Single Mom With Two Young Boys Has No Place To Live – Until Extended Family Steps In To Help
Woodland Hills, CA – December 11, 2012 – Veronica Machado is a single mother of two young boys, Carlos, Jr. (age 7) and Jayden (16 months). There is no father to help Veronica raise her boys or to help with any of the finances, so she works and uses a combination of her mom, day care and a babysitter to take care of her kids when she is not home. Unfortunately, as hard as she worked, Veronica’s car got repossessed. They payment was in the mail, but arrived too late, so even though she was now caught up on the car payments she had to pay the repossession, towing and impound fees to get her car back. She was living at her moms at the time and the same week this happened to her car, her mom’s landlord forced them to move out because there were too many people living in the small apartment and it was against the fire code. Veronica and her boys were forced to move into a hotel room.
Veronica Machado works hard and puts her family first, but struggles every day. Fortunately for Veronica, she found an organization called Extended Family that was able to assist her.
According to Mark Carmer, the founder of Extended Family, “we assist those single parents who are employed and working hard for their families, but find it’s still not enough. Our current government programs are not designed to provide aid to those who are trying to better themselves. Single parents, who are employed in an effort to improve the lives of their children, often fail to qualify for government or charitable assistance because they are earning an income. Extended Family believes these are the people who should be supported the most. We believe in helping those who are alone and working hard to help their family. Being a good single parent is tough enough, but being a good single parent with limited financial resources and little or no support from family or friends is almost impossible. Extended Family tries to make it a little easier.” Mark Carmer also stated that “100% of donations received by Extended Family go directly towards assisting single parent families. No donation money is used for the cost of offices, phones, supplies, postage, administrative costs, marketing costs or any other expense not directly related to assisting a family in need.”
Thanks to Extended Family, the future looks a little better for Veronica Machado and her children. Extended Family rewarded her with a grant that will enable her to get her car back after being repossessed. The grant will also allow her family to move out of the hotel and into an apartment by paying the first months rent, last months rent and security deposit.
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