Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A New Day

First and foremost, I would link to say "Thanks" to all who have expressed support toward Building America's Foundation's mission. You all are truly inspiring and make it easier to get going each day to move our mission forward. Secondly, I would like to apologize for being the worst blogger in the history of blogging. While I may have many years of banking and investment experience, it is quite obvious that I really need to work on my social networking skills. I am the kind of person who would rather talk in person or over the phone. My promise to you is that over 2013 I will make it a priority to update the blogs at least once a week and aim for twice a week. As businesses and people make donations and we are able to provide assistance,I will be posting more often. Now for the important news of the day. Our first formal fund-raising drive has begun. We had hoped to have our IRS letter concerning tax-exemption before having a formal fund-raising drive. Unfortunately, the IRS is backlogged on applications to process and our first approved recipient, Sheila Aay, has been formally notified by her bank that they have started the foreclosure process. Therefore, we are unable to wait any longer. Sheila has been battling breast cancer for the last few years. She underwent a double mastectomy in June 2012 and has been working on recovering since. While Sheila looks forward to returning to teaching special needs kids, she understands that she will need to wait until fall 2013 as her recovery is slowly progressing. We all can relate to Sheila. People working hard day in, day out many times living paycheck to paycheck. I have lost a few co-workers to cancer in my life. Each and every one of those people helped me along my path and touched me and my family. Saving Sheila's house from foreclosure is not the end all in her battle but rather a giant helping hand that lets he know that "We the people care". Please tell family, friends and co-workers and most importantly donate. Here is a link to our formal press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10409883.htm Together we can make a difference, Todd Schuerman- Founder

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