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#1 Hum

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:38

CHICAGO –  An anonymous donor has stepped forward with more than $30,000 to pay overdue bills of two cash-strapped women's shelters in Chicago.

The owner of the charities, Clara Kirk, tells the Chicago Sun-Times she was struggling to pay around $21,000 in utility bills for one South Side shelter and around $11,000 in bills for another nearby facility.

Kirk's charity that operates the shelters is the West Englewood United Organization. The anonymous donor called Thursday.

The 72-year-old says financial troubles arose in part because of her difficulty securing new grants.

She told the Sun-Times she's heartened by the support. She says she learned that people cared more than she thought they cared.

The Sun-Times reports Peoples Gas had turned off one shelter's gas on Oct. 16. It was back on Friday.

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#2 Kreuger

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:53

Now this is a super hero.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 13:38

I wonder how many months that covers ...



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 13:52

now THIS is good news, hate it when people get all giddy about those people that pay $1000 to Tim Horton's for people coming in and having their coffee prepaid and is praised beyond belief because of their good will... Sure its "good will" but would be used better with people that could really use it like the people in this story rather then people wanting an expensive drink.



#5 Growled

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 15:38

A really good deed. Makes me renew my faith in mankind.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 19:42

^ I suspect Oprah.

 

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#7 Growled

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 23:53

^ She sure wouldn't miss the money.





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