The body of Ebony Jackson Shelton, the mother of a three
month-old baby, was found in the trunk of her car on January 8th
in St. Louis, MO. The baby was found unharmed in an apartment
building hallway approximately ten miles from her car. Ebony's
mother arrived in St. Louis, but funds are still needed for a
car rental and funeral expenses. This woman was going to try and
drive from Denver here this morning because she knew she would
need a car to get to the various places including to meet law
officials and the funeral home. After I heard this, I talked to
her and I can tell you she was in no shape to drive. Someone has
already secured a room for two nights and working to extend
that. There are enough East St. Louisans and others in the
surrounding area who feel for this woman that I told her I'm
confident we can raise the money to help cover some other
expense. If anyone has a connect to a car rental company, please
let me know.
You may donate online via Paypal.
Others may send checks to:
Angel Helper c/o Kwame
Building Group 1204 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63101
Also, all messages will be forwarded to Stella. She needs
your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
Serviceman Benjamin Godby didn't know what awaited him when
he returned on leave from the Middle East to celebrate his
tenth wedding anniversary with his
wife, Stephanie. Angel
Helper would like to thank the following sponsors and
individuals that put together a fairytale day and night of
relaxation for the Godbys and friends. Please pay it forward
by browsing their websites and patronizing their businesses
for donating their services and time to make someone else's
life a little brighter. Please also see Angel Helper's blog
for additional information and pictures.
Tuck and Patti have given us permission to use their song
"Love is the Key" as our new theme song.
Watch their video now!
"In a world of sadness and strife, you
can help change somebody’s life. If love has made a difference
to you help someone else believe that it’s true."
Update on Suena
Suena is hanging in there. She did have to leave her
apartment; however, she’s had temporary housing via a
couple of acquaintances and staying in unsold apartments
for a fee. She’s been able to help pay for the fees
through seasonal work.
Although we could not raise $18,000, it doesn’t mean a
little doesn’t make a difference. A portion of your
$1,200 has been used to help her through this time,
along with providing funds for medical co-pays and
transportation. We will keep you updated on her
progress. We ask you keep her in your prayers that she
finds sustaining employment.
If you wish to
donate to Suena, click here.
Be sure to put in the note section you wish your
contribution to be earmarked to Suena. Your monetary
donations made a huge impact on her life to let her know
people really do care.
Suena and Linda appeared on the Tyra Banks Show May 15th.
is doing amazingly well given everything
that has happened. In May, Suena
collapsed in the grocery store. She was
diagnosed with blood clots in both her
leg and her lungs, again narrowly
escaping death after spending three days
in intensive care. It was in ICU she had
“For so long, I
felt I didn’t belong here. Now, I know I
am meant to be here. To almost die twice
in three months, I know God means for me
to be here. I have to keep working to
find my purpose."
haven’t raised enough money to keep her
in her apartment. She is scheduled for
eviction at the end of August. $25,000
is needed to keep her in her apartment.
However, all is
not lost. Suena is now receiving
invaluable medical care. Your donations
of almost a $1,000 are continuing to
play a key role in Suena’s life. Some
monies have been used for medical
co-pays and the remaining funds will be
used to pay for moving supplies and
storage. Donations are still greatly
importantly, the kindness of strangers
infused Suena renewed hope.
Hear Suena and Linda together on
Conversations With Linda Blog Talk Radio
August 19, 2009 at 9:30 (cst)
Hear it now!
If you can't hear it live, listen to it
in the archives.
Despite her lovely smile, Suena
is in trouble. Just days ago
she was on the verge of taking
her own life. Her financial
problems and loneliness are
While there is no single, neat,
simple fix for Suena's
difficulties, there are real
There are trained professionals
all around her who will be
helping. There are also
friends, who are beginning to
surface. You can help, too.
But for right now, we need to
keep her safe and give her hope.
She's a talented woman who will
recover. We are simply buying
her time, and offering help.
We've performed the necessary
background checks and met her in
person. She is real, and her
pain is real. This is not scam.
We all want to change the
world. let's start with helping
just one person in trouble.
are the people who's lives we are changing. Our intention is to
feature an Angel Helper Story in every state.
It's about hope and trust, confidence and
love. We do our best to change what we can in this world and hopefully
in some small way, we chronicle it - not only to give voice to the good
but to spread the word, spread the hope, plant seeds that might land
somewhere close by and some far away where eventually they meet again.
When a state turns color it means a seed has sprouted.
Completed Angel Helper Projects
Most would do a
double-take at the birth certificate of Nicholas Morgan. A quick glance
of his mother Shirley Morgan’s age, 63, would normally cause worldwide
attention for pushing Mother Nature’s envelope.
ravages of homelessness crinkle Lisa’s face. Her speech is slurred, the
vestiges of an untreated stroke within the past two years. Such is the
physical telltale road map documenting six years of despair and
heartache on the streets.
See How Angel Helper assisted in helping a person stay
in their home:
With this young lady's permission we are printing
excerpts of her email. We are printing the state, but
she will only be known as K for privacy's sake. Like so
many, she lost her job and was days away from being on
the streets. We received a call asking if we'd received
her email. We immediately opened it with her on the
phone and here's what it said:
Dear Mrs. Linda,
I am a mother with 4 children. I have contemplated on
whether or not to write this letter. My situation you
may have heard several times. I lost my job and have
been out of work for several months now. I have an
immediate need for rent. I have prayed and prayed and it
seems that no matter how faithful I am to the Lord
things go wrong. But I am yet trying to keep my faith. I
have maybe till the end of the day to find somewhere for
me and my kids. The homeless shelters are full and the
one that isn't doesn't have room for my size family. I
have considered selling my soul to make sure they have a
roof over there head. I had an offer from a pimp who
said he would pay, but at what cost? I am in desperate
need of your foundation's help. Right now prostitution
is the only way out.
She was $1,500 behind in her rent, but had $1,000 to
give. Unfortunately, Angel Helper didn't have any money,
but after a conversation with the management company
explaining the situation, they accepted her money to
allow her to stay in her apartment.
Here was her response:
Hi, I just wanted to express my deepest thanks to
you. I now know that there is still people out there
that care. I also wanted you to know that I do write
grants so if there is anything you need me to do I will
gladly do it. Thank you and God Bless.
Most recently she wrote as a reference:
Angel Helper has played a big part in my life. After
calling, they talked with the landlord and got her to
work with me. This allowed me to stay in my home.