A request from Lisa Mitzen, Board Member
Shelters of Saratoga, Inc
A request from Lisa Mitzen, Board Member
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I hope this finds you healthy and happy. As a volunteer of Shelters of Saratoga, I’ve experienced firsthand the important work being done to help people experiencing housing and food insecurity right here in the Saratoga community. I want to share with you the story of Kristine who is just one of the many people your generosity supports throughout the year:

KRISTINE'S STORY



I had no hope.
When I arrived at SOS I thought “What has my life become?” It wasn’t the first time I had asked myself this question but this time it felt like I had arrived at rock bottom. I was homeless, and I was hopeless. I had been through a series of traumatic events and never learned the coping strategies I needed to get beyond them. I was fleeing from yet another situation I should have been able to manage if I knew how. My mental and physical health was declining and I saw no way out.

All I had left was Chip. Chip is my support dog, a beautiful husky I’ve had since a traumatic brain injury left my vision impaired. Chip was the only constant in my life, until I arrived at SOS. The staff at SOS welcomed us with open arms and hearts. I was treated with dignity and respect and I began to feel a hope that things could be different in the future.

"Shelters of Saratoga truly changed my life"

I knew I couldn’t do the work alone, I needed help. My case manager helped me find the care I needed. She helped me get to my appointments and helped me learn coping strategies when my triggers surfaced. Without this kind of support I would’ve been stuck in the same vicious cycle that landed me at SOS.

The staff helped me secure all the resources I needed to secure my new apartment. Moving day was filled with happy tears as a dozen volunteers helped me move my things and set up my apartment. Now Chip and I can move forward. 

I owe my renewed sense of hope to everyone who supports Shelters of Saratoga. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Kristine and Chip

P.S. – Will you please give generously today so Shelters of Saratoga can continue this important work?


-Lisa Mitzen, Board of Directors

 

ABOUT Annual Appeal
Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Daniel Hartnett 01/23/2021 $15.76  
Patricia Mc Kay 01/21/2021 $50.00  
Glenn Hayner 01/21/2021 $1,000.00  
Ed & Janet Lindner 01/20/2021 $103.30  
Michael Beehner 01/20/2021 $200.00  
Veronica Frazier 01/20/2021 $25.00  
Jill Hancock 01/20/2021 $1,000.00 I am grateful this organization is in our community! Thank you!
Colleen and Bart Earley 01/19/2021 $520.60  
Patrick Carr 01/18/2021 $26.06  
Anonymous Friend 01/18/2021 $103.30  
Anonymous Friend 01/18/2021 $104.37 In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Byron Norsworthy 01/18/2021 $51.80 In honor of my dear wife, Rachel Norsworthy, on her birthday.
Lâle Davidson 01/17/2021 $104.37 I'm donating in honor of Matt McCabe, but also in direct reaction to Saratoga MLK's presentation of the docudrama "Shelter" by Creative Action Unlimited.
Mark Brumbaugh 01/16/2021 $51.80 May the people that seek services here come to know the love of God and be freed from sin, death and tyranny and grow into the knowledge and body of their Savior Jesus.
Evan Lebediker 01/16/2021 $103.30  
Mansir Edwards 01/14/2021 $100.00  
David Henahan 01/14/2021 $25.00  
Price Chopper's Golub Foundation 01/14/2021 $500.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/14/2021 $500.00  
Lorraine Holton 01/14/2021 $50.00  
Diane White 01/12/2021 $100.00  
Leeanne Raga 01/12/2021 $100.00  
Craig Horneck 01/12/2021 $250.00  
John R Sterngass 01/12/2021 $54.00  
Linda Otto 01/12/2021 $300.00 Sharing some of my stimulus check with others.
Anne Ernst 01/12/2021 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 01/10/2021 $50.00  
Tony and Rachel Krackeler 01/10/2021 $515.24  
Barbara Glaser 01/09/2021 $515.24  
Anonymous Friend 01/09/2021 $103.30  
William Hunt 01/07/2021 $50.00  
Richard Morris 01/07/2021 $20.00  
Julius Barbanel 01/06/2021 $51.80  
David Otto 01/06/2021 $104.37  
Bernice and Gary Moeller 01/06/2021 $100.00 Blessed to be employed through the pandemic, sharing some of our stimulus check with others.
Mary L. Pinckney 01/05/2021 $500.00  
Chris Kreidl 01/05/2021 $103.30  
Adam Wald 01/05/2021 $26.06  
Robert Brown 01/04/2021 $206.28  
Benj Gleeksman 01/03/2021 $103.30  
Joseph Poma 01/03/2021 $206.28  
Sean Walmsley 12/31/2020 $150.00  
Bernard Mirling 12/31/2020 $600.00 We are donating our stimulus check to help folks who need it most.
Michael Caruso 12/31/2020 $206.28  
Anonymous Friend 12/31/2020 $206.28 Anonymous donation please
Teresa Bradley 12/31/2020 $2,574.97  
Anonymous Friend 12/31/2020 $515.24  
GEORGE EHINGER 12/31/2020 $520.60 Thank you for all you do.
Carolyn Slatch 12/31/2020 $1,040.89  
Christine Goodale 12/31/2020 $257.78  
Emily Peters 12/31/2020 $103.30  
Karen Royston 12/31/2020 $206.28  
Beth Fronczek 12/31/2020 $31.20 In Memory of my nephew Brandon.
Meghan Willis 12/31/2020 $1,030.18  
JEAN PECK 12/31/2020 $200.00  
Renee Rosebrook 12/31/2020 $100.00  
Ethan Winter 12/31/2020 $500.00  
Richard Schumaker 12/31/2020 $1,000.00  
Donald Weller 12/30/2020 $70.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/30/2020 $500.00  
Julie May Priddle 12/30/2020 $103.30  
Anonymous Friend 12/30/2020 $250.00  
Susan Stewart 12/30/2020 $103.30  
Patricia Auer 12/30/2020 $515.24 I would like to become involved with helping end homelessness in our community Patricia Auer
David SCHAFFER 12/30/2020 $41.50  
Robert Gilston 12/30/2020 $75.00  
Donald K. Richards 12/30/2020 $100.00  
Linda Junco 12/30/2020 $50.00  
Melissa Cartier 12/29/2020 $2,574.97 A donation form Cartier Real Estate Group
Alyssa Diaz 12/29/2020 $75.00  
Mike Hoffman 12/29/2020 $1,000.00  
Interlaken Garden Club 12/28/2020 $577.00  
Kathy Fernau 12/28/2020 $100.00  
Robert Hawthorne 12/28/2020 $50.00  
Sue Eschner 12/28/2020 $75.00  
Caroline Sherman 12/28/2020 $50.00  
James Torrance 12/28/2020 $10.00  
Eugene Salerni 12/28/2020 $100.00  
Karen Patton 12/28/2020 $100.00  
James Hicks 12/28/2020 $103.30 thank you for all your hard work
M & T Bank/ Charitable Foundation 12/28/2020 $5,000.00  
Fraternal Order of Eagles #2586 12/28/2020 $200.00  
Kathryn Gallien 12/28/2020 $103.30  
Saratoga Stryders Running Club 12/28/2020 $440.00  
Joshua Nixon 12/28/2020 $250.00  
William and Katherine Hickey 12/28/2020 $125.00  
Dave Morris 12/28/2020 $50.00  
Charles H. Richman 12/28/2020 $100.00  
John Traver Construction 12/28/2020 $100.00  
Gail Willner-Giwerc 12/28/2020 $500.00  
Geoffrey Bornemann 12/28/2020 $50.00  
Joanne Barker 12/28/2020 $400.00  
Donald Wildermuth 12/28/2020 $100.00  
Helen Porter 12/28/2020 $1,000.00  
Richard Wissler 12/28/2020 $103.30  
Daniel H Forbush 12/28/2020 $103.30  
Mary Ann Evans 12/28/2020 $50.00  
Ann Fairbank 12/28/2020 $250.00  
Henry Neilley 12/28/2020 $250.00  
SEFCU 12/28/2020 $1,500.00  
Margaret Brennan 12/28/2020 $200.00  
Ann Fantauzzi 12/28/2020 $100.00  
Stephen Towne 12/28/2020 $100.00  
Michael and Dorene Sternklar 12/27/2020 $260.46  
Francoise Herve 12/27/2020 $103.30  
Andrew Molteni 12/27/2020 $100.00  
James Byars 12/27/2020 $250.00  
Anne Hockenos 12/27/2020 $50.00  
Pat Sullivan 12/27/2020 $100.00  
Merry Dunn Brown 12/27/2020 $75.00  
Bonnie Lee 12/26/2020 $50.00  
Martha Rossi 12/26/2020 $103.30  
Ann Samuelson 12/26/2020 $100.00  
John & Kelly Waechter 12/25/2020 $103.30  
Mirra Boehmke 12/25/2020 $33.26 Merry Christmas to Audrey from Mirra
David Cohen 12/24/2020 $520.60 Thanks to the SOS staffer who helped dig my car out of the snow when I was stuck after the big storm.
Maurice Oconnell 12/23/2020 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/23/2020 $100.00 Happy Holidays - On behalf of J. Cupp & C. Cupp
Jessica & Yli Schwartzman 12/23/2020 $360.76 Happy holidays from the Schwartzman Family.
Stephen Singer 12/23/2020 $51.80  
John Gray 12/23/2020 $175.00  
Jeffrey Pintuff 12/22/2020 $520.60  
Beau Stallard 12/22/2020 $1,030.18  
William Penny 12/22/2020 $51.80  
Sydney Ciota 12/22/2020 $51.80  
Anonymous Friend 12/22/2020 $103.30  
Loretta Parsons 12/22/2020 $257.78  
Lou Ann Stewart 12/22/2020 $20.00 Thank you for all of the great work you do.
Steve & Alice Sammons 12/22/2020 $103.30 Donation on behalf of Debra Sammons
Yoga Mandali 12/22/2020 $104.37 Thank you for helping our community! Kristen Zorda Yoga Mandali
Michael Jourdan 12/22/2020 $100.00  
Daniel Nathan 12/21/2020 $25.00  
Kathleen OConnor 12/21/2020 $103.30  
Richard Thomas 12/21/2020 $1,000.00  
Mary Knutson 12/21/2020 $75.00  
Garry Morrow 12/21/2020 $100.00  
Judith Kulick 12/21/2020 $50.00  
Michael and Cathy Hall 12/21/2020 $50.00  
Jennifer Mirling 12/21/2020 $50.00  
Chrisana Joseph 12/21/2020 $100.00  
Ruthanne Messick 12/21/2020 $250.00  
The Neary Group 12/21/2020 $100.00  
David Volk 12/21/2020 $20.00  
Leo D Geoffrion 12/21/2020 $515.24  
Dan and Kristen Bobear 12/21/2020 $5,000.00  
Walter Reidy 12/20/2020 $1,030.18 Donation from Margaret & Walter Reidy
Melissa Zambri 12/20/2020 $100.00  
Terrence Mccarthy 12/20/2020 $206.28 This donation is in the name of Dave and Jaime Evans and the McCarthy Family
Jeffrey Marcinko 12/20/2020 $113.59 God bless, thank you for the wonderful work you do!
Marc and Janet Limeri 12/20/2020 $103.30  
Anonymous Friend 12/19/2020 $208.43 Merry Christmas and thank you for all you do
Anonymous Friend 12/19/2020 $26.06  
Anonymous Friend 12/19/2020 $500.00  
Robert Cogan 12/18/2020 $250.00  
Richard L Dunham 12/18/2020 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/18/2020 $51.80  
First Presbyterian Church 12/18/2020 $250.00  
John & Bernice Pluta Family Foundation 12/18/2020 $4,000.00  
Joyce Wickizer 12/18/2020 $50.00  
Verrillo Motor Car 12/18/2020 $500.00  
Saratoga Casino Hotel 12/18/2020 $1,000.00  
Hodgson Russ Charitable Foundation 12/18/2020 $3,000.00  
Laura Rappaport 12/18/2020 $100.00  
Mary Anne LaPoint 12/18/2020 $20.00  
Beverley Mastrianni 12/18/2020 $70.00  
Valerie Ruskin 12/18/2020 $20.91  
Victoria Winters 12/18/2020 $103.30 This donation is from Victoria Winters and Stephen Edwards
Wilton Rotary Club 12/18/2020 $250.00  
Susan Erickson 12/17/2020 $50.00  
Susan Erickson 12/17/2020 $50.00  
Matthew Cobb 12/17/2020 $1,030.18  
Ken Hay 12/16/2020 $103.30  
Ballston Spa National Bank 12/16/2020 $500.00  
Anne T. Carlisto 12/16/2020 $70.00  
Nicholas and Kathleen Morano 12/16/2020 $125.00  
Catherine Szenczy 12/16/2020 $125.00  
Donna Arnold 12/16/2020 $20.00  
Mary A. Kadlecek 12/16/2020 $50.00  
Flatley-Read LLC 12/16/2020 $250.00  
Heather Von Allmen 12/16/2020 $100.00  
Friendly Fuel Stops 12/16/2020 $250.00  
Thomas Healy 12/16/2020 $150.00  
Albert Gibson 12/16/2020 $40.00  
Richard Falivena 12/16/2020 $500.00  
Phyllis A. Theriault 12/16/2020 $75.00  
Andrea Mann 12/16/2020 $300.00  
Thomas Quandt 12/16/2020 $100.00  
David Driscoll 12/16/2020 $100.00  
Virginia Franzen 12/16/2020 $100.00  
Vonnie Vardine 12/16/2020 $30.00  
Carol Rabine 12/16/2020 $25.00  
Hugh Canham 12/16/2020 $250.00  
Todd Rasner 12/16/2020 $125.00  
Suzanne Lefevre 12/16/2020 $70.00  
Robert and Dorothy Oswalt 12/16/2020 $25.00  
Cathleen M. Yakush 12/16/2020 $50.00  
James Dawsey 12/16/2020 $250.00  
Kevin M. Pumiglia 12/16/2020 $1,000.00  
Joe Conlon 12/16/2020 $250.00  
Jack Kress 12/16/2020 $200.00  
Pat Edwards 12/16/2020 $125.00  
Theodore Burke 12/16/2020 $125.00  
Linda Spokane 12/16/2020 $100.00  
Linda Pace 12/16/2020 $1,000.00  
Claudina Ashelman 12/16/2020 $25.00  
Ellen deLalla 12/16/2020 $200.00  
John F. Haller 12/16/2020 $1,000.00  
Bemis Heights Society 12/16/2020 $25.00  
Richard King 12/16/2020 $125.00  
J. Eric King 12/16/2020 $250.00  
Paul Mastrodonato 12/16/2020 $75.00  
Nick CASEY 12/16/2020 $10.61  
Kathleen Capelli 12/16/2020 $100.00  
Janet Altamari 12/15/2020 $250.00  
Caren Baker 12/15/2020 $100.00  
Margaret Shepard 12/15/2020 $50.00  
George Ehinger 12/15/2020 $70.00  
Empire Media Network 12/15/2020 $395.73 Donations from our Zoom Events this past fall. From Saratoga Living and Capital Region Living Magazine.
Anonymous Friend 12/15/2020 $103.30  
Colleen MacNeal 12/14/2020 $206.28  
Laura Lourenco 12/13/2020 $206.28  
Sarah Boehmke 12/13/2020 $103.30  
Eileen Scheier 12/13/2020 $103.30 Thank you for the work you do for our less fortunate neighbors.
Emily Gaul 12/12/2020 $154.79 I'm donating on behalf of the staff of Off-Campus Study and Exchanges at Skidmore College for our annual holiday donation.
Jonathan Davis 12/12/2020 $206.28  
Scott Ackermann 12/12/2020 $103.30  
Jerry Cartwright 12/12/2020 $250.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/12/2020 $21.12 Thank you for offering the Story time with Santa. Our world is so different and since our children cannot visit Santa in person, this is perfect! Thank you for organizing such a wonderful event!
Eileen Asche 12/11/2020 $75.00 Our family picks Secret Santas every year. This year we are donating to a charity of the oersons wish. Eileen Asche chose this. A great way to give back
SEFCU 12/11/2020 $1,000.00  
G. Willikers 12/11/2020 $250.00  
Sarah Hahn 12/11/2020 $50.00  
Gary Swalsky 12/11/2020 $250.00  
Paul Madison 12/11/2020 $70.00  
Richard Kirkpatrick 12/11/2020 $50.00  
Charles Morrison 12/11/2020 $100.00  
Philip Knapp 12/11/2020 $100.00  
Donna Phillips 12/11/2020 $200.00  
Maureen Flaherty 12/11/2020 $50.00  
Joyce Hunt Bouyea 12/11/2020 $250.00  
Andrew Molteni 12/11/2020 $500.00  
Richard and Tammy Daley 12/11/2020 $70.00  
Richard Polsinello 12/11/2020 $125.00  
Charles E Button 12/11/2020 $150.00  
Valerie Lord 12/11/2020 $125.00  
Karen Flewelling 12/11/2020 $200.00  
Ann Wicks 12/11/2020 $20.00  
Jane Murray Agee 12/11/2020 $70.00  
Julie Holmberg 12/11/2020 $50.00  
Tony Mangano 12/11/2020 $100.00  
Nora Cunningham 12/11/2020 $50.00  
David Yule 12/11/2020 $50.00  
Patricia Wilson 12/11/2020 $40.00  
Michael Smith 12/11/2020 $100.00  
Jane Schwerd 12/11/2020 $500.00  
Mary Huber 12/11/2020 $70.00  
Elaine Burgoyne 12/11/2020 $250.00  
Albert Heitkamp 12/11/2020 $25.00  
Mark Ketchoyian 12/11/2020 $1,000.00  
Charles Nenno 12/11/2020 $150.00  
James Myers 12/11/2020 $50.00  
Gayle and Roy Rotheim 12/11/2020 $500.00  
Charles E Eaker 12/11/2020 $125.00  
Tom Horgan 12/11/2020 $100.00  
Charles Guyon 12/11/2020 $20.00  
Joseph D. Peck 12/11/2020 $20.00  
Joseph Raccuia 12/11/2020 $250.00  
Stephen Wilcox 12/11/2020 $257.78  
Wilma Bennifield-Jones 12/11/2020 $20.91 I usually donate personal items but this gets is different. Not as much as I would like to donate but hope this helps
Anonymous Friend 12/10/2020 $103.30  
Aldis Stefansson 12/10/2020 $1,000.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/10/2020 $51.80  
Janice Otis 12/10/2020 $62.10 May you have a healthy and peaceful holiday, Janice
Beth Ulrich 12/09/2020 $103.30  
Gerard and Gloria Faber 12/09/2020 $150.00  
Frank Parillo 12/09/2020 $125.00  
Rachel Seligman 12/09/2020 $125.00  
David Hoffman 12/09/2020 $200.00  
Benjamin Gleeksman 12/09/2020 $77.55  
Barbara Corsale 12/09/2020 $50.00  
Nancy Hovey 12/09/2020 $154.79  
Carly Marshall 12/09/2020 $51.80 Looking forward to Story Time with Santa!
Thomas Klepetar 12/08/2020 $100.00  
The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation 12/08/2020 $750.00  
Senator James Tedisco 12/08/2020 $25.00  
Theresa Vicari 12/08/2020 $100.00  
Theresa Vicari 12/08/2020 $100.00  
Nancy Martinez 12/08/2020 $103.30 Thanks fo all you do for our community.
Deborah Mitchell 12/07/2020 $800.00  
Betty Gallagher 12/07/2020 $125.00  
Anny O'Neill 12/07/2020 $3,000.00  
David W Donlon 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Thomas Amello 12/07/2020 $50.00  
Daniel M. Rodecker 12/07/2020 $70.00  
Patricia Mahoney 12/07/2020 $500.00  
Elaine A. Dahlquist 12/07/2020 $250.00  
Bonnie Greenfeld 12/07/2020 $35.00  
Mary B. Wozniak 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Charles Beers 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Philip Wood 12/07/2020 $300.00  
Donald McPherson 12/07/2020 $125.00  
John Farrell 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Penny Cummings 12/07/2020 $75.00  
AC Riley 12/07/2020 $500.00  
Bill Perez 12/07/2020 $50.00  
Angelo and Kate Calbone 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Mary Jane Ellis 12/07/2020 $200.00  
Nan Sullivan 12/07/2020 $250.00  
Pamela Farrell 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Nancy Moran 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Erika Aberg 12/07/2020 $1,000.00  
James R. Hart 12/07/2020 $50.00  
Bill Murphy 12/07/2020 $250.00  
Dan Cogan 12/07/2020 $150.00  
Carmen Milligi 12/07/2020 $70.00  
Theresa Hotte 12/07/2020 $125.00  
Sharon Laviska 12/07/2020 $20.00  
James Zanella 12/07/2020 $50.00  
John Conners 12/07/2020 $25.00  
Jerome J. Moore 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/07/2020 $250.00  
Marian Barba 12/07/2020 $50.00  
Bader Family Chiropractic 12/07/2020 $100.00  
Frank Santoro & Sons Inc 12/07/2020 $150.00  
Shannon Hungerford 12/06/2020 $51.80  
Philip Wheeler 12/06/2020 $103.30 Thank you for being there for those without a home.
Jeffrey Longo 12/06/2020 $51.80  
John Boger 12/06/2020 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/05/2020 $51.80  
Nurcan Atalan Helicke 12/05/2020 $82.70  
Robert Holm 12/04/2020 $50.00  
Susan Jorgensen 12/04/2020 $50.00  
Diana Burke 12/04/2020 $125.00  
Barbara Kolapakka 12/04/2020 $70.00  
Martha Strohl 12/04/2020 $250.00  
Robert J Haren 12/04/2020 $25.00  
Theodore Newlin III 12/04/2020 $100.00  
Joanne Wildy 12/04/2020 $200.00  
Theresa Lombard Pitcher 12/04/2020 $35.00  
Richard L Higgins 12/04/2020 $10,000.00  
Tom Lucas 12/04/2020 $40.00  
Lenore Reber 12/04/2020 $250.00  
Phil Klein 12/04/2020 $70.00  
Leslie Benton 12/04/2020 $250.00  
Peter Donovan 12/04/2020 $100.00  
Patricia Rubio 12/04/2020 $30.00  
James Cumming 12/04/2020 $125.00  
Arthur Turcotte 12/04/2020 $20.00  
Sakrison Family Sakrison 12/04/2020 $125.00  
Fred Lindheimer 12/04/2020 $100.00  
Queensbury Family Chiropractor 12/04/2020 $100.00  
Sheelagh Baily 12/04/2020 $515.24  
Donald L Hines 12/04/2020 $500.00  
Anthony Hilferty 12/04/2020 $20.00  
Jerrilyn Matthews 12/04/2020 $150.00  
M. Paula Riley 12/04/2020 $20.00  
Rosemary Levy 12/02/2020 $52.34  
Gabriella Juracka 12/02/2020 $103.30  
Susan Beaudoin 12/02/2020 $309.27  
Joseph King 12/02/2020 $206.28  
Carol Reynolds 12/01/2020 $206.28  
Jonathan Rosen 12/01/2020 $36.35  
Lynne Sager 12/01/2020 $103.30 In loving memory of Frank Abrams. From the Sager Family
Rhonda Landis 12/01/2020 $154.79  
Joseph Poma 12/01/2020 $31.20  
Mary Lynn Bradley 12/01/2020 $312.49 Amazing group of dedicated staff and individuals who give back to this community every day. Thank you.
Bea Krauss 12/01/2020 $500.00  
Norah Brennan 12/01/2020 $520.60  
BETH STALKER 12/01/2020 $51.80 Thank you for what you do
Ann Marie Przywara 12/01/2020 $51.80  
Susan Knapp 12/01/2020 $515.24  
Andrew Corona 12/01/2020 $100.00  
Gail Meehan 12/01/2020 $51.80 In memory of a wonderful person. So sorry for the Abrams family loss. Gail and Bill Meehan, Jill Meehan Burke
Andrew Marsh 11/30/2020 $1,000.00  
Thais Flaherty 11/30/2020 $103.30  
David Lombardo 11/30/2020 $20.91  
Kenneth Hapeman 11/30/2020 $51.80  
  Total $109,936.53  
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