Organized by: Jerry Murtagh
My sister-in-law Evelyn lives alone in a home she purchased in 1995. The home is financed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). During the past four months, she developed very serious upper respiratory problems. These problems are now under control. She missed work for most of four months and was unable to make the mortgage during that time. The company she works for provides no sick leave. Yesterday, she received a notice saying the USDA would foreclose on the house in 30 days. My wife and I are currently retired. We live in a house where we take care of my sister-in-law who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, my 21-year-old son who has a disorder, my daughter and our granddaughter. My daughter, who is employed as a CNA, has agreed that she and my granddaughter Rachel will move in with her aunt and pay the mortgage. That should prevent a reoccurrence of Evelyn's problem. My wife and I want to help Evelyn. Although our funds are very limited. We intend to contribute at least $300 to the $1500 we are asking for to make up the amount that she is in arrears.