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Rev J L Wyler September 20, 2012 at 04:39 pm
We are a diverse nation, founded on the concept of freedom of religion. Let us all find ways toRead More reach out and support one another, whatever faith path we have chosen.
Ann Wlazelek September 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm
A good example for all of us. Thanks Margie
Jaime September 15, 2012 at 10:24 am
I apologize to Mr Miller for my statement about something being fishy. I do not mean to imply heRead More knowingly did anything wrong. He was just too quick to make assumptions and apparently easily duped by Mrs. Dewey's story. This is why I prefer to give donations to a professional group i.e. the Red Cross or the Salvation Army who have resources which can sort things out. I know Mr. Miller meant well. His heart was in the right place.
Ben Miller September 15, 2012 at 02:18 pm
Look, I'm done with this. I have said my piece over and over, explaining what I did and why I didRead More it. I gave you my sources and even a link to the newspaper article that day. Apparently, there is nothing I can say that will satisfy some people and I guess that's just the way it goes. It's just a shame that when someone tries to help a neighbor, you feel it's appropriate to post ignorant comments like these and the string of insults you threw at me on the other Patch article, months after the event occurred. Like I said before, I'm not a mind reader or an investigator, I'm just a local guy who tried to help. Unike the Red Cross, I don't keep a big portion of donations for "Administrative costs" and I certainly don't present people with a bill for the help they receive. Did you know the Red Cross did that? I learned about it after a fire in Allentown, when an elderly neighbor in a row home was put out of his house for a few days following a fire two units down from his. They billed him for their services. I called the Red Cross and was told that was, "The way we do business." To me, it's not about business and that's why I prefer neighbors helping neighbors. It's worked for many years and it's the way our parents and grandparents did things. Call me a fool if you want and say whatever you like about me, I'm a big boy and can take it. If, God-forbid, one day it's your house, you'll be asking for my help and I'll do everything I can to help you.
GreenEyes33 September 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm
i would just like to say that i read this whole thread and i think we need more people like ben inRead More the world. maybe i wouldnt have such a disgust for the general public. ben, i know i have never received help from you but i would like to thank you anyway. not many people would do what you do.
Pamela Porter September 10, 2012 at 11:19 am
I am privileged to be a friend of Adam Taylor (the ribbon-cutter) and his family. He's a great kidRead More (he has free-range chickens and supplies me with my eggs!) and it was a lot of fun seeing all the kids get their "at-bats" yesterday. Nice job by everyone - it's a gorgeous facility.
Chauncey Howell August 26, 2012 at 03:00 am
Where did you ever get the idea that pit bulls are "cute"? Aztec and Mayan?Read More Pre-Columbian flesh eaters.
Mallory Vough (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 05:25 pm
Oh, yes. You're right. Aztec and Mayan just scream CANNIBALISM. Please, don't let that tail wagingRead More or ball fetching fool you -- it's all just a façade for their secret cannibalism. Those dirty, dirty pre-Columbian flesh eaters / pitbulls.
Wendell August 22, 2012 at 08:09 pm
Ridiculous subject for an article, In this current economic stuation. I think most, like myself,Read More give as much as we can, even though there is now less to give.
Ben Miller August 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm
This organization's numbers are clearly skewed by the very rich individuals in our community andRead More does not reflect the average Nazareth citizen. I've seen many acts of great generosity in Nazareth, despite a terrible national economy, rampant joblessness and gas prices that are outrageous. I've had the honor of collecting money for a couple different causes here and each time, people donated without a second thought.
Ann Wlazelek August 3, 2012 at 12:16 am
Love this column, Margie! Thanks for bringing us more of such delightful folks. And thanks MariellaRead More for writing about it a decade ago!XO
sherry August 4, 2012 at 01:31 pm
Very nice article and very happy to be reminded of good people doing going things for theirRead More community. A hand of applause for all of you. Thank you.