Help Maria get a place to call home

$3,510 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 1 month

Maria Proffitt is an Angel to our family. On Tuesday January 24, 2017 Maria saved my mom's life. If it wasn't for this beautiful lady my mom may not be here today. Maria deserves the world, however Maria is homeless and lives in her truck with her dog. She parks her truck outside of my mom's convenience store. We would like to help Maria get a place to call home. She was our Angel, now we would like to give back to her.
http://wtvr.com/2017/01/30/homeless-woman-credited-with-saving-life-of-colonial-heights-woman/

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Update 7
Posted by Tammy Craig
1 month ago
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Good morning all. We are getting so close to reaching our goal. This community and beyond have been so wonderfully supportive. Please continue to share Maria's campaign to help us reach our goal. So far we are well on our way, and Maria has managed to pick up another day at work. She is now working 4 days a week. Will update more soon!
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Update 6
Posted by Tammy Craig
1 month ago
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Good morning all of you wonderful donors. I just want to clarify for everyone how Maria has received her funds. I personally withdrew the money for the first part of the donations. The first withdraw went directly to the property manager, we were able to pay the entire 1708.42 towards Maria's apartment rent. Any and all future withdraws will be paid directly to the property manager as well as Dominion Virginia Power towards Maria's electricity account. I have became very close with Maria. The person's life Maria saved was my mom Phyllis Hicks. My goal is to continue to help Maria long after the go fund me goal is reached. Thank you very much!
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Update 5
Posted by Tammy Craig
1 month ago
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Guys what I can say, you all are truly inspiring. While we have come such a long way we still have a little further to go. With everyone's donations we have paid Maria's security deposit, February's rent, March rent and part of April. We still have a small bit further to go to reach the goal of having her paid through June and putting a good chunk of money towards her electric account. But we are will on our way, thanks to each of you! Thank you so much and please continue to share Maria's story. I can't wait to hear how her first nights sleep was in her new home! I will continue to keep you all posted! ~Tammy
Maria receiving the keys to her home.
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Update 4
Posted by Tammy Craig
1 month ago
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Wow what can I say, this community and alot of other communities have truly stepped up to make Maria's dream truly come true. She will receive the keys to her new home today. With everyone's help we have been able to pay her deposit, 2 months rent and get her electricity turned on in her name. As we receive more donations we will be paying additional months rent. Maria does have some of her own belongings in a storage unit that she has managed to maintain over the last 4 years. We have accumulated a living room set, a brand new bed and multiple other items. I will discuss with Maria a drop off location for any other items as well. Maria is in awe of everyones generosity. I would like to keep raising money and have her rent paid through June when she is eligible for her SSI. Please continue to share Maria's campaign and Thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of our hearts! ~Tammy
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Candy Burch
1 month ago

804 - 661-1913

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Candy Burch
1 month ago

Maria, it was great to hear your story...my friend and I have a couch, blankets, dishes, doggie bed desk and several other things if needed...I live in the same apt complex....just let me know. ...God bless you!

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Athena Grant
1 month ago

I am so glad that I have had the privilege to meet you. This could not have happened to a better person. Now it is your time to shine. You have been one of themother figures that I could ask for. You have a heart of gold and a soul that is kind. May you enjoy your knew life. Indulge in the wonders that God has given you. I love you mama bear II. Congratulations on your new home.

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Glenda Walters Hix
1 month ago

Monetary donations at this time would he hard for me. However I have a surplus of home decor. Dishes utencils end tables bric brac etc. Curtains linens and more. Would love to help! Please message me. 804 931 7475

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Tammy Lynn Craig
1 month ago

Daisy, When my mom knew that she was having trouble, which she thought was just an asthma attack she called out for help. Maria happened to be in her truck and heard my moms cry for help. When Maria reached her she had already turned blue and had no pulse . If it wasn't for Maria she would not be here to tell her story.

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Carol Lehsten Kelly
1 month ago

Thank you for the update and taking care of this lady! So glad she finally has a place to live!

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Daisy Gonzales
1 month ago

Thats was so nice how did she help your mom?

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Darlene Wright
1 month ago

I know how she feel about be homeless. Please for her .

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Tammy Lynn Craig
1 month ago

Mike, Thank you so much for the very kind words. You can continue to make donations here until we meet our goal or you can make donations at any Wells Fargo branch in Maria Proffitt's name.

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Mike S Rodie
1 month ago

I will be going through my stuff this week and if there's anything I can do to help, I will. I don't mind helping anyone. Back in the day, I used to work with Phyllis at kangaroo with also Nancy. They both were my managers. I loved Phyllis to death because she was the nicest manager I've ever had. I'm glad that Maria was there to help Phyllis. Now people are willing to help Maria. Right now I don't have much money but in the next three weeks I'll have some to offer Maria but just need to know who I need to get it to. It will be between $50-$100 to help towards bills so she don't loose her apartment. I don't know how it feels sleeping in the cold homeless. I would help anyone out when I can.

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Angie Jennings Nix
1 month ago

I have alot of things I can donate- sheets, towels, blankets, etc. All new or almost new! Let me know how to donate!

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Tammy Lynn Craig
1 month ago

Candy, Thank you so much for reaching out to help Maria. We need to get curtains, bath towels, washcloths, dish rags, dish towels and bed linens for a queen size bed. She will have a new bed delivered this evening. We still have a ways to go to get her fully set up, however with everyone's help we will get there.

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Joy April
1 month ago

Candy that's very nice of you.

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$3,510 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 1 month
Created January 31, 2017
$40
Anonymous
26 days ago
AB
$10
Alla Bronskaya
29 days ago
AK
$200
Ashley Knickerbocker
1 month ago
DB
$10
Dorothy Budz
1 month ago

I remember seeing you at Wendy's, and you are a very nice lady. Good luck with your new home!

SH
$20
Stanley H. Holmes
1 month ago
$30
Anonymous
1 month ago
SA
$50
Sharon Anderson
1 month ago
TT
$50
Tommy Threewitts
1 month ago
AH
$25
Amanda Haddix
1 month ago
MI
$5
Matt Isner
1 month ago
Candy Burch
1 month ago

804 - 661-1913

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Candy Burch
1 month ago

Maria, it was great to hear your story...my friend and I have a couch, blankets, dishes, doggie bed desk and several other things if needed...I live in the same apt complex....just let me know. ...God bless you!

+ Read More
Athena Grant
1 month ago

I am so glad that I have had the privilege to meet you. This could not have happened to a better person. Now it is your time to shine. You have been one of themother figures that I could ask for. You have a heart of gold and a soul that is kind. May you enjoy your knew life. Indulge in the wonders that God has given you. I love you mama bear II. Congratulations on your new home.

+ Read More
Glenda Walters Hix
1 month ago

Monetary donations at this time would he hard for me. However I have a surplus of home decor. Dishes utencils end tables bric brac etc. Curtains linens and more. Would love to help! Please message me. 804 931 7475

+ Read More
Tammy Lynn Craig
1 month ago

Daisy, When my mom knew that she was having trouble, which she thought was just an asthma attack she called out for help. Maria happened to be in her truck and heard my moms cry for help. When Maria reached her she had already turned blue and had no pulse . If it wasn't for Maria she would not be here to tell her story.

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Carol Lehsten Kelly
1 month ago

Thank you for the update and taking care of this lady! So glad she finally has a place to live!

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Daisy Gonzales
1 month ago

Thats was so nice how did she help your mom?

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Darlene Wright
1 month ago

I know how she feel about be homeless. Please for her .

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Tammy Lynn Craig
1 month ago

Mike, Thank you so much for the very kind words. You can continue to make donations here until we meet our goal or you can make donations at any Wells Fargo branch in Maria Proffitt's name.

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Mike S Rodie
1 month ago

I will be going through my stuff this week and if there's anything I can do to help, I will. I don't mind helping anyone. Back in the day, I used to work with Phyllis at kangaroo with also Nancy. They both were my managers. I loved Phyllis to death because she was the nicest manager I've ever had. I'm glad that Maria was there to help Phyllis. Now people are willing to help Maria. Right now I don't have much money but in the next three weeks I'll have some to offer Maria but just need to know who I need to get it to. It will be between $50-$100 to help towards bills so she don't loose her apartment. I don't know how it feels sleeping in the cold homeless. I would help anyone out when I can.

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Angie Jennings Nix
1 month ago

I have alot of things I can donate- sheets, towels, blankets, etc. All new or almost new! Let me know how to donate!

+ Read More
Tammy Lynn Craig
1 month ago

Candy, Thank you so much for reaching out to help Maria. We need to get curtains, bath towels, washcloths, dish rags, dish towels and bed linens for a queen size bed. She will have a new bed delivered this evening. We still have a ways to go to get her fully set up, however with everyone's help we will get there.

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Joy April
1 month ago

Candy that's very nice of you.

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