Wishes: Housing

Date Granted:
April 28, 2012
Location:
Sagaponack, New York

Michelle Neufeld is the Founder and Executive Director of Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue which is a non-profit rescue organization based out of New York. Their mission is to rescue as many adoptable animals as possible who are at risk of being euthanized in kill shelters across this country. Founded in January 2012, the group has rescued and adopted almost 100 animals. As a non-profit organization they rely on donations to continue their life saving efforts.

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Date Granted:
August 21, 2010
Location:
Dyersburg, Tennessee

A devastating flood in Dyersburg, Tennessee caused this family of four to lose everything. A father, mother 3-year-old boy, and 7-month-old boy was forced to leave what they used to call "home" with nothing! The flood wiped out the house, their car, and valuables inside of the house. This Tennessee family is in need of some form of transportation to get around, needing to get the baby to the doctor, the grocery store, and other basic necessities. The father, a self-employed Computer Technician lost all of his repair tools and software in the flood.

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Date Granted:
June 16, 2010
Location:
Laurel, Delaware

Imagine singing a contract to a house and within hours have everything gone; this is what happened to this Delaware family. This family of 5 was still moving everything into their new home, with mom bathing their 2 year old son when the water tank exploded in the bathroom. The home inspector failed to notice the gas leak from when the repairman fixed the hot water heater hours before the family moved in. After the explosion, the 2-year-old ended up in the backyard with a broken leg.

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Date Granted:
April 25, 2011
Location:
Sewell, New Jersey

Imagine having a 3-year-old granddaughter who recently came to live with you. While providing her with clothes, shoes, and other things that she needs, this grandfather is not able to give her what she wants. A swing set for the backyard is something that she asked everyday, "Mom-Mom, when is Pop-Pop going to get my swing set?". This couple kept telling her when the weather gets better that they will try and get her one. With the weather getting better there still isn't enough money left over after bills and payments for this swing set.

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Date Granted:
December 19, 2011
Location:
Leander, Texas

A military family of five is struggling financially to pay utilities month to month. The electric was scheduled to be shut off around Christmas time. Just in time for a little holiday magic, Wish Upon a Hero paid off all of their utility bils. The family now has a fresh start on a very Happy New Year!

 

 

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Date Granted:
January 2, 2012
Location:
Pasadena, Maryland

Recently retired from the Army and unable to find a job Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on this veterans home.  New rain gutters were needed because the downspout was sending water into the basement. Water also went into his daughters room but when we called the insurance company, they came out and said that the water was from a leaking roof which was not tied into the hurricane.  A new roof  was also needed. 

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Date Granted:
May 15, 2011
Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

A catastrophic house fire in Cherry Hill, NJ has caused this family to lose everything except each other. A family with four children, a 9-year-old girl, a 4-year-old girl, and 5-month-old twin boys was in need of help. The house fire caused permanent damage, destroying the house and burning almost everything inside. It is very upsetting to see a family lose everything they worked hard for, and to see it all taken away within minutes. The family decided to turn to the Wish Upon A Hero Foundation in search of some help.

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