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Save a friend's House

Organized by: Betsy Debany

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My friends and family have supported my efforts in the past to repair the homes of strangers in Appalachia.  Charity begins at home they say -- so --- my friend of over 30 years has had a tax certificate sold on her house. It is coming due January 1, 2015. She has saved $2,275 of the $4,100 she needs to pay her back taxes, fines and the certificate interest. She's tried her best. D is a single mother with an ex husband that owes her more than $20,000 in child support. Her mother passed away 10 years ago and left her enough inheritance so that she could purchase a small home. At the time, she was working in a job that payed just enough to cover the taxes and living expenses. After her mom died, she was responsible for her brother who was born with Down's Syndrome and was living in an adult group home that also needed to be paid for each month. Denise took this on gladly knowing that her son and her brother had no one else. She has no other family. D has had severe depression and anxiety disorders her entire life. She kept it together as best she could for quite a while but after her brother passed and she was just making ends meet she had a breakdown. She had to leave her job and checked in to the hospital. When she got out her job was gone and with it a good reference because she left on such short notice. Bottom line - a tax certificate was sold on her house 2 years ago and it's coming due NOW!  Any amount you can contribute would be so very much appreciated.  !! Please donate anonymously !!- I know all my friends are wonderful and I do not want to pressure anyone to feel they have to or feel they "should" contribute.  Please only do so if you can and feel that it's a worthy cause.  I won't be able to thank you personally so I will give you a HUGE thank you now for all that can contribute.  This is just a band-aid I know.  Her depression has kept her from getting her house on the market and sold in time to handle this.  The plan going forward is to sell the house since she can no longer afford it.  I'll be helping her through that process. 


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