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Reader's Exchange: Woman is in search of three-wheel bicycle

Can anyone help Laine Elsing of Beverly Hills get around easier? She is a disabled woman who is in need of a three-wheel bicycle to get her to the grocery and dollar store. She says that if it has a basket, that would really help. She has no way to pick it up, so it must be delivered to her. Laine is also looking for a laptop computer. She is preparing to have several surgeries, and a laptop would enable her to research what exactly the surgeries will entail. Laine can be reached at (352) 423-0488.

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Florence Grisi of New Port Richey has used the Reader's Exchange in the past, and now she is hoping that someone will come to her rescue again. Her great-grandson is in the Boy Scouts, and his troop is working on a project that involves Legos. They plan on making cars and then racing them. If you have Legos you would like to donate, please call Florence at (727) 376-2705.

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Here's an offer that will make somebody raise the roof! Renee Austin of St. Petersburg has two large bundles of roof shingles for anyone who can use them. If that person is you, call Renee at (727) 822-6106.

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L. Graser of St. Petersburg wonders if some kind soul out there might have, or know of, an inexpensive but reliable vehicle that they would be willing to part with. She has had a series of downfalls that started when she was T-boned in a parking lot. Her car was totaled, and the replacement vehicle she bought didn't last four months before the engine blew up. She has been out of work for more than a year, and she needs a reliable car to get to job interviews. If you can help her, please call (727) 578-1539.

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Larry Torgerson of Indian Rocks Beach is looking for a two-wheeled fertilizer seed spreader that someone is no longer using. He will accept it any condition. If you have one to give to Larry, he will come pick it up. He can be reached at (727) 593-0150.

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Faithful REXer Lucie Somers wrote in to thank everyone for all of the cards that she received, and she especially wanted to thank Lance, Helen and the Ladies, Bill and Mary, and Bob. Now she is looking for a few more thins. She would like canceled postage stamps, as she has heard that some charities use them to help disabled people, and she would like to help also. Lucie is also looking for unwanted jewelry, particularly stained glass jewelry and natural turquoise. All donations must be mailed or dropped off. The address is 1415 Main St., Lot 219, Dunedin, FL 34698.

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Can anyone help an electrical workers apprentice get his career going? William is a fourth-year apprentice about to graduate, in a union electrical workers apprenticeship (IBEW). As a fourth-year student, he is responsible for a journeyman's tool list, which can be very costly. If anybody out there can help with tools, your donations would be greatly appreciated. William can be reached at (352) 321-5225.

Send requests to Reader's Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Woman is in search of three-wheel bicycle 08/12/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 12, 2011 4:30am]
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