Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twitter Pal In Desperate Need Of Helpl

Hi Pals,

Our good Twitter pal @PepiSmartDog's mom contacted M a couple of weeks ago asking if M would set up a chip-in for @TomCatSamuari to help with moving expenses.   Pepi's mom can't do it because she lives in Australia, and the family would lose some of the money collected due to the exchange range between Australia and the US.

We agreed to do it for Pepi, and after hearing his story, for @TomcatSamuari and his family.  They clearly need the help.   
Please see Pepi's Blog for all the details.  It should answer most or all of the questions you might have as to why this chip-in is needed.   Here's the linky:
PepiSmartDog's Blog   Pepi's mom is in contact daily with TomCatSamurai.  If you still have questions, please DM @PepiSmartDog on Twitter, and she'll be happy to answer all of them for you.

The chip-in will be a temporary band aide to help them with moving expenses and necessary deposits for first/last month rent and security deposit.   There is a group of elves who are also working on ways of finding long-term help for them, such as finding an Advocate to help him try again for Social Security Disability.   His doctors have said he can't work, but Social Security denied his request.   As most of us know, usually you have to fight your way thru this in order to finally be approved.   It can take months and sometimes years.

The Chip-In widget is in the side bar of my blog.  If you can contribute, Tomcat and his family will greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,  



Brian said...

I will look, but I think we sent someting, if not we surely will.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Thank you are always kind and loving. Always.

Pandafur said...

Its terribulz how hard it iz fur da SS, haz they tried Allsup wat iz advocates an wat did werk fur owr furrend?

CATachresis said...

You have a good heart Mario! We will go and take a looksee x

Anonymous said...

I hope you are able to earn lots of money for Tomcat!


We read TomCat's story and felt so bad. We wish we could have helped out more and maybe we will be able to next month since I see your chip in is going to go on for a bit. TomCat is really a great pal. We are so glad that twitter and non twitter pals have been able to help. WE sure hope that he can qualify for disability in SS, if anyone truly needs it, he does, and we know, we really do, that he qualifies.

Lisa, Madison and Abigail said...

Mario thank you so much for posting this! You are such a kind kitty.


The Island Cats said...

Mario, we'll ask our mom if we can help!

haopee said...

Wow Mario, you're doing great. It's so nice to hear that there are wonderful kitties with owners like yours.

I will visit Tom's blog today.

Huggies and Cheese,


Oui Oui said...

In this economy there are so many sad stories! We are sorry to hear this and will go visit. How sweet of you to help so many others!

Ray6955/DaneRay said...

Mario -- You so deserve a halo and some wings! (Well, Chase just nudged me and said, "Yeah, if he doesn't already have them!!!" I agree ... with as much as you have done, and continue to do, you may already have been given your halo and wings!) Thank you for doing this AND for letting us know so that we can say extra prayers for dear Tom. He is always so supportive of everyone and gives encouraging words. I'm sorry he's going through this. Hopefully, we'll be able to put #ANIPALS POWER to work and help him find permanent solutions!!! Hugs to you, your Mom, and your Dad. RAY & CHASE -- @DaneRay

Marg said...

Those poor people. You are so great to do this for them. We just don't have any green papers right now. Wish we could help. Hope things work out for them. Take care.

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Once again,you and Pepi are going above and beyond to help a pal in need. You're the best.

Clooney said...

Mario, you and your Mom are so awesome for helping. We will have their family in our prayers.

Mr Puddy said...

Mario, You always be a sweet friends to every one. I purrs for your friend's family.
and thanks so much to be a great friend to me and purrs for me. It means a lots.
Luv You

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a nice thing to do for this man who has gotten a bad deal in life. We hope the Chip In and the advocate information being passed on for him will help him to have a better life.