An immigrant family of five had their belongs taken from their home about two weeks ago. An eviction was filed and the Sherriff was called to take everything they owned out onto the sidewalk. They were told that if they came back on the property to collect their things, they would go to prison. Everything they owned is now gone. The next door neighbor let them sleep on her floor for the past 14 days because 1) she is a saint and 2) the shelters are full and unsafe during a pandemic.
The children are 13, 10, and 6. We are working with their schools, but the need is far greater. There is limited rental assistance and we have utilized what we can. South Louisville Community Ministries has found them a new home thanks to the kindness and understanding of a Southend neighbor (it's usually impossible to find a new place after such a recent eviction). We have utilized all of the resources, but we are still short in paying for their upcoming rent, their LG&E bill in order for that to be reconnected, and household items that need to be purchased new (breakdown is below).
If you'd like to give in-kind donations to this family, please email Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org who can help coordinate!
For the full story about how Fernando did everything he was supposed to do to keep his family housed and still faced a set-out, you can read that here.
$1100 - LG&E
$2500 - Rent Assistance
$1000 - Food/Holiday Support/Household Items
100% of the funds raised will go directly to the families bills/expenses.