Kathy Hardy Family Fund Drive

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Raised by 1,003 people in 28 months
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David Conover
on behalf of Kathy Hardy
 WYOMING, IL
Kathy Hardy lost her home and a daughter today, but through her daughter's heroic actions, her 12 day old granddaughter was saved. They have lost everything and need our help. Most of the funds raised will be put in a trust for the granddaughter, Keana.

All funds will be used and accessed at the discretion of Kathy Hardy and her family. I have no personal stake in this and I am just facilitating the page for them.

For those that prefer to donate by check or cash, these donations can be sent to Kathy Hardy Family Fund c/o Better Banks, PO Box 230, Wyoming, IL 61491. The other branches will also take donations if you are near one.
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This is going to be my last update, unless circumstances warrant the need for one in the future.

Things have slowed way down on the page and that is alright. A lot of people that don't know anyone involved in this tragedy and albeit heroic act have provided this little baby with a future and helped a family in their time of need. Hearts were opened as much as wallets and there aren't enough words to express the gratitude you all should receive. Shelby performed the greatest of all acts and the definition of love. Love is not just an emotion, but an action and this young mother gave all for her child. You have all reflected this love by giving of yourselves and may you all be blessed for your acts of love.

Deshawn Davis also has a gofundme set up and I was asked to mention it on here. If you can help him, I'm sure he would greatly appreciate it as he lost a lot in the fire also.

For those that prefer to donate by check or cash, you can still send donations to Kathy Hardy Family Fund c/o Better Banks, PO Box 230, Wyoming, IL 61491. The other branches will also take donations if you are near one.

Thank you all and God bless each and every one!
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I've seen Shelby and her story all over the internet in the last week. She has touched the hearts of people from all walks of life and all economic classes. As sad as this story is, it is just as amazing and a true testament to a mother's love and the love it can elicit from all that come in contact with it. Thank you to all that have found it in their hearts to help this family and at this point, raise over $39,000 for the future of this child. You are truly a light in this world.

Some people have asked about donating items for the baby and Kathy told me they are okay right now but if things change I will let you know.

For those that prefer to donate by check or cash, these donations can be sent to Kathy Hardy Family Fund c/o Better Banks, PO Box 230, Wyoming, IL 61491. The other branches will also take donations if you are near one.

Thank you all and God bless each and every one!
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Wow...I don't even know what to say today. It has been another day of incredible generosity. Thank you to everyone that has found it in their hearts to give to this family. Thank you to all of the media outlets that have broadcast and printed this story to the masses. The outpouring has been amazing. Thank you.

Some people have asked about donating items for the baby and Kathy told me they are okay right now but if things change I will let you know.

For those that prefer to donate by check or cash, these donations can be sent to Kathy Hardy Family Fund c/o Better Banks, PO Box 230, Wyoming, IL 61491. The other branches will also take donations if you are near one.

Thank you all and God bless each and every one!
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First of all, another day I can say thank you to everyone for their incredible generosity and outpouring of love. This has just been beyond words.

Secondly, (this part is only for a select few and not the majority which has been beyond gracious and understanding) I am just a neighbor trying to help out a family I grew up across the street from that lost their home and a loved one just a few blocks from my home. I'm not doing this for any reason other than I wanted to help. So, your comments about not raising the goal or questioning why it has been raised are both unnecessary and unproductive. If you want to run it and deal with the media, then be my guest. This is all new to me and it's not like it's a not for profit with a set budget or there is a predetermined target amount. Every time the arbitrary goal is met, I get an email from this site saying to raise the goal, so I do it in order to keep the donations coming in. I want the baby to have the best trust fund possible, but there is also a line that can get crossed where it becomes more about the money rather than just helping this family out that has lost everything....and that's what this is about, helping a family that lost everything. So, keep it in perspective.

Some people have asked about donating items for the baby and Kathy told me they are okay right now but if things change I will let you know.

For those that prefer to donate by check or cash, these donations can be sent to Kathy Hardy Family Fund c/o Better Banks, PO Box 230, Wyoming, IL 61491. The other branches will also take donations if you are near one.

Thank you all and God bless each and every one!
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