i’ve had family members, friends, and acquaintances both attempt and succeed at committing suicide. maybe if those that died had gotten help, they would still be around. i couldn’t donate much, but i did donate. if you can spare enough for a couple of coffees, you could help several people get what they need. it’s so hard when you feel utterly alone in the world and think that no one cares about you and whether you even live. it’s a scary, dark, lonely place to be. and if i can help even one person out of that, then i will.
From: Reese Butler [mailto:reeseAThopeline.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:39 AM
Subject: RE: URGENT NEED
I received your Federal Express envelope today and deposited your generous donation of $4,000.00. Thank you.
As I explained to you on the phone yesterday, we are in desperate need of raising an additional $1,000.00 in the next 7 days in order to keep 1(800)SUICIDE operational.
I would not ask you to do this if it were not urgent but could you share our need with those who visit your website?
People can go to http://www.hopeline.com and make an online donation or they can contact me directly, if they prefer.
Thanks again Frank. I would not make this plea if it were not so critical.
Founder, Kristin Brooks Hope Center
888 16th NW, Suite 680
Washington DC 20006