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Senior Citizen is penniless and facing homelessness. Please help!

My neighbor and best friend, Bill (74) happily retired years ago. His husband passed suddenly, due to medical malpractice at a Fresno, California hospital in 2007. (No lawsuit was ever filed). Bill simply packed up and moved to the East Coast (he left 50 years ago) to be closer to his siblings, whom he remained close with. Within months, two out of three had suddenly passed. He was devastated. Then, the money he had saved, he put into the stock market. Within two years with Smith Barney, his $400,000 dwindled to $100,000. His last effort was to go into business with myself and another friend of ours, we opened an organic foods restaurant with local farm to table foods. The crushing economy and landlord who promised to repay us for repairs made...but never did caused our demise wiyhin 6 months. Bill's hope was just to make enough money "to live". Now, a year later, he behind on rent and facing eviction. So, I moved in and was our only source of income. We struggled but help from family and friends helped us a bit. We're broke but remain happy together. Lately, my health has taken a turn and at 40, I'm unable to work temporarily. Bill applied for food stamps but was denied. Now, he's planning on living on the street. I can find someone to take my dog temporarily (a rescue dog) and while it scares me to death, homelessness will not kill me. Bill, however is 74 and a Diabetic with new signs of Parkinsons Disease. Homelessness would kill him, I fear. I am hoping to find Angels to help him stay in the home, please. I have been reading The Secret, we've been to churches for help but to no avail. It seems a lot, but will allow him to keep up with rent and utility bills. I personally promise to Pay It Forward. I don't know how I will, but am a man of my word and know that I will. Please, if you are able, help my friend.
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