Just got word from Daniela that she signed the lease!
As I write this, Daniela is out putting a deposit down on her new apartment. It's a fresh start for her family and we will get into that more later. For now, I want to briefly acknowledge a few numbers. You've given the family a total if $16,480.60 in just over a week with most of the donations coming in in the first 24 hours. There were 531 of you who contributed funds (and many more who contributed in other ways from raising awareness to providing support). In short, you decided to give this initiative not 100% but 329%.
Belinda and I are acting as stewards over the funds. We've tapped the PayPal account for the deposit (a 1.5 month advance and security). The rent is around $950.00 a month and includes all utilities except electric. It's a 2 bedroom, 1 bath. It will suffice for a family of 4.
Fingers crossed that all goes well today. And thank you again for all of your support in so many ways. Thank you for giving this family 329 percent of your efforts and a shot at a fresh start.