The Mulanda Family
Organized by: Christy Sparling
The Mulanda family are refugees from the Congo. They have been working very hard to make a life for temselves and their family here in Texas. They have 5 children the youngest who has severe cerebral palsy and requires constant care. Both parents work very hard to make ends meet and give their children the care they need.
On Monday, May 12th, the family's only form of transportation broke down, while they were attempting to attend a Drs appointment for their youngest child in Fort Worth, 250 miles from home. They can not afford to fix the car which is stranded in Fort Worth and they are walking to and from work as they do not have transportation. The mother is walking 3 hours per day and the father is walking 2 hours per day, in the 35C/90F Texas heat to get to and from work. They were told it will cost $1000 to fix their car, which they can not afford.
Bus passes have been given to the family, to help in the interm, however the bus system here is limited. The bus only runs from 6:30 am to 6pm, leaving each parent having to pay an additional $2 per day for the evening bus service that is not included in the bus pass fee, as they either start or finish work in the evening. This extra $20/week is alot for this family and it will likely take months if not years for them to save an extra $1000 to fix the car. They have also had extra expenses of getting back to Abilene after being stranded and will need money and help to retrive their vehicle from Fort Worth once it is fixed.
I am hoping to raise $1500, to help this family get back on their feet. Many of us spend $10 without even thinking about it. I am hoping to get 150 people to give just $10 to help this sweet and gracious family. If you can give more, it will be greatly appreciated. The Mulandas' are the most grateful family I have met and are so appreciative of all the help they have been given thus far. They do not take for granted, what so many of us do.