Undoubtedly one of the most emotional and prideful holidays of the year has come and gone. The celebration of our 240 years of independence, this year, carries with it some the most historical events recorded in history.
- The largest number of causalities reported in a mass shooting on US soil
- Zeka Virus
- North Korea completes successful H-Bomb test
- Iran & Arabic countries cut ties
- Summer Olympics fiasco
- First Women Presumptive Presidential Candidate
- Weather from Hell
- Fires in the Western States
- Floods in the Carolinas
With all these events going on the need to help those in need keeps growing exponentially. Flood victims who have lost everything in recent floods, fires taking everything from families who tried so hard to plan for all emergencies and lost. Most importantly the lose of life which these catastrophes have taken is sad and life changing. For us at Habitaciones Para Latino Association to be calling on your generosity to help those less fortunate through no fault of their own is appalling as so much effort is being made to protect our society. But, for those that we serve at HPLA the over-whelming stress and desperate needs weigh just as heavy. The funds budgeted to help mostly unavailable due to all the red tape and bureaucratic obstacles created to supposedly stop fraud. The answer is your donations to local charities where you can see your donations at work first hand.
Habitaciones Para Latinos Association is truly transparent as I know most organizations try to be but, the potential for fraud still remains and dedicated and skilled management is the best way to insure the mission of our organization is not lost. We need you to watch us but help us to keep our promise to do the right thing always.
Our needs are simple, we can do so much for so many with your contributions of skills, building materials, labor and money. Paint is readily available but of no use without someone to apply it. Old useless electronics, cars, lawn mowers and brush which needs to be disposed of can only be taken to certain spots at certain times and the cost to transport are out of site. Rejuvenation of neighborhoods has tremendous economic value to a city and its neighborhoods but, the skills and funds necessary to keep America Beautiful is overshadowed by new construction being built further & further away from a working force without resources to reach the jobs. The tax revenues to help neighborhood associations maintain public areas and the needy folks on their streets reduced to hardly cover the cost of a gallon of re-cycled paint. Instead the money is going to attract multi-million dollar corporations who can easily afford to pay their own way without help but won’t. Kansas City is a central hub and offers the best location for redistribution of widgets, any widgets. The taxes paid by corporations are soon recovered as the cost of their products includes that burden.
Get involved with your neighborhoods, your city, your county, your state and our federal government. Know what is going on and get the facts. All sides of the facts not just CNN or Fox.