Children, mom have no heat in their apartment

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A 35-year-old Augusta woman and her children have been sleeping on the floor and their apartment has no heat, she said, so they use blankets to stay warm.

In addition to wanting to meet their needs, she also would like to meet their wants, such as a computer, but she can't afford it, she said.

"It makes me sad because they can't get what they need and want," she wrote. "I just trust in God that we make it through."

The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund has helped area families for 77 years. Last year, the charity raised a record-breaking $122,000, which went to more than 1,250 families.

The deadline to submit an application for help is Dec. 7.

Contributions can be mailed to Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, or delivered to the security station in the lobby of the News Building at 725 Broad St. Donations also can be made online at www.augustachronicle.com/emptystocking. The Empty Stocking Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible.

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wavelandtransplant
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wavelandtransplant 12/01/07 - 04:36 am
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????? No heat, but money for

????? No heat, but money for whatever isp she chooses??????

Dark Lord
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Dark Lord 12/01/07 - 10:46 am
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I think the mother needs some

I think the mother needs some priorites in this situation. They don't need a computer but they do NEED HEAT!!! Depending on the age of the children, she needs to explain that things like food, heat, electricity, and water has to come before luxuries. The funds should be giving to the family by paying the bills. Giving a check or cash might cause the mother to mismanage the funds.

zigzag
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zigzag 12/01/07 - 11:42 am
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You can go ahead and trust in

You can go ahead and trust in God for help, I would look at the numerous classified ads and GET A JOB!! Whenever someone like this says they are praying to God it means they're looking for a check in the mail from suckers. Let's not even address the father(s) of these kids. Wake up people, you live with the consequences of your choices in life.

zigzag
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zigzag 12/01/07 - 11:51 am
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You can "trust in God" but I

You can "trust in God" but I believe your God would want you to go GET A JOB!! My goodness woman! Does "trust in God" mean wait at home until suckers send you money? We won't even guess where the father(s) are in the picture! We may choices, and live with the consequences. Don't cry to me later about your poor choices.

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lezniack01 12/01/07 - 12:35 pm
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Good Lord! Why dont you ask

Good Lord! Why dont you ask for a bed or help with heating? I certainly hope no one gives you a computer.Honey, if i was part of dfcs, id be looking into your ability to take care of the kids since you are asking for such frivilous items and dont seem the least concerned about their health.

Chuchi
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Chuchi 12/01/07 - 01:51 pm
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I don't know this lady,

I don't know this lady, therefore I have no idea what the circumstances are surrounding her situation. The article mentions that she wants to meet her children's needs but would like to meet their wants as well. It is not a bad thing to want your power turned back on as well as to be able to give your kids a nice gift for Christmas. I believe that Jesus said we should stop judging if we want to stop being judged. So, as Christians, perhaps the best strategy here would be to stop condemning her since we are all guilty of making bad choices in our lives. Hate the sin, love the sinner. Let he among you who has never committed a sin cast the first stone. Stop judging and be generous.

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snoppy2 12/01/07 - 05:20 pm
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i agree with you

i agree with you dawn,because we all make mistakes as well as poor choices. lets have love for people not down them.

dallas tx.
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dallas tx. 12/01/07 - 07:32 pm
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what do she need a

what do she need a comptuer. first get a job ,next stop have sex !!!!!.;.,1!!!#$@%^ then what about stop taking care of asoorry man or woman with the kids money you get from the state. but most of all dont get your hair and nails done everymonth and going clubs.if you cant take care of the ones you have give them to somebody who can*(*(*((#@$%^&*(

mind your own business
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mind your own business 12/01/07 - 08:53 pm
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all of you, minus a couple

all of you, minus a couple need to take inventory on your own life and stop talking about others that you no absoluteley nothing about ....I can only imagine how you judge the people that are actually in your lives...get a life and keep it moving !!!!

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ladie 12/01/07 - 09:38 pm
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i agree with some of you .she

i agree with some of you .she should be asking for help with the heat instead of a computer,a computer is not going to keep you warm but heat will.what good is a computergoing to do her if the lights get cut off?

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