92
mntleo2 Feb 2013 #93
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #98
AndyA Feb 2013 #99
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pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #101
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Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #105