April 7, 2011 |
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal on Wednesday became the third debt-stressed European country to need a bailout when its prime minister announced that the country would request international assistance to ease its rapidly worsening financial crisis. "I want to inform the Portuguese that the government decided today to ask . . . for financial help to ensure financing for our country, for our financial system, and for our economy," Prime Minister Jose Socrates said in a televised evening address.
October 8, 2012
More than a third of the 100 or so families displaced by a fast-moving four-alarm fire in a Cheltenham condo complex Friday night have found shelter and financial assistance through the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the disaster agency said Sunday evening. All those seeking Red Cross assistance after fire ravaged the 1600 Church Road Condmominiums in Montgomery County have been placed, the spokesman said - 37 families and 47 individuals. Others left homeless by the blaze received help on their own, said Dave Schrader, the Red Cross spokesman.
October 8, 2012
More than a third of the 100 or so families displaced by a fast-moving four-alarm fire in a Cheltenham condominium complex Friday night have found shelter and financial assistance through the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the disaster agency said Sunday evening. All those seeking Red Cross assistance after fire ravaged the 1600 Church Road Condmominiums in Montgomery County have been placed, the spokesman said - 37 families and 47 individuals. Others left homeless by the blaze received help on their own, said Dave Schrader, the Red Cross spokesman.
November 27, 2012 |
A Jersey Shore resident who was living in a Maple Shade hotel after being displaced by Sandy was killed in a traffic accident over the weekend. Thomas Lewis, 36, of Seaside Heights, who was staying at Crossland Economy Studios off Route 73, was struck by two cars shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday as he crossed Route 73 near Route 38. Lewis was walking with his girlfriend when he was hit, said Lt. Jeffrey Hoch of Maple Shade police. Lewis, who died at the scene, had moved into the hotel two weeks ago with financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a fellow resident said Monday.
June 7, 2013 |
Question: I've always been the one in my family to give whenever possible. When I went to college, I took on student loans so my sister wouldn't have to. When her car died, I purchased a new one and gave her mine. When family needed help, I was always there. Now I'm trying to purchase a house, and no one seems interested in helping me. I swallowed my pride and asked for financial assistance, and was told tough toenails. Would it be wrong for me to cut my family out of my life? I feel as if I was the great son whenever I went out of my way to help, but now I'm just some annoyance.
October 1, 2012 |
India is a warm and loving 14-year-old who loves to socialize and be with groups of people. When she smiles, the whole room brightens. She loves attention and smiles and giggles when you talk to her. India especially enjoys talking on the phone, getting manicures and pedicures, and creating artwork. She is very artistic. Fashion conscious, she delights in being complimented on her outfits and fingernails. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, she relies on wheelchairs to get around. Enrolled in the seventh grade, India does well in school.
July 24, 2011
The Magdalen Society of Philadelphia, founded in 1800 to rescue and reform "fallen women," was the first organization of its kind in the United States. The stated purpose of the society, under the leadership of Episcopal Bishop William White, Quaker philanthropist George Williams, and a number of other clergymen and concerned citizens, was "restoring to the paths of virtue those unhappy females who in unguarded hours have been robbed of their innocence. " At the Magdalen Home on the corner of Race and Schuylkill Second (now 21st)
July 8, 2014 |
Dancing to hip-hop music, playing competitive sports (especially basketball), hanging out with friends - these are some of 17-year-old Jasmine's favorite ways to have fun. She also recently discovered the joys of cooking and has grown passionate about that, too. She delights in preparing a variety of meals, all of them, reportedly, delicious. Jasmine likes school, and earns mostly A's and B's. While she enjoys all her classes, gym tops her preference list. She's also a member of the basketball team.
July 15, 2014 |
Kiya is a sweet, humor-filled 11-year-old who loves animals, and whose favorite class in school is Pet Care (with gymnastics a close second). She delights in helping train dogs, and giving them treats when they obey. For the long term, Kiya dreams of a career as a veterinarian. In the more immediate future, though, she would like to learn more about the field by visiting an animal shelter. A fifth grader, Kiya does well in school, and her grades are continually improving. She looks forward to taking part in the school play each year.
February 4, 2013 |
Izon, 13, has an abundance of energy and enthusiasm that he channels into sports and dancing. He loves to move and dance and has won a school dance contest. He also enjoys playing basketball and swimming. Izon likes school, where his favorite subject is science. He works to the best of his ability and learns the most when he is in a small-group structured setting and receives individual attention. Izon is a visual learner who benefits from simple directions given one step at a time. He responds very well to support.