Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Single Mother Wants to Cook Her Daughter a Good Meal

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities ; Single Mother Wants to Cook Her Daughter a Good Meal

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A single mother is fixing her Putnam County home on her own, replacing plywood, patching leaks, painting walls and renovating the entire bathroom. She doesn't have much help. Shortly before she bought the old trailer last spring, her father died, the only man of influence in her life.

What has kept the single mother going is her 3-year-old daughter, and all she wants is to be able to cook a nice meal for her. The trailer's stove doesn't work, and she has to cook everything in a small microwave.

It's not often she reaches out for help, and she could really use it right now, a caseworker said.

"She is really resourceful, she's one to work and not to take, the caseworker said. "And most of all, she's a really good mom.

The trailer was in poor condition when she bought it for $1,800 just a few months ago. …

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