Friday, June 12, 2009


So, I am in a rut again. I get motivated for a day and then a week goes by and I have not done nearly enough. I did set up my PO Box and I did post an opportunity on United Way (Middlesex County, CT --check it out if you are interested!!!) I am hoping to get together with the director of the CT Chapter of the ALS Association for any input she has. I did get an email back from a guy in CA who funded his own organization. He said to call him and of course I have not. I need more people to push me. I think I need to not work full time and try to start this up. It is also hard because I really feel like I am doing it all by myself. I have to fill out a state form still, and the IRS paperwork. If anyone has ever done that, please HELP ME!!!!! Anyway, like I said, this part is the hard part and I am frustrated and alone in it. And I am doing a million other things on top of that. I have got to get my bathroom done!!!!! That has been taking priority this week. So anyway, for those of you who have some non profit experience, hit me up with some advice. For those of you who want to start one, make sure you have lots and lots of help! Hopefully I will get a little more done this weekend.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hello, My name is Melinda and I am the president of Cathy's Angels. I wanted to start this organization because of what I have experienced with my mom. My Mom was diagnosed about 8 years ago with ALS. No one in my family had any idea what it was going to entail and I think we still learn things all the time. I noticed that there is a lack of help available for family of people diagnosed with ALS. Something I think most people do not realize is that a some point they will probably need some home care help. Well, that is something that is hard to find. I hope through this non profit we can not only provide people with resources on where to turn for information, but also monetary help and some basic medical equipment. The stress of having someone you care about being diagnosed is enough. No one should have to worry about where they can find help or money to take care of that person. I hope that I am able to provide these things for others so that they might be better prepared then my family was! I hope this gives you a little insight into what I want the organization to be and a little bit into who I am. I also hope you will continue to check out my blog and website and support us as we all make this journey together.
Thank you for following this blog and I hope you can find some useful information and some resources that may help you or someone you know.


Saturday, March 14, 2009


Welcome to Cathy's Angels.
We are in the process of building this blog. We are going to be taking you through a journey of starting a non profit organization from the ground up. We hope you will be able to join us on our journey to making this a better world!
Thank you for your patience while we get up and running. We will be updating as often as possible. We hope you will check back with us. Thank you.


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