Because of the holiday coming up, my girlfriend and I decided we wanted to help one family in need from our community. That's when we came across Aden and his mother.
Aden and his mother unfortunately lost everything due to ETA. After his mother put her entire life savings into remodeling a mobile home, to have a safe and secure place to raise her son as a single mother, ETA flooded and destroyed everything they had ever owned. To make the situation even worse, like many others, his mother also lost her job due to covid back in August. Between these two horrible circumstances, it has left Aden and his mother couch surfing between friends and family for the past 5 months.
Aden's mother is currently enrolled at USF and is excited to graduate to become a teacher. She is 18 credits away from graduating and then has to have a full internship in the fall of next year. Between her classes and Adens online schooling as well, she is unable to find a job.
Aden is a typical 9 year old boy who loves playing outside and anything fortnite. His only request for Christmas presents this year is for a space heater so he can go home and sleep in his own bed he misses so much. Because of the flooding, the insulation in the walls were also ruined in his home. Among a list of other things wrong, it's also too cold to sleep there.
My girlfriend and I are working with a very limited budget. We can only do so much. We would love to get them back in their home in time for Christmas but because of how fast approaching it is, we are not sure that is fully possible. We do plan on getting them a Christmas tree, gifts for Aden along with school supplies and clothes. We hope to make their Christmas as special as possible.
After discussing things, we also decided to create a go fund me. If we could raise money for them to fix their home, we believe that would be the best present for them. Anything helps. Even if you are unable to donate money but know of any resources to help fix their home, please reach out to me. Thanks in advance for your time.
- Debra McCarriar
- Melissa Hagood
- Kathy McCrone
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