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Are You Impacted?

Posted by Schevus on February 25, 2009

I will be honest – I have not been personally impacted by the current economic situation. I have a good job, my wife and I were just pre-approved for a nice sized mortgage loan, we have paid off nearly all of our debt, and we have accumulated some serious savings. I do not say this to boast, merely to share that I really have not been affected.

This lack of impact extends to those around me as well. I only know one person who has been laid off that might have been a result of the economy (granted many of the people I know are in the military). The charities I work with have of course been affected, but even Shalom House recently got a significant grant and is looking at expanding its programs.

So, are you impacted? Have you lost your job? Are you losing or have you lost your home? If you have been impacted, what steps were you forced to take to survive? I would like to hear your story to get a better grasp of the personal side of the recession. Also, as always, if you are in need of services and are having trouble finding them yourself please leave a comment and I will gladly help you.

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