Extended Family Assisting Single Parent Families In Financial Need

For Release: December 13, 2012            

For Further Information:
Mark Carmer, 818-937-3766

Bus Driver and Single Mom of Twin 15 Year Old Boys Almost Evicted

Woodland Hills, CA – December 13, 2012 – Vickie Thompson has worked as a school bus driver for over five years.  She is the single mother of 15-year-old twin boys and gets no help, financially or physically, from the boy’s biological father (and the “father” who actually helped raise the boy’s passed away).  After being put on medical disability in February of 2012, Vickie fell so far behind on her rent that she was given a 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit. She is now able to live “month to month” and get by on her monthly income, but just barely… and she can’t get out of the hole she’s in.

Vickie Thompson struggles every day.  “I want to keep me and my boys from becoming homeless…  I so need to keep a roof over my kids heads.  Can you please help?!”, she wrote to Extended Family.
According to Mark Carmer, the founder of Extended Family, “we assist those single parents who are employed and working hard for their families, but find it’s still not enough.  Our current government programs are not designed to provide aid to those who are trying to better themselves. Single parents, who are employed in an effort to improve the lives of their children, often fail to qualify for government or charitable assistance because they are earning an income.  Extended Family believes these are the people who should be supported the most.  We believe in helping those who are alone and working hard to help their family.  Being a good single parent is tough enough, but being a good single parent with limited financial resources and little or no support from family or friends is almost impossible. Extended Family tries to make it a little easier.”  Mark Carmer also stated that “100% of donations received by Extended Family go directly towards assisting single parent families. No donation money is used for the cost of offices, phones, supplies, postage, administrative costs, marketing costs or any other expense not directly related to assisting a family in need.”

Thanks to Extended Family, the future looks a little brighter for Vickie Thompson and her boys.  Extended Family rewarded her with a grant to pay for all of her overdue rent.  Additionally, Extended Family provided her with a little extra cash to help with ongoing bills and to allow her to make this holiday season special for her children.

For more information about Extended Family and/or to make a tax deductible donation, so this 501(c)(3) organization can help more families, go to:
www.ExtendedFamily.org or contact Mark Carmer at 818-936-2614 or at MCarmer@ExtendedFamily.org .


After Being Rewarded by Extended Family... On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 Vickie Thompson Emailed:

Mr Mark

Me and my twins thank you very much for the award grant. Thanks to you and Extended Family I am able to stay in my home. My boys are my air Mr Mark, without them I can't breathe so I will most deffinately continue to fight! Your gift to us touched me deeply, there are just not enough words to say how deeply it touched me. We are truly appreciative and grateful for your kindness!

Thank you again Mr Mark, and we wish you, your family, your twin and Extended Family a blessed Xmas! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! God bless!

Ms Vickie


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