Helping Long Island Families

Helping Long Island Families

From Rescuing Families, Inc.

We at Rescuing Families, Inc/Family to the Rescue are trying to make a positive difference in people’s lives through their homes. People with disabilities, veterans, elderly & financial hardships.

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Update #51

5 months ago

Join in on our Progressive 50/50 Raffle!!! We are kicking off our Charity Yard Sale Season this weekend and with it begins our Progressive 50/50 Raffle!

This year we thought it would be fun to get EVERYONE involved!!! A donation of $2 gets you a chance to win the 50/50! The winner will be chosen in November at our final sale!!

There are 4 ways to enter...
Venmo - @Rescuing-Families
CashApp - $RescuingFamilies
Paypal - rescuingfamiliesinc@gmail.com
or here on Fundly!

Please write 50/50 raffle with your phone/email in the "notes" section of the donation/payment.

You have to be in it to win it!!! We want to wish you good luck!

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WE WILL BE WORKING WITH 12 FAMILIES FOR  2018/2019. EACH FAMILY COMES WITH THEIR OWN CHALLENGES AND STORIES, ALL VERY DIFFERENT BUT EACH ONE IS HEARTBREAKING. THE EXCITEMENT AND JOY TO BE ABLE TO LET THE FAMILIES KNOW THAT HELP IS COMING WAS INSURMOUNTABLE!

SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THE FAMILIES FACE ARE:

ALS, MUSCULAR DISTROPHY, CEREBRAL PALSY, IPF(IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS, AUTISM AND THAT'S JUST SOME OF THEM.

OUR JOB IS TO MAKE THEIR LIVES JUST A LITTLE EASIER BY MAKING THEIR HOMES A SAFE AND LIVABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM. WE ARE ALSO ALL ABOUT BRINGING AWARENESS TO PEOPLE ABOUT THE DISABILITIES THEMSELVES AND HOW SOME HUGE ORGANIZATIONS ARE CLAIMING THEY CAN DO NOTHING TO HELP WHILE A TINY ORGANIZATION LIKE OURS CAN MAKE A HUGE IMPACT ON THEIR LIVES. 

WE AS AN ORGANIZATION AND AS FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO DEMAND THAT EVERYONE BE TREATED FAIRLY AND RECEIVE HELP FROM THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE COLLECTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE NAME OF HELPING. SOME OF THE FAMILIES ARE BEING TOLD THAT THE HUGE ORGANIZATIONS COLLECTING OUR MONEY IN DONATIONS CAN DO NOTHING TO HELP THEM! THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

WE ARE SETTING OUT TO MAKE A CHANGE ONE FAMILY AT A TIME AND WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN CERTAINLY OBTAIN THAT GOAL! OUR GRASSROOTS OPERATION RELIES ON NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS AND BRINGING CHARITY BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS INTENDED TO BE. 

PLEASE HELP US GET THE FAMILIES THE HOMES THEY DESERVE BY DONATING WHATEVER AMOUNT YOU CAN! NO DONATION IS TOO LITTLE!!!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #53

Join in on our Progressive 50/50 Raffle!!! We are kicking off our Charity Yard Sale Season this weekend and with it begins our Progressive 50/50 Raffle!

This year we thought it would be fun to get EVERYONE involved!!! A donation of $2 gets you a chance to win the 50/50! The winner will be chosen in November at our final sale!!

There are 4 ways to enter...
Venmo - @Rescuing-Families
CashApp - $RescuingFamilies
Paypal - rescuingfamiliesinc@gmail.com
or here on Fundly!

Please write 50/50 raffle with your phone/email in the "notes" section of the donation/payment.

You have to be in it to win it!!! We want to wish you good luck!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #52

We are able to purchase 2000 N95 masks thanks to all of your donations!!!! We need to purchase between 3000-4000 more!!! Please continue to donate to help all of our heroes on the front lines of this pandemic! THERE IS STILL A TREMENDOUS NEED!!!

We also want to thank the families, small businesses and individuals that continue to donate the wipes, hand sanitizer, masks, gloves and other PPE in order to help the healthcare workers, first responders,, group homes, nursing homes and the immune comprimised!

Without you we would not be able to make the impact we are making!
#TogetherWeRise #RescuingFamilies #SaveTheFrontLine

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #51

WE WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING HOW OVERWHELMED WE ARE FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING! YOU ARE HELPING US KEEP SO MANY PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SAFE!

THIS IS OUR CURRENT UPDATE:
We are now out of masks and waiting for sources to come through for us. We need to continue to have donations come in order to be able to help as many people as we can so please continue to share our mission!
These are the items we are in need of currently:
N95 Masks
Surgical Masks
Face Shields
Shoe Covers
Hospital Caps/Shower Caps
OR Gowns/Clear Jackets
Hand Sanitizer
Wipes
Gloves

You can imagine the emails and phone calls we are receiving for help, it is absolutely overwhelming! Our interview on Good Morning America has gotten us nationwide coverage and we have people reaching out to us for help as far as Hawaii!!!
https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica/videos/1067159246998108/

Your help is so greatly appreciated! <3

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW OUR WEBSITE!
WWW.RESCUINGFAMILIES.ORG

Thank you!
Be Well, Stay Safe, God Bless ❤

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #50

We only have 2 weeks until the winner is announced for our Progressive 50/50!!! We are officially up to $350 and it gets higher with each sale!!!

Now is your chance to get into the raffle by donating $2!!!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to win the 50/50!!!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #49

WE ARE COMING TO THE END OF OUR CHARITY YARD SALE SEASON AND DECIDED TO OPEN UP OUR PROGRESSIVE 50/50 TO OUR ONLINE SUPPORTERS!!!
A $2 DONATION WILL GET YOU AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED INTO THE RAFFLE! AS OF TODAY WE HAVE $220!!! LET'S GET THAT NUMBER HIGHER! WE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE IT TO $1000 BY THE DAY OF THE DRAWING, NOV 17TH!!!

*YOU MUST LIVE IN NY AND BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR PRIZE!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #48

This is the Helfenbein Family, and this is their story....

THE HELFENBEIN FAMILY CONSISTS OF A MOTHER, CLAIRE AND 2 CHILDREN, MAGHAN & JACOB.CLAIRE HAS BEEN WHEELCHAIR BOUND ALL OF HER LIFE. HER DAUGHTER MAGHAN IS 20YRS OLD AND HER SON JACOB IS 13 YEARS OLD AND AUTISIC. SADLY, CLAIRE'S HUSBAND IRVING PASSED AWAY FROM PANCREATIC CANCER A FEW YEARS AGO. HIS DEATH RESULTED IN NOT ONLY THE LOSS OF A FATHER AND HUSBAND BUT A BIG FINANCIAL LOSS AS WELL AS HE WAS THE SOLE SUPPORTER OF THE HOUSEHOLD.CLAIRE AND HER HUSBAND IRVING HAD BEEN DOING RENOVATIONS ON THEIR HOME PRIOR TO HIM FALLING ILL, THE RENOVATIONS CEASED AFTER HIS ILLNESS AND SUBSEQUENT PASSING. THE RESULT WAS WORK IN THE HOME WAS UNFINISHED AND ISSUES THAT WEREN'T FIXED WERE EXACERBATED. THEY CURRENTLY HAVE A MOUSE INFESTATION, ROOF LEAKS, MILDEW IN THE BATHROOM, FLOORS BREAKING APART, A DETERIORATED DECK, DRAFTY IN OPERABLE WINDOWS, AN OLD LEAKING SLIDING PATIO DOOR, A FENCE THAT IS BARELY STANDING, AND NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE LAUNDRY, KITCHEN OR BATHROOM.A COMPLETE INTERIOR & EXTERIOR RENOVATION.

We are going to begin the renovation of their home in September! We are holding a fundraising event... 2nd Annual Restoring Hope BBQ in their honor on Saturday, August 24th from 5pm-9pm in Franklin Square. For more details please go to our website:
http://www.rescuingfamilies.org

As always thank you for all of your support! Together we can change the lives of the families that need it the most here on Long Island!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #47

We can't thank you all enough for your donations!!! We were not only able to get the layaway paid for the Mauro family but we were able to get some more things for their home!!!!

The reveal was a huge success!!!

We could have never done this without the support of everyone! We are now moving forward knowing that the Mauros are going to be OK! Looking forward to helping the next family and with your help we can make this possible!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #46

We are racing to the finish line of the Mauro Family Rescue!!! Karen, Keith and Olivia have no idea what we have actually been able to do for them! Karen put a new patio set on layaway in Sears and we are looking to have one last surprise for them and with your help we can!

We have already raised $140 towards the patio set! Let's see if we can raise money for the whole set this weekend so that we can have it waiting for them when they come home on Thursday!

With your help & support we can do this for the Mauro Family!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Update #45

Please meet our first family for 2019... The Mauro Family.

Here's a little background on them....
Keith was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2017. Since the initial diagnosis, Keith’s disease and disability have progressed rapidly. In addition, Keith’s stepdaughter Olivia has Cerebral Palsy as well as other disabilities. Olivia is mobile but she has a tendency to fall due to her poor ambulatory skills. The bathroom, hallways, front and rear decks and stairways are not equipped to accommodate Keith and Olivia’s disabilities. Charitable foundations that purport to help people with ALS ad Cerebral Palsy have not been forthcoming with then. necessary help. We plan on speaking with the ALS Foundation & the Cerebral Palsy foundation to get the family help.
WE WILL BE MAKING THE FOLLOWING RENOVATIONS FOR THE MAURO FAMILY TO MAKE THEIR HOME MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR KEITH AND OLIVIA:A BRAND NEW HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE BATHROOM, INSTALLATION OF RAILS THROUGHOUT THE HOME (INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR), EXTERIOR RAMP, MODIFICATION OF THE REAR DECK FOR HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY, INSTALLATION OF STAIR CHAIR LIFT TO ENABLE ACCESS TO ALL LIVING SPACES THE RENOVATION WILL TAKE BETWEEN 6-8 WEEKS.

The Maruo's, Keith, Karen & Olivia are why we are holding the March 22 Night of Laughter Comedy Fundraiser. We are looking to raise as much as we can in order to renovate their home. Please consider coming out and meeting them on Friday, March 22. Help be a part of something wonderful, helping our neighbors here on Long Island!
If you cannot make it you can also support us by donating to the Fundly page! A $20 donation gets you entered into our Cruise Raffle!!!! So you will be helping out and possibly win a cruise for 2 with Royal Caribbean!

AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!! LET'S CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED!!! #strongisland #helpingneighbors #charity #rescuingfamilies #onehomeatatime

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Update #43

This could be you on the Royal Caribbean Cruise we're raffling off right now!!!

Get your raffle tickets! they are $20 each - buy 5 and get one free! (6 for $100)

WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO GIVE AWAY A PRIZE LIKE THIS!!!! GET IN ON IT! IT'S WORTH A SHOT, YOU NEVER KNOW AND IN THE MEANTIME YOU ARE SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Update #42

Restoring Hope Sponsorship opportunities have opened up for or upcoming Night of Laughter fundraiser! This is a great way to advertise for your small business and help restore hope for families here on Long Island!

RESTORING HOPE SPONSORSHIP INFO:

TIER 1 RESTORING HOPE SPONSORSHIP COST $600
• Your company/family’s name, logo and link(corp sponsor only) will be included in the Rescuing Families web pages, maintained at https://www.rescuingfamilies.org
• Your company/family’s name will be listed in all the material as a
Tier 1 Sponsor.
• You will receive special acknowledgement during the event.
• You will get two additional free registrations (for a total of four), so four people from your company/family can attend the event for free.
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TIER 2 RESTORING HOPE SPONSORSHIP COST $400
Tier 2 Sponsors receive all the benefits of Tier 3 Sponsors, as well as the following additional benefits:
• Your company/family’s name, logo and link(corp sponsor only) will be included in the Rescuing Family web pages, maintained at https://www.rescuingfamilies.org
• You will receive special acknowledgement at events and in publications and media releases.
• You will get one additional free registration (for a total of two), so two people from your company/family can attend the event for free.
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TIER 3 RESTORING HOPE SPONSORSHIP COST $200
In recognition of your sponsorship at the Tier 3 level, Rescuing Families will acknowledge your support in the following ways:
• Your company name will be listed in all Rescuing Families’ social media & on the banner at the event as a sponsor.
• You will have the opportunity to include materials and give-away’s at the event(corp sponsor only).
• You will get one free registration for someone from your company/family to attend the event for free.

SPONSORSHIP CAN BE PAID BY PAYPAL, CHECK, OR CREDIT CARD

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT US AT RESCUINGFAMILIESINC@GMAIL.COM OR CALL US AT 516-697-9403

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Update #41

WE HAVE SOME FANTASTIC NEWS FOR EVERYONE!!!!

OUR NEXT RAFFLE IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! WE ARE RAFFLING OFF A ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO!

THE RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $20 AND IF YOU PURCHASE 5 TICKETS ($100) YOU GET ONE FREE - (6 RAFFLES FOR $100)

THE DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE LIVE AT OUR NIGHT OF LAUGHTER EVENT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT ON THE FUN THAT NIGHT! BESIDES THE CRUISE RAFFLE WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF A BIG SCREEN TV, SO MANY AMAZING RAFFLE BASKETS & GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM ALL OVER LONG ISLAND!

GET IN ON THIS RAFFLE GUYS!!!! THE MORE YOU ENTER THE MORE CHANCES YOU HAVE TO WIN!!!

YOU CAN ALSO ENTER BY SEND IN A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO"
RESCUING FAMILIES
PO BOX 146
FRANKLIN SQUARE, NY 11010

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Update #40

WE'RE AT IT AGAIN BUT THIS TIME WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH LAUGHTER SAVES LIVES!!!!

Come join Rescuing Families and Laughter Saves Lives for our Night of Laughter Fundraiser!!!

The Fundraiser takes place on:

Friday, March 22nd from 7pm-11pm (comedy show starts at 8pm)

at:

VFW Post 2718 - 68 Lincoln Road - Franklin Square (plenty of parking available)

You will be entertained by five hysterical comedians! There will be a HUGE selection of raffle baskets, TV & Sports Memorabillia, Gift Certificates to local Resaraunts and a TV!!!

FOOD, BEER, WINE & SODA ARE INCUDED IN YOUR TICKET PRICE!

Tickets are $40 in advance - $60 at the door, so we STRONGLY suggest that you purchase your tickets in advance!

If you have any questions please contact Rescuing Families at 516-697-9403 or rescuingfamiliesinc@gmail.com

All procedes from this fundraiser go towards building supplies to help us renovate the homes of families with disabilities that cannot afford to make the much needed repairs to the homes themselves.

Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about us! www.facebook.com/rescuingfamilies

All shows by Laughter Saves Lives are done in memory of FDNY members lost on 9/11/01 NEVER FORGET!

For more info about Laughter Saves Lives please visit their website at: www.laughtersaveslives.org

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE SHOW!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Update #39

WE'RE AT IT AGAIN BUT THIS TIME WE'VE TEAMED UP WITH LAUGHTER SAVES LIVES!!!!

Come join Rescuing Families and Laughter Saves Lives for our Night of Laughter Fundraiser!!!

The Fundraiser takes place on:

Friday, March 22nd from 7pm-11pm (comedy show starts at 8pm)

at:

VFW Post 2718 - 68 Lincoln Road - Franklin Square (plenty of parking available)

You will be entertained by five hysterical comedians! There will be a HUGE selection of raffle baskets, TV & Sports Memorabillia, Gift Certificates to local Resaraunts and a TV!!!

FOOD, BEER, WINE & SODA ARE INCUDED IN YOUR TICKET PRICE!

Tickets are $40 in advance - $60 at the door, so we STRONGLY suggest that you purchase your tickets in advance!

If you have any questions please contact Rescuing Families at 516-697-9403 or rescuingfamiliesinc@gmail.com

All procedes from this fundraiser go towards building supplies to help us renovate the homes of families with disabilities that cannot afford to make the much needed repairs to the homes themselves.

Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about us! www.facebook.com/rescuingfamilies

All shows by Laughter Saves Lives are done in memory of FDNY members lost on 9/11/01 NEVER FORGET!

For more info about Laughter Saves Lives please visit their website at: www.laughtersaveslives.org

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE SHOW!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

Update #38

OUR FACEBOOK RAFFLES ARE BACK!!!!
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HERE IS OUR "SLAP SHOT" Raffle!
Enter to win an autographed collectors piece from the movie Slap Shot with Paul Newman!
This is a fantastic piece featuring the famous Hanson Brother's "putting the foil on"
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A TRUE COLLECTORS PIECE FOR ALL HOCKEY FANS!
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Donate $5 here on our Fundly page to be entered for a chance to win this great piece!
The drawing will be live on Facebook, Wednesday night, November 7th at 8PM!!!

Don't miss out! You might be able to win it just in time for the holidays!

#SLAPSHOT #HANSONBROTHERS #HOCKEY #CHARITY #RAFFLE

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #37

As we get ready for our BBQ Bash Fundraiser coming up this Saturday we still can't believe the love that we have been show by all of our fellow Long Islanders!

We are so blessed and will continue our mission to help as many families as we possibly can! Keep sharing our info with everyone you know! Keep supporting us! We have a long way to go, this is just the beginning!!!!
<3
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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #36

Congratulations to tonight's winner, Chris Silverman! Thank you to everyone that entered the raffle!!!

Please continue to share our campaign!!! We have a lot of work to do and with your help we can get it done!

Our Charity Yard sale is coming up next weekend! Please come down and support us and you will have another shot to win LI Ducks Tickets for August!!!!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #35

We can't thank everyone enough for all of your support! With your kindness and generosity we were able to "rescue" our very first family!

We have many more to help and need to continue to raise funds to be able to further our mission! So please find it in your hearts to continue supporting our mission in helping Long Island families!

We are dedicated to our cause...Restoring hope one family at a time....one home at a time...

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #34

Our latest raffle!!!!

We have a pair of Long Island Duck tickets for the July 11th All-Star Game!
The tickets are for Section 104, Row D, Seats 18 & 19.

A $5 donation to our Fundly or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/rescuingfamilies/)
gets you automatically entered into the raffle and a chance to win the tickets!

The drawing will take place on June 29th at 8PM Live on Facebook!

As always thank you for all of your support and Good Luck!

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Rescuing Families, Inc. posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #33

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LATEST RAFFLE WINNER....GIL!!!!

WE HOPE YOU HAVE FUN AT THE SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO SHOW! PLEASE TAKE PLENTY OF PICTURES AND LET US KNOW HOW IT WAS!!!

AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT DONATED FOR THIS RAFFLE!!! WE ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!

WE ARE ALMOST THERE GUYS! WE BROKE THE $3,000 MARK THANKS YOUR DONATIONS! LET'S KEEP IT GOING! WE ONLY HAVE $1,700 TO GO TO MAKE OUR GOAL BY JUNE 25TH!!!

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FEW MORE EXCITING RAFFLE PRIZES FOR YOU REAL SOON, SO KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!

THANK YOU AGAIN AND KEEP SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION, RESCUING FAMILIES!

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