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Family Ebola quarantine needs our help!

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THE STORY:

The Ebola scare is freaking people out. It's at the top of headlines in print and on TV and it's all people are talking about. Experts are assuring us that it will not spread but there are a number of reports that suggest the experts are not doing everything they can.

There is one brave family who have been exposed to the Ebola virus in Dallas and have taken it upon themselves to voluntarily quarantine their family of 6 for at least 21 days (the incubation period of Ebola) in order to not potentially infect others. The CDC and other health entities have not mandated this. The family has done this to themselves out of their feelings of responsibility for the health of others in the community and the country. This quarantine is having a dramatic impact on this family. They cannot work, which means no paycheck to pay their $750 dollar rent this month, and they are running out of food in their apartment. There is also a power outage due to a recent storm so there is no refrigeration or air conditioning in the small two bedroom apartment.

The family is in desperate need of food for the 2 parents and 4 children, ages 2, 4, 6 and 11 and diapers for the baby. These people are doing the right thing by keeping themselves away from others in case they are infectious and we need to come together to support their effort. We need to all work together to help this one family but to also stave off a possible health crisis. It appears the government and other entities are not helping. We can.

We don't need much money. Even a few dollars will help us send needed food and diapers directly to their door but we'd love to raise more to help them pay their rent. We will be putting our own money into an order tonight so it can get to the family tomorrow. Every dollar raised except for the Indiegogo fee (9% if we don't hit our goal, 4% if we do) will go to the family. Please help.

If you'd like to see the article by Molly Hennessy-Fiske in the LA Times where this all came from please see this link: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ebola-quarantine-20141004-story.html#page=1

We've been in contact with Ms. Hennessy-Fiske who saw the family again today (10/4/14). She says that the family would greatly welcome any help.

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