I read LOTS of applications. I'm talking thousands. So it isn't every day that a paragraph stops me in my tracks. But this one did:
"We have actually gone without milk and other food items to buy gas for the car so my son can continue to work. We have been surviving on his free food items each day that he works in order to have something to eat. "
First, a little background: This application comes from a woman who used to work as a computer engineer at IBM before an injury rendered her disabled. Now, she and her 22-year-old son subsist on the food he brings home from his job at McDonald's.
I hope you'll consider a donation of any amount to help this family cover a month's worth of rent, enough to get them back on their feet and into the grocery store again. Thank you for your time, and have a wonderful week!