Phelan from A Homesteading Neophyte posted yesterday about a friend of hers who has just found out that her abusive (and now subject of a restraining order) husband had not been working for some time and now her farm may be lost. She has started a crowd-funding page to try and raise the four and a half thousand dollars she needs to make the farm payment and carry out some work that will allow her to expand the business.
You can read Phelan's post here: http://a-homesteading-neophyte.blogspot.de/2013/06/a-homestead-domestic-violence-and-hope.html
The crowd-funder can be found here: http://igg.me/p/self-reliant-farm-project/x/3686402
She already has pledges for over a thousand dollars, so if even just 300 more people were able to pledge 10 dollars (that's only about 7.50 euro), she'll nearly be there (I think - maths isn't my strong point!). If you're not interested or able to pledge anything, please consider spreading the word via whatever social media you use. I know there are hundreds of similar stories out there and we can't help every one but when something like this touches someone I've gotten to know via the blogosphere I like to get involved, even in just this very small way.