SOURCE: American Residential Law Group

American Residential Law Group

August 20, 2010 06:00 ET

God's Little Acres Faces Foreclosure

American Residential Law Group Helps Non-Profit Organization Gain Six Months to Save Ranch for Children

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) -  For 13 years, God's Little Acres (GLA), a non-profit organization, has provided free recreational opportunities for terminally ill and developmentally disabled children. Surviving solely on donations and volunteer support, GLA faces the prospect of shutting down its five-acre ranch in Coconut Creek, FL.

Two weeks ago, GLA was issued a notice from the Bank of America stating foreclosure proceedings against their mortgage were in process.

"I wondered what on earth are we going to do," Joan Nast, GLA co-founder said. "We have events scheduled and children to help -- not to mention eight horses, one Emu and a flock of trained chickens to find a new home for."

Like many other organizations, GLA's financial hardships began when GLA's other co-founder, Bob Nast, could no longer find work as a general contractor. Along with Bob, regular donors and financial backers of GLA were also affected by economic conditions. Without donations, GLA found itself unable to pay the mortgage on their property.

GLA turned to American Residential Law Group (ARLG), a law firm specializing in loan modification assistance and service, to help them regain control on their financial situation. ARLG sent senior attorney, Joel Jacobi, to plead GLA's case. After demonstrating the humanitarian efforts undertaken by GLA over the years, the judge granted GLA another six months to complete their loan modification.

"[ARLG] is a wonderful firm; honest and rooted in integrity and extreme efficiency," Joan said. "We aren't the norm in terms of companies that ask for and are granted home loan modifications, and ARLG has understood that from the beginning."

This extension will enable GLA to finish their loan modification and keep the ranch activities available for the children and their families. Even though this recent development is good news for GLA, they are still in need of donations and grant money. Joan hopes that one day she will be able to build an indoor facility to accommodate the children who are sensitive to outdoor conditions, but in the mean time, she is focusing on saving the ranch.

"They [ARLG] have used every resource available to help us keep our charity running and we are grateful," Joan said. "God will send us [financial] backers to get this mortgage paid off."

If you are interested in donating to God's Little Acres, please visit their website at

About God's Little Acres: God's Little Acres is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, multi-cultural, non-religious Florida licensed charity that provides safe and controlled recreational opportunities for terminally ill and developmentally disabled children between the ages of 2 and 11 with their families. The five-acre ranch is located in Coconut Creek, Florida; it serves as an escape for seriously ill children from their typical hospital surroundings. The childrens' diagnosis include cancer, leukemia, AIDS, cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and many other afflictions. 

About American Residential Law Group: American Residential Law Group is a law firm that strives to provide the community with legal assistance and all the benefits to which consumers are entitled under the law. With a considerable background in all areas of consumer advocacy, American Residential Law Group remains dedicated to providing integrity and excellence for their clients and increasing their quality of life. To learn more about home mortgage modifications and how American Residential Law Group can be of assistance to you, visit them at

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