This March of 2009, I decided to try for a grant and not knowing to me what a fraud this company was, I went with the Grant Writers Institute. I received their grant writers book for a charge of $69.00. I looked through the book and then was contacted by a Michael Upchurch from Grant Writer's Institute who told me I will be with you, I understand your situation, have a blessed day and go to the nearest Fed Ex facility and he will fax me the documents. Of course, this did cost me close to $1, 000.00 on credit cards, as my husband and I are going through a terrible financial situation as he could not work the summer of 2008, as when he went for his colon test, he had to have a cancerous mass removed, which required chemtherapy. I had to cover all of our bills on my job plus my mortgage, and my new car payment as in 2007, my car skidded on black ice going home and I was in a near fatal car crash and my car overturned and hit a pole and a tree, but I was very lucky. I am paying for a new car and of course our insurance rates went up tremendously even if I did not hit anyone else, so these are two of my stories so I had to take a very big chunk out of whatever savings and my 401K because at work my colleague and I were outsourced, we still support our company but our benefits start a new 401K and our pay is under another company. I was charged $5000.00 to take out part of my other company's 401K which I had to because of my husband's medical condition. So naturally, I am all excited to get a grant, so I am putting the money on various credit cards so it is not one lump sum, as I have good credit and always pay my bills on time. My husband is okay now but he still is not making very much and we have to work together. Since March of 2008, I have worked with Courtnee Robinson who was working on my proposals. I forgot to mention they found 8 grants for what they thought would be good. I was looking for $80, 000 to help us with bills, medical, house repairs which we cannot afford, we can't even afford to retire. The Grant Writers Institute charged me $1, 060.00 to write a total of 2 grants for me which I had to use my credit cards again since no cash was available. To this date, Michael Upchurch and Courtnee Robinson are not longer with the Grant Writers and now a Kimeka Wineglass, if that is her name got my account. This woman called me approximately 2 times one of which I was home on a vacation day and called her and she suddenly said, Oh I was just going to call you. Really? Well, let me tell you I sent her some very lengthy voice mails along with e-mailing the grant writers institute on why they do not call you back or e-mail you back. I received my two proposals finally about two weeks ago with errors and it said if you have any questions or find anything to change to contact them within 14 days, I did this the very next day. I only got one call from this cold vindictive Kimeka Wineglass(1-877-296-7300, extension 4543). She sent me one e-mail stating she has been trying to contact me she would be glad to do the changes for me and I e-mailed her back well is this on the level, because I went to the website and did not hear good things about the grant writers. I have not heard from her since, but I said I work for large corporation and I by no means am not stupid or foolish. I contacted what credit cards I remember putting charges on and explained to them I want to claim fraud and whatever they can do I would appreciate, even if the money we could not afford to give is lost. I also have my cards registered with another company in case of fraud. We used to be in a good position, but with this world and at age 55 and my husband is 57, I did not think ever that I would have to worry that I am going to lose everything. I have been trying to get a loan modification, I have been contacting so many people I have to contact to help me. I will not let my husband or my little dog or myself down, as we do not have children.
I am sorry for the long letter, but please if you or anyone can help us, please I ask God for help every day. These grant writer people at this institute should all be put in jail. How would they like money stold from them if they were in a critical financial situation. If I was a judge, I would throw the book at all of these evil evil people who steal money and promise, you will get a grant you will get at least 3 grants and if you don't they say in their paperwork which I still have everything, you will get a $790.00 refund back if you contact them. I am afraid to send documents to The Mesa Foundation out of Arizona, and I am supposed to be in the Netwish Foundations list.
MY E-MAIL IS firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if you can help us. My husband's e-mail is email@example.com.