We Furnished Their Home and Filled the Cupboards!
This is one of the most heartwarming stories of the year! Mid-Cities SOS received a call for help from the Fort Worth shelter several weeks ago. A mother and her seven children had sought refuge in the shelter, and finally were ready to leave the shelter to start their new lives over again. A residence had been found, but having had to flee her previous situation with none of their household belongings, they were literally starting all over again with nothing. We received the request for assistance, and our members have really come through for this family of eight. The request was distributed to our members, and members shared the request with their friends and families, colleagues and churches.
In the weeks that followed, we received countless phone calls and emails. So many people were touched by the story of the mom determined to make a new life for the family in safety and in staying all together. We were able to provide beds for each family member to sleep in. The first bed donated was a king size bed and we wondered if that would work for them. In fact, the kids were so excited and each wanted a chance to sleep in the ‘giant bed’! With all our combined efforts, we were able to provide this family with all they needed in towels, bedding, clothing, school supplies, toys and books, baby needs, new fridge, furniture, household items and other essentials. And, enough cereal to fill the cupboard, allowing the older kids to help feed and care for the younger ones. Everyone wanted to help ensure that this family is off to a good start and can remain independent in their new safe environment. There were so many calls, pick-ups of donations and deliveries that everyone involved in was just about overloaded for weeks! What tremendous support from the community!
All this was accomplished with the help of our friends and supporters: staff members of TCU, the Trophy Club Ladies’ Golf Association, Roanoke Pharmacy & Gift Shop, Trophy Club Women’s Club – and the many personal friends who come to our aid in times of need. Thank you to everyone was who was able to support this ‘Family of Eight’ Project. It shows what a difference we can make when the community comes together!
Here is the letter we received from the mother of this family: