I am going to ask you for money again…
…but not for us.
It’s for them….
That’s Maddox holding his baby brother, Lennox. Maddox is 7. He is diagnosed schizo-affective.
Something about that I don’t publicize is that I help other families when I can. When I could, I set up an online account and bought groceries for this family, even though they lived 1000 miles away from me.
Right now, their mother, Bridget, has until next Monday, the 14th, to pay a $1100 electric bill. They live in New Jersey (and the state refuses to help so don’t bother offering suggestions-they have seven days until they lose their heat). That is what matters-seven days and they lose their heat. In New Jersey. Bridget has a wooden stove but Maddox is drawn to fire and will try to play with it, so she has no choice but to run the floor vents. I don’t live on the East Coast but I have heard heating oil costs are exorbitant.
Save money and run the wood stove, and risk Maddox burning himself to death.
Get the heat shut off in seven days.
Beg. I will do that.
So this is what I am asking from you. I want every reader of this blog to donate $10 to the account above. I get more than 110 readers so this shouldn’t take long.
Please. Don’t risk this child’s life by having Bridget turn on the wood stove to keep them warm. We can do this. We are human. This is our duty. Like Bono said in “One,” we get to carry each other.
I would rather you do this than donate to us. If it comes down to a choice, donate to Maddox and Lennox.
Ten dollars each. If we can’t do this for each other, then we aren’t human. This is what it means to be human. It means to carry each other. Bono didn’t mean that line as the task is a a burden. He meant that it is an honor. This is our duty as humans.
Because we all need to be carried sometimes….
Note: We made it! Bridget will be able to pay the heating bill and keep herself and her boys warm! Thank you to all of you who donated! You have my deepest, deepest thanks.