Community pulls together to help mom, 3 children get new home
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - People are unstoppable when they simply come together. A local family faced with homelessness is learning that firsthand. They are celebrating moving into a new home and starting a new life together.
A house isn't a home until there's love in it. A trailer in Liberty Township was just built this year and now Kimberly Miller and her three children live here. Kimberly thought about when she moved in with the kids and said, “I was excited. I actually cried.”
Kim, Isaiah, Sethea, and Tobias just moved into Countryside Village. It's roughly 10 miles away from the mobile home in Mason they recently left, but if you look at where the family was living and where they're now, it's light years away.
The children's father passed away and Kimberly's the primary caregiver. Kimberly was faced with choosing between homelessness and the mobile home in Mason. It had been built in 1955 and hadn't been updated in years.
“I don't have to worry about them being sick all the time because of the mold in the old trailer about the floors falling in, my babies going through the bathroom floor. That was a very big worry,” said Kimberly.
A volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul set up a GoFundMe to get the family a new trailer and within a day, people poured in thousands.
“I wouldn't have been able to do it without the donations and all the support behind me. I'm very blessed and thankful for it and I hope that one day I can return the favor and start doing it to other people,” said Kimberly. “I didn't realize how many good people are still out there. I was starting to lose hope, but prayer works. It really does.”
The rest of the family's furniture will be delivered Friday. The kids are starting in a new school district. Kimberly says they will miss the support they got in Mason schools, but the kids are excited to start a new chapter.