I was in need of an accessible vehicle to transport myself in my power wheelchair... THE TIME IS NOW came through- far above and beyond my dreams!! The men stuck with me until issues were resolved, they never gave up on me, and all is great now. I am able to transport
Mission: The Time Is Now exists solely for the purpose of alleviating the suffering of those who find themselves facing economic hardship.
Results: Due to the CNN Heroes event in December 2011 and the CBS News feature we have been very busy with requests from all over the United States. We have successfully offered assistance to families, seniors, and the disabled in 14 states. Shelter assistance alone has been provided for over 600 fellow Americans. We have assisted many struggling with high gas costs, car repairs and also have provided many reliable vehicles for the working poor. Over $80,000 in utility assistance has been provided to restore electric, gas, water and sewer service. Over $45,000 in emergency food supplies and support to our W.C. Food Pantry. We provided toiletries, household necessities, clothing and furniture for many. Wheel chairs, ramps, and other specialized services for the handicapped were given. This has been a very busy year of helping the poverty stricken in America.
Target demographics: Poverty stricken children, senior citizens, working poor families, the handicapped, disabled veterans.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500
Geographic areas served: Southeast Wisconsin, Illinois
I was in need of an accessible vehicle to transport myself in my power wheelchair... THE TIME IS NOW came through- far above and beyond my dreams!! The men stuck with me until issues were resolved, they never gave up on me, and all is great now. I am able to transport myself to and from medical appointments and social outings!!! Thanks and much appreciation Sal and Shawn!!!
I first saw Sal on CNN heroes a few years ago and fell in love with what he was doing. So many people are hurting across our Country and it's such a blessing to have The time is now helping out and assisting all these people in a time of need.
I first saw this Charity in CNN Heroes a few years ago and have been following them. What an amazing service they provide to broken people helping them get back on their feet. We need more groups like this around the Country and around the World to help the less fortunate get through hard times.
I first became aware of The time is now on CNN's Heroes last year. I was really moved by what the organization is doing and think it's one of the most impactfull charities i have ever seen. I read their stories montly of the families they help and it brings me to tears. We definately need more charities like the Time is now to help struggling families in America.
I've been volunteering for The Time is Now to Help for several years now, I have seen how the assistance this organization provides has helped so many people and families. The things that they do really make a difference for the people who are in need of help.