"If nature has made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that." - Frances Hodgson Burnett
A man who was about to start a new job was stricken with a significant illness that required a period of hospitalization. The new job was required to go to another applicant, as the prospective employer needed someone immediately for that position. The man fell behind on his rent with no income but was able to secure another job after recovering from his illness. Here to Help was able to assist on his back rent and he was able to avoid eviction.
A man was a cook at a downtown restaurant. His mother had recently passed away and given that he was the only working member of his family the cost associated with funeral expenses etc. fell on him. He subsequently needed car repairs on his vehicle as he needed reliable transportation to get to his job. His savings had been depleted due to the funeral expenses and Here to Help was able to assist him with the car repair and enable him to maintain his employment.
A young woman was working full time and going to night school. She relied on her mother for transportation but her mother suffered a stroke and was then unable to drive. At around the same time her mother’s car needed repairs but the cost of repair exceeded the value of the very old car. Here to Help was able to assist the young woman with a used vehicle, which allowed her to continue her employment and her schooling as well as to transport her mother to her doctor appointments.
A woman in her early sixties was struggling to make ends meet as though she was working three jobs her son had been murdered recently and she’d missed time at work. She’d fallen behind in her rent and would be able to pay rent on a go forward basis but needed some help getting caught up. Here to Help was able to provide assistance and she was able to remain in her apartment of the past 14 years.
A man had recently been released from prison and was part of the Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative. He received education and training for a trade and was able to secure employment. He was in need of assistance with first month's rent and a security deposit for an apartment. Here to Help was able to provide assistance and he was able to continue moving forward.
A single mother and her son were the victims of a home invasion and assault. Due to the violent nature of the assault and the threat that was made, she needed to move her family from their home of over 10 years. She was employed but had missed time for work as a result of the assault. She was eventually able to save money for a down payment on a mobile home but she did not have the funding for a security deposit. Here to Help was able to pay for the security deposit and she could move in and rebuild her life.
A young man was living in a shelter and during that time was able to obtain his Certified Nursing Assistant degree through a local college. He secured employment working the night shift at a nursing home. He also obtained housing but could not afford basic furniture for his apartment. We were able to assist with his need for furniture and he was able to support himself through his employment.
A woman became involved with drugs until the point that she was convicted of a drug-related crime and sentenced to prison. She was ultimately released from prison and participated with a local non-profit's re-entry into society program. She completed everything required and was able to secure a job but needed assistance getting to and from work. She had saved some money of her own and was able to contribute towards the purchase of a vehicle. Here to Help was able to assist her in obtaining a vehicle and she was able to continue moving forward with her life.
Notes of Thanks
Thank you so much!! This means the world to me and my son!! I just told him and he hugged and kissed me. Again thank you so very much!!!!
I know words could never say, the gratitude I feel, for all your help, with my rent. I just wanted to thank you and your help is so much more appreciated than you may think. I'm oh so grateful for all your help. You really are a lifesaver; I don't know what I would have done. I have never been late, or not be able to pay my rent before, so I was awfully worried, about being homeless and getting my dialysis done. My gratitude is beyond words...God Bless you both and may all the goodness the world has to offer come to you. I would be homeless right now, but thanks to you all, I am safe sound and healthy. So Thank You Again, for all your help, as it is MOST appreciated.
There's so much smiling and happiness and grinning going on around here. You're obviously to blame. Thank you!
I would truly like to thank both of you for helping to purchase an engine for my vehicle. Being a single parent and having my household relying solely on my income made it very hard for me to save enough money to purchase an engine. But thanks to angels that are sent into our lives good things can happen. Again I really am grateful and very appreciative of all your good works. Maybe one day I will be blessed financially to give back to those who have helped me. May GOD bless the both of you.
She was absolutely speechless when I told her the what your email said. I don't think she is used to getting good news from agencies when she asks for help on behalf of others and it is a turn of events that she is now asking for help for herself. THANK you so much! And thank you for helping someone who has dedicated her life to helping others.
You two, Robin and Bob, deserve to know just what you have meant to me and my family. Despite working two jobs, I had fallen behind in my utilities as I had to miss time from work due to a flare up of my medical condition. I thought we were going to be shut off and then you swooped in and saved the day. You got me caught up as you could see that I could pay all my bills going forward. I just needed a little help at this time. Here to Help is a wonderful charity to assist those striving to succeed, that meet an unexpected roadblock. You removed that roadblock and I continue to move forward. Thank you ever so much.
I am writing this letter to you in regards to the grant that was given to me for my car repair. I wanted to say thank you!!! I truly appreciate all of your help. I am working very hard at rebuilding my life. Having transportation is so important, now I can go back and forth to work knowing that my car is safe to drive each day. Here to Help Foundation has blessed my family and me. Thank you so much.
I can't begin to express the words of thanks that I have for Here to Help Foundation. You were the life raft when I felt I was drowning with no hope in sight no matter how hard I tried. Your help with my back rent gave me the ability to see light again and know that with my new job I will be able to pay rent and never fall behind again. You are the best! I love you for your caring nature. Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart.
You have a wonderful organization! We are so glad and so privileged that you are able to help people that literally have nowhere else to turn.
Words cannot express how GRATEFUL I am for what you and your Foundation have done for me today. GOD withhold no good thing from this Foundation. Bless them beyond measure. Much love.
I want to start off by saying thank you from the bottom of my heart. The contribution you have made to me and my family is immeasurable. Having a vehicle will allow me the opportunity to move up into higher paying positions at my company. I can now begin to help relieve many of the financial burdens that my family currently faces, and improve the quality of our lives. This is my first car, and I will remember the pride I felt when I drove off of the lot for the rest of my life. Words cannot express the relief that having reliable transportation to my place of work has brought me.
Thank you for assisting with my client's car repair. The HELP/service you provide is a lifesaver. Your help has actually saved people lives and renewed HOPE in the living. I thank you, I thank you, I thank you and can't thank you enough. I have seen what HOPE looks like in others and you provide that to so many people.
We have been able to get so much accomplished with your support. I can really envision our life getting better from here and I have you to thank. I feel so blessed and what you've done for my family means more to me than I can possibly say. Thank you again for this blessing. The world could use a few more people like you. Thank you so much for beginning caring enough to create Here to Help and to assist as you do.
Thank you so much for taking the time, your time, to help me. Please continue your good works and know just how much you all mean to those you help.
Thank you so much for assisting Mr. Gervin. Thank you a thousand times over. The work you do is invaluable! I cannot THANK YOU enough for all your help. You give people hope.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for helping me with a car! I can not express enough how much this means to me! You have given me a new outlook on life and hopefully soon I can pay it forward and help someone else in need :)
Thanks so much for assisting me with my transportation issues. May God bless your organization immensely. You are truly a blessing to me and other people. Words can never express my gratitude for your kindness.
I just finished reading your most recent newsletter and just wanted to say thanks-the stories are so compelling and I know how hard it would have been for these individuals to find help before the Here to Help Foundation. You're doing a wonderful thing for our community and the impact you're making is huge!
Thank you so much for your assistances with my car repair. I appreciated it so much and it means the world to me. There is no way I could have gotten it fixed otherwise and I think it's wonderful what you do for people. This is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me and it took so much stress off my mind.
Thanks for all that you do and God Bless you and your contributors; for what you do makes a big difference in people's lives, especially when they're starting over or just getting started. Thank you on behalf of all of them.
I am so very happy and beyond myself with gratitude to you both who have worked so hard in assuring that my son and I have a home. I will be just as diligent in keeping our home. I really can't thank you both enough. You have both just answered a little boy's prayers to have his own room.
As the year comes to an end, I want you to know how appreciative I am for all you do and for the Here to Help Foundation. You have gone above and beyond to help those in need in getting back on their feet again. The impact you have had on our clients that you've assisted is beyond measure. You have changed their life in so many ways! We are overwhelmed by the generosity of your charity/organization. Thank you!
I would like to take this time to express my deepest gratitude to Here-To-Help. In the brief conversations I have had with you in the past week, I was overwhelmed by the feelings of ease of which you put me when corresponding about the sensitive need of my coworker, Jacqueline Taylor. I found it very reassuring, when a person, can take the time to correspond with an individual and express "good deeds" with them in regards to the person unfortunate situation and care enough to listen to pertinent extenuating circumstances of the individual. I realize that every person have their own unique way of communicating; but it take a person of extraordinary talents to realize that he/she will not always have a person who will complete things in timely manner. You realized that and recognized that and was willing to go that extra mile to see it, that while you and I corresponded about Jacqueline you gave that "little" something extra, to make her day memorable. She is such a humble and caring individual and really needed Here-to-Help support. Lastly, Jacqueline and I would like to say we sincerely appreciate your patience's and understanding when dealing with us in those untimely moments. Here-to-Help is blessed to have you as part of their team.
I just wanted to take the time out and thank you Robin and Bob, I am so appreciative of the generous donation towards my car. You have helped me sooooooooooo much with getting to work and school easily especially in this snow and cold weather. Again thank you so much and God bless.
Thank you so much! You have no idea what this will mean to my client. This is simply wonderful and beyond words. I believe the mobility she will obtain with the car repair will significantly help her mental health and get her on the track towards employment!
Thank you again for all you do.
Thank you so much. This, for her, is truly a life changer and will open up many additional opportunities as well as providing a safe way for her to get to work.
Grace and Peace to all of you, and I would first like to begin by saying thank you. This has been some kind of journey for me. I have to say I have never been in this place or season of my life before. When I think about helping people I am reminded of the story I have heard all my life of giving a man apple seeds versus an apple. Your foundation did just that for my son and me. I purchased an Infinity with the help of your organization about ten days ago so that I could get to work. This is great news for someone on his or her way out of a financial challenge. I am thankful to God for people and organizations with vision to attend to the less fortunate, the struggling, or financially challenged as I like to say. May God grant you continued success throughout your endeavors to reach and touch our world. Again, I thank you and I will never forget your act of kindness towards my family and myself.
Thanks for helping Ms. Bond, She is a young single woman who is very brave, hard working and honest. I have so many patients that struggle and it's nice to know that Here to Help is there to provide much needed assistance. Sometimes taking some of the financial stress off a cancer patient can be the best treatment available. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You two are the best!
I wanted to simply say how very fortunate I feel to work with your organization which enables us at Adult Well-Being Services to help so many of our clients in crisis. You have brought a smile and great relief to those who saw no way out of their difficult circumstances. Again, thank you for all that you do and I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship for us both.
Thank you so much for caring enough to share the gift of love through giving. Receiving a car has been a blessing to my family and me. Words can never express my appreciations but with sincere thanks I thank you both from the bottom of my heart. I pray God will continue to bless you both as you continue to be a blessing to others.
I want to take this time to thank you for assisting Elaina with her furniture. When I told her of your generosity it was truly a joy to hear the excitement in her voice, along with tears of happiness knowing that others care about her well being. Hopefully this act of kindness will give her the much-needed strength to continue towards her goals in life. Thanks once again.
I want to thank you for providing my family with means of transportation, and assist me in getting back and forth to work. I realize that individuals like you are not easy to come by and I am so fortunate that you and Here to Help found your way into my life. You are selfless and kind and your generosity and assistance will always be remembered and appreciated beyond words.
I am writing to say thank you! You helped me purchase a car and maintain my job. I want you to know the positive impact having a new vehicle has on our lives. If it were not for Here to Help Foundation I would be trying to figure out how to get to my job, and how my children would get back and forth to doctors appointments and what not. I am glad you are here to help! My future is looking brighter than ever thanks to you guys and if no one has told you how deeply you are appreciated I want to tell you now. Thank you from me and my family!
This is fantastic news! Thank you so much! My client appreciates this more than you know! I just got off the phone with her and gave her all the details and she plans to speak to the shop today about getting her car in ASAP. Again thank you so so much!
I just want you all to know how much you have empowered this young lady. I can see the tension is her face and shoulders relaxing. Thank you so much for making this possible.
Thanks for all you do!!!
I can't begin to express what your assistance meant to me during my time of need. The awarded grant was most definitely helpful and did go to extremely good use there is no doubt about that. But more than the monetary value, I so greatly appreciate the thought behind the payment for my utility bill. I am truly appreciative of your time and effort, which I'm sure was a burden for you but you actions have truly lightened my load. For that especially, I thank you. The time has been difficult for me, but knowing I had the support of people like you certainly helps. Please know I won't forget your kind gesture. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
I am truly overwhelmed and appreciate what the Here To Help Foundation is doing to assist fellow human beings who find themselves in temporary challenging situations. Here To Help Foundation gives people hope and inspiration to continue to forge ahead.
I want to thank you and the Here to Help Foundation for assisting me in serving those with whom I work. You are a tremendous resource and provide a great deal of support to the community. I thank you again for all you do!!
I recently did follow-ups for some of my clients and I wanted to let you know that they all are progressing towards achieving their goals. Some have achieved their goals and are maintaining self-sufficiency. As a social worker I encounter many people in need. I wanted to take this time to say how much appreciated I am to have such a dynamic resource to help the people in time of need. The one-time grants have made such a difference in so many peoples lives.
I am very grateful to you for assisting my client. Your help at this crucial time is much greater than the very needed $800. It also provides emotional support and the lessening of some of the extreme stress that has been associated with her unemployment. Thank you so very much. This is important work that you are doing.
Thank you! My car rides amazing and I'm pleased, honored and humbled by your help! You have truly been a blessing and I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful things you are doing for others and what you'd done for me.
WOOHOO! Ms. Gonzalez and I thank you all so much! We greatly appreciate your support and consideration of this family. I truly cannot thank you enough. Thank you Robin and Bob for facilitating this process and everything you did. You, and your organization, are wonderful!
I want to thank you both Bob and Robin for your generosity in assisting my family with the purchase of a vehicle. This will tremendously help me to continue to provide excellent customer service to the families I work with through Spectrum Human Services.
Thanks again for coming out to meet me at Volunteers of America! That alone made me really made feel special....its awesome knowing that people still care about other people. God Bless you guys again and may you guys be around forever.
My client informed me that her couch has arrive and "It is Heaven right here on Earth" She added that she would like you to know how much she appreciated your help with this matter. Thanks so much for all your organization does with helping those in need.
It was great meeting you both from the Here to Help Foundation on Friday. I just wanted to thank you very much for helping my client Mr. Jones. It was a great help to him and I am sure it will assist him in his journey to independence and in his progress moving forward with his life. I greatly appreciate your help in making this happen for my client.
Thank you so much!
Wow, we are so excited! This is an amazing opportunity for our client and she is ecstatic. Thank you, your organization is amazing!
Thank you so much for helping and blessing me with my new Grand Prix car. I am truly grateful and appreciative of your tremendous generosity. Life has gotten a lot easier. Again, thank you so much!!
Oh my gosh, I am so happy. I am thrilled. This means that at the very least, Wendy doesn't have to worry about her and her daughters becoming homeless. Furthermore, this is a gift to me: I am the coordinator of our clinical counseling program and hear stories all day every day from women in similar circumstances -- many of whom we can help, but others whom we cannot. Thank you deeply. It gives me a boost of hope.
Thank you so very much for the grant I received from your Foundation. I was literally drowning and you saved me. I am so thankful and appreciative. After being told "No" from other organizations it comes as a huge shock to me that you were willing to help and it is hard to express my gratitude in words. But, once again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you so much for helping my client Derrick! I know this will be such a relief to him and his family! I know he will follow through and continue to be the wonderful employee, husband and father that he is! His stress level just went down a ton (mine too!) Thank you for your time and your organization's efforts.
I just wanted to thank you and Robin, again for your generosity. I was able to drive away on Friday with a 2000 Pontiac Montana that drives beautifully-a very clean minivan. I've regained some of my independence back-I felt sooo good Monday morning driving into work. I instantly raised my hands and said 'Thank you, Lord'…for everything! So, I wish you and Robin continued blessings and much success! Thank you both.
My daughter was so excited when the mattress arrived Saturday! She was jumping around saying, "Oh yeah, oh yeah"! That's her happy dance! Have a great day!
Thank you for helping to change the life and future of my student here at Focus Hope. Your generous and quick response to our request for assistance is allowing Brian to begin his job with the peace of mind everyone should be afforded. We all felt speechless as we received the news of your gift of assistance and I could see in his face how he felt this was almost too good to be true and he didn't want that moment of happiness and change to end.
On behalf of my clients and myself, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Foundation. Your good work throughout this past year has helped my clients keep their jobs and allow them the opportunity to continue to be productive individuals. Thank you for making a difference.
It was a pleasure meeting you today. It's moments like today that really rekindle veterans faith in humanity and truly lifted our spirits. Words cannot express my gratitude, but I hope this small thank you, will encourage you to keep on doing the blessed work you do.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I want to thank you so help me so much with your help with the repair of my truck! Without your help I would have been lost! Now I can make my appointments to my doctors and therapists so I can continue with my recovery from the accident I was in.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for helping me obtain my car parts and wheel alignment for my minivan. This help has profoundly affected every aspect of my life. My 10 year old son has told me when he grows up he wants to work for people who help other people! My gratitude forever to you all!
This is great news!!! I will call the family now. Thank You! What a great Thanksgiving you are giving them. We appreciate this huge generosity.
Thank you so much for all of your help. I hope you are truly aware of all the good that you do in people's lives. Without your help all of Lorraine's hard work in the last six months would have been lost. She is truly an amazing woman and you and your organization are truly amazing as well. Once again THANK YOU!
I am writing to express our sincere appreciation for your assistance in helping the many individuals and families being serviced by Adult Well-Being Services. The Here to Help Foundation has been instrumental in improving the lives of a number of individuals and families who come to us with specific needs. We have been able to assist them with weathering a crisis. It is good to know that there are individuals such as you who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Your kindness and generosity is so important.
Thanks again Here to Help! Your foundation's generosity and willingness to help transitioning folks makes my job seem that much more worthwhile!
Thank you so much, we really appreciate all you do. This will help Nicole with her new beginning. I just met with her and I have not seen her smile like this since she has come into the shelter! Here to Help is truly what it is called.
I am at a lost for words. I am very thankful for you all and I sincerely appreciate your help!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I'm so overwhelmed with your act of kindness and support. The world around us changes so fast that sometimes you lose your way. With the support of the "Here to Help Foundation" you have restored my faith that there are "Angels" right here on earth. The Foundation has made it possible for me to focus on my career objectives in the coming weeks without worries of mounting bills. People don't believe in random acts of kindness, but I'm proof that it really happens. Please continue to keep up the wonderful work in giving everyday people a chance to reach for the "Stars."
Thank you so much for your willingness to assist Anthony. He was nearly in tears when I told him that you were going to assist him in obtaining his own apartment. I hope you give yourselves enough credit everyday for the things that you do for these individuals. For clients such as Anthony, it is so much more than just having an apartment; it's being able to be back on your feet and working on one's self-dignity and sustainability again…which so many of us take for granted everyday. So thank you for that!
Here to Help was my savior and sometimes words cannot show how much appreciation one feels. This may be one of those times as my thank you to you is not able to show you just how much I truly, truly, truly appreciate what you have done for me. You have eased my burden and provided me the chance to keep moving forward and keeping a roof over my head. Your Foundation is unreal. But it was indeed real for me. Thank so much.
Thank you so much for your assistance. It has dramatically changed my life and given me the hope and confidence that I need to keep moving forward. You organization is a Godsend.
I wanted to write and thank you for your help, it was truly a lifesaver for me. I have been trying really hard to turn my life around and thanks to the help of the Here to Help Foundation I feel that my life is back on track to doing that. The truth is that I'm not used to getting a lot of help. It has always seemed to me that when you need help the most is when you can get help the least. So I just want to say thank you so very, very much for your help. May you be blessed today and always.
I cannot thank you enough for the tremendous help. You made my day, week and gave me a positive outlook on my future back. Thank you so much, I will never forget the day I got the car and I still get a smile on my face when I get into it.
Recently Here to Help awarded me a grant for the purchase of a bed for my daughter. I'd like to thank you all for your help, and especially Robin for all her assistance and a listening ear! Slowly things are starting to come together again for us, and the Foundation proved to be a great help in our time of need. It's a good feeling to know that in these critical economic times there are still people out there who care! I appreciate what you've done and hope you continue your good works for other families. Again I say thank you, it really means a lot.
Thank you again for the help you both gave me on getting a vehicle. Also, I saw the kindness with another person while I was there. You both are very special people with kind hearts and again thank you for being there in my time of need. I'd like to thank you sincerely for your heart felt assistance and dedication to my clients, Shanda and Eggatia. With so much need and so few dollars it is with much hope and encouragement that you have graciously lent a hand up for my clients. It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to collaborating with you in the future.
Thank you for your assistance! I have some clients who have been helped by your charity and I must say, the most rewarding feeling is helping people who truly need it. When I call them with good news, the expression of appreciation coming from their voice is priceless.
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for all you do in helping the community and specifically our customers that we cannot. You do a great service…..and you don't have to. Thank you again and all the best to you.
I am SO HAPPY that this has worked out! Thank you for working with my client as we worked through the issues. Your patience and continual support are much appreciated. I am so thankful together we are able to assist another family in their time of need. God Bless!
Thank you so very much! Mary called me Saturday afternoon, to let me know she is a recipient of your help. She was ecstatic!!! Your organization is so very needed, helpful, and welcome in these difficult economic times. Thank you again.
This greeting comes just to say, Thank you for being my pot of gold At the end of my rainbow! Grateful Is what I am for everything You both have done!
I cannot tell you how much this means to me, I am literally in tears because of your generosity and kindness, this is such a huge stepping stone for me, that will not only insure my continued employment at Ford, but it will also provide me with the means to move out and get my own place. I’m still shaking and crying, and I never cry. It is simply wonderful to know that there are people like you and the volunteers at here to help in this world!
You all are an ineradicable help to our community! I can not express how much your organization makes a difference everyday. This is the second grant I have had the pleasure to work with you all on, and each time i am impressed with your team’s professionalism, impact, and continued focus on sustainability. You all are truly appreciated!
Thank you for being a port in the storm and I am so grateful that you offer your gifts to the community of providers as well as recipients. You need to know that it matters to us as well as to them. Thank you.
Mr. Bob thank you so much for your help and the organization for assisting my client. This furniture purchase will assist him with overall enhanced personal stability and independence with transitioning into the community. I am happy to see that our community is really there for the homeless population. Once again I would like to thank you for your assistance.
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity in helping me to save my home form foreclosure. I will be eternally grateful. You've helped me more than I could ever say.
Words cannot express the gratitude and joy that I felt as a licensed Social Worker who was able to refer an individual to your agency for financial assistance. Truly, "my cup runneth over." Here to Help Foundation provides hope and gives individuals another chance to forge ahead. You are to be commended for all that you do. Thank you again Here to Help for helping individuals who need a second chance.
Thank you so very much for helping me to get a vehicle that will get me to work and school while I continue to make a career for myself. I will start school at Henry Ford Community College on August 24th where I will study CNC Programming. I will receive my CNC Certification, which will help me to get a career job in the field of CNC technology. This vehicle will allow me to continue working while going to school. Again, thank you for your support!
We are all JUMPING FOR JOY over here!!!! Thank you so so much... I am hopeful this gives them the step up they need so desperately. It's a better world with people like you and your organization in it.
Thank you so much for everything that you do for people in need. It is greatly appreciated. Also, thank you for being such a great resource for HAVEN clients that need your assistance when all other doors have been closed.
I'm writing you in regards to helping me fix my car. I can't express in words how grateful I am to you. You have touched my life with your kindness. I hope and pray God blesses you for all your great works, cause you deserve it. It's refreshing to meet people like you, cause you're making the world a better place. Thanks so much and God bless you!
Thank you for helping me! Thank you for the apartment security deposit. It is very much appreciated and I want to personally thank you for all your assistance!
I would like to thank you on behalf of Ms. Cunningham. She telephoned me this morning with such gratitude. I want to share in your optimism and believe that your help will be the motivation to keep her moving in the right direction. I believe that helping her at this time in her life will restore hope in her that she needs that will trickle down to her children.