We are always excited to hear feedback, and when we hear these kind words, it motivates us even more to help those in need.
“Parenting is never intended to be a one-person endeavor. Unfortunately, life does not always turn out as planned. My reality is this: I am a single mother of two school aged boys and sole caregiver of a retired parent. Although my teacher salary stretches enough to meet the basic needs of my family, when crisis or emergency situations arise and savings are depleted, I am completely dependent upon the help of family and friends. On New Year’s Day, the homeowner of the lease property in which we have lived for four and a half years informed me that she would be putting the house up for sale – immediately. I would have thirty days to find, secure, and move into another lease property. With my finances depleted, I was fearful about how I, the head of the household, could successfully transition housing for my family.
After sharing these fears with a close friend, she referred me to Jake German and Deb’s Dreams, Inc. Jake and his network connected me to homeowners and realty brokers who fully committed to getting my family into a home that would fit our needs within the thirty-day time frame. Thanks to these men and women, we found the perfect home within two weeks. To guarantee the offerance of a long-term lease, the board of directors for Deb’s Dream, Inc. approved sponsorship of a hefty security deposit. They also offered to cover three hours of professional moving services. Without this assistance, this chapter in my family’s story would not have concluded well.
What have you done for someone else today? This is a question that I frequently ask my middle school students. Through Deb’s Dreams, Inc., Jake German and his team have the potential to change the lives of countless hardworking, struggling families during their greatest time of need. Because of the impact made on my own life, I will forever lend my voice and talents to the mission and vision of this organization. As a recipient of their generosity, it would be my honor and privilege to partner with this non-profit to serve my neighbors.”