Homeless EMU senior Ramone Williams

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Ramone Williams walks the campus of Eastern Michigan University with a 3.4 GPA as a senior, with two part-time jobs. He is also homeless. Raised by his grandmother in Flint, after his mother's death, he is determined to finish college, not for him-but for her. This Flintstone is determined and such an inspiration. Please donate whatever you can to keep him from sleeping in parking stuctures over the holiday break, while the 24 hr. libraries are closed. Please donate and show him that youth homelessness is not invisible to all. He's so close to reaching his goal of having a college degree. Please help him.

Please read more about his story below.
http://bridgemi.com/2015/12/hes-a-college-senior-with-a-3-6-gpa-and-hes-homeless/#.VnLaLp0I1N4.facebook
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Ramone is overwhelmed with the amount of love and support shown to him over the last few days! We spoke yesterday afternoon. Many offers have been extended to him for housing over the holiday season. He has graciously accepted one of them. I'm happy to report, Ramone no longer has to sleep in his van. Thankfully, our community is full of loving and caring people, and Ramone slept in a bed last night-the coldest night we've had this month.

I met with EMU's MAGIC program staff this afternoon. They too are appreciative of your warm hearts. MAGIC will ensure that Ramone is the direct beneficiary of all your generous giving.

Your beautiful spirits have given me more hope in humanity, and in our community. From the bottom of my heart-thank you.

Happy Holidays,

Victoria
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Ashanti M. Wills
38 months ago

@tereseapuckett But did you and him STILL have some place warm and comfortable to lay your head at night? Did you have all your clothes, food and a shower at your disposal? So stop trying to make his situation about you because people choose to help someone that's clearly dedicated, smart, and humble just so he can better himself and secure a future. You get married for better, worse, sickness.....so it is your duty to take care of him. My mother did it just fine when my dad had open heart surgery and hours cut out from work. So instead of putting him down, commend his strength and encourage him or say nothing at all!

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Patti Hodgkinson-healy
38 months ago

If you need a place to stay during the holiday break we always have room for one more. Warm bed, hot food and loving hearts

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Lanna Stokes
38 months ago
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@teresa puckett first of all I am floored by your awful comment. My upbringing wont allow me to comment about what I really think of you but it will allow me to speak on what I think of Ramone. (You know, the person this page is really about ) What you may not know is the type of person that Ramone is. He was always smiling. Thats what i remember about him the most. Who are you to imply that he isn't every bit deserving of all the help that he is getting. Im proud of him for staying in school. I know the next time we read about him, it will be a story about his success!

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Sarah Ort
38 months ago
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5

This is an amazing story, and I encourage everyone to share this on their Facebook pages so we can help Ramone out!!

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Nicole Shawn Young
38 months ago
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4

Teresa maybe your ignorance is why only 1 person donated. I find it quite upsetting that you feel the need to make unnecessary posts for sympathy on another person's page. I encourage you to practice being positive and appreciate what you do have. This young man is not asking for this gofund me page. People have set it up for him. I hope you get the financial help you need and pray you find some positivity in your life.***

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Carmen Knick
38 months ago
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I would love to extend a place to be for the holidays! Our home is open and close to EMU! Please see that this post reaches Ramone he may reach me via FB or at my office 734-971-6070

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Brian Widdis
38 months ago
4
4

Those interested in directly supporting the entire MAGIC program can do so here https://www.emich.edu/foundation/give/?fund=02016

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Anne Fowler
38 months ago
4
4

Please note that there is a separate Go Fund Me campaign to help the other homeless students that are part of the Magic Program http://bridgemi.com/2015/12/update-bridge-readers-open-hearts-wallets-for-homeless-college-student/

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Kimberly Jeffreys
38 months ago
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You big mad or nah @teresa puckett

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Ciarra Adams
38 months ago
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@TeresaPuckett How dare you judge somebody else situation. People are entitled to help who they want

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Rose Witters
38 months ago
2
2

You are welcome to stay with us. Plenty of room, and we would be more than happy to have you.

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Claudia Gelissen Studak
38 months ago
2
2

You have a home here Ramone. I am proud of you. Contact me if/when needed.

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Beth Noble Reynolds
38 months ago
2
2

Ramone, if you need a place to stay over the semester break/Christmas vacation, you are more than welcome to stay with us. We have room and would love to have you. Our number is in the phone book in Swartz Creek.

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Sue Harvey
38 months ago
1
1

Did you know you had so many aunties, uncles, grams and gramps? We are all pulling for you. Team Ramone....

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Ashley MacKenzie
38 months ago
1
1

Hey Ramone- I live in the Ann Arbor area, and you are more than welcome to stay with me, anytime.

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Karolyn Scott
38 months ago
1
1

Hi Ramone, i am located in Flint. I actually have a boarding house 4 college students. If u need a free place 2 stay over the holidays please dont hesitate 2 contact me. I want u 2 succeed & not worry about shelter! Praying 4 u!

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Ciarra Adams
38 months ago
1
1

And just because your story wasn't appealing & nobody wanted to help you. Why get mad at the next person. Nobody obligated to take care of your house but you. Stop trying to make a situation about you! If you ain't got nothing good to say gtfo.

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Teresa Puckett
38 months ago
1
1

It amazes me that y'all are so eager to help this man but when my husband had open heart surgery and I was out of working taking care of him one person donated.... One person....... Smdh......

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Hilary Jean
37 months ago

@Teresa Puckett it's obvious why no one wanted to help you. You're an A** Hole.

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Christy Dunham
38 months ago

God speed Ramone Williams. You have inspired so many people. Be proud of what you are accomplishing. You are a remarkable young man and I wish you the very best. If you ever are in the TC area, you always have a place to stay! I cannot cook though. ;)

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$20
Katie Seto
38 months ago
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I hope you are able to use this to help you complete your degree and move towards bigger and better goals. Happy Holidays.

$50
Anonymous
38 months ago
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$10
Anonymous
38 months ago
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1
CR
$25
Cecilia Robinson
38 months ago
1
1

The best of luck to you Ramone! You definitely deserve it!

$100
Anonymous
38 months ago
1
1
EM
$25
Enya Moran
38 months ago
1
1

I hope that you get the help and support you need to find a home. Keep working hard in school and remember you can do whatever you set your mind to, you seem like a very hard worker!

PH
$100
Pat Healy
38 months ago
1
1

I worked at EMU for 11 years and had no knowledge of the desperate situation of some students. I also have a son who just graduated last spring from EMU. A good school with many dedicated students trying to better themselves. Wishing you much success, Ramone!

$20
Anonymous
38 months ago
1
1
Ashanti M. Wills
38 months ago

@tereseapuckett But did you and him STILL have some place warm and comfortable to lay your head at night? Did you have all your clothes, food and a shower at your disposal? So stop trying to make his situation about you because people choose to help someone that's clearly dedicated, smart, and humble just so he can better himself and secure a future. You get married for better, worse, sickness.....so it is your duty to take care of him. My mother did it just fine when my dad had open heart surgery and hours cut out from work. So instead of putting him down, commend his strength and encourage him or say nothing at all!

+ Read More
Patti Hodgkinson-healy
38 months ago

If you need a place to stay during the holiday break we always have room for one more. Warm bed, hot food and loving hearts

+ Read More
Lanna Stokes
38 months ago
7
7

@teresa puckett first of all I am floored by your awful comment. My upbringing wont allow me to comment about what I really think of you but it will allow me to speak on what I think of Ramone. (You know, the person this page is really about ) What you may not know is the type of person that Ramone is. He was always smiling. Thats what i remember about him the most. Who are you to imply that he isn't every bit deserving of all the help that he is getting. Im proud of him for staying in school. I know the next time we read about him, it will be a story about his success!

+ Read More
Sarah Ort
38 months ago
5
5

This is an amazing story, and I encourage everyone to share this on their Facebook pages so we can help Ramone out!!

+ Read More
Nicole Shawn Young
38 months ago
4
4

Teresa maybe your ignorance is why only 1 person donated. I find it quite upsetting that you feel the need to make unnecessary posts for sympathy on another person's page. I encourage you to practice being positive and appreciate what you do have. This young man is not asking for this gofund me page. People have set it up for him. I hope you get the financial help you need and pray you find some positivity in your life.***

+ Read More
Carmen Knick
38 months ago
4
4

I would love to extend a place to be for the holidays! Our home is open and close to EMU! Please see that this post reaches Ramone he may reach me via FB or at my office 734-971-6070

+ Read More
Brian Widdis
38 months ago
4
4

Those interested in directly supporting the entire MAGIC program can do so here https://www.emich.edu/foundation/give/?fund=02016

+ Read More
Anne Fowler
38 months ago
4
4

Please note that there is a separate Go Fund Me campaign to help the other homeless students that are part of the Magic Program http://bridgemi.com/2015/12/update-bridge-readers-open-hearts-wallets-for-homeless-college-student/

+ Read More
Kimberly Jeffreys
38 months ago
4
4

You big mad or nah @teresa puckett

+ Read More
Ciarra Adams
38 months ago
3
3

@TeresaPuckett How dare you judge somebody else situation. People are entitled to help who they want

+ Read More
Rose Witters
38 months ago
2
2

You are welcome to stay with us. Plenty of room, and we would be more than happy to have you.

+ Read More
Claudia Gelissen Studak
38 months ago
2
2

You have a home here Ramone. I am proud of you. Contact me if/when needed.

+ Read More
Beth Noble Reynolds
38 months ago
2
2

Ramone, if you need a place to stay over the semester break/Christmas vacation, you are more than welcome to stay with us. We have room and would love to have you. Our number is in the phone book in Swartz Creek.

+ Read More
Sue Harvey
38 months ago
1
1

Did you know you had so many aunties, uncles, grams and gramps? We are all pulling for you. Team Ramone....

+ Read More
Ashley MacKenzie
38 months ago
1
1

Hey Ramone- I live in the Ann Arbor area, and you are more than welcome to stay with me, anytime.

+ Read More
Karolyn Scott
38 months ago
1
1

Hi Ramone, i am located in Flint. I actually have a boarding house 4 college students. If u need a free place 2 stay over the holidays please dont hesitate 2 contact me. I want u 2 succeed & not worry about shelter! Praying 4 u!

+ Read More
Ciarra Adams
38 months ago
1
1

And just because your story wasn't appealing & nobody wanted to help you. Why get mad at the next person. Nobody obligated to take care of your house but you. Stop trying to make a situation about you! If you ain't got nothing good to say gtfo.

+ Read More
Teresa Puckett
38 months ago
1
1

It amazes me that y'all are so eager to help this man but when my husband had open heart surgery and I was out of working taking care of him one person donated.... One person....... Smdh......

+ Read More
Hilary Jean
37 months ago

@Teresa Puckett it's obvious why no one wanted to help you. You're an A** Hole.

+ Read More
Christy Dunham
38 months ago

God speed Ramone Williams. You have inspired so many people. Be proud of what you are accomplishing. You are a remarkable young man and I wish you the very best. If you ever are in the TC area, you always have a place to stay! I cannot cook though. ;)

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