A family of 5, mom and dad, 3 children under 7 need help. Parents lost their jobs around March because of Coved19. Mom got very depressed, only did what she had to do. Dad got a job around May. Finally, about 3 weeks ago, mom felt healthy enough to find a new job. Next night the septic tank, which they believe several trailers used, exploded into their trailer. Couldn't use the water, the toilet, etc. Mom called the Red Cross, Pisgah Legal, and the health department. The owners wouldn't clean it up because they were fixing up the park and several of the trailers to rent for higher rent. They wanted to get rid of the trailer the family was living in. Mom has been very proactive trying to get help. Now they are evicted because of unhealthy living conditions. They have no money for first and last month's rent or security deposit after having missed so much work. The only alternative they have today is an old RV that has a leaky roof and is filled with mold. It has no running water, heat or electricity. In three weeks they are hopeful to get into a trailer but they need healthy living conditions now for at least 3 weeks.
- MARY PARKER
- Trudy Richter