A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

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I am raising funds to help alleviate financial stress from my mother, who recently lost her significant other of 14 years. My mother and her fiancé were assaulted during a robbery and her fiancé lost his life.

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Update #18

about 1 month ago

Well guys, I can't believe that it's been 2 months since everything has happened. It's been the fastest yet slowest 2 months of my life. But I wanted to say thank you again to everyone who took the time to donate, share and reach out to my mom and all of us. Words cannot accurately express our gratitude, our support system (be it family, friends or community) is unmatched. I am so thankful that we surpassed our goal, it has helped tremendously to keep my mom's head above water financially speaking. Today is the last for the fundraiser to be open so I wanted to reach out and express my humble thanks one last time. From my family to you and yours, thank you <3 And remember - it's all chaos, be kind!

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My mother is not one that ever asks for help, she is usually the one bending over backwards to help everyone around her.  She would give a stranger that last bit of food from her shelves if she knew they were in need.  She's been through more in her life than one person ever should, but she is the definition of survivor.  Anything given will go towards her bills (mortgage, utilities, insurance, etc) including her medical bills incurred from the incident. We appreciate you taking the time to read this and even if you can't donate please share.  

Also - this is the link to the story about the incident: 

Names-released-in-Dollar-General-shooting-stabbing.html

Thank you,

Her Family

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #18

Well guys, I can't believe that it's been 2 months since everything has happened. It's been the fastest yet slowest 2 months of my life. But I wanted to say thank you again to everyone who took the time to donate, share and reach out to my mom and all of us. Words cannot accurately express our gratitude, our support system (be it family, friends or community) is unmatched. I am so thankful that we surpassed our goal, it has helped tremendously to keep my mom's head above water financially speaking. Today is the last for the fundraiser to be open so I wanted to reach out and express my humble thanks one last time. From my family to you and yours, thank you <3 And remember - it's all chaos, be kind!

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #17

Happy Sunday!! We've reached our goal today! My family and I are so grateful for everyone that has donated, shared, done both and just kept in contact with us during this difficult time. Seriously, words can't express our gratitude. So thank you all again, so much!
If you want to continue to share this account surpassing the goal would be fantastic, but not expected.
We love and appreciate everyone! <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #16

Long time, no update! I've been really busy between work and helping mom get things cleaned up and organized that I've lost track of updating this regularly. We are so close to hitting our goal, I thought we'd surpass it by now, but it is ok that we haven't. I know money is tight for everyone, but I'd love to keep posting and sharing this in hopes that we will raise the rest of the funds by her birthday, August 28th. Her first birthday without Tommy is going to be so hard, but we are planning a big party for her to make it easier (if that's possible). Any of her (our) friends/family want to join in the party, please email/message/text me and I will get you the details!

Please continue to share, donate and keep her in your thoughts! We appreciate you all! <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #15

Good afternoon and happy Monday everyone! We are still a little away from reaching our goal, so if we could still spread the word we would be eternally grateful! Donate if you can, share if you can't or both if you are able, every little bit helps. The days are getting slightly easier, but this weekend was a rough one as the probate process began. As with anything else, we will get through it a day at a time. With this process though if I could leave everyone with one phrase that stuck with me....."Everything is chaos, be kind" -Michelle McNamara.

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #14

Good afternoon, and happy Friday! We are almost to our goal, and I again want to send out my most sincere thank yous for the donations and shares. It really means the world to all of us, to mom because it's really taking a lot of stress off of her and to us, her kids, because we know she's still keeping her head above water financially during this time. Please keep sharing this, donate if you can, and continue keeping our family in your thoughts. We love you all!

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #13

Good morning! We are getting closer every day to that goal, and I thank you all again for your love and support. Please continue to share and donate if you can, this has already helped my mom so much! Her birthday is at the end of this month and I'd love to hit her goal for her birthday! Thanks again for all the shares and donations <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #12

Good morning everyone! Hope you guys all had a great weekend. I've decided to start spacing out the updates, as much as I really want to do one everyday (sometimes more than once). It's been 2 weeks since I started this for my mom and we've gotten so many donations, so many shares and more love and support that we can even begin to quantify. So please know, we appreciate and love you all back, more than you know. If you can continue to share and donate, we still have not reached our goal here yet (which is to surpass the original goal). As the days pass I know this becomes older and older news to everyone, but to us this is still fresh, as if it all just happened...because it did. So thank you again, you are all the best and HAPPY MONDAY!

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #11

Good afternoon I don't have much update wise today...we keep chugging along to the goal and I am so appreciative of every donation and share! These posts are somewhat therapeutic for me, and that's why I update even when there aren't updates. I just want to let everyone know that we are still healing so we appreciate the check ins and love being sent to us daily. Please continue to share if you can and/or donate if you are able. We love and appreciate all of you. Love the Clay/Snell Family <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #10

My updates are just getting later and later...today was my first day back to work which is why it is so late. It's hard not being with my mom, but we have to start the healing process and part of that is trying to get back to some sort of "normal"...which is impossible without Tommy, but we will find our way. Yesterday was breathtaking, the amount of support that came pouring from everyone that was there, that messaged us and that just expressed their love was perfect. But I could ramble on for days about how much yesterday meant to us, and how much Tommy would have appreciated it (outside of the crying...."Suck it up, buttercup"). Please continue to share please, you're shares mean the world to us, even if it feels like it's not helping...it is! We get closer everyday to that goal, and I do believe that we will surpass it!!!! Thanks and love again to everyone! <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #9

Good morning all! This will be a short update as today is the day that we say our farewells to Tommy. Thank you all again for the generous donations that are still coming in, it means the world to us. Please continue to share if you can, let's beat this goal for Tommy!

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #8

Good mid-morning all! I'm a little late to my morning update ritual. We've had a few more donations come in, and we thank you all again so much! Today with the donations received I was able to get my mother current on all of her household bills. My next goal is to get her set for the next month, she is officially on leave from work until 8/30/2018. So I am sure to some I am getting annoying with these posts, and to those I apologize, but if it were your family you would do the same. Please continue to share this if you can't (or already have) donate. Thank you all again <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #7

Good morning! It's officially one week into this fundraising campaign, and I am thrilled at what we have raised so far. Please continue to share, donate and keep our family in your thoughts. We appreciate the outpouring of support that we continue to receive and we can't thank everyone enough. <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #6

Hello - so we have hit a plateau, which I expected to happen, but I would love to start climbing again towards this goal. Something I want people to realize is that my mother will now be the sole income in her supposed to be dual income household. That is the main reason I started this account. Yes, she has medical bills from the incident that will need to be paid, but this is mainly to ensure that she can keep her head above water and not have to worry about bills while she is on stress leave and grieving the loss of Tommy. So if you can please continue to share this, donate if possible and just get the word out anyway possible I will forever be grateful and indebted to you. Thank you and we love all of you <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #5

Morning, we are still making strides in reaching our goal. And again, so many thanks to those that are still sharing, donating, and reaching out to us. We are forever grateful to you all. If you can please continue to share this post, or if you want physical flyers to hand out, I have those as well, just contact me and I will get you some! Thank you again, and we love you all!

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #4

Hi again! I hope no one is getting sick of my little morning update ritual, but it puts a smile on my face every morning that I check this and we get closer and closer to that goal. Honestly, I would love to exceed the goal just because I learned how long my mother will be off work and how little her pay will be. Please continue to share and donate if you can, again we appreciate it more than anyone could ever imagine. I was talking to a dear friend last night, and I had the corniest thought pop into my head that i shared with her, but it is honestly the truth. Everyone that has reached out, shared this post, donated, visited, called, texted any of us are our beacons of light during these excruciatingly dark days. So thank you for being our light <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #3

Good morning everyone. We've surpassed the halfway mark, so thank you again so much that has donated and/or shared this fundraiser. We now have flyers with information in regards to the fundraiser(including a QR code for easy connection to this page), so if you have anywhere you can post a flyer please contact me and I can get those to you! Please continue to share, donate if you can, we appreciate your support and outpouring of love more than you could ever imagine. <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #2

WOW! I can't thank people enough, we are halfway to our goal amount! Please continue to share if you can. This means so much to my family to have so many people out there that care and are willing to help however they may be able. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, and to you anonymous donors - I wish you weren't anonymous so i could properly thank you. <3

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Carris Clay posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #1

I am absolutely blown away by the amount of support received within the short period of time that we have had this up. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated and/or shared! We appreciate it more than you could ever know. Please be patient with me, I do plan to send thank you notes to each and everyone of you. And please continue to share this. My deepest and most sincere thanks to all! <3

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