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Old 12-13-2013, 01:21 PM
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Corey, sorry I missed your call . Swing by tomorrow and ill write you a check
I'm tied up today but, I'll try to make it your way this weekend. What's your schedule?
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:13 PM
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:59 PM
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:26 PM
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I'm tied up today but, I'll try to make it your way this weekend. What's your schedule?
Ill be back in Br sat afternoon
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:00 AM
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$2520 raised and, counting! We have two great families that really need our help! Thank you guys so much for all the support!

We'll be accepting donations through today and, then, the shopping begins!
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:27 PM
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$2530 was raised for our families this year. I'd like to thank each of you who helped us get to this number!

Tomorrow, I will compile a list of all the donors, post them and, we will draw a name for the guided fishing trip! Again, thanks to all of you who helped us along the way financially and, thanks to the volunteers that will be helping with the shopping!

Let the shopping begin!
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:32 PM
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Bought all the groceries this weekend for a big Christmas dinner for the east side family.
I think we have done it again gentlemen and ladies. Thank you one and all for all your support. Although i seldom get to fish or hunt .This right here makes me proud to be a part of the Salty Cajun family. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:17 PM
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Corey , i just sent you $ via paypal , hope it helps
mike & Kori
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:38 PM
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Our grand total has been lifted to $3030! Thanks again to everyone who has been a part of this!!!!
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:13 PM
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The West side family that we are sponsoring is in need of a bunk bed - anyone have one they're looking to get rid of?
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:46 AM
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Bridgette, me and/or Marlene can help you with shopping etc. Just let me know.

Also, Marlene has gotten into couponing, so she said get with her and she will be glad to help.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:47 PM
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We found a bed for the family on the west side. It is in Crowley. Is anyone coming to Sulphur in the next couple of days that could pick it up?
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:09 PM
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We found a bed for the family on the west side. It is in Crowley. Is anyone coming to Sulphur in the next couple of days that could pick it up?
If that rod is ready in the next couple days I could do it
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:19 PM
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Bob, just sent you a text
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:28 PM
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A huge THANK YOU going out to "I make oil" and, his wife! They came all the way to Gonzales today to do the Christmas shopping for one of our families! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!


They also did a great job on stretching the funds out!
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:44 PM
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Glad we could help.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:05 PM
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Corey ,the wife and i went and delivered Christmas to the east side family this afternoon.
Mom an 2 daughters . Think mom was going to make the girls wait till tomorrow to open their gifts. That's her decision. They were very appreciative of all we did for them.
Mom said to tell you all to have a blessed and Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:59 PM
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Often times, I'm asked "What's it like when you do these deliveries?" To put it in a nutshell, it's often very awkward. When strangers show up at a home, especially one that doesn't have much to look forward to, there's not a lot of joy around the house prior to our arrival. Often times, even after we get there, there's still an uncomfortable silence or, blank stare. I think it's a lot to process for our recipients. It's a lot to process for me delivering and, whoever else is with me! In the last two years, there was next to no emotion shown while we were on site. Instead, it's been a simple "Thank you." or, "Why?" That lack of emotion makes you wonder if you've done the right thing or, if you helped the right people. I've spent the last hour in church trying to process this and, this is what I've come up with.

We often know very little about who we are helping. We just know that, through one source or, another, that they need help. In the last four years of doing this with Salty Cajun, and, even in years before with another organization, here are some of the things I've seen. Once, I showed up at a house where Dad was boiling hot dogs on the stove for Christmas dinner. I thought we'd have to call EMT's in to keep him from freaking completely out, due to our presence. Another time, we showed up to help a family where Dad stunk of straight vodka. Some time later, I learned that much of what the organization did for his family was sold to support his pill habit. Another year, a family was helped just so that the crackheaded kids could steal much of what was purchased!

I begged for an answer today and, the only one I feel I received was that, it's our job to do good for others. What they do with it, in return, is up to them.

In closing, I hope the family we helped today genuinely needed it. I pray they use what was done for them wisely. I got a call shortly after that said the woman was in hysterics/crying with joy for what we at Saltycajun.com had done for her and, her kids. I hope we've helped though, sometimes, it is hard to tell with the initial reaction.

Thanks for all who have donated their time, money and, efforts to this! Without you, this would not be possible! May you be blessed tenfold for your generosity!
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:06 PM
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Thanks for the update guys. Merry Christmas!!
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:11 PM
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Sometimes people just need hope and a chance. I believe we are bringing that to these families.
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