In the spirit of the song "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)", Chickenfoot invites everyone who is in a similar struggle to share their story in the form of the many letters that Sammy received and inspired this song. The song is motivated by the dismal economy, which has led to problems such as hunger and job loss and we hope that by offering a place for people to share their stories and their willingness and need to find work, people in their local communities can reach out to lend a hand. Maybe it's work as simple as cleaning up your back yard or building a fence, or maybe you know someone who has an open job that matches someone's skills - simple things we can all do to help each other out can make a big difference in someone's life.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the video here to the right - it puts some powerful images to the real life stories from the song.

The band is also teaming up with Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org), which is another way to help people in need. Sammy said "I received a lot of letters from people over the years who were looking for help or work and recently I received one from an Afghan War Veteran that ended with 'Can you help? I need a job.’ That really hit me and the song came together. We really want to encourage people to help where they can, and I think one of the easiest ways is by making contributions to a local food bank. I hope we get this message across in this video and while we are on tour."

We will be reviewing all letter submissions and then publishing them here and at shows while we are on the road to help provide a wider audience for friends of the 'Foot in need of work.

When writing your letter, include everything needed to tell people about you and your skills and make sure you include where you are. The more specific you can be, the more likely someone else looking to hire someone will be able to see you as a good fit for that position.

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  • 6 Dec 2011 by ricorio
    Location: Fresno, Calif. United States
    Hey ChickenFoot, Love your stuff. I, like so many others, had to close my business of 8-years in 2009 for lack of revenue and referrals. Our wonderful (ficicious) government took away the funding for people trying to get off of drugs and alcohol which is what I do for a living, help people ! My name is Rick Flores and I am 57-years old. I was just notified 1-month ago that I will be losing my security clearance at work as of March 31, 2012 due to reasoning that no one can tell me. I am a great employee and both of my bosses are fighting to keep me on.
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  • 25 Nov 2011 by RockRadio993
    Location: Fredericksburg, VA United States
    Things change in life from one day to the next. It has been a huge struggle. I ended up losing my job due to medical reasons. Unfortunately,that was the beginning of my struggles. Since the loss of my position, I've become creative in my attempts to stay afloat. I've lost a lot my property, retirement and my middle class status; many may not even believe my struggles based on the fact that I've kept them all private until now. Only my close friends and family are aware of my situation. Regardless of education and all that I've accomplished. I struggle to move the ball forward.
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  • 10 Nov 2011 by cmphillips14
    Location: China Grove, NC United States
    Dear Chickenfoot & Friends, I’m an unemployed Claims Adjuster in the Charlotte, NC area. I worked loyally for 23 years for a large grocery store chain until nearly 2 years ago when they closed my department. I have been out of work since that time. Until then, I had never been unemployed in my life. I have worked hard my entire life since I was 15 years old.
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  • 9 Nov 2011 by Olrocknguy51
    Location: Oak Creek, Wisconsin United States
    After 30 years in the auto plant,I retired just before the plant closed.Later on the company went bankrupt and killed my health insurance.I went back to school and got a few certifications in computers.As soon as I graduated,the bottom fell out along with the job class I was trained for.Then my health got worse,now I'm unemployable with student loan.I love to help people,I'm good at a lot of things.I seem to have a knack for solving problems in many areas.Certainly willing to take on helping less fortunate folks who need my skills.Since I can't get paid might as well do some good.Let's rock.
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  • 6 Nov 2011 by heyjane@aol.com
    Location: Newington, CT US
    Dear Chickenfoot: November 11, 2011 I am getting fired from a seasonal position which doesn’t pay much and doesn’t have any benefits, I’ll be rehired in March so I probably shouldn’t complain but I need a full-time job with medical and dental benefits. I haven’t had a full time benefited job for years, I left a job to do contract work, the economy tanked and I’ve spent all my savings. I had to move into my parent’s basement after my mother was diagnosed with Dementia. She is in a nursing home now but that leaves my dad living alone for the first time in his life, he has begged me to stay. I suspect he has early stages of Dementia so I’ll never be able to leave. I want to leave but I won’t, I’d like a full time job. Please give me a chance!
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  • 28 Oct 2011 by rda2969@optonli...
    Location: Holbrook, NY United States
    Sammy; I am not going to write about needing a job. 3 years ago I lost my business, had to claim personal bankruptcy. At that point a man has two options. Role over and die, or get up dust yourself off and keep moving forward. My philosophy is its not how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. So now I work four jobs to get back to zero, and its working! I run group homes for disabled adults, strength train people, coach softball at a community college and I have an internet tv show coming out on November 1. The point is with family, and friends helping, you can accomplish anything in this great country. Also, when things were tough and I felt down, I can always put on something that you created musically and cheer myself up, Thanks, and keep rocking! Rick Antinori
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  • 26 Oct 2011 by miisammy
    Location: , NJ United States
    After reading the submitted letters, and listening to the song many times, my hope is that this suggestion helps others. I think many people don't realize that your local public library offers many resources, for FREE, that will help those searching for work. Some of the programs that many library offer are use of public computers and one on one computer classes. Some offer workshops about how to prepare and write an effective resume as well as interviewing skills.
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  • 26 Oct 2011 by rockmejoe
    Location: Saugus, CA United States
    Was laid off in June 2008 by GTE/VERIZON after working for 30 years. They gave me my severance pay and pension. Being under 59 1/2 years old I had to roll it so the IRS wouldn't take a hefty piece of the pie. I went through a financial advisor but he burned me through the stock market and I lost half my pension. I enrolled in a sound engineering school but was burned by the Studio Engineer who didn't like me but loved the tuition money I forked out.
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  • 26 Oct 2011 by Steve Quesenberry
    Location: Henrico, VA United States
    I am 36 years old and married to a teacher. We live in Henrico, Virginia. I worked for a local county as an urban and regional planner. I was laid off on Friday, March 13, 2009. I have a bachelors and a masters degree with no full time job in my career field or otherwise. The only job I have been able to get is working part time at a sporting goods retailer with no benefits. For two and a half years I have been looking for full time work. I have $60,000 in student loans that I need to pay.
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  • 25 Oct 2011 by kaeilerman
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri United States
    Dear all,
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  • 25 Oct 2011 by Amused To Death
    My wife and I owned 2 sandwich shops for 9 years. At one point I donated a kidney to one of our employees. Inspired by our experience my wife donated one of her kidneys anonymously 18 months later. Within a few months of her surgery the economy went south and we ended up losing our restaurants. I have been unemployed for almost 2 years now and cannot find a job. I am working odd jobs to make ends meat. We are months behind on our house payment and our electricity is about to be turned off. There is no chance of a Christmas for our 4 children this year.
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  • 25 Oct 2011 by Jemidon
    Location: lake in the hills, IL United States
    Hello Foot Soldiers.
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  • 25 Oct 2011 by indyimpala
    Location: Indianapolis, Indiana United States
    Thank you for writing and recording such a great song. I have been looking for a job for 17 months. Since i have lost my job,i have had three foot surgeries,two toes removed and dealing with a blood clot in my arm. All with no insurance. Hopefully this song will make the goverment aware that there is a problem. I am not looking for any freebies or anything not earned,just a job. Thanks again and keep up the great music. Richard
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  • 25 Oct 2011 by metalface
    Location: Florissant, Mo. United States
    After nearly 30 years working at record stores, 27 years alone at St.Louis premier independant record store , Streetside Records, I was layed off when the last of the chains stores shuttered its doors in January of 2010. All those years I knew I had a dream job, being able to do something I loved, and getting paid to do it! (it is true what they say, "If you enjoy your job, you look forward to going to work everyday", and you don't really look at it as a
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  • 24 Oct 2011 by Jewels1
    Location: Villa Ridge, MO United States
    I accepted a new position within an organization that I worked for 24.5 years, and lost my job as a result, and have since had difficulty securing employment. I am four classes away from my BA in Business Management with a Minor in Human Resources.
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  • 24 Oct 2011 by Don in RI
    Location: West Warwick, RI United States
    For my family and I it started in the winter of 2007. We had a video store that we bought in 2001 and were just getting a new part of the business, a pizza and sub shop in the video store off the ground. I was looking for a way to grow the business knowing that video rental was dying a slow painful death. The food addition seemed like a perfect fit. It did well at first, people loved the food and with our Movie and a Meal Deal it seemed we were going to make it.
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  • 21 Oct 2011 by duanew
    Location: Duarte, California United States
    I am 58 years old, did 8 years in the Navy (1975-1983). I am renting a room in a house in Duarte, CA. I worked for my father as a bookkeeper straight out of the Navy full time for 19 years (1983-2002). I then worked for other companies as a bookkeeper until May 2008 when I was laid off after my 90 day probation. I have sent out numerous resumes and get no response since I have not had steady employment and I feel my age may be an issue. I am told I am over qualified or not bi-lingual or not knowing specific software.
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  • 20 Oct 2011 by digital jazz news
    Location: louisville, kentucky United States
    I'm pushing 50, unemployed 3 years. All the middle management jobs are gone. America now knows how to do more with less and I guess that includes me. I took my college degree and love for music so now I am an unemployed jazz critic. A distinction without a difference. I'm gonna make it or die trying. I dont care about Occupying Wall Street, I care about Occupying My Bank Account and getting my life back! If I fail let me be glorious in the attempt! God Bless America, Jazz, Rock and Roll and bands like Chickenfoot! Love ya!
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  • 20 Oct 2011 by getyourbuzzon
    Location: Savage, Minnesota United States
    Guys, I am your biggest fan. My name is Dan and i'm 16 years old. I need to find a job to help get my life going further. I've been turned down for all jobs i applied for before. I've had very little experience but am a hard working kid. I need to earn money to get my own car, my own appartment, furniture, etc. I also need the money to get my music career up and going. I am a fellow musician like you guys. it is my dream to have an amazing band with the chemistry you guys have. Just need someone to give me a chance. I can work hard and get the job done right if i could get a chance.
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  • 20 Oct 2011 by danarocks1
    Location: Hoopa, California United States
    Worked Full-time at a small newspaper (Two Rivers Tribune) owned by the Hoopa Valley Tribe in eastern Humboldt County. Employee after employee was terminated and their job duties were given to me, eventually i was doing the work of four full time employees, Advertising Sales, Marketing, Billing, Circulation, Receptionist and Writer, in less than 40 hours a week. Loyal, dedicated, and hard working I plugged away and our newspaper finally made a profit last year. In the last year my husband of 26 years began to loose a lot of weight due to undiagnosed Celiac Disease.
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  • 20 Oct 2011 by raccerx11
    Location: big bear city, ca United States
    Dear Sammy, I am 44 year old colon cancer survivor of four years and counting. All though I had a job and medical insurance at the time I came down with cancer, I still have a quarter of million dollars in medical bills after insurance paid there share. Coming on five years now cancer free, strong and still fairly young I find myself with no job and unemployment benefits soon to be depleted. It will only be a matter of time before I am homeless. I have never been without a job my entire working adulthood life. I want to work!! I need to work!!, can you help??
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  • 20 Oct 2011 by AmberBracelets
    Location: , Illinois United States
    I'm 28 years old. I lost my job of over 3 years 7 months ago. I was a Graphic Designer. Since then I have applied to many different types of jobs and still no luck. My money is running out quick, and I can't get a break at the unemployment office. I'm thankful to have the support of my family and boyfriend, but its still a scary situation. I try to remain positive but its hard. I get down too since I don't have money to go out and do anything. I also will not be able to attend your tour, because I simply do not have the money to.
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