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Thief Steals Mom’s Rent Money, When She’s Up For Eviction, A Stranger Raises Money To Help Her

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Kristin shares a Chicago home with a dog, a rabbit, two cats, a husband, and an 11-year-old daughter.

Jennifer Williams, a single mom who is hearing impaired and has multiple sclerosis, has been living paycheck to paycheck since leaving her abusive relationship two years ago.

And then in November, she was robbed at gunpoint outside her bank, losing several months of rent money and facing certain eviction.

“I couldn`t get caught up,” said Williams. “When you`re $3000 (behind), a single mom, working two part-time jobs there`s just no way to do it.”

But thankfully, Western Branch Philanthropy stepped in, offering financial assistance and saving Jennifer and her family from eviction.

Western Branch Philanthropy is a Facebook group in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia that assists community members in need. Founder Karen Pinegar says they help with everything from money to food to clothing to home furnishing and basic supplies. This amazing group raised over $1,300 in 24 hours to help Jennifer pay her rent and they also donated gifts for her daughter’s birthday.

Jennifer is beyond grateful for the Western Branch Philanthropy’s help and hopes to pay it forward. She is determined to make it on her own and help other single moms in need.

What an amazing example of people coming together to support each other – this is truly what community is all about.

Please help pay it forward by SHARING this inspiring story with your friends and family on Facebook.

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