SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - When a River Rouge mom of nine (and full-time student) needed help with her home after a fire, Channel 7 stepped in and found some organizations to help her out.
This effort has allowed the family to stay together in their home.
"I am very excited and so are my children, very happy," says Janine Jackson.
She is a single mother of nine and full-time student who lives in River Rouge. In February, a fire tore through the upstairs portion of her home and damaged all the windows and siding on the house. She was in danger of being evicted!
Janie needed serious help because she had just dropped her insurance because of limited money. She literally had no place to go.
However, River Rouge Fire Marshall Roberto Cruz and his department were so moved by the family that they contacted Channel 7 looking for help.
"He's my hero," says Janine. "Without him none of this would be possible!" After speaking with Roberto, I went to meet the Jackson's.
I showed our community what they were dealing with and asked for help. Belfor Restoration and St. Vincent de Paul jumped on board and provided the needed repairs, services and goods to keep the family in their own home.
Belfor Restoration took care of windows, siding and also brought in Ductz to do all the duct cleaning.
SVDP provided shopping sessions for the families to get new beds, clothing, essential items and even dental work.
Without their generous contributions the Jackson's might be on the streets. We thank them for their wonderful efforts!