It’s been a while since Edna had the luxury of lingering over a cup of coffee. Over the past four years, she has crashed with friends, lived in her car, and most recently, lived at the Salvation Army Women & Children’s Shelter.
Her story is complicated, she says. She raised two children while working full-time. Then chronic illness began to pull her down just as her youngest finished school. Before long, she says “the bottom fell out and I couldn’t get back up.”
It took hard work, trusting caseworkers, and committing to regular therapy, but she’s finally climbing back out. “I feel like I’m getting me back,” she says.
Thanks to the support of caring community members like you, Edna received help with rent and utility deposits and was able to shop for furniture and other essentials free-of-charge. Then, volunteers stepped up to load and transport her new possessions to her new home.
Wells Fargo team members provided the volunteer labor to load, transport, and unload furniture and other essentials selected by Edna at Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Furniture Bank.
She is grateful for the opportunity to return to stable housing, to decide when and where she will shower, to make herself a bowl of soup, and to snuggle up on her couch and simply ponder the idea of “home” again.
“It’s the little things you forget when you lose everything,” she says.
Her favorite acquisitions? The coffee pot and a cozy throw pillow aptly embroidered with the words “home.”
Thank you for giving Edna the opportunity to savor the ordinary things again through your extraordinary support.