Kandy’s Story “Kandy”, Kashanta Bee, is a 34-year old single mom. She works as a Home Health Aide making $9.00/hr. She has one five-year-old son and lives with her disabled sister as well as two neighborhood toddlers that she has taken in because their mother was unable to care for them. The father of Kandy’s son does not provide any child support. We came to know Kandy when she was working as an aide to our friend, Pam McElhaney, who is quadriplegic. We have watched Kandy faithfully drive across town to help Pam. One-night Kandy called Pam to say that she could not come that night because she had a headlight out on her car. She told us she was concerned about being pulled over by a policeman and possibly arrested. She went on to explain about unpaid traffic tickets from 2005 when she was 18 years old and a warrant. We realized these old traffic tickets were at times impeding her ability to work and drive at night. We helped get her headlight fixed and have communicated with the Ft. Worth Municipal Court to set up a payment plan for her tickets. These citations were for not having her license plate illuminated, an expired registration, driving without a license, and a speeding ticket. The cost for these citations is $ 582.00 but due to her failure to pay, the court has added $ 801.00 additional fees resulting in a total of $1,383.00. We are in the process of petitioning the court to see if this total amount due might be reduced and are currently waiting for a hearing with a judge. COVID-19 has taken a toll on the Home Health industry with decreased referrals. Our friend Pam has moved to another city and Kandy’s income has suffered significantly. It has also come to our attention that Kandy lives in a “slumlord” property. A recent water leak has developed that she has tried to get the landlord to repair, however, the repairman was not willing to crawl under the house. So the water leak continues and she now has a $1,200.00 water bill that she cannot afford to pay. I recently saw a post by a highly educated, articulate black female and she said, “White people…you have the power…do something…say something…” My wife and I have been trying to help Kandy even before the “George Floyd incident” but we need some help to continue. Our goals are to help Kandy get her brakes fixed so that she can continue to work, $800.00, pay her traffic violations so that she is no longer afraid of the police, $1,383.00, and pay her water bill of $1,200.00 so that she is able to move and get into a better housing situation. Better housing would cost $1,500.00 up front. This would make a huge difference in her life. We are trying to raise $ 10,000.00 Can you help a fellow citizen through this time of the pandemic and economic struggle? Can you help a black person not be afraid of the police anymore? Can you help a single mom get out of a “slumlord” property? We ask you to join us in helping Kandy.