I would like to sincerely thank CSAH and all of its supporters for its help in a very distressed time of my life. Roughly a year ago I had to take a job that would work around my military related medical issues. Of course this job paid well below what I was used to making. I now had a more stable environment and an employer that understood and would work with my disabilities. Life seemed to be looking up however this new job paid way less than I was used to. I began to fall behind on bills and was on the brink of losing my home. I had literally exhausted all means of surviving. I had a fellow veteran refer me to CSAH and without hesitation I applied. I was shocked at how fast the response time was. I spoke with a case manager and was assured that help was on its way. Within hours my mortgage was brought current and for the first time in a long time I felt like I was able to breathe again. The help that was provided has helped my family take charge again of our finances. This holiday season has already been a blessing and I was expecting nothing more. We had regained our morale and where just happy to be debt free. We expected the upcoming holidays to be a joyous but very simple time, little festives and little to give our children. Today we received a Secret Santa gift that brought both of us to tears. We are now able to provide a wonderful holiday meal and to make sure Santa sees our daughter this year. Thank you so much for all the help that you have provided. My wife has even interviewed for a position with the CSAH and we are now active advocates for the CSAH and we are proud to pass the word along.
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I must first and foremost give my thanks and appreciation for the gift! It was such a blessing at a time where my fiancée and I were struggling to pay the bills this month and have anything left over for a Christmas for our two children. I opened the mail in the car and let out a surprised yell, and started tearing up from utter disbelief that God heard our prayers and made this happen. We are two full time students and I am medically retired with a 80% disability from my service and have struggled finding any employer that would work with my medical appointments and school schedule. This gift came at such the right time because our holidays had a grey outlook from not being able to have even a Christmas tree in the house, found a good one at Goodwill so we put it up and the 3 year old had such a great time decorating it and my fiancée couldn't quit smiling! You and your supporters have lifted our spirits this Christmas and made it possible for us to cover our bills and provide a Christmas for our children and a gift or two for me and my fiancée. I felt so blessed that there are people out there like yourselves and I can only say that one day when I am in a better financial situation that I will pay it forward to another family in need! Thank you so much from my family, a grateful soldier, and a warm heart all around for a Christmas that would never have been as bright as this one will be because of your blessing to our family! Thank you so much and God bless you all...this has been a true Christmas miracle!
Hello and thank you for your generous gift to me. I am moved by all the people who are supportive in this program of me and my fellow brothers and sisters in arms...it is you that are heroes in your selfless giving to make a better situation for someone else. God bless you. I will not say too much about myself except I had 5 combat tours and was wounded on one of them. My knees have been operated upon over a year ago, my spine was done in late April of this year and my shoulder replacement is TBD right now, I have been diagnosed with severe PTSD and undergoing tests for TBI. My last tour before the AF retired me was at the pentagon where I was in the office of counter intel and special programs for the SECAF. My specialties were counter terrorism/Irregular Warfare. Well enough of that this letter is not intended to be about myself, but what remarkable Americans you all are for your contributions to us...you know in a big way it is the exact same type of selflessness that me and the others gave without regret... (not one single day). All of you are true patriots and Americans who know what the cost of sacrificing for something that is bigger/better than your individual selves, and that our freedoms though sometimes taken for granted, are not easily won. Thank you from the bottom of my family’s hearts.