Government Shutdown ~ Rawls Family Lawrence, KS

$8,320 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 105 people in 1 month
Created January 16, 2019
Lawrence Community and friends afar,
I have started this GoFundMe page in effort to help a dear friend to many of us and her family here in Lawrence who, it goes without saying, is typically the FIRST to be there for everyone else.

Whitney and Thad Rawls are both Federal employees and, unfortunately, Thad is still required to report to work everyday without pay indefinitely (and, if you know Thad, he is doing so with a positive attitude and a smile on his face). Whitney has not been allowed to work since she was furloughed as part of the Shutdown in December... if you know Whitney, you know she is VERY passionate about her job and desperately just wants to get back to work.

I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR that they have in no way have asked for help, but knowing it isn't hard to fall behind with the loss of BOTH household incomes (which is a very real possibility) with no end in sight, I know we all want to help out anyway we can.

Since several friends have contacted me asking what they can do to help shed some of the burden that will, undoubtedly, come from weeks on weeks of no income, I asked Whitney if I could start this page for her family to allow our community to show their support for them.

Some of you may already know what they are going through, or have experienced this type of financial strain in your own life, so I implore you to pitch in and help a family who is very much an active and loved part of our community.

You won't be at a football, basketball or baseball game in this town without seeing Thad's smiling face on the sidelines as a coach or in the stands as a supporter. If your kid has ever needed a ride, a meal, a place to go after school or a warm winter coat, I have no doubt that you know Whitney as well. Whitney and Thad are both KU graduates (Thad played football) and love raising their 3 children in a town that takes care of their own.

This is NOT about politics, but about making sure we take care of each other. If you are interested in helping in any way that isn't possible due to this page, please contact me directly. Thank you!!!!

Jessica Mooneyham
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$8,320 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 105 people in 1 month
Created January 16, 2019
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