Laurynn’s Story: How to be a Blessing to Others

Laurynn is a non-profit founder and daycare owner who lives in Central Florida with her two daughters. How do you like living in Florida? I honestly love it. I’ve been here for about three years, and I don’t see myself living anywhere else. The heat took some getting used to, but I usually stay inside…

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Ramona’s Story: Community Activist and Small Business Owner

Ramona Ferreyra is a community activist and small business owner committed to making a difference in the Bronx neighborhood where she lives. From sourcing masks for essential workers to bringing medicine to sick neighbors, Ramona has used her skills as a community organizer to help everyone around her ride out the COVID-19 crisis. But for…

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Kelly’s Story: Job Searching During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Meet Kelly, an attorney who’s living with her family in Branchburg, NJ. Tell me what it’s like where you live. For the time being, I’m in Branchburg, New Jersey. The governor ordered everything to shut down, and most establishments—except for the restaurants—are closed. I’m living with relatives right now. Do you have a profession? I’m…

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David’s Story: Three Members of One Family Survive the Virus

There are over 110,00 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of New York, in every borough. David, his father, and his stepmother are three of them. David and his family, all highly involved members of their Bronx neighborhood, were hit with the virus weeks ago and are only now beginning to recover–but their lives…

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Tori’s Story: Saving For A Rainy Day

Meet Tori, an internal communications specialist for a credit union who lives in Seattle, WA. What’s it like where you live? I’ve been in Seattle for just over three years and I love the nature and outdoorsy lifestyle that’s available here. Being so close to the mountains and water always inspires me. I have my…

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Nade’s Story: A Bronx Business Owner

This Bronx business owner was expecting a new member to the family, but never thought she’d be facing a pandemic. Welcoming a new baby in the time of coronavirus is scary enough. But for pregnant mother Nade, who is expecting her third child next month, concern for her health and her baby’s is compounded by…

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Anastacia’s Story: Helping Others in a Time of Need

Meet Anastacia, an intensive in-home counselor who lives in Roanoke, West Virginia. What’s it like where you live? I’ve lived in Roanoke for eight years now. I live with my boyfriend and two roommates in a house. We’re actually getting ready to move with our roommates to a new home in the same community! My…

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Michelle’s Story: Happiness Is Contagious

Meet Michelle, a former health insurance agent who lives with her two granddaughters in Wisconsin. What’s it like where you live? I grew up in Wisconsin and I’ve been here for 52 years. I have a 33-year-old son who doesn’t live with me, but I’m taking care of my two teenage granddaughters, so that’s who’s…

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Kirsten’s Story: Adjusting to Life in Lockdown

Meet Kirsten, who lives with her sons and fiancé in Myrtle Beach, SC. Who’s in your family? I have two boys and a fiancé who’s basically a husband at this point. My youngest, Grayson, is five years old, and my oldest, Peyton, is seven years old. It’s hard managing two boys, but it’s manageable. What’s…

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