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Amanda Haas' Fundraiser:

The Good Neighbor Challenge

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Amanda Haas

THE STORY:

In celebration of my 33rd birthday, I'm donating $50 toward direct assistance to the families displaced from the Mission Trails Mobile Home Park  in San Antonio, TX last winter. I invite you to join me, and help me reach my personal fundraising goal of $6,000 in 2016.

BACKGROUND INFO

In 2014, nearly 300 people were taken by surpsise when they suddenly found out that their mobile home community, located near the historic Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, was being sold to a developer to be converted into high-end apartments. The residents included many elders and families with small children, who were forced to move out of their homes on short notice, and with very little - if any - financial assistance or support services.

Many of these families continue to live in sub-standard housing, or are currently homeless. The three families that I have had the chance to meet moved to a new lot outside the city limits, where they lived without electricity for the first year after the displacement. Today, they are still there, working hard to pay the mortgage on their lots, but living without running water in their new locations.

I have been inspired by the hard work, positive attitude, and perseverance of these families. They have been working double shifts, repairing the damage to their trailers caused by the move, and keeping their kids healthy and active in school. However, with the cost of installing new water services estimated at $10,000 per lot, they are falling behind rather than getting ahead.

THIS FUNDRAISER

Funds donated on this page will be distributed directly to former residents of the Mission Trails Mobile Home Park through Our Casas Resident Services, a non-profit that provides direct housing assistance to low-income families. In 2015, Our Casas dispersed nearly $4,000 in generous donations (from people like you!) to 10 families from Mission Trails, and your donations made a huge difference.

My personal goal for 2016 is to raise $6,000 toward "The Good Neighbor Fund" to help families displaced from Mission Trails meet their urgent housing needs. I hope you'll join me in making a tax-deductible donation toward this goal.

Here are a few news articles and videos for those seeking more info:

http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Some-mobile-home-park-residents-grapple-with-5801536.php#photo-6955681

http://www.ksat.com/news/only-6-families-remain-at-mission-trails-mobile-home-park

Much love,

Amanda

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To This Fundraiser

$450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Haas

    $50

  • Anel I. Flores

     

  • Gloria A. Ramirez

    $50

  • Daniel Graney

    $25

  • Annette D'Armata & Lourdes Pérez

    $50

  • The Mendez/Haas family.

    $100

  • Flora

     

  • Margarita Elizarde

    $100

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8% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $450 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Margarita Elizarde

Margarita Elizarde

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Flora

Flora

Happy Birthday, Amanda! 2 years ago

The Mendez/Haas family.

The Mendez/Haas family.

DONATION: $100

Thanks to God for all the love he has given us as one family. 2 years ago

Annette D'Armata & Lourdes Pérez

Annette D'Armata & Lourdes Pérez

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Daniel Graney

Daniel Graney

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Gloria A. Ramirez

Gloria A. Ramirez

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anel I. Flores

Anel I. Flores

2 years ago

Amanda Haas

Amanda Haas

DONATION: $50

2 years ago