Operation Christmas Cheer: Salinas fa...

Operation Christmas Cheer: Salinas family looks for boost, but keeps spirits high

There are 9 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Dec 19, 2010, titled Operation Christmas Cheer: Salinas family looks for boost, but keeps spirits high. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Sonia Cortes of Salinas, background, with her daughters, from left, Jackie Rosas, 10, Anna Rosas, 9, and Daisy Rosas, 14, on Tuesday.

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YGBSM

Salinas, CA

#1 Dec 19, 2010
I usually don't advocate this, but believe this lady should look into at least getting food stamps. This lady is working and trying, and deserves some help.
God Bless

San Bernardino, CA

#2 Dec 19, 2010
YGBSM wrote:
I usually don't advocate this, but believe this lady should look into at least getting food stamps. This lady is working and trying, and deserves some help.
I totally agree with what you have posted. God Bless this woman, and her children. She is doing all she can..She just needs a little help.
Owl Eyes

Seaside, CA

#3 Dec 19, 2010
So, from this article I gather that this woman is a first generation American? Do her parents have citizenship in the US? Just curious... I agree that she does need help, but so do a lot of people in this community. I do wish her family a blessed holiday season and hope things turn around for her.
YGBSM

Salinas, CA

#4 Dec 19, 2010
Owl Eyes wrote:
So, from this article I gather that this woman is a first generation American? Do her parents have citizenship in the US? Just curious... I agree that she does need help, but so do a lot of people in this community. I do wish her family a blessed holiday season and hope things turn around for her.
Believe she is a citizen or likely she would have left with her husband when he was deported. Let's give her the benefit of the doubt on this one.
onlyrose

Salinas, CA

#5 Dec 19, 2010
What does the status of her parents or her have to do wtih helping her out? Very curiou to know.
Puzon97

Risingsun, OH

#6 Dec 19, 2010
If one job does not pay the bills.....get a second job!!
Seaside Gal

Marina, CA

#8 Dec 20, 2010
Don't have three kids, if you can't take care of them don't have them, what are you thinking???
Then you cry poor and everyone is supposed to help you.
We have one child and would have loved to have a second child but we didn't think we could afford it. Nothing is free you have to take care of your family and STOP making poor a way of life.
Seaside

United States

#10 Dec 21, 2010
Her youngest child is 9. It's not like 9 years ago she knew where her life would be. Very few people are as well off financially as 9 years ago.

To the "get a second job" person...she is a single mom raising 3 kids and working 50 hours a week. OT is prob her second job. That also means more money out on childcare too and no time with her kids. Be realistic and have a heart.

Since: Jun 10

Pacific Grove, CA

#11 Dec 22, 2010
I think when you marry or have 3 children with an illegal you MUST know you are taking some kind of risk. I would hope that a mother would consider the consequences on her offspring of such a choice. Now that is water under the bridge and this mother should teach her daughters to make better initial choices because innocent victims pay the price.

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