June D’Andrade has launched a GoFundMe appeal for a Jamaican family that is homeless in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area.
The goal is to help the family reestablish themselves with an apartment convenient to transportation and jobs.
This all started when June got a very disturbing phone call from her son who in turn had gotten a call from a friend in Florida. He told her that there was a Jamaican family – father/wife and daughter who had been living in an EconoLodge for the last year that needed food and money to keep a roof over their heads.
According to June, “Jamaicans are a proud people – we never take anything for granted and will work several jobs to keep a roof over our heads- so when I received this call – even though I did not know this family personally – they became my family and I wanted to help and I knew I could not find it in my heart to not do something.”
She waited for her son to come home from work and then went to the Dollar General store and bought $100.00 worth of food items and toilet articles and then bought a rotisserie chicken and salads at Kroger so that they could have a Sunday dinner.
They drove to Douglasville and that’s when it really hit home what it’s like to be homeless – mother/father and pre-teen daughter who manages to smile in spite of the austere and cramped living conditions – “It brought tears to my eyes; they were so thankful that perfect strangers would take the time to help them – even though we were meeting for the first time.”
Since then June has taken the family into her home for a weekend break and has helped them move to temporary quarters in a more convenient area with access to transportation.
June says she has no pictures to post because they would be embarrassed but is just asking for the kindness of strangers to help this family keep a roof over their heads and get back up on their feet. “They have been evicted before not having the rent and I worry about that happening again.”
If you would like to help, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/e5ijgc and make a donation.