FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 28, 2019 The SEED Foundation Judy Mastro, President 1-800-805-8283 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theseedfoundation.org Diapers provided for local family SEED donates one month supply of diapers Spring Hill, FL - 12/28/2019 Susan had just given birth to their 6th child. Her husband was gifted at home improvements and earned an honest living. His business was often seasonal and they never missed preparing for that long holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s where business was slow. Sometimes even abysmal. Only this time was different. They ran out of diapers and wipes. SEED swooped in on their Reindeer and was able to provide a month’s supply to they could get back on their feet after the New Year resumed home improvements. Returning the favor, Susan’s husband helped SEED organize their storage unit. Giving what you can and taking only what you need is a strong foundation to SEEDs philosophy. We believe that by planting good seeds of hope and opportunity that goodness comes full circle. 1 in 3 families struggles to afford enough diapers which cost nearly $1,000 a year per child on average. 14% of these families struggling are working 2 or more jobs per parent in the household. Changing a diaper less often, to cut costs, leads to painful UTIs and rashes. No baby should go without the essentials and SEED is committed to seeing issues like this solved. Through the kindness and consideration of our communities across the globe, we can make a difference. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2019 The SEED Foundation Judy Mastro, President 1-800-805-8283 email@example.com www.theseedfoundation.org SEED Helps Hardworking Mom The SEED Foundation steps in after husband's back injury Spring Hill, FL - 09/25/2019 Alicia’s story is like that of many hard-working middle-class families who are affected by unexpected health tragedies. Working hard, Alicia’s husband always managed to provide for the family, until he couldn’t after an injury breaking his back. The family was forced to sell their home, leaving them with no money and nowhere to go. SEED stepped in, helping with the search and application process until an affordable apartment was found. Thanks to the generosity of a SEED volunteer, Alicia was able to obtain work short-term to help with bills until his disability payments came through. Alicia and her family are doing well and enjoying their new living arrangement. Disability is more common than you may think. A 35-year-old has a 50% chance of becoming disabled for a 90-day period or longer before age 65. 30% of Americans aged 35-65 will suffer a disability lasting at least 90 days during their working careers. 1 in 7 people aged 35-65 can expect to become disabled for five years or longer. That’s why at SEED we’re always looking out to the future to help those who may not need it just yet, and it’s why donors are so important to our program. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2019 The SEED Foundation Judy Mastro, President 1-800-805-8283 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theseedfoundation.org Local teacher's car saved from repossesion The community rallied to raise enough funds in time to keep the car Spring Hill, FL - 04/19/2019 Samantha was a teacher scheduled for routine surgery. Nothing out of the ordinary. Except it wasn’t ordinary when she had a problem after surgery. Everything was turned upside down when Samantha was hospitalized far longer than anticipated. Something that could happen to any of us. Due to this Samantha missed enough work that her car was in danger of being repossessed. SEED found out on a Friday that Samantha may no longer have what she needs to continue serving our children once she became well. And that didn’t fly. So Monday the SEEDlings tried negotiating with the bank. With the tow truck literally en route, SEED was able to get 41 donors like you to step up with immediate action. Samantha’s car stayed and shortly after, she recovered. Back to work, she was able to quickly get back on her feet for her family. The unexpected can happen at any time and SEED is there to help as many people as possible during these challenging times. Sometimes all people need is a little help and some encouragement to know they aren’t alone, and that their community has their back. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2019 The SEED Foundation Judy Mastro, President 1-800-805-8283 email@example.com www.theseedfoundation.org SEED Helps Family Get Back on Their Feet After her husband lost his job, Debbie needed help creating an income Spring Hill, FL - 04/06/2019 Debbie, a mother of 3, is expecting their 4th child. Her husband, a hardworking mechanic, had a heart attack. An unanticipated travesty ravaged their world. Debbie had come to SEED originally donating baby items to help a single mother struggling with her first child. Debbie’s husband goes back to work against Dr’s orders like many would, in order to provide for a family of soon-to-be 6. He had another heart attack. Now they were broken from medical bills and the inability to work. When SEED offered to purchase items for the baby, Debbie refused, hoping they could weather this storm themselves. Most hardworking families don’t like asking for help or taking it. SEED is not a hand out organization, it’s a lift-me-up so that one day I’ll do better organization. SEED stepped in any way by promoting her services, paying a few phone bills, and contracting her for a few bigger jobs. Now Debbie had a successful business and didn’t rely on a handout, simply a helping hand.SEED remains a respectful organization that likes to try and provide help in the way that those in need feel most comfortable receiving it. 1.5 million heart attacks happen in the US alone every year affecting more than 4million people in the process. Nobody should feel alone during the scary times and as long as SEED can help it, a light will be shed on the darkest of days. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2019 The SEED Foundation Judy Mastro, President 1-800-805-8283 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theseedfoundation.org SEED Foundation Provides Widow with New Floors A local Hernando County woman's flooring needed replacing to be safe. Spring Hill, FL - 03/25/2019 When you’re married, one of the worst pieces of news you could hear it that your spouse passed away. That’s exactly what happened to a woman we met not long ago. The death of her husband forced her into a change in lifestyle due to the financial hardships associated with his passing. She had no issues living in a trailer but the only one she could afford was riddled with holes. So many that she had to jump over the floor in front of the kitchen sink to get past it. This trailer had 5 large holes in the foundation throughout the space. So open you could see the ground beneath. They were a health hazard and prevented the trailer from maintaining a comfortable temperature, or safety from Florida wildlife and pests.Her son-in-law was capable of performing the labor but neither part had enough money for the materials. SEED went to work as soon as they heard of this unholy, holey mess. With some negotiation and due diligence, they had new birch wood flooring and plywood donated. Enough materials to do the entire trailer was provided. There are around 135 million houses in America. Surprisingly, 30 million of them have serious health and safety hazards such as gas leaks, damaged plumbing, poor heating, or black mold. Roughly 6 million have significant structural damage. This is because many American families are unable to afford the costly upkeep of homes. If you can when you can, help those in your community.