There Really ARE Angels In The World

@pyewacket (44037)
United States
June 22, 2009 8:53pm CST
I heard this story on the 20/20 program last Friday night and thought I'd pass it down to you folks...JUST IN CASE. So many of us have been feeling the economic pinch...our food budget doesn't go as far as it used to, gas prices are starting to creep back up, and many of you who own homes may be tearing your hair out worrying about that mortgage payment for your home. Along comes a woman, named Marilyn Mock, an ordinary, everyday woman, and by no means rich....but she's a true blue angel. Back in November of 2008 she became aware of a woman whose home was in foreclosure, and like many homes was up for auction. The home of this woman had been her home for about twenty years, but now she was about to lose it since she wasn't able to pay the mortgage. Her home was up for auction next...it just so happened Marilyn Mock was in the audience and on a whim kept bidding for the home and won it....ah, but she didn't buy the home for herself...she bought it to GIVE IT BACK TO the other woman. Arrangements were made between Marilyn and the tearful, and very grateful woman agreed to pay Marilyn a much, much lower "mortgage"--bottom line, she was able to keep her home. Here's a story about it and then a link to a video (Warning: NOT a referral link but to an article and video) http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SmartHome/story?id=6118522 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THzi7O-W2AI I sure hope this link works...it to another story about a woman named Shirley who was also helped by Marilyn http://abcnews.go.com/search?searchtext=foreclosure%20angel And thus The Foreclosure Angel Foundation was born, since Marilyn Mock has helped score others keep their home as well. Here's the link for the Foreclosure Angel Foundation https://foreclosureangelfoundation.com/ Now you may wonder why I'm doing this discussion...well, first, it's truly heartwarming that in these hard economic times there really are "angels" amongst us who are willing to reach out and help total strangers, but TWO and most important-----I wanted to pass this on to my MyLot friends here in America....just in case ANY of you might find a need for such an organization and don't know who or what to turn to...hoping this might help someone out there.
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jun 09
I remember hearing this story. And about the one lady having started a business that helps people now as well. Thanks for passing this along.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Yes she did make a business out of it and now gets donations from people to help out
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jun 09
Ya, it was a very cool thing for her to do. The original help she gave I mean.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
23 Jun 09
That is a good story. Its nice to hear that there are some people out there looking at the human aspect rather than the bottom line. Thanks for sharing.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Yes I love stories like this...a real case of paying it forward
• India
23 Jun 09
these stories makes you feel you are still a human being and humanity is still there in this world . And i truly believe there are angels in this world
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Oh what an awesome story pye!! Wow!! About time the GOOD are recognized!! She deserves her angel wings for all she's done to help others!! There should be more like her around but unfortunately she's a one of a kind around meaning, there isn't many like her when there should be!!
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Jun 09
What gets me though is here is a woman who isn't exactly rich, and yet she's doing something like this--why don't the rich folks do this to unless they're too busy buying another multi-million dollar vacation home in Europe
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
24 Jun 09
That's a very sweet story. I know there are definitely some angels here in the world. You never know what you are doing for someone else too when you do a good deed. I think that is so wonderful that Ms. Marilyn Mock was able to stay in her home. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I bet there are a lot of "angels" out there that help people that we never hear about
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Oh what a good discussion and yes that was so amazing i was still in aw looking at it watching the links that you gave... If lots of people , rich people could just be like this then I guess this world would be a better to place to live.... I would just be like that if one of this day I would be rich but for now in my own little ways I am doing things as well... God bless persons like this and cheers to you my friend for sharing it to us.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
It's ironic when you think of it, that rich people, those with a lot of money to kick around with don't do something like this
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• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Wow thats really a good article.... I hope people like Marilyn Mock will be that great..To share there prosperity towards other people..(Sigh) i hope people stop fighting each other its too tiresome...well i think thats called Animal Instict (SIGH)
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
It would be nice if there were more women (and men) like Marilyn Mock that helped out like she has
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
23 Jun 09
She is a true angel that is there when others are in need. It would be wonderful if more people that were able to do this would. The world needs more angels like this. Bless this precious lady for her kindness.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Isn't it ironic though, that here you have this woman, by no means rich, and willing to do this, yet those CEOs of the car companies that were flying around in their private jets and are billionaires don't do anything like this...weird no?
• United States
23 Jun 09
Not really, they are just jerks that care for no one but themselves. Otherwise they would have taken less money for what they get and their executives get lower pay so that they could save the company. This lady is a true person with a really good heart and a kind person. I sent your email to all of the people in my list and asked them to send it on to others so that maybe they would inspire some more angels like this lady. We certainly need more like her. Sending things like this on to others and asking that they do the same.... just may give others the idea to do things in their own way to help others. This is my hope anyway.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
23 Jun 09
With the money those CEOs make/have they could have bailed out their own companies--I feel sorry too for all the car dealerships trying to sell those cars...many of them are being forced out of business since not many people are buying new cars now
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
24 Jun 09
awww that is really so nice of marilyn to do that. it's rare and far in between to have someone who is both willing and capable to do good deeds like this. i'm sure these people helped by her will be forever grateful. there are some horror stories i've heard about foreclosure. thanks to marilyn these people doesn't have to go through the heartache and pain.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I think the most horrific stories I hear about foreclosures is when people decided to leave their beloved pets behind--how can people do that?
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• Singapore
25 Jun 09
i cannot agree with you more on this. how can anyone leave behind a family member? this is something i guess i'll never understand. the horror story i heard is about the bank foreclosing on the property. the occupants were chased out of the house. then the bank was unable to sell the house and vandals / looters had their way with it. the bank decided it's more expensive to repair the house to selling-state and made the occupants move back in. this way the bank can continue collecting mortgage payment.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Jun 09
That really is horrible..so now those tenants are stuck living in a home that is probably beyond repairs and expensive to fix up...how tacky of the bank to put it mildly
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Wow - I am so touched by this I'm in tears. These days it really is hard to believe in 'angels' but I do know they are out there just few and far between. What a wonderful thing this angel has done and a shining example for others in the world. I had an angel come to my door this evening :) When I got home from work lady next door was outside and asked how I was doing in the heat. I commented I hadn't slept well the last few nights because of the muggy heat. We both agreed we would rather be cold than hot - you can always put more on but you can only take so much off. Well, an hour later there was a knock at my back door, it startled me because I don't know anyone in the neighborhood and normally have the door closed and locked but hadn't this evening. It was the neighbor lady - she had a small fan in a box. Said they had bought it last year but never used it and though it was small thought it may help me some.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
23 Jun 09
OMG--I just looked at your profile page and where you're from--I heard about all the nasty floods in your state..hope you didn't get hit by them. Aww that was sweet of that woman to give you that fan. So far, knock on wood, it's still been relatively cool for my area at this time of year so haven't even had a fan on yet I was getting misty eyed with that one video about Shirley that Marilyn Mock helped...poor thing...she looked like she was going to have a stroke from disbelief of her good fortune to keep her home
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
23 Jun 09
No, we haven't been effected by the floods, I'm in central Michigan. The flood areas have been more west of us. The farmers have had a hard time getting in the fields though because of the rain. Now it's horrid hot 80s with humidity as much, being right in town there is next to no breeze either. I'm sure it will be coming your direction soon enough :( Actually the call center I work for does work for several different companies the company I work for is in Rochester, NY so I tend to check the weather each morning for the area so when customers call I don't say something stupid like, 'are you enjoying this beautiful day' when it's pouring rain in NY :) Speaking of - it's 11:00 I gotta get to bed :(
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks for this and maybe the one that needs help with her payment will see this and you will then have really helped someone yourself hugs
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I sent an email to my friend about this woman Marilyn Mock and all about the Foreclosure Angel foundation and she is going to talk to her husband about it and may consider getting help
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jun 09
thats nice and she just might get help1
• United States
23 Jun 09
that's nice to know there are still people out there that help other people. i bet the banks hate being worked around like that,the greedy b*st*rds.
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• India
23 Jun 09
by using such words we ourselves are going away from the angel like image which is there in small amount in every body
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
It's odd that a woman like this who isn't wealthy comes up with such an idea to help people and those who DO have scads of moola don't--weird no?
• United States
23 Jun 09
I heard this story too.It really is heart warming to know that there are some people who are so caring that they will help someone like that.They truly are angels.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
We should have more angels like that woman, right?
• United States
24 Jun 09
Thanks for the comment..Yes, it would be wonderful..I am sure there are many that we never hear about..Blessings to you.
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Aug 09
I love stories like this. I'm always amazed when those who are far from rich - even poor will share what they have and the ones with money want to not only make more by whatever means, but not share.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Yup--it does seem the ones that are rich are the least likely to share
@littleowl (7157)
19 Jul 09
Oh Pye, you too are an angel for passing on such helpful information to those in need here, this lady Marilyn truly is an angel too rather like a modern Florence Nightingale, how lovely she is to be so selfless and kind..it is a long time since hearing such a heart warming story, she truly will be blessed for all her good deeds..bb LoLo
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
20 Jul 09
We definitely need to hear more angels like Marilyn Mock...it was wonderful to come up with the idea of helping out
• United States
27 Jun 09
Pye- Thanks for the link. We're both upset at this moment in time because when we went to apply for the VA loan that my husband is able to get being a Vet, we were told we needed to have perfect credit and to come back when it was perfect! So, we're going to continue to rent and make our monthly credit payments, and maybe one day we'll have perfect credit when we have a few things paid in full. Oh well. I guess I should be happy that at least we've a roof over our head, and that I don't have to worry about lawn care! Namaste-Anora
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
20 Jul 09
That can really suck if one doesn't have a "good" or perfect credit score and it can haunt one for a long time. My credit score is lousy only due to the fact that I'm listed as a late payment person...YET...I had managed to pay off my credit cards in full back in 2007--go figure that one out--like gee don't I get brownie points that those cards are paid in full?
@GardenGerty (97889)
• United States
26 Jun 09
What good news to share when so much around us is negative. I am glad to hear of people helping others in any way they can. We may not be able to do much individually, but we can always pass along good news. I know that you have had tight moments, Pye, and it is good of you to think to share this information with others who can use it. The saving of our country will be by the individual moreso than by the government.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
27 Jun 09
I'm thinking of expanding my ideas here and write an article about this "angel"---if it can help someone out there in need like this it would make me feel that in some way I'm paying it forward
• United States
23 Jun 09
Hang in there and save as much money as you possibly can, God bless.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Uh--I think you missed the point of this discussion...did you read the whole thing?
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
23 Jun 09
This woman does indeed sound like an angel, pyewacket. I notice that you said she is not wealthy, and that makes me wonder how it is that she can afford to go about rescuing people's homes. Maybe she just has a really good income. However she is able to do these good works, she is a real blessing.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
From what I gather, the story goes that she was actually in the market to buy her son his first home...then came across that woman who was to lose her home on the auction block..on a whim she bought the home to give it back to the woman. The foundation she started now accepts donations from people which is how she is able to manage and help others now
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
23 Jun 09
hi pyewacket, anyone that girl is,she really must want to help others,not everyone,come forward to help others like this so spontaneoulsy.shes really an angel.i don't know if there are angels from God or Heaven,but i do know that there are some angels like Marilyn too,out there among us,waiting for an opportunity to help others.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Yes there probably are other angels like Marilyn that we don't hear about who are helping others
@BarBaraPrz (19575)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 Jun 09
And now, you're an angel for telling us about this...
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Awwwww
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