Hello everyone! I have good news to report on Katy, the homeless teenager and her mom, Liz. Due to directed tweeting last night, twitter friend @kikarose (who lives in that area) took them hotel money for two nights. They were so extremely grateful to have hot showers and food. Thank you @kikarose. You are a true hero, angel and Twitter friend.
Katy is now on Twitter. You may want to follow her.
I went back to work on the media contacts and at noon today, had two stations (NBC/ABC) wanting the story. In spite of Liz and Katy’s exhaustion, they interviewed with both stations and both are airing this evening. I am obtaining the broadcasts and will have them for you soon. It is my hopes that through this media coverage, more people will come forward to help them get back on their feet.
This afternoon, Brandilyn Collins gives the following update on her blog: “I’m leaving to drive to see Katy and Liz. (I’ve been without a car for the past two days–just got it back.) I’m taking them $946 in PayPal donations. They received $300 in checks in their P.O. Box today, and that’s already in the bank.”
Way to go!
I am so excited to see this all coming together! I truly feel like God put a team in place, and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. And see, I told you that together, we can make a difference!
Thank YOU for your support and tweets. They are not out of the woods yet! We are working to try and get Liz a job and as you know, that is really tough right now. So if you can give, and haven’t yet, please consider a small new year’s gift for this talented teen and her mom. Send via paypal to brandilyn (@) brandilyncollins (dot) com.
You can also mail to:
PO Box 111525
Campbell, CA 95011
THANK YOU WONDERFUL READERS!