Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Family Blessed by a Blog Miracle

Photo by~wibo~ on Flickr.

It's never too late to talk about Christmas spirit and the miracles that arise from this most joyous holiday. It's tough when a family faces foreclosure, but to receive a foreclosure notice during the holiday season is even more heart wrenching. I read this unique story about a family that almost lost their entire livelihood and home, but they were able to overcome surmountable odds with the help of a friend's blog and the donations from kind hearted people from around the country. Daniel and Ebony Sampson, and their three children were the victims of foreclosure, having to come up with $10,000 within two weeks in order to save their home. Jack Grier, a friend of the family published Ebony and Daniel's story, along with a link where people could make a donation. Astonishingly, within just five days of the blog post the family raised over $10,000 and were fortunate enough to spend Christmas in their wonderful home. What miracles have you seen this year? In light of the current market, I would love to hear some more stories of triumph, so don't hesitate to share them with me and I will in return share them with my loyal SIREN community.

Blog 'miracle' saves Christmas for hard-luck family [CNN]
Blog 'miracle' saves Christmas for hard-luck family [CNN Video]

Photo by CNN

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