Help family of four that lives in shed
When she comes home from preschool, Melanie carefully tapes her dogeared artwork to the walls. That’s because there’s no refrigerator for her parents to proudly display their younger child’s talent.
There’s no kitchen either. There is no heat or hot water or even a home.
“Roughing it” has taken on a whole new meaning for the family since they were evicted from their home. Parents Joe and Lisa ran out of money and they didn’t know what to do. They had never been homeless before.
Thankfully, their best friends lived next door, and they offered the only space they had. To minimize the disruption for their kids, Lisa and Joe took up their friends’ offer to move into the shed next door.
Melanie snuggles in her sleeping bag to stay warm, and older sibling Taylor works on homework by flashlight. Melanie’s pictures on the wall are a cozy reminder that life will get better.
The family is very grateful for the space and hope it’s a temporary situation, but it’s tearing out their hearts to see their children grow accustomed to life in their cramped — and cold — new “home.”
The family isn’t asking for much. Their only request is for some winter clothing and blankets to keep extra warm while they rough it and work to get back out on their own again. Your donation to The
Star Democrat’s Brighter
Christmas Fund could help bring joy to this family during the holiday season. Tax-deductible donations, which also help other families in need on the Mid-Shore, may be sent to: The Brighter Christmas Fund, c/o The Star Democrat, P.O. Box 600, Easton, MD 21601. Donations also may be made online at www.brighterchristmasfund.org. Click the “Donate” button. The total to date is: $84,144.08. Those sharing the spirit of giving with others this holiday include:
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