Both households’ vehicles obtained towed for expired tags. They have been residing of their vehicles briefly; which left them with nowhere to else to go however within the chilly.
SAN DIEGO — The GoFundMe page for moms, Lisa and June, and their children, Mason and Ayo, has now raised greater than $18,700.
It was a bit over three weeks in the past when each households’ vehicles obtained towed for expired tags.
They have been residing of their vehicles briefly; which left them with nowhere to else to go however within the chilly on the night time earlier than little Mason’s twelfth birthday.
“Those people that sent in money that don’t even know us made me see the light again,” mentioned June, Mason’s mom.
They are utilizing the money raised in the direction of automobile and storage charges. June says Mason is at present home-schooled. Lisa says she is engaged on getting her son, Ayo, again at school. For proper now, they’re ecstatic to lastly have their vehicles again.
“I got my license plate yesterday! I kissed my license plate. I don’t have to stress anymore,” cheers Lisa.
“I got Mason his birthday present finally,” smiles June.
Both households live in transitional housing now.
“We have a living room and a bathroom!” cheers Ayo, Lisa’s son.
“With hot water!” provides Lisa.
“It’s a 10 out of 10! I’m happy,” mentioned Ayo.
“I would give it a 10 too actually,” mentioned Mason, June’s son. “I’m happy.”
However, it was tough for them to be at Mariner’s Point Park; a troubling reminder of the place they as soon as slept.
“It’s really hard. It’s hard,” mentioned June.
It’s additionally a time to reunite.
“Your story encouraged me, so I need to thank you!” mentioned Carol Meeks who runs the YouTube account “Glorious Life on Wheels.” She posted the primary video to share their tales which garnered 1000’s of views.
“I am just overjoyed. My daughter and I were literally jumping up and down, clapping, so happy they got some help!” mentioned Meeks.
Even although, they nonetheless stay with some fears, they are saying they plan to pay it ahead and now have hopes for the long run.
“I have fear that tomorrow will be totally different and we will be back in the same situation. However, we still want to help others and used a lot of the money to help other families,” mentioned June.
“I just care that my son is happy. We plan to use the money for other people in need, not just ourselves,” mentioned Lisa as she offers a bunch hug with June, Ayo and Mason.
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