A single Dad whose wife abandoned him and their three children has been homeless as a result for the past several months. He and the kids were taken in by a small local church and have been living there in a small prayer room converted into living space with four beds. The three children attend a local Summerville elementary school and an aunt who is local gets the kids off to school each day. The dad has a job as a sub with the post office and recently became approved for an apartment in subsidized housing.
ARC Change for a Dollar was paying a chance visit to a local hotel that was upgrading their rooms. We inquired about what was happening with the old furniture in hopes of getting a piece or two for the family. When asked why, we explained this situation and the General Manager for the hotel donated a full room full of furniture to this family; two double beds, a dresser, two night stands, a table and two chairs. ARC volunteers donated a kitchen table with 4 chairs, bed frames, bedding and other items. The furniture was delivered over the past few days to their new apartment. Making their home more livable for the Christmas holiday.