When one works in a homeless shelter, disappointments are often. I wish we could have space for every person who needed it. Unfortunately, it is not the case. So when I received a call in early June from a woman who wanted to donate her home, I was speechless!

The home was a 3 bedroom trailer right here in Linn County. The only requirements were the person must have been employed for at least 2 months prior and pass the criminal background check. After searching through all of the clients we had, we couldn’t find anyone who would qualify…but then I received a phone call from a married couple with a daughter. They had been living in a hotel while both parents worked just to pay for the room. We provided room for them in the shelter and soon learned they were the perfect candidate for this opportunity.

We had to move fast to guarantee this family would be able to move home! We got them approved and by Aug 15th they were able to move home. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone! I am so glad I got to be part of this!