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A Mother's Promise

$2,490 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 55 months
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In August of 2014, April A. learned she would not be able to watch her five children grow into adults.  Already suffering from diabetes, April contracted an infection that turned into Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).  Still mourning the loss of the children’s father three weeks earlier from a sudden heart attack, and with her death quickly approaching, April focused her energy on ensuring the welfare of her beloved children:  Malayha (16), Mylan (13), Mya (10), Micah (6) & Makai (6).  April turned to her mother, Dorothy A.  Even though Dorothy was already taking care of her mentally/physically disabled adult son, she did what any mother would do—promised to take care of her grandchildren.

Through the high school in Dorothy’s town of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, The Myles Singleton Foundation (MSF) was made aware of the family’s situation in September 2014.  MSF is a non-profit organization that provides holiday help for low income families as well as a variety of other support.  The foundation chose to sponsor the family for Christmas and was able to have a face-to-face meeting with them.  During the visit, it was revealed that Dorothy does not have a vehicle.  In addition, the home is not big enough to support the size of the family and needs many repairs, some of them major.  Dorothy had this to say about her situation:  “My baby asked me to take care of her babies. I promised her that I would and I just have to fulfill that promise.”

MSF wants to help Dorothy fulfill her promise to April and to see this family remain together after so much tragedy.  We are reaching out to you today in hopes you will help us with procuring a van for the family and helping with insurance cost. In the future, we hope to raise enough to eventually build them a new home to give the children the safety and room to grow that they desperately need.  We hope you will join in our efforts and share Dorothy’s story with others.  Thank you so much for your time and support.

 

Sincerely,

 

 
Shannon Singleton

MSF President
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The final total of donations is $2,490! The family was very excited and grateful for the van! MSF would like to thank everyone who gave their money, time and prayers!
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The donations status is $660! We will be delivering the van next week to Ms. Dorothy. The van will have to be paid for before delivery. The Go Fund Me account will stay open until this Monday 12/8. If you would like to donate, please do so before then. MSF would like to thank everyone for their prayers, time and support to help Ms. Dorothy!!!
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We pray everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We have some exciting news! Thanks to D & W Auto (Deon & William Rivera) we were able to acquire a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan for Ms. Dorothy which lowers the goal to $2000!!! This is great news as we won't need as much as anticipated to complete our goal. $630 has been donated, but we still need your help. Now would be a great time to donate and show your support. And remember, whether you donate $1 or $100 EVERY donation makes a difference!
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We are steadily moving toward our goal! With your help, we can provide Ms. Dorothy with a van for the family :-)
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$2,490 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 55 months
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Created November 3, 2014
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SS
$1,730
Shannon Singleton
54 months ago (Offline Donation)

I pray that you and the kids enjoy the van Ms. Dorothy!

TD
$100
Temekio Daniels
54 months ago
SC
$30
Shannon Clark
54 months ago
LS
$5
Linda Singleton
54 months ago (Offline Donation)
TS
$50
Timothy Scarbeary
54 months ago
TC
$75
Tiffany Carter
54 months ago (Offline Donation)
JS
$100
Jerry Smith
55 months ago

Awesome opportunity to give. - J. Smith

JV
$100
Jerome Vance
55 months ago

I believe that the vision this foundation have for the family will be made real through faith and prayers.

$100
Shannon Singleton
55 months ago

With love from Jaylen, Ty & Shannon.

DC
$100
Daryl/Taina Comery
55 months ago
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