You Can Make A Difference

by Sherry Riter in Other  

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One Person Can Make A Difference

You may be only one person, but one person CAN make a difference.

I know one person can make a difference because over the last two years of my struggle with PTSD, there were people that made a huge difference in my existence.

I want to help someone and I need you to take ONE MINUTE and help me do it.

Obviously you know I don’t have any other posts on my blog like this one, so maybe that will let you know that this is important.

Your VOTE can help this young woman receive a $250,000.00 small business grant. Why does she want a grant? Let me tell you…

Four years ago, Wendy Lozano opened a children’s salon in Chico, California called Cool Kidz Cuts. In a year, Wendy has to relocate her salon to another location and I’m sure you know that starting over takes money. That is why Wendy needs the small business grant.

This is an opportunity for us to do something good for someone today. It can make a huge difference for Wendy and her family. Wendy has three children and works hard at the salon to support them. So I am going to be posting this on my Facebook and Twitter for the next couple weeks or until we get the 250 votes that Wendy needs to qualify for the grant. Yeah, you read that right….ONLY 250 votes.  SURELY WE CAN COME UP WITH 250 votes!!!!!

I know that some of you might need detailed, step-by-step instructions, so I’m going to give them to you. It is VERY SIMPLE!!!

Cool Kidz Cuts With Wendy Lozano

Voting for Wendy and the Cool Kidz Cuts salon today will make you feel good. You will be helping a family by taking a minute to just click a button! It can’t get easier than clicking a button!

This is how you do it….

Go to

chase livingsocial mission small business

To make sure that everyone only gets one vote, you have to Log in with your FACEBOOK. Rather smart way of doing the voting, don’t you think?

log in with facebook application

mission small business facebook application

Enter this information in the 3 boxes that appear after you are connected to Facebook:

Business: Cool Kidz Cuts

State: California

City: Chico

Now click: SEARCH

Click VOTE. Make sure you don’t skip this step!!!

cool kidz cuts chico california


vote share cool kidz cuts

cool kidz cuts hair salon

If you want to post a message to your FB and Twitter, but need a little help with it, just post this:

Want to feel good? Please help this lady. Directions here. It will take you LESS than 1 MINUTE!

That’s all there is to do! Of course, you can always pray for Wendy too.


No, REALLY…Thank you very much!!!


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joan May 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

Redhead Riter, I have voted for Wendy, put this information on my Facebook page and I have also tweeted for my followers to vote for her on Twitter! I will continue supporting Wendy Lozano because she is a wonderful wife and mother – and a very caring person who gives back to her community at every chance she can. If she is awarded this grant she has dreams of moving to a new location and expanding her services for children who are challenged and have special needs.


2 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 1:31 am


Not “if” she gets the grant, but “when” she gets the grant! 😉


3 Wendy Lozano May 21, 2012 at 1:42 am

I am so GRATEFUL to you (RedHead Riter) for posting this Mission Small Business information on your web page. For me this is an opportunity of a life time. This opportunity *If I should win* would make it possible to move my business, and build my business to include ideas that I thought would not be possible. Thank you for being helpful and so caring. I look forward to watching my opportunity grow. Thank you readers, for taking the time to help make this happen. I will keep you updated on how the votes are growing.


4 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 2:13 am


You are very welcome! We will do all we can to help make your dreams come true! Then when I visit California some day, I will stop in your new salon to say, “Howdy!”


5 Skip_D May 21, 2012 at 2:17 am



6 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 5:34 am

Thank you, Skip!!!


7 Joan May 21, 2012 at 7:58 am

Ohhh, you are sooo right, Redhead Riter! Not “if” Wendy gets the grant, but “when” Wendy gets the grant! With a little help from your readers, Wendy’s dreams can come true! Let’s make it happen for Wendy! Vote for her! She is such a deserving person! 🙂


8 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

🙂 Joan. Positive thinking sounds so much better.


9 Susanne May 21, 2012 at 8:31 am

Good Morning. Done! Excellent procedure “manual” Red. You made it as simple and straightforward as possible. I’ll be praying for you Wendy. We have to support the small business person more now than ever and women get an extra Hail Mary. I have had to live in Paradise, CA. and to me it was anything but, however, I’ll not travel down that story path. Point is, having lived in that rural area in the early 90’s, Chico was the closest place to anything that even remotely resembled a real town. Just a coincidence, I know, but it brings Wendy’s situation that much closer to the heart. Blessings to all on this sunny Monday.


10 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 8:38 am

Morning Susanne! Thank you! I hope you have a fantastic Monday! It is rainy, cloudy and cool here. YAY!!!! LOL


11 La Verne Braun May 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hi Redhead Riter! I am Wendy’s Mom and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping Wendy, who I am so very proud of, by posting her story on your website to help her become eligible for the $250,000.00 grant. You and Joan are gems! Thank you again!


12 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

La Verne,

You are very welcome!!!! I’m so excited for Wendy’s opportunity.


13 A.R.Karthick May 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

This is a great initiative. Just voted for Wendy! All the best. Cheers to TRR. 🙂


14 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

A.R.Karthick, thank you soooooooooooooo much!!!


15 Tim @ Families Again May 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Tis done! Praying that the time when Wendy gets the grant is soon.


16 The Redhead Riter May 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Tim, Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to help! {{{hugssss}}}


17 Kaiti Cole May 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

Just voted and shared on my FB wall. Best of luck to you! Let us know if….no, I mean WHEN you win! 😀


18 The Redhead Riter May 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

Thank you Kaiti!!!


19 Teressa Ryan May 22, 2012 at 5:35 pm

There you go, voted! Thanks for sharing the opportunity.


20 The Redhead Riter May 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Thanks so much for helping, Teressa!


21 katlupe May 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

Voted, tweeted, facebooked it and will mention it in my blog.


22 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 11:15 am



23 Meredith May 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm



24 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Thank you very much, Meredith!!! {{{hugssss}}}


25 Wendy Lozano May 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm

We are 79 votes. I did want to mention after walking my friend through the voting section on the mission small business website. After you put in the name of the business and state, it leads you to believe that the vote was counted. The person needs to scroll all the way down to see the vote/submit button, or the vote does not count. Thank you again for all the people voting for me.


26 The Redhead Riter May 24, 2012 at 1:54 am


Yes, that is correct! If you vote successfully, the button will change to “Supported” which is your clue that you did it right! I just checked and you have 81 now! Yay!


27 Jules May 24, 2012 at 7:32 am

Thank you, Red, for giving us an opportunity to lend a hand. My prayers to Wendy and her family – I know we’ll help her make this happen.


28 The Redhead Riter May 24, 2012 at 7:58 am

{{{{hugggssss}}}} Thank you Jules!!!


29 Jules May 25, 2012 at 7:20 am

Up to 95 today – come on! everyone! let’s get this done


30 The Redhead Riter May 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH JULES!!!! We are moving on up!!


31 Joan May 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

98 votes! Let’s see it reach 100 votes! Then another 100 votes to make it 200 votes – and then another 50 votes to reach 250 votes!

Can’t wait for Wendy to reach 250 votes and qualify for the small business grant! We can make it happen one vote at a time! So every one keep Twittering about this post and share it on your Facebook page! Use the Sharing Is Sexy! buttons right above the comments on this page to Twiter it and put it on your Facebook page! Let’s keep the momentum going! 🙂


32 The Redhead Riter May 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm



33 Joan May 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Woohoo! Wendy just reached 100 votes! We only need 150 votes more! Please tell every one you know who has a Facebook account to vote! With your help this is going to happen! 🙂


34 The Redhead Riter May 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Monumental Moment!!!

Gonna go check now to see how many!


35 Lori May 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Done! She’s at 136 now. 🙂


36 The Redhead Riter May 28, 2012 at 5:43 am

Thanks Lori!!!


37 Rescuing Little L May 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

Blessings to your friend….Voted for her and shared on my page….thanks for doing this for her….


38 The Redhead Riter May 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm



39 don franklin June 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm

done! voted, and shared on fb and twitter. you are doing a great thing red! good luck Wendy!


40 The Redhead Riter June 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Thank you so much, Don! I appreciate you taking the time to vote for Wendy!


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