By Board Member Debbie Schoeneshoefer
"All I have to do is park my empty car and I'll be moved in," she said with a big smile. "I lost everything in my storage, I just couldn't pay the bill." But that didn't diminish the thrill of her finally getting an apartment, a place to call her own, a place for her 3 children.
Just 3 weeks before, while sitting in DMV, she had gotten a crushing phone call. The apartment promised to her had been rented to someone else. In front of the masses, she burst into tears. "I will never find a place. No one wants to rent to me. It's hopeless."
Now, the sun was shining again. This is a sure thing, Volunteers of America helped her to find an apartment and even paid for the deposit. Relief seeped out of her pores. Furniture was the last thing on her mind. She will now have a floor to lay down on and she was thrilled about it.
HART wanted her to have more, she had worked so hard to get to this point. A call to furnish her apartment was put out to our HART supporters. And, they responded to the call. She will have a sweet surprise when she moves in. Beds, linens, and furniture will all be in place. She and her precious family will be moving into a fully furnished apartment. She will no longer be homeless, and we are thrilled for her and her family.
Our organization is run by volunteers and dependent on your generous donations. Please consider giving to help us move others out of homelessness.