Remember every program is an opportunity to recruit new members!
The Power of One, one member, percouncil, per month.
Fraternally,Philip SavageState Program Director
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN REPORT
First, I would like to thank our State Deputy, Michael Kieffer, for re-appointing me to this position, and for hisrapid approvals for grants from the Pennies From Heaven Fund. I also thank our State Secretary, AdrianDominguez, and State Treasurer, Michael Heathcott, for working closely with me in expediting the theserequests. I have also advised State Deputy, Michael Kieffer, that I will remain as the Chairman of the StatePennies From Heaven if he so desires.Beginning May 1, 2012 through April 15, 2013, there were 27 requests for these funds totaling $7,250 from 15councils who contributed $100.00 to $300.00 from their funds when possible. These requests ranged fromtotal fire destruction of home and belongings, health problems as cancers, brain operations, strokes andaccidents, both auto and motorcycle, and logging related and rehab of a 15 year old log cabin home withmajor damage owned by totally disabled husband since 2006 and wife who is on early social securityretirement.A few examples of these requests are:1.
A 3 year old girl, suffering from Optic Nerve Hyperplasisa lives with grandparents, who also have a 20year old autistic son living with them. Grandparents need funds that will enable them to purchase aBraille Label for computer so that they can help the girl learn to read.2.
A single mother with two young daughters (ages 10 & 14) has stage 4 colon cancer, needed help withliving and medical expenses.3.
An 8 month old baby diagnosed with Failure to Thrive. Family needs help with hospital expenses.4.
A father was trying to burn debris in yard. He was going to use gasoline in a can to start the fire whenthe gasoline caught fire traveling to the can which exploded covering four year old son with theburning gasoline, resulting in 2
degree burns. Family needed help with hospital expenses.5.
A young service man and his family stationed in Yuma, Arizona traveled to Paris, Arkansas to attend his
Mother’s funeral. Immediately upon arriving back in Yuma, he was requested to return to Paris as his
Step-father had died. He now needed funds to enable him and his family to attend the funeral andreturn back to his base.6.
Husband was declared to be totally disabled in 2006 from a stroke on his side and losing his vision inright eye and partial vision in left eye. He now has a spinal disease and Lupus. Mother now has incomefrom early social security retirement. They live in a 15 year old Log Cabin home that has greatly