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Newly Poor in Nevada

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4 Responses to “Newly Poor in Nevada”

  1. Kelly Ware says:

    Great story- especially the end. Booyah-Adam!

  2. This story is heartbreaking…with the economy the way it is, it makes me realize it can be anyone. Years ago I thought how sad it was that people had to beg for money on the street corners and would ask myself..”What is going on in their lives that they would have to be so desperate that they would have to go to such extremes”…These days with the struggles of the economy it doesnt seem so far fetched…it could be anyone. I’m a single parent and had to work 2 jobs just to help my daughter get through and graduate from UNLV. I did it, she did it…and could understand the desperation of a parent. Things are good now…but there are no guarantees for what tomorrow holds. I will never question why people have to resort to asking for money like this woman had to, I just help.

  3. Nicky says:

    Thank you Denise and others for sharing your story. I’m reminded that you’re not poor in courage. I shared my last $10 once with a woman. She said it was her birthday. I handed it over happily and said “so this was the day you were born?” “Well, even more reason to celebrate.” I thanked her for carrying on and I would do the same. I just help.

  4. DowntownSteve says:

    Truly heart wrenching, and heartwarming at the same time. So many people in the valley are just a few paychecks away from being in the same position. There are no easy answers. Linda Lera-Randle El has certainly done more than her fair share of helping.

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