Help a Family Overcome Tragedy

This campaign is about family.

Ryan (my girlfriend's brother) and Spring are in their early 30s. They live in Chambersburg, a small town located in the South Central region of Pennsylvania, southwest of Harrisburg.

Home is a modest one-story, 3-bedroom, with a front yard and garage. Ryan and Spring have two children -- 5 and 4 years old, respectively -- and, on weekends, Ryan's 12-year-old stepson also joins them.

Ryan works as an HVAC technician, while Spring is a homemaker caring for the kids. 

A couple of months ago, their family grew (temporarily) by two, as they took in Spring's younger sister and 1-year-old baby. 

Then, on December 11, tragedy struck. The family learned that Spring's older sister, who was a single mother, had suddenly died, leaving behind three daughters (ages 15, 10 and 7). 

Ryan and Spring, as the saying goes, are doing what they have to do. The children are moving in.

Three-bedroom home. Ten people, seven children.

The initial plan was to finish and partition the basement to accommodate the girls. But further inspection revealed that the basement is not suitable as a bedroom.

The family has settled on making their one-car garage into makeshift living quarters. But this really isn't enough space for three children. These kids need and deserve more. 

The goal here is simple: to help this family and, hopefully, raise enough money to build an addition to the house.

Ryan and Spring are kind, hardworking people who, through everything, ask for nothing. Let's help their family. 

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    • $50 
    • 100 mos
  • Amanda Smith 
    • $10 
    • 100 mos
  • Gayle and Gary Baker 
    • $25 
    • 100 mos
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    • $25 
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