[tabi] Re: I have an idea for TCB, NFB, and the Lighthouse

  • From: "Daniel Ben moshe" <danielbenmoshe1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:14:15 -0500

That is why I said just go a head for now and do the grants.  However use
the same criteria that is being talked about here.  This is very much true.
As someone who has worked with non profit orginizations this is not going to
be an easy thing.  It's noble, but not easy. That being said, it can be
done, if the will is there, and it looks as if the will is there to create a
program to salve this problem.  To be frank, we as blind people had better
start getting use to taking care of ourselves in just this very way.
Because we will all have to do this type of stuff here soon.     

I'M glad to be your humble and obedient servant 
Zechen Daniel Ben Moshe 
BYS Broward County 
-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 4:01 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: I have an idea for TCB, NFB, and the Lighthouse

I never said people would not repay their loans (I did call it a loan fund
after all).  If I had somehow proposed something illegal (a stretch you
really had to work at to come up with that accusation), do you think the
Lighthouse would have expressed support for the idea?
as for the rest of your message,  well, I can certainly tell you couldn't
make it work.
Someone once said "those who say they can do a thing, and those who say they
can't, are both right!"


Chip Orange
Database Administrator
Florida Public Service Commission

(850) 413-6314

 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)



        From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of djrogers0628
        Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 3:30 PM
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [tabi] Re: I have an idea for TCB, NFB, and the Lighthouse
        Dear Chip,
        What you propose is totally unworkable; we were told of several
funds, that used to exist and had a fairly considerable amount of money,
fall flat on their faces because the funds were not administered
properly--you have to set up a nonprofit foundation of some kind first; you
need to find your funding sources--individual, corporate, etc.--you need to
set up a committee or board who will administer the fund and process
applications, etc. etc.
        I wish doing what you propose was as easy as you think but it is
not, and if we don't have re-payment, other funding sources will back out
because you are, in effect, giving grants rather than making loans.
        Are you delving into everyone's finances through some channel of
which I am not aware?  I personally don't know anyone in Tally who is
getting huge SSDI or Retirement checks, though I'll grant you there are
folks who don't have as much, and there probably ought to be some way to
verify an individual's financial status--that would mean some people could
not qualify because, even with a small-interest loan over a fair period of
time, will be more than they can afford.
        I will not involve myself in anything that is questionably legal--oh
yes, you do have to report to the 
        IRS-because what you propose sounds more like a grant program to me
with no financial accountability to the contributors or borrowers.
        Darla J. Rogers, B.A. M.S.
        Home phone #:  850-329-7437
        Do not allow someone else to be a priority in your life while
allowing yourself to be an option in theirs.--Ani Difranco

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