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2016 Annual Report

Elaine Fludgate struggled to overcome depression after the passing of her partner of 32 years. With time, Elaine found hope again and solace in her support group, realizing that being around other people was paramount to her healing process. Read more about our brave FPWA grant recipient Elaine and how she was able to regain her footing.

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FPWA grant recipient Sandra Parker is a grandmother who, despite dealing with her own health challenges, is also raising her five grandchildren. Ms. Parker explains how she wants to give her grandchildren the same unconditional love that she received from an aunt who raised her. FPWA is happy to have helped Ms. Parker's apartment feel like home with the purchase of new furniture, made possible by the NY Times ‪‎Neediest Cases‬.

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This is an amazing story of strength about FPWA grant recipient Linda Ragoo, thanks to the NY Times ‪‎Neediest Cases. Linda received a grant from us for an air conditioner that was paramount to her health. However, with all of her health and life challenges, Linda managed to maintain her sense of humor. Laughter is what has helped and continues to be her best medicine. “It’s the best therapy, to laugh,” she said. “You have to keep on laughing.”

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Tamara Hutchinson, whose song, “Lyrics 2 the Rhythm,” was produced in 1991 by the hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash for the film “New Jack City” was homeless for 10 years, sleeping on New York City streets and in shelters. Ms. Hutchinson experienced personal, mental and familial hardships over the years. FPWA is happy to have helped her furnish an apartment of her own with the help of the NY Times ‪‎Neediest Cases‬.

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