Four plus One.
Today I spent roughly 15 hours picking up furniture, appliances, clothing and household items donated by few very caring people around town. Carlos O’Banion and myself busted knuckles, went without eating most of the day, sweat, strained, and did roughly a few hundred miles in my truck. Why? Because we knew of a family of four little girls and their mom that had absolutely NOTHING but an empty home. When I say empty I mean NOTHING. Just a roof, floors & walls. THATS IT!!!
We dropped the last load of items to them around 1am this morning. When I peeked in on the four little girls sleeping on a hardwood floor with just a sheet (no cushion underneath them) all curled up together I almost lost my composure. When I asked their mother if they were eating she hesitated, opened the fridge and told me she bought lunch meat and bread a few days ago. Those were the ONLY things. Thats all they had. I later found out its been a few weeks like that (no food). A FEW WEEKS OF BARELY EATING. FOUR LITTLE GIRLS AND ONE MOTHER. I asked the mother what were they going to eat when they wake tomorrow morning while they go through all the boxes and bags of clothes and toys we brought them. She looked away with her head down. My question was answered. (It took everything in me not show the pain I felt at that moment.)
If you know me then you know I have to help this situation. Forget the furniture and household items for a moment. Four little girls that I saw in person sleeping on a bare hardwood floor not eating is unexceptable.
I’m calling all of you – any of you – to action. You can donate $1. You can donate $100. Any amount you donate IS GOING DIRECTLY INTO THIS FAMILY’S REFRIGERATOR, FREEZER AND CUPBOARDS. I will personally go to the local grocery wholesaler (ie: Costco) and purchase the items and take them to the family.
If you’re in the Detroit area you can bring food items to our office. You can mail food cards, gift certificates, coupons or items. Any and everything HELPS!!! (there are many families we know that need help right here – not in Africa)
Donate online: http://www.dofoundation.net
Mail items or donations to:
18820 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203
I ask all of you with a heart to please take action with me – with DO Foundation. I will SHOW you where your donation goes via photo and/or video testimony of the recipient(s).
The mission continues!
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