Housing and Moving Expenses

On Christmas Day, my friend, Shelby,  was excited and happy to get to see her parents after several months.  The amazing man in her life dropped them off at the airport, hugged and kissed them goodbye and drove away. Never  would  she have believed that would  be the last time she saw him. 

Upon getting to Oklahoma for Christmas with her parents, she gets the phone call that changed the course of her life.  She found out she lost her high school sweetheart, whom she had only 2 years early found again and love of her life, at just 42 years old.

He worked hard to provide for his family always.  He took care of his children and was always there for his family.  They lived together so they could be together and their children could grow into a family. 

Thankfully, the funeral expenses are covered, however the children and Shelby will have to move as there is no way to afford the current housing on a single income. They have less than 30 days to secure new housing.

Shelby and him buried their precious baby, Kyle Matthew who was born at 20 weeks, just over a year ago.  All the medical expenses surrounding that event depleted any savings they had.  Shelby is in desperate need of financial assistance as security deposits, moving expenses and those required to set up a home are never easy to come by.  Especially when you have under 30 days to secure such sums of money.  

Due t o downsizing when they moved in together, Shelby doesn't have the normal things you would need to set up a home.  She basically is starting from scratch. She has their clothes, towels and pillows that she will be taking with them.  The things in the home are things that will be staying with his children or are being sold to help maintain the care of his children.  

Shelby has 2 children of her own and she needs to secure housing soon as her children will be needing to return to school again next week. They need to find a safe place to  call home so they can start healing and attempting to find their new normal.

The estimated cost of starting over, with deposits and the need to secure some furniture as well is around $7500.  Any amount of help you can offer is more than appreciated. 

Please keep all the families involved in your prayers. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Jen

Donations

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  • Angela Gladwell 
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
  • Kolette De La Cruz 
    • $20 
    • 39 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 39 mos
  • Gerry Clemente 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Morgan Mikluscak  
    • $100 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jennifer Swanson Gant 
Organizer
Centreville, VA
Shelby Morton 
Beneficiary
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