Displaced Chesterfield mother receives donation from anonymous CBS 6 viewer

"We are very grateful because I didn’t know what I was going to do."
Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 18:08:58-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- An anonymous CBS 6 viewer is giving back to a Chesterfield mother who was recently displaced from her apartment only weeks before Christmas.

Da’Javonne Holmes and her three children were displaced after a fire at the Rollingwood apartments in Chesterfield back on December 6.

In total, 12 adults and 17 children were displaced due to the fire.

Since then, Holmes and her children were living in a Richmond hotel. However, she says funds were quickly running out.

In fact at noon Wednesday, Holmes and her children were supposed to check out of their hotel room with no where to go two days before Christmas.

That's when a CBS 6 viewer -- who asked to remain anonymous -- saw our story and made a generous donation so Holmes and her family would not be forced out for Christmas.

"I would love to tell her how much of a blessing she has been to my family," said Holmes. "I'm very grateful, me and my family are really, really grateful. I don't want to get emotional right now, but it's been hard. We need more people like her."

Thanks to the anonymous donation, Holmes says her three young children will now have a Christmas.

"Where ever you are watching this, thank you so much for helping my family. We are very grateful because I didn’t know what I was going to do," Holmes added.



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