An image of Kenneth Belkosky.
Kenneth Belkosky, Vendor 225. Image by Street Sense.

As I mentioned in an earlier story, my friends Wendy Farrell and Denise Bobba have an organization called Pay It Forward Project 

You can read more about them on their website www.pifp.org. They are getting ready to go to Haiti, and are seeking donations to assist with the earthquake relief efforts there. Wendy and Denise are paying for all of their own travel expenses, so 100 percent of your donation will go directly to the people of Haiti.  

My birthday wish is for readers to donate what they can to Pay It Forward. Denise, Wendy, and I thank you in advance.  

Wendy and Denise helped me celebrate my birthday in style. Denise came all the way from Ashburn, VA, to my new group home and took me to a Catholic church in Sterling, VA. After the mass, we went to Dulles Town Center and had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. I got filled to the max! Then, we all went to the Washington Convention Center for the Channel 4 Health Fair.  

Before we got there, Wendy showed me birthday messages on her Blackberry from my other friends in Georgia, Florida and Germany. I also got a card with even more greetings. I really like that so many readers enjoy my stories, and I thank you for your support.