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scam alerts: Scammer?A single mom in Danville, VA, posted a desperate message on aidpage last month

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goodnewsforyou   in reply to Mom trying to stay strong
ok, I modified it. Is this acceptable?

3) If you are desperate, ask yourself, "Where's family?". Parents, siblings, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, relatives.Try to reconcile with family and work out a living arrangement with them. Family is the first place one should go to. There are very few complete orphans. Most people have family somewhere. You may have to humble yourself and in fact, you may be the problem and need to change. This truth may be hard for you to accept.
Also there are homeless shelters that will provide you food and a place to live if you follow their strict rules.
Longer term, get rid of bad habits, rely on God, spend carefully, work hard - in short, help yourself. I have observed that people who are always asking for money (and surprisingly, preachers too) are wasteful and extravagant, even more than wealthy.
A former dentist at a community dental clinic was shocked to find that the patients who were on welfare and asking for full assistance on their dental treatment bills, had fancy i-phones that even she could not afford.
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Good for you! You set very simple and fair requirements and verification process. She may not be a scammer but did not fulfill your fair requirement to get your money help... and your are giving great advice for all AidPage users. Thank you.
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Mom trying to stay strong
I would sure like to know where these shelters are because I have tried all of them in my area and they are full. I understand what you are saying about scammers but the last remark is a little offensive to someone like me. I have done everything right and still can not seem to get my 4 kids and myself into a shelter. Please think before you post something like this. There are some of us out here that are desperate and unable to get help!
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