(After KCTV5 aired the story of a group of single moms working to help their daycare, many donations came in, including this refrigerator)
SMITHVILLE, MO (KCTV) -
Since seeing a story about a group of single, low-income moms working to help the daycare that often watches their children for free, many have reached out to get involved.
The story had an unbelievable response. It got more than 152 likes on the KCTV5 Facebook page and media outlets from Atlanta, GA, to California picked up the story.
People were touched and the calls came pouring in.
"Every time I got a call, I couldn't wait to tell Sandy or tell someone about it. I couldn't believe it," said mom Courtney Brennan.
Every call was another donation and another way Brennan could give back to her daycare provider, Sandy Snow.
One of the first calls was a woman with an extra double door refrigerator.
"We just got a new refrigerator, that was so awesome. That was the main thing I wanted her to have was a new refrigerator because she really needed it. So that was awesome," Brennan said.
Snow runs Landmark Christian Day Care in Smithville, MO. She cares for the kids and the moms, often refusing pay if they're struggling to make ends meet.
"Her heart is here with the kids and, seeing as how she never asks for anything in return and gets by with what she has, I knew that this was the place to help her," Brennan said.
The mother couldn't do it alone.
"I emailed every news station that I could think of in the Kansas City area and was surprised that KCTV5 was the only one who answered me back," Brennan said.
The other donations came in the form of money - nearly $200 of it.
"There was one envelope that brought tears to my eyes. It had $3.63 in it. And I knew that that was all that they could pay and that meant more to me than anything," Snow said.
"Thank you so very much for listening to my story and seeing that Sandy is the wonderful person, that she is. And whatever we receive $2, $3, it all is amazing. And we are very, very grateful for every bit of it, very," Brennan said.
A local construction firm even contacted the daycare. They asked what else the daycare needed because they felt so moved by the story.
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Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:00:37 GMT
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