Sisters Pattie Bonner and Jennifer Keller pool their money to help a single mother make a new start in Pattie’s hometown of Tylertown, Mississippi.
An arsonist set fire to several houses in Tylertown, including the home that Daphne Maxwell shares with her young daughter. Luckily, no one was home at the time, but Daphne lost everything except the clothes in her washing machine. With no renters’ insurance, Daphne, who works at Wal-Mart, isn't sure how she will recover what she lost.
Along with the sister's $2,000, Pattie works with local businesses to help Daphne get back on her feet. The McComb Market donates $100 to help restock Daphne's pantry, and Lot Furniture contributes $150 for new furnishings. Pattie's friend, who owns a house across the street from Daphne, offers it to her until she's able to find a new place.
"As a single mom, I know there have been times that I didn’t know how I would make it through some difficult periods," Jennifer says. "So in return, I’m grateful to have the chance to help someone in need."