(Ultrasound of 14 week old baby saved from abortion)
“At the abortion clinic! Good morning everybody! This weekend there was a very young woman who turned away from abortion. She’s only 19 years old and she has a 3 year old boy. She has finished high school but we need to help her continue her education and also provide her with a car. Mr. Miller spoke to her and her mother before they went into the abortion clinic, they decided to still go inside and even as she was already in a gown, continue to think and speak to her mother about everything that Mr. Miller had told them. Thank God she walked out of that place. her baby is 14 weeks old in the womb.
We need help. Someone had donated us a car just a couple of weeks ago and we were going to give this car to another family but this other family has four children and this car is too small for them so it would be better to give this car to this mother and if possible give the bigger family a van instead. Many times we have had to purchase cars to help the women because transportation is very important for them in Detroit, but we basically have almost no money and we cannot buy a car at this point. Know that the babies of these mothers that we help would be dead today if it wasn’t because of all the support from everybody that comes together to help us offer this help to the women at the door of the abortion clinics . We are all volunteers and we are a 501 (c)3 non profit. We need support please help us. Invite us over to your parish so other people know about us so more people could contribute as well. Pray for us pray for all of these mothers and their babies.
The picture that I enclosed in this posting is the picture of the ultrasound that Beverly Bellomo Dixon and team took at the ICU Saturday after this young woman left the abortion clinic. The mother texted it to me so happy that she didn’t kill her baby! She said ” the baby is weaving” sure he is!
If you have a van that you can donate or know someone please let us know. God bless you!”
At a news conference on May 4, 2017, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced the news that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Detroit Capuchin Friar, Fr. Solanus Casey, and will be named “blessed”, and has met the requirements sixty years after his death. Father Casey was the second U.S. born man to achieve such designation, and the first person from Michigan.
Father Solanus Casey’s body was exhumed yesterday, minus the news media. The casket was in worse shape than his body. The casket was replaced and his relics were sent to Rome.
I truly hope that you will mark your calendars NOW–we will again picket the Summit Medical Services abortion center on Saturday, Nov. 12th from 8:00am to 10:00am, 15801 McNichols Ave, Detroit (Corner of McNichols and Ferror Street).
PLEASE make every effort to be there. This will be the first Saturday after the election. If Hillary wins- we must show that our pro-life commitment is as strong as EVER!! We must be there to witness to the sanctity of LIFE and reach out to the mothers scheduled for abortion. There have been a number of turn-aways from Summit in the last month! So we have hope to save babies!
If Trump WINS– then this picket will seize the momentum going forward as we show our continued resolve to END THE INJUSTICE OF ABORTION!!
Please send this memo to your own lists. Post this memo on FACEBOOK! I will see you there Nov. 12th!!
A project of Citizens for a Pro-life Society and Pro-Life Detroit
I received this from Guadalupe Workers this morning. Please read it before deciding that you cannot help them. I know it is lengthy but well worth the read; this is Christian mercy in action and works to lift families out of poverty rather than give them a handout.
Here is what Alicia Wong sent me:
I have decided that for this letter I would like to provide a rather matter-of-fact account of some of the ways in which Guadalupe Workers helps its mothers, or spends its money. Some mothers whom we meet at the abortion clinic receive FIA cash assistance, which usually gives them between four and five hundred a month on which to live. When we meet a mother in this circumstance, we will usually provide a two hundred dollar monthly supplement, paid directly to the landlord, for an initial period of three to six months. After that initial period, we reconsider the mother’s circumstances, and whether or not she is now able to take on full responsibility for rent.
The most frequent request made to Guadalupe Workers is for help with housing. Again, some mothers have no more than four to five hundred a month. Working moms might bring in eight hundred to a thousand. Moving into an apartment in Detroit will cost, with security deposit, around $1,400. This is cash the mothers simply do not have. We find, then, that often they are “living around”—meaning that they will spend a week or two with one relative or friend, another week somewhere else, and so on, usually with two or three children in tow. If they run out of places to stay, we might receive an emergency call—as we did yesterday, when we met a mother and her two children at a motel in Dearborn and paid $300 to have her settled at least for one week.
Occasionally a mother comes into a wad of cash, sometimes through a tax return, sometimes from inheritance. She might use this in order to purchase what I call the Detroit special: a five or six thousand dollar house. Then again, she might come into possession of such a house through a rent-to-own arrangement. Regardless, as a family moves into one of these houses, normally the mother and children end up inhabiting a house that has no furnace, no hot water heater, no appliances, and outdated electrical service. For the next few months, they have to live in a discreet manner, hoping that no one will report them to Child Protective Services. Much of our income, then, is spent in purchasing major appliances, or in hiring someone to install major appliances.
Other mothers have already expired the 4 year eligibility for FIA assistance. They, frequently, have no income at all. A mother with whom we have been working this past year was in that situation; we paid her entire rent for 6 months and provided GED tutoring, with the hope and expectation that she would, in that time period, find a job and pass the final test for her GED diploma. We are right at the end of that 6 month period, so are waiting to see what happens!
DTE bills are often in arrears with our mothers. These bills can range anywhere from two hundred to two thousand dollars. The bills are high because, invariably, the houses are old, in poor repair, and the mothers know nothing about insulating drafty windows. At the same time—and we don’t know why—most Detroit residents (at least the ones we have met) habitually keep their thermostats during the winter at about 76 degrees.
Unpaid tickets are yet another problem. Most frequently these tickets have to do with driving without insurance. Very few people in Detroit, actually, have insurance. They can’t afford it. This is what happens: since a policy in Detroit would cost several thousand dollars, and, since a car can’t be registered without insurance, unprincipled companies sell two week insurance policies for around $300. These policies last just long enough for the car to be registered—at which point the policy expires. A few months later the driver gets pulled over for a burnt-out taillight or some such matter. The officer asks for proof of insurance, finds that it is expired, writes another ticket. The driver cannot pay these tickets, or other tickets that start to pile up…. It all concludes with a suspended license, but since for so many the car is badly needed, they continue to drive…more tickets, higher fines…. Usually we advise the mother to go to court and throw herself on the mercy of the judge, who sometimes will set up a payment plan.
We always tell our mothers not to get into survival mode—to think ahead, to plan ahead. Consequently, we look for opportunities to help them with training or certification programs. Also, when we find someone who actually has an unfettered driver’s license, we like to be able to provide a decent car, something that will take them to class or to work.
What we do, then, is way beyond providing diapers and wipes (though we do that too). Our expenditures are consistently heavy; but that is because when we meet a mother at the abortion clinic, we tell her that we will help with whatever she needs. That is a promise that saves lives. It is also a promise that we have never broken. Accordingly, I ask that, in the busy-ness of summer and with the expenses of vacations, you will not forget us. We are still there, still in the city, still doing what we have been doing the past 13 years.
If you have the means to help them in their ministry to Detroit moms, please cut a check and mail it to:
Charity asking the public for donations to support those in need
Three St Vincent de Paul donation bins containing over 1,500 pounds of donated clothing and household goods were destroyed by fire, determined by police to be caused by arson, at the St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Donation Center located at – 3760 Fort Street, Lincoln Park, MI 48146. St Vincent de Paul staff saw the burnt and destroyed bins when they came to open for business today.
“The St Vincent de Paul family is feeling blessed that nobody was hurt and that the store did not catch on fire,” said spokesperson Michelle St. Pierre, “however, we estimate several thousand dollars of donated goods along with the bins were destroyed and we’re asking the public to help us in restoring the lost items.”
St Vincent de Paul is accepting gently used clothing and household goods at any of their 11 Thrift Stores and Donation Centers. Monetary donations can be made at svdpdet.org A list of all store and donation centers for drop offs of goods can be found at svdpdet.org
A police report has been filed with the Lincoln Park police, who state the fire was arson. St Vincent De Paul is waiting to receive the fire department report as the arson took place last night and the Lincoln Park fire department responded at that time.
About St Vincent de Paul: For over 130 years, St. Vincent de Paul has provided vital services in Southeast Michigan, including food, shelter, medical and dental care, utility assistance, disaster relief and emergency support. Additionally, SVdP operates 11 thrift stores throughout the community and provides outreach programs to the youth and elderly including Camp Ozanam and the Matchan Nutrition Center. SVdP assists more than 300,000 households annually. To learn more, call 877 ST VINCE (788-4623) or visit svdpdetroit.org.
The annual Youth Infographic Contest is for high school and college aged Michigan youth, ages 13 to 22. An Infographic is a graphic or visual representation of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. Contest finalists will have their work shared on Right to Life of Michigan’s Facebook page, where the public will like and share the Infograhic to help determine the winners. The deadline for submission of their creative and original Infographic is Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The contest winner will receive a prize of $500.
There are tons of free Infographic templates and programs on the internet to help create Infographics, as well as YouTube videos on how to create them. Resources for information can be found at http://www.rtl.org.