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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 2:49 pm

Our friend Jeff Conroy, the director of St. Vincent de Paul, the region’s largest provider of services to the homeless and impoverished, says the agency has a special need for a few items.

They’re looking for a great deal on or donation of some bike tires for a client who relies on the bicycle as his sole means of transportation.

The agency is also in need of a humidifier and a dozen chair mats.

Those who would like to help can call 664-3095 and ask for Jeff.

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9 comments:

  • my own opinion posted at 5:31 pm on Mon, Nov 19, 2012.

    my own opinion Posts: 397

    That is great Idahoguy!
    This guy and a lot of others can learn from you what hard work can do, you get to enjoy some great years of your life with an early retirement. I will be working a few more years before I can retire. You enjoy! Yes I boycott the stores no Ba- humbug but I value the true meaning of the holidays.

     
  • idahoguy posted at 5:34 pm on Sun, Nov 18, 2012.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    We are retired...since I was 50...ten years ago. If I could do it then this bumm can earn a couple tires for his bike.

    Now Merry Christmas one and all and do not spend money this year but give and share your fellowship instead. Boycott the freaking stores!!

     
  • my own opinion posted at 8:20 am on Sun, Nov 18, 2012.

    my own opinion Posts: 397

    No one pays my way! So I can do what I please being a good law abiding citizen. Enjoy life work more than retire when or if you can.

     
  • my own opinion posted at 8:17 am on Sun, Nov 18, 2012.

    my own opinion Posts: 397

    yes, I do have cable concernedcitizen
    So what I work 50+60hr work weeks I'm entitled because I earn it!. (i never charge)


    I do not feel a bit guilty for having anything because when you work hard it pays off maybe not in boat loads but a person can feel comfort in having worked hard when they sit to relax on days off. I know people who refuse to work because they can scrape off their family's and feel they are worth a lot of money in the IT teckie area thus not taking a job they feel beneath them. He sits and blogs all day (is an idiot) complaining about being unable to pay his bills the real problem is he won't get off his rear and work. Or prioritize anything.

     
  • concernedcitizen posted at 6:07 am on Sun, Nov 18, 2012.

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    my own opinion

    You have cable? Lucky. ;)

     
  • my own opinion posted at 9:02 pm on Sat, Nov 17, 2012.

    my own opinion Posts: 397

    Amen Idahoguy.
    every year a guilt trip! why because they work on most people. I get a guilt trip at my work too. They push for you to give hey im sorry people have money trouble I have been there. I work hard for mine and that is just what it is mine and my mortgage my cable tv my food and what ever I decide to spend MY money on. go get a job and buy those wheels! lazy but beggar! if begging does not pay go to work stupid!

     
  • idahoguy posted at 5:24 pm on Sat, Nov 17, 2012.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    My Christmas Spirit is strictly in just that. The Spirit of Christ. Not what can we spend, give and get. That is NOT the true meaning on said event. Plain and simple. Honor the Lord's Birth and drop the rest of the man made add on commercialism and guilt trips people pull every freaking year, No wonder suicide rates are the highest at xmas.

    Let the guy earn not only his 8.00 tires but some self respect with it.

     
  • skunkworks posted at 1:20 pm on Sat, Nov 17, 2012.

    skunkworks Posts: 252

    idahoguy: Where's your X-mas Spirit? Tis the season to Give !!!! The Touch? Its called Helping Others.

    What a Grinch!!!!

    I would bend over backwords for St Vincents De Paul,They have helped many Families in need...Especially "Kids" in Need of a Safe Warm Place to Live...and Food to Eat...Clothes to wear,etc:etc:...

     
  • idahoguy posted at 6:51 am on Sat, Nov 17, 2012.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    Jeff, tis the season when everyone is hammered on the radio, TV and peppers to give give give. Anymore if someone is still standing and breathing we are worthy targets to put the touch on. The touch being... fund my personal mission to provide handouts or give stuff away.

    Your store has shovels and rakes. If this guy can ride a bike he can rake leaves or shovel snow to buy his own tires with some freaking self pride. What a concept!!! Give a man a free fish he is back again tomorrow becoming dependent. Give him a used fishing pole and teach him he can feed himself.

    I have already become numb from all the requests for money and stuff... freaking numb. Then to add to that the Govt intends on not asking but taking even more or else.

     
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