Everyone should have a place to call home
Organized by: laura grace
Suppose you had the power to make a difference in the life of one deserving single mom and her children living in poverty, would you do it?
Yvonne, a single mom with two children and a grandchild lives with the monthly threat of being evicted from her small two bedroom row house in Baltimore’s inner city. She lives in an area of dilapidated houses, high crime, drugs, and unemployment. She works hard every day to provide for her family but cannot make ends meet. Yvonne attends nursing school on a grant but it is slow going because of all her other responsibilities.
I am her landlord, a single mom myself and as much as I would like to, I can no longer afford to subsidize her housing. She pays what she can but is months behind on her rent. I am in danger of losing the house and destroying my own credit.
I am reaching out to this community for help because I believe that given the opportunity this woman can make it. I am constantly berated for not evicting her in order to save myself. Maybe I am not the best business woman but I would like to think that I am a good human being that cares about the lives of others. This woman is not a deadbeat, she does not lie, and she does not steal, cheat, do drugs or any other stereotypical behavior of those living in poverty. She is trying as hard as she can. I cannot bring myself to kick her out into the street. Where else would she go? The problem is that the day is fast approaching that I will have no choice. I can no longer help her on my own. Sometimes we just need to step up and do the right thing.
If I can raise enough money, I will try to keep her in the house until she can finish school. If I can raise more, I will pay off the mortgage and donate the house to her or the Habitat for Humanity project in the area.
We live in a world where some people have more than they could ever use, where people donate to every cause known to man. Won’t you please consider making a donation that could change the course of the future for one mom and her children?