On Monday, Dasha Kelly was facing eviction and didn’t know how she was going to pay her back rent. A day later, thanks to strangers, more than $170,000 has been raised so far for her and her three daughters.
This is a great story, but to me the kicker is how many people are stepping up to help with eviction support all over. I’ve said before I’m concerned this will be a large problem, so good on all the folks stepping up to help, in whatever way they choose.
Update: yep, I’m aware CNN is investigating some of the claims. I selected this item prior to that note appearing. Focus instead on the number of people willing to donate to help their neighbors. That remains pretty darned cool.