More than $230,000 Raised for Mother and Three Kids Facing Evictions


A family from Las Vegas was facing eviction and didn’t know how they would make up enough money to pay back rent.

Dasha Kelly, a mother of three, previously lost her job as a card dealer when the pandemic forced casinos to shut down. She is one of the more than 11 million Americans that are behind on their rent, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

“I had no idea what we were going to do,” Kelly told CNN News in an interview.

She started a GoFundMe on Monday, hoping to cover her rent to avoid eviction. “We owe $1,900 for rent alone not including utilities. I will figure out utilities by pawning a few things. As you all know it is entirely still too hot to be homeless. My daughters are aged 5, 6, and 8. Please help with anything you can” she wrote on her page.

Within 24 hours, Kelly saw she raised more than $172,000 from more than 2,700 donors. She’s now raised over $230,000 from more than 3,900 donors. Most donations received were $10 and $20, however, she’s also received donations of $1,000, $2,000, and the highest donation from a single donor of $15,000.

It’s been reported that she plans to deposit the money into savings accounts for each of her three daughters, as well as pay the remainder of her apartment’s lease, and pay it forward to others.

“I just want to make sure I do the best that I can to help the next person that is in the same situation.


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