help family get home

Very few times do you meet someone that you know will be your friend for life. My name is Georgia and I have that friend in Lisa Ruggiero. We've been friends for over 25 years. She's a person with a big heart and wouldn't hesitate to help someone who needed it. I am setting up this go fund me page to help Lisa and her 3 daughters. The story you are about to read is unbelievable but true. Lisa and her girls need your help urgently. They live in Maryland and recently went through a very bad divorce. While waiting 6 months for the judge's orders they had to move out of their house and had no where to live. A friend of Lisa's let her and the girls live in her basement so they didn't have to go to a homeless shelter. Their father won't help and suggested they go live in a shelter. Things were looking better when Lisa finally was approved for Social Security because she is disabled. They moved into a 2 bedroom apartment, was able to get food stamps and her 16 year old got a job to help with the bills. Their father started helping a little while waiting for the judge to make her final descision for child support and alimony. The divorce was finalized and the court ordered the father of the children to pay child support and alimony. This is the unbelievable part. The father refuses to pay the court ordered child support and alimony. He also stopped the little bit of  help he was giving. They are now 3 months behind in rent and facing imminent eviction. They were part of an Air Force family and they do now have any family in Maryland to help out. Lisa's parents are also disabled and can't help financially, but if Lisa, Sarah, Amanda and Angelina can get home to Chicago, they can move in with her folks and begin to heal and not have to suffer anymore. The problem is how to get them there? If you or someone you know could donate something, it would really help. It is going to cost about $2,700 for  a pod to be picked up and delivered to Bolingbrook IL. All donations not used in the move will be used to pay it forward to help other families going through the same situation. Thank you and God Bless.

Donations

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  • Bill Gorman 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Jim Eber 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Mark Canaan 
    • $1,000 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Georgia Barbero 
Organizer
Mesa, AZ
Lisa Ruggiero Gilbert 
Beneficiary
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