Local mom says thanks to community after receiving check for month’s rent
FITCHBURG, Wis. — One local mom said thanks to her community Tuesday night after receiving a free month’s rent at a community benefit dinner.
Tara Wilhelmi, a mother of five, was one of 1,000 Fitchburg community members at a free Thanksgiving dinner tonight hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.
She’s struggling to pay this month’s rent after needing to take unpaid days off from her job to be with her daughter in the hospital, but she was surprised Tuesday with a $1,500 check.
“It was hard for me to ask, to tell, my situation, and then on top of that to ask for support and help. It’s not something I’m accustomed to and I’ve been asking for help the last couple of days and people just keep continuously coming through,” Wihelmi said.
She said she plans to use the money either for this month’s rent, or to put a security deposit down at another place.
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