Keep My Family Together


As you all know, my family has been through a lot the last 2 years and it’s still ongoing. From our health to everyday life to finances. I made the decision to focus on my mom as her carer and my daughter with her mental health illnesses. They need me and I am gladly there for them. I thankfully have mentors that are my Pastors and I am grateful, they have been so influential. 

My landlord is selling our house, we need to be out by the 3rd.

I scoured every where to find something we could afford and finally found a place to live this week - definitely close to the wire. 

I unfortunately do not have all the fees they want. I can afford the monthly rent but they want a extremely high security deposit that includes the pet deposit (I was initially told 500$ for the deposits) plus prorated rent for December (I was told it would be waved cause it’s only 2 days.) I have the 500$ plus January rent. I have been totally blindsided by the deposit amount and have no idea what to do. 

If I can’t get the funds by 5pm tomorrow, We can’t move and we will be homeless. 

I am ashamed and embarrassed that I have to ask for help. I always try to do it on my own but this time I can’t. I have to protect and do what is best for my family. 

If you can help we cannot express how much it would mean. If you can share that would be helpful as well. 


Tammy, Judy (my mom) & Deahna
  • Danielle Thomas 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Amy Harmon 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,500 
    • 44 mos
  • Linda Delaney 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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Tammy McGowan 
Hagerstown, MD
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