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COVID-19 is the reason Dominique and her three daughters didn’t get to see her father over spring break last year. It’s also the reason they couldn’t have a funeral in his honor when he unexpectedly died in his sleep a few weeks later.
“My kids wonder why God lets bad things happen. I tell them we don’t always understand, but sometimes there is a silver lining — or it’s a way to make us grow,” Dominique says.
Throughout the personal tragedies of the past year, Dominique has managed to find that silver lining. She got to spend lots of time with her three daughters, ages 7, 9 and 19, and she saw her neighbors really pull together to care for one another.
Dominique is a registered nurse, but a surgery that fused her ankle has left her unable to work. She and her children are living with her mother who gets by on Social Security. Unless Dominique is approved for disability assistance, she’ll continue to struggle to put nutritious food on the table.
While visiting a Harvesters’ drive-through food distribution at Park Hill High School, Dominique was deeply moved by the generosity of donors like you who provide an abundance of healthy food and by the compassion of the volunteers she met.
“I can’t tell you the impact it had when somebody locked eyes with me across the parking lot and came up and asked me if I was okay,” she says. “We really do appreciate the help we receive ...”
Time and time again we hear from people who say you have no idea how much your generosity has meant for their families through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Thank you isn’t enough.
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