Daniel’s three years of being in SeaTac Federal Detention Center is finally coming to an end. He earned early release because of his superb behavior. So on July 2nd Daniel will exit the Prison and enter a Halfway House in Spokane for five (5) weeks. He’ll be able to have visits with his family.
In mid-August he’ll be sent home wearing an ankle monitor. For five (5) months he’ll have a set curfew while enjoying some free movement around Spokane.
We all had hoped, wanted, dreamed and prayed for this release! IT IS ONLY 21 DAYS FROM TODAY. FREEDOM!!!
This freedom creates an urgent need. Daniel needs help with the high cost of re-entry. A job to support his family, rent, insurances, transportation, health care, food, etc. Several of you folks made payments on his huge Court fine...but a chunk still remains of that for him to pay.
Will the Justice System help with his finances? The Justice Department says they designed programs to assist felons to re-enter society. But they were underfunded meaning that now zero grants are available in most states including Washington. Further the Department warns against seeking help from would-be-private groups...as scams abound.
So Daniel needs our help...now...more than ever before. And knowing how you folks have stepped up to the plate over & over again I’m more-than confident you’ll do so again. Your past sacrificial giving, continuous encouragement and earnest prayers deeply touched Daniel and were (and are) appreciated beyond expression. The caliber of your heart for caring and providing for this dedicated man is beyond measure!
Daniel requests two (2) things.
(1) Please consider a one-time boost in your giving so he can succeed in starting his life all over again. It is tough for a felon to make it on the outside, but this courageous, sacrificial man will not be denied. Believe it. He is a proven winner!!
Just a quick note to let you know that finally, after three years, I am less than four weeks from walking out of prison! I'll be going to a halfway house first, for about five weeks, and then home-confinement for five months. I am through the moon, to say the least, trying now just to make the most of the time I have left to contemplate and consolidate all I've learned along the way. Its been an unforgettable journey of self-awakening that would not have been the same without your deeply touching support of myself and family along the way. I'll write again as I get closer to the door, but in the meantime, I just wanted to stop ... and thank each and every one of you with this little song: "How Sweet It Is" -- as performed by Julia Stone.
Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:
Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986. This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.
Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.
With Gratitude & Thankfulness
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