COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A Columbus woman received a generous donation from ABC6/FOX28 viewers after she shared her story of being forced to evacuate her apartment.
- Parents charged with torture, child abuse allegedly force kids to eat dog food
- Dog Slays 11 Coyotes, Saves Sheep, Up For Title: 9 Good News Stories
- Lost Dog Takes NJ Transit Train Ride From South Orange To Hoboken
- Animal shelter celebrates all their dogs getting adopted: ‘A true miracle!’
- DOG WITHOUT HALF AN EAR AND INFESTED WITH FLEAS REGAINS FAITH AFTER SPENDING YEARS ON THE STREETS
Moniquie Patterson lived at Colonial Village, an apartment complex in Columbus. City leaders asked all residents to evacuate by the end of 2023 due to unlivable conditions.
Through March of 2024, the city will cover temporary housing for the residents at hotels.
Patterson was placed in a hotel that would not accept her two dogs. She called ABC6/FOX28 last December for help. Within an hour, she received a different hotel placement that allowed her dogs.
After seeing her story in December, an anonymous couple went to Colonial Village to find her and drop off donations. They ran into an ABC6/FOX28 crew and passed along the items.
ABC6/FOX28 met up with Patterson at her hotel and surprised her with the donations. She received two new dog beds, a box of treats, and a $500 Walmart gift card.
“It shows I’m not alone,” said Patterson. “There is someone out there that cares. They care. And I just want to say thank you all.”
Patterson said she was shocked to receive the donations.
“I’m so humbled, and I just want to say thank you,” she said. “To whoever this anonymous angel that God sent to me and my family, from me and my family, thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you.”
She said she almost gave up on life in December.
“It was like somebody just turned a switch off and just changed my whole life overnight,” she said. “I just felt like I was on my own.”
She said the support gives her a newfound strength.
“I never knew that there was still good hearted people out there, just the world is so angry now with one other, and just to find someone that truly shows they care means a whole lot,” she said. “It makes the fight even worth it. It makes me want to fight even harder.”
Patterson is now working to find an apartment to move into with her dogs, but she said it’s challenging to find an affordable option. She said she cannot work due to living with heart failure and cancer.