Fund set up by Constable Herschel Smith:

Shelita Rowe Fund
TDECU Credit Union

Waller County Precinct 3 Constable Herschel Smith needs your help.

Tonight (Monday) he stumbled upon a single mother with six children sleeping in a van in the parking lot of a Motel 6 at 2900 W. Sam Houston Parkway.


The woman tells me by phone she left Houston a year ago to try and find a job in Florida to support her kids.

She says when that did not work out she returned this week.


By that time the struggling parent says she was out of money.

She also reached out to three major shelters in Houston.

She says she was told there was no room because the facilities are at capacity for the holidays.

She says one shelter also told her she had too many children.

I asked if she had family in Houston to crash with and she said no since she’s been on her own for such a long time.

If you have any type of solution to this issue contact Waller County Precinct 3 Constable Herschel Smith right now at 832-889-8529… as soon as possible!


  1. latravia ferguson December 15, 2014 10:40 pm 

    She can come to 4330 Fulton St.77009 ….9am Monday through Thursday and ask for me Mrs. Ferguson we are hiring
    God Bless!!!!

    • yvonne December 16, 2014 10:16 am 

      I am looking for work myself and wanted to know the details on the company

  2. Anthony December 15, 2014 10:59 pm 

    You can probably get them a room on priceline or hotwire for less.

  3. Anonymous December 15, 2014 11:38 pm 

    My job is hiring go to the fresh

  4. Shelley pate December 16, 2014 12:50 am 

    I’m going to call the super 8 and pay for a week stay beginning tomorrow

    • Rudysia Blocker December 16, 2014 2:08 am 

      Wow how nice of you God bless you

      • nita December 16, 2014 3:03 pm 

        God Bless you

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 4:50 am 

      You’re a blessing…..

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 7:57 am 

      God is at work. Look how he shows up and shows out. God knows I wish I had the resources financially to help out. I THANK GOD for big hearted people like you Shelley Pate.

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 9:40 am 

      May God bless you for being a blessing to others.

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 9:50 am 

      May God continue to bless you.

    • Alstr December 16, 2014 8:37 pm 

      Its a Blessing to be a Blessing

    • Anonymous December 17, 2014 1:23 pm 

      Your so nice and sweet

  5. Anonymous December 16, 2014 5:40 am 

    Check with the Jewish Family Services or Project L.I.F.T. for emergency housing assistance.

  6. Anonymous December 16, 2014 6:09 am 

    Call 311 they should have a list of shelters for women or HUD based housing that may not require a waiting list

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 5:08 pm 

      Her name is shelita rowe and her number is (832)901-6567

    • Anonymous December 17, 2014 12:32 am 

      What’s your email? I know someone who could use some help

  7. Felicia December 16, 2014 6:37 am 

    I HATE to sound so insensitive, but it just infuriates me to no end – WHY WHY WHY continue to have SO MANY kids when you can not afford them?! Im sorry, but i would feel so much more gratification in helping the elderly, our veterans & donating to orphanages that house the poor babies/little ones OF these “types” of women. Smh.

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 7:41 am 

      You are SO SAD!

      • jason December 16, 2014 8:12 am 

        Felicia. If that’s how you feel then do as you please. No one has begrudged you to give one red cent. You’re not obligated to do a damn thing but pay taxes. Get a life.

        • Jasmine December 16, 2014 10:05 am 

          I think Felicia has a point. I dont know the lady’s whole situation but some women do continue to have kids knowing they are struggling and when their resources run out they get pitty from the public. I do give her this, at least she is trying to look for a job. I can’t lie, it crossed my mind too… Why she got so many kids???? But God bless her. Again, i applaused her effort in trying to find a job.

          • KP December 17, 2014 4:21 pm 

            Becasue some women don’t believe in ABORTION and God blesses even the poorest with children for a purpose.

          • Crystal December 17, 2014 9:55 pm 

            Y’all don’t even know her whole situation. She could’ve been in an abusive marriage and decided to get out before it was to late. People are so quick to pass judgement and not even know the whole story. I hope y’all never fall into a helpless situation. May God have mercy on you and your selfish judgemental ways.

          • Anonymous December 27, 2014 12:10 pm 

            She may just be on hard time.

    • marniemarn123 December 16, 2014 9:33 am 

      Felicia-WHY WHY WHY do you think that your selfish opinion serves anything good here? How does your opinion help these people NOW? Everyone here has posted with the purpose to respond to a crisis. All you offer is how you think this crisis could have been avoided-how you are inconvenienced by the ‘stereotype’. Take your negativity to prayer& let God show you how you can empower women-rather than judge them &fuel negativity.

      • ShyRN December 17, 2014 8:12 am 

        Well said!

    • MotherOf4 December 16, 2014 10:25 am 

      How do u know she wasn’t married and had the kids or that once upon a time she could afford all of them? People like u are so quick to judge and offer your negativity rather than a solution. If u don’t want to help move on…u r basically saying the kids are not worthy of help bc u think their mom is some “type” of person that u don’t like. May God grant you wisdom and knowledge Felicia!

      • nita December 16, 2014 3:11 pm 

        I must say as a mother of 7 I was in this situation before and I had so much pride and no 1 to ask for help. I can understand her situation cause I been there and as a mother I turn to a life of crime for mines no robbing or killing but I took responsibility for mines and I did my time. I been home 2 years now still with no job or income but Im blessed to go back to school found a place to stay and can say Im blessed. Im glad someone is trying to help her cause no 1 ever helped me beside my strength in God. So many would understand unless they been there.#my-opinion

    • Tancey December 16, 2014 11:36 am 

      How do you know at the time she was having kids that things were as is? Keep living

    • Robby Waller December 16, 2014 2:40 pm 

      Since doing homeless outreach for a couple years, it has opened my eyes to a lot of the things that I once thought was true in our society. I used to think along the same lines as you on this topic, however, like I said, since doing homeless outreach, I have learned that things aren’t always what they seem. We can’t judge a book by its cover, or in this case, we can’t judge these people by the picture. A lot of the homeless people we have met and ministered to used to have great jobs. Some had families. Some were abused and had been on the streets since they were in their teens and were now in their 50s. Btw, that person has since joined and graduated a 9 month program, is living with a room mate in a apartment, has been freed from cancer, and is now ministering to others about alcoholism and homelessness. Yes, some people make mistakes…no, actually we all do, but the bottom line is, no matter the mistakes we’ve made in life, we can fix them through making better choices and with the help, guidance, and encouragement from others. Sure, critiquing and telling them where they have already messed up can push some to rise above it all and overcome, but truthfully, it can hurt others and put them in a place much lower than where they were. This woman may have grown up different than you. In a different culture, a different neighborhood, a different family, with different financial incomes and with different parents with different instructions on life. She may have been married to a wealthy man who passed away. She may have been kicked out of a good situation that she had no control over. We just don’t know until we get to know that person. I only ask that we reach out more to others where we can, and if we can’t, then that is fine too, but without truly knowing what “type” of woman this is without getting to know her and her kids, is simply ridiculous. I wish you a Merry CHRISTmas and will be praying! God Bless!

      • Pam Cheshire December 16, 2014 5:33 pm 

        Love your post Robby!

        • Alstr December 16, 2014 8:40 pm 

          Let the CHURCH say AMEN Robby

        • Anonymous December 17, 2014 5:19 pm 

          Amen, may God bless you and them.

    • Bob December 16, 2014 3:17 pm 

      If you can’t help sometimes its better to not comment at all. Your racism will not be tolerated. I will help and donate and will not try to discourage others. What church do you go to? I’d like to have a word with your preacher.

    • Tiffany December 16, 2014 3:49 pm 

      Felicia, evidently you didn’t hate to sound insensitive too much because you proceeded with your statements. You do not know her situation at all. How do you know she didn’t fall upon hard times once she had the children. Perhaps if you fall from grace one day, because clearly that’s where you are, you won’t be so quick to speak on others when they are down. One could also say why didn’t the elderly plan for their future? Again, you don’t know the situation .

    • Pam Cheshire December 16, 2014 5:29 pm 

      Here’s the deal Felicia. I agree with you….to a point. She shouldn’t have had so many kids without being able to support them. On the other hand, there are these sweet, innocent kids with nowhere to go and no Christmas. We can’t punish them. It isn’t their fault. They didn’t ASK to be born into this situation. Hopefully a bank will set up a fund so we can all donate to help them. It isn’t fair to make the children suffer for what you think is the irresponsible actions of their mother. Have a Merry Christmas and try to view the world through the eyes of the children. I think you will change your mind and want to help them as well. I know I do.

    • mickey December 16, 2014 6:28 pm 


    • Joplin December 16, 2014 8:34 pm 

      I HATE to sound so insensitive, but your attitude has no place here, and I sincerely doubt you’ve helped anyone lately, including the elderly, veterans, and orphanages. When is the last time you donated, how much, and to whom?

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 10:21 pm 

      Why are you even commenting then?! Ignorant smh

    • Anonymous December 17, 2014 11:48 am 

      First with the job market the way it is she could have lost her job. To think that she is sorry and don’t want to work, bad luck fall on all. She ask for help not a hand out. How do you know that she is not a veteran. Children are a gift from God, put yourself in her shoes she’s not stealing or selling her body.

    • Anonymous December 17, 2014 1:26 pm 

      You never know when you’ll have hardship. Anything can happen you could lose your job and lose everything.

  8. Tosha December 16, 2014 7:27 am 

    Felicia, You are part of what’s wrong with world! How is it that you’re bashing this woman when you know nothing about her background?? How do you know she wasn’t married and her husband left her or died? You could’ve kept that negative ass comment to yourself! Lmao at “these types of women.” It’s not fair for you to judge anyone! It’s your choice to help whomever you want but don’t ridicule someone else because of their choices! You don’t know what this lady has endured or what she had to escape from! How about you just pray for her like I’ll pray for you! Just ignorant!

    • Judy December 16, 2014 8:17 am 

      Thank you for getting her straight I hate when folks be so judgmental … Folks need to think before they speak… What if our God judge us right now I don’t think half of us will make it the promise land…

      • Garland December 16, 2014 11:52 am 

        That us the most judgemental, perjudicial, idiotic statement ive heard in a very long time. Shame on you Felicia and your perfect life.

  9. Verdon Williams December 16, 2014 7:28 am 

    Please get me a direct contact on this woman. I have a friend that have a 8 bedroom house that helps women.

  10. Anonymous December 16, 2014 7:35 am 

    God please protect and bless this family. In Jesus name, amen!

  11. Anonymous December 16, 2014 7:58 am 

    Felicia, How ignorant can you be!!! You have NO compassion whatsoever!! What if this one your family members??? Get a life!! You have your right to your opinion but this just unbelievable!! Shame on you!! You don’t know what this mother had to endure!!

    • Anonymous December 17, 2014 12:23 am 

      If you can find her a place I will give my food stamp money to provide them food. It’s the time to give not judge. Atleast she trying to help herself and keep her kid kids. I was abused and left with my child with nowhere to go. Don’t judge if you do not know the story

  12. Johnnie Tatum December 16, 2014 7:59 am 

    Second Chance Outreach would like to help. 713-623-1811

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 1:11 pm 

      Thank u my brother Johnnie Tatum! I know that everyone has a story and a teatimony! We should never knock anyone down because there may come a time we will need help! I pray 4 het and het kids and that they are all still 2gether!

  13. We are here to help December 16, 2014 8:08 am 

    Felicia this is not your assignment. What we need now is solutions not whys!

  14. Anonymous December 16, 2014 8:10 am 

    She can go to Yaweh mission for transitional housing. Open

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 11:34 am 

      I wouldn’t send them there cause she will get put out the next week !! I hate that place and how they did me a working mother smh !!! Keep praying y’all Mission of Yaweh is a joke with bed bugs out this world

  15. We are here to help December 16, 2014 8:11 am 

    I have hygiene items as well as some non perishable items. Please email what’s needed

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 10:18 am 

      May God continue to Bless yhu.

  16. Judy December 16, 2014 8:12 am 

    Everyone falls short in their lives… Even I with two kids they are grown now… But like it was said you never know what that person went thru to get in the position she in today… This could have easily been you FELICIA … All I can say but GOD seen me thru it all by putting careing people in my life.

  17. Karla Brown December 16, 2014 8:21 am 

    An account is being set up according to Constable Smith….They will put the information out as soon as they have it….What a blessing he has been for this family….an angel in uniform!

  18. Rosalie December 16, 2014 8:26 am 

    GOD Bless all who are helping and Bless those who want too but can’t.

  19. Hill December 16, 2014 8:31 am 

    I love the fact the majority of the the people that commented are willing to help this woman and her children. Felicia I was married for 16 years and had 3 kids with my husband who ended up walking out on us. He took everything and emptied all the accounts. I had to start all over and it was a very hard not knowing if I could pay my rent or have food everyday on the table for my children. But, by the grace of God good, kindhearted people came to my rescue and helped me get back on my feet. Now I’m a Federal employee. It is true, you never know what a person has been through.

  20. jazz December 16, 2014 8:45 am 

    I can say she loves her kids and didn’t give up are leave them behind don’t judge this woman pray for her and her kid’s are help them its Christmas time a time for giving you will be blessed double time

  21. Erica December 16, 2014 8:48 am 

    Bye Felicia! Literally!

    • Anonymous December 16, 2014 9:09 am 


  22. jazz December 16, 2014 8:51 am 

    Felicia never judge a book by its cover and remember kids are blessings from god if u have nothing good to say don’t say nothing at all pray for her she’s trying to change her life and tried moving to another state with all her kids

  23. Nancy December 16, 2014 8:52 am 

    Fund is set up for these kids!!

  24. Wanda Young December 16, 2014 8:53 am 

    Baby trust me God will make a way for u n your childrenhe will put the right ppl in your life just have faith n he will c u thur it .God bless you and your family

  25. noemi margenau December 16, 2014 8:53 am 

    As the saying goes…BYE FELICIA!

  26. Lakisha December 16, 2014 9:14 am 

    I would like to help get the kids clothes and new shoes.

  27. Richard Bluiett December 16, 2014 9:19 am 

    This is using Social Media in a good and positive way!!!

  28. Jenay Whitley December 16, 2014 9:35 am 

    Hello I have boys clothes size 6 and 7 shoes size 11to 1 were do I send them.

  29. marniemarn123 December 16, 2014 9:36 am 

    I would like to learn more about this family, and how to help them. Thank you Isiah, for shedding light on this family’s need, and allowing people to know their story and help them through. Blessings!

  30. Milkshake December 16, 2014 9:44 am 

    Praying for this family!!!!!

  31. Lantern December 16, 2014 10:06 am 

    Felicia you are awful. She may have a lot of children but she did not abandon them. She didn’t drop them at an orphanage being that it’s stressful and hard. She is willing to struggle with her kids. Those kids in the orphanage would rather have their mother than be living at a damn facility motherless. You really need to pray and ask God for forgiveness because in this life we don’t know what struggles we gone be faced with.

  32. Lantern December 16, 2014 10:07 am 

    A go-fund account will draw more money than the other fundraiser site

  33. Niecy December 16, 2014 10:08 am 

    Can I help this family?

  34. Anonymous December 16, 2014 10:11 am 

    Call lady d if all the other leads don’t pain out 2817728814

  35. Neekeita Wells December 16, 2014 10:28 am 

    I want to pay for an week of hotel stay for the family

  36. Shavon Doyle December 16, 2014 10:57 am 

    Please let me know what hotel she and her family are in. I would also like to pay for a week

  37. Nancy December 16, 2014 11:20 am 

    I want to know what hotel she’s in as well so I can use the money to pay for hotel stay.

  38. Carmella December 16, 2014 11:22 am 

    It’s a blessing to help people. Especially when you see a need. May the Lord multiply your blessings today.

  39. Gina December 16, 2014 11:31 am 

    I ‘ m so happy that I serve an awesome God god bless many women to have children and this woman was blessed with 6 they are gifts and we are put here to take care of those children they’re given to us for a reason you don’t know what these kids may turn out to be you might need one of them one day as a doctor or a lawyer or surgeon who knows what God’s plan is for the six kids for you Felicia to condemn this woman for what she’s trying to do going from one state back to another state It’s hard to do with 6 kids I commend you guys in Houston Harris County for trying to Help also with resources to help this woman I live here in Austin Texas and yes I have seen people turned away because of certain issues but I’m so happy to know that Houston will step in and take care of its own God bless you lady I will pray for you and your children and just keep on moving God sees all and he knows all and Felicia I’ll pray for your sanity cuz you’ll need it in the end we are not getting any younger we’re getting older and just remember what I said you don’t know what these kids may turn out to be.

  40. Anonymous December 16, 2014 11:35 am 

    We all need to stop judging, we don’t know her what her story is and it’s not our place to dictate other wise. This women could have been Married when she had these children and lost her husband, or anything. If you are able to help someone do so if not or choose not keep your negative thoughts to yourself. God sits high and looks low, you never now what YOUR SITUATION might change to tomorrow. Lets love one another people

  41. britt December 16, 2014 12:21 pm 

    Texas department of criminal justice is always hiring. Good salary and benefits all you need is an high school deplorable or GED.

    • nita December 16, 2014 3:16 pm 

      do you know jobs that hire felony backgrounds less than 5 yrs?

  42. Loving on Jesus December 16, 2014 12:31 pm 

    To this mother God loves you and he sees you, This just may be a test for Houston. To see if there is any good spirit filled people left in this world,I’m Proud to be a part of something thats truly a move of God.

  43. Anonymous December 16, 2014 12:41 pm 

    I can help out by paying for one night stay at the Motel she is staying in.

  44. Timieka Walker December 16, 2014 12:54 pm 

    Can someone please email me the direct information of the mother to this family. I don’t have a housing solution at this time but I’m working on it but for now I would like to help with clothing all the children as well as the mother. Please if anyone has direct contact for this mother please forward it to me PLEASE…..
    Ph- 832-412-5776

    • Nicole December 17, 2014 9:00 am 

      Morning, her direct number is 8329016567

  45. Denise December 16, 2014 1:13 pm 

    Please please send me information to get in touch with this lady directly, if possible, or have her contact me.

  46. Ro December 16, 2014 1:44 pm 

    I just called they are there and blessings to the young lady that paid for a week stay. I will be going to drop off food

  47. Ro December 16, 2014 1:46 pm 

    Oh and for those that don’t have anything good to say or trying to help keep your negative comments to yourself.

  48. eboni December 16, 2014 1:53 pm 

    She can try Center for empowerment, they do have openings.

  49. totaltruthknow December 16, 2014 2:58 pm 

    What awesome people that have volunteered to help. I am praying that God will bless those who have given.
    Houston is truly a great city.

  50. Bob December 16, 2014 3:22 pm 

    An account has been set up by the constable at TDCU
    Shelita Rowe Fund.TDECU Credit Union Account# 2438799

    This is how you sow a seed!

    • Alstr December 16, 2014 8:44 pm 

      Thank You I was looking for that Info

  51. Bob December 16, 2014 3:25 pm 

    Its racist like Felicia that is the cause of so much homelessness in the country.

  52. Bob December 16, 2014 3:26 pm 

    Its racist like Felicia that is the cause of so much homelessness in the country. I will give in spite of the devil.

  53. Tonisha Hunter December 16, 2014 3:40 pm 

    Hello, Iddon’t know what the problem is with the negative comments we all make bad voices and no one is human. Hello my name is Tonisha Hunter, mother of 6 children been in that situation twice with my children. I don’thave money but iI have a roof and she is more than welcome. Ladies we all need each other instead of judging why not help black women have a serious issue with bringing the same color of your skin down. Contact me if she does want my offer or not I still would like to keep in contact with her and bond with her because I know exactly how she is feeling right now. 832-876-6346

  54. amy December 16, 2014 4:58 pm 

    I Can help with a warm roof for a week at a motel

    • Alstr December 16, 2014 8:45 pm 

      Love it Blessings to you as well there is also a Fund set up now by the constable

    • Kendrick Wilson December 20, 2014 9:10 pm 

      ShelitavRowebdirect number is (832)901-6567

  55. stephanie December 16, 2014 6:37 pm 

    God bless her and these babies. I was once in this situation with my own family. Oh but God had a plan. Its gonna better.. God bless.

  56. Sureka December 16, 2014 7:14 pm 

    To the young lady, God will provide even when no other resources are available… I have a pair of gently used bunk beds with mattresses. Email me at May God see you thru these trying times..God Bless

  57. kim December 16, 2014 7:14 pm 

    God bless her family we may not know what was going on in her life hope she stay strong for her babies ….cause they do need her BLESSINGS!

  58. Nicole December 16, 2014 7:41 pm 

    7402 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX I 713 733 9206 wesley square apartment. They are low income apartments. I used to stay there. It’s not the best of apartments but it’s something.

  59. Real December 16, 2014 8:10 pm 

    I am in a trailriding club and everyday we look for stories like this. It sad that anyone has to be in this situation especially the kids. I will run this story across my club memebers and we will gladly like to help this family out……especially make sure these kids have a great Christmas. If their is any way that I could reach her or someone who is in touch with this family, could tou please give me a call at 281-676-0438

    • Nicole December 17, 2014 8:59 am 

      Her direct number is 8329016567

  60. Anonymous December 16, 2014 8:23 pm 

    God bless everyone that has an open heart to help this woman meet the necessities for herself and her kids!

  61. Mother of 5 December 16, 2014 9:24 pm 

    I applaud everyone who’s reaching out. You never know a persons situation or what circumstances that lead to the point of where they are now. Each of you are a blessing. Although I’m in no position to help I can say young lady stay strong it will get better for you and your family because you’re putting forth an effort. God has the final say and as you can see there’s still good hearted people in this world.

  62. Anonymous December 16, 2014 9:57 pm 

    Help or not, but leave the negative comments out.You may find yourself in the same position
    as she is, even if you don’t have 6 kids. Get yo life!!!!

  63. Nancy December 16, 2014 11:28 pm 

    I will visting with constable or cotactung him.

  64. Nancy December 16, 2014 11:29 pm 

    I will visting with constable or cotacting him.

  65. Tenesha Robbins December 16, 2014 11:35 pm 

    Please Email me her Information And direct Contact number for her. I have a family that would adopt her family for Xmas. or she can contact me directly @ 832-329-0472

  66. Tenesha Robbins December 17, 2014 12:12 am 

    Why is the contact number on here different then the numbers posted on the Waller County Home page for the constable raising these funds?

  67. Anonymous December 17, 2014 5:48 am 

    ever body talking bout all them kids. now have more then two is frowned upon. but back in the day women was have 10 an 15 kids back in the day. You did not here this shit about too many kids. Now lets talk about her money problems. Were is the Daddy of these kids. but since he ant stepping up to the plate.. backin the day it was easy to take care if that many kids cause food was cheaper. And they had the same daddy.

  68. Nicole December 17, 2014 7:57 am 

    Her name is Shelita Rowe. She is staying at 2900 W Sam Houston Pkwy Houston TX 77042. Room number 120
    The hotel number is 7133349188
    Any questions about the kids clothing and shoe size you can email me at

    Shelita Rowe
    TDECU Credit Union #2438799

    Have a blessed one!!

  69. ShyRN December 17, 2014 8:20 am 

    Is there a way to donate online to the fund created for her at the credit union? I don’t see how to do that and I would like to contribute and help this special lady out, REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY KIDS SHE HAS!
    Please advise if you can.

    • Kendrick Wilson December 20, 2014 8:57 pm 

      No maam I had to donate at the bank locations. But you can also call Shelita at (832)901-6567. God bless

  70. MsAnn December 17, 2014 9:25 am 

    The problem isn’t that she has 6 children, the problem is that she is unable to care for them at this time—–Stop harping on the situation and affer a solution. If you not positive, keep the negativity to yourself.

  71. Regina December 17, 2014 9:31 am 

    some people are quick to pass judgement. You ever know what you may face in life. It’s her now, it may be you in the future. God Bless You.

  72. anonymous December 17, 2014 10:46 am 

    My God My God He is soooo wonderful!!! Just when I feel like giving up I read all the comments and they encourage me to keep goin!!! Our Father bless her and her children!!!

  73. Jay LeRon December 17, 2014 10:47 am 

    I have some female clothing and possible monetary donation. This is our sister God will provide.
    Call 832 508 5392

  74. anonymus December 17, 2014 3:56 pm 

    She can also enroll the kids in Free AfterSchool Program with any Parks&Recreation center near her. The program is 3pm-6pm with the City of Houston. Kids received snacks and lunches Monday-Friday.

  75. Tamara Filmore December 18, 2014 12:58 am 

    Praying for this family…it could be any of us

  76. Tr December 20, 2014 4:11 am 

    I can definitely understand where she’s coming from and what she’s going through. My children and I have been displaced for sometime now and it’s not easy receiving help. I can definitely appreciate the fact that people are willing to actually help a family in need. I feel sorry for each one of you who’s made comments in regard to her actually being in her situation because you don’t know how are why she’s in her situation. I am a single mother of three one who’s had several heart surgeries and other medical problems that cost quite a bit of money on a regular basis especially when all of the healthcare calls for additional fines or they won’t cover it at all because it’s a pre-existing condition. A few years ago I would have never ever believed that I would ever be in the situation that I’m in and I had the money I had all of the resources to take care of my children by myself. However there were some extenuating circumstances that kept me from being able to go to work every day because I am a single mother and I had to take care of my children and as I stated before one who is actually been in the hospital for months at a time. I have to say that I know without a doubt in my mind now that regardless of what you do for people or how much you put yourself behind or under for others they’ll never do it for you. However perfect stranger is more willing to help you then family member or close friend and even the government that we pay fund into for their assistance in the case of an emergency. Houston and surrounding areas that actually jumped to help this young lady and her children I commend you for every dollar every 11 wide every prayer whatever it was that you contributed to her being uplifted and put in the welfare of the kids first I’m sure it went far beyond just a thank you. Being homeless and running out of finance or living day by day is a fear that many of us face on a regular basis. Some days I cry from the moment I open my eyes until the next end of the night when I’m staying at crying myself to sleep because I don’t know what to do about tomorrow or the next few hours. Interviewing on a daily basis only to hear that either the position was being placed on hold or I was overqualified has been the common thread of emails or responses from voicemail or just no response at all. I have called every agency that I would I could think of. Even pleaded with different organizations for any help. I’ve had a few friends even try to reach out to agencies for me and that’s not just your average day today agencies I know that they sent emails to celebrities talkshow host you name it they tried and it just didn’t seem to pan out so I know that there has to be something bigger and better out there that’s working for my good. I’ve never had to depend on anyone to help me in any kind away so this is all new for me however it has taught me to kind of look back and not think of what others are saying about someone else’s situation and just to know that everybody’s situation is different and everyone from the outside looking in don’t actually have a clue of what’s going on. I have also picked up a new found respect for single mothers and struggling parents. So to the young lady I I salute you for actually being able to continue wine because until your story actually became public I was on the brink of giving up myself. I had actually stopped believing in good people. I don’t even know how your story actually popped up in my inbox or on my screen it but the night that it showed up was actually the night that I had already decided that there was nothing left to do or try. Yet the fact that I saw so many willing to come to your aid and think of your children made me once again know that a doubt that giving up was not an option. To say that my seven-year-old was supposed to not be able to see her birthday should have been enough for me to know that God didn’t bring me this far to leave us five years later but now all I can do is pray that he forgives me for doubting him. I am so grateful to each person that actually put a handout to this young lady because that lets me know that there is actually still some hope. So again to the young lady and her children may not have much but I will offer anything I can to help you guys even in my situation at this time so try to send you a personal message and if ever I can do anything for you please call text whatever it is that you need to do to reach out to me even if it’s just to talk and I Will do what ever it is that I can do to be there for you.

  77. Kendrick Wilson December 20, 2014 9:07 pm 

    Shelita’s situation is very sad. She shares alot about her life when or if you go to meet her. And she doesnt mind allowing people in to see her situation. Shelita and her kids are still at the motel looking for an apartment or house. She said she didnt mind me sharing thesevthings with you all. Shelita never had a mother or father. Praise God I told Ms. ROWE she has a testimony. A life long of abuse that shevdoesnt want her kids to endure. Although theyve already witnessed the struggling and hard days at their young age. Lets continue to pray for Shelita and her kids and all the people in the world and especially kids that are enduring, the pain and auffering that life can sometimes bring. God bless you all

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