POSITRACTION: Youngster raises enough to save Granny’s house

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/young-boy-raises-10500-to-save-his-grandmothers-home-from-foreclosure/

US Young Boy Raises $10,500 to Save His Grandmother’s Home From Foreclosure
Posted on February 8, 2012 at 1:36pm by Billy Hallowell

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In a Jan. 5 blog post, Noah described his grandmother’s need as well as her past goodwill in assisting children in her community:
I want to help someone who is very dear to me for my next dream…

My Grandma has fallen on hard times and is going to loose her home. My Grandma in case you don’t know her has a heart of gold. She has given so much to our community since I can remember!!! She has done Foster Care ever since I was born and has helped 100′s of children who would not have had a safe place to stay in the middle of the night when their own parents were not able to care for them. Her home will go for auction on Feb 15th. Please help me save her home so the kids of Portage Cty in need still have a place to go that is safe!!

Checks streamed in from all over the country, inevitably allowing Noah to go $500 beyond his initial $10,000 goal. As can be imagined, his grandmother is elated.

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[JR: I’ve always said that we don’t empower children. Keep them “infants” until they’re 22 and then are surprised at “failure to launch”. I always remember being urged to go to work and do stuff. I wonder what the underlying story of the foreclosure is. No margin; no mission. But that’s for another day. A good act; a greater one would have been to save a stranger’s house. And, of course, the Gooferment is the reason we are in this mess. But applause for a job “well done”.]

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