Mell and her family have been through so much and need the support of the community.
lost her sister in January and has been taking care of her sister's
three children along with her two daughters. Covid-19 caused her to lose
her job and daycare. Due to a kitchen fire they have also lost their
home. Mell's two-year-old was injured in the fire, but has been released
from the hospital.
They have all been living in and out of a
hotel for months, often having to wait outside after check out while
waiting to get funds to rent a room for another night. Mell has
contacted every aid group in the area, and is on several waiting lists -
immediate, real financial help is what she needs from us right now. She
has been unable to get unemployment assistance thus far as well.
money raised will go first to food, the hotel, and diapers. The basics
to get by while she navigates what feels like an impossible situation.
is going in to sign papers on Monday, 8/24 on a place to move into, and
will hopefully be able to move the following Thursday. Two weeks ago
her car was impounded because she couldn't make her payments, so we are
hoping to cover those fees so she can move into her new place with ease
and be mobile again.
While I've donated what I can and held some
fundraisers selling my art it's not enough, so I've put this page
together in the hope that her story can be spread widely, and she can
get the help she and her family so desperately need right now.
and direct donations are also helpful to not have to wait for
withdraws: (PayPal: paypal.me/Spring393)
Please share this with your networks and let's get this amazing mama and her little ones to safety and back on their feet.