A few days ago, we shared with you Margretha Pinkney’s story.
On Oct. 10, 2011, Margretha’s Huntersville, NC, home, was engulfed in flames, and her 9-year-old son, Nikko’las, did not survive the fire.
Since then, the Red Cross has been working with Margretha to help her find a place to stay, giving her assistance for food and clothing, and most importantly, providing her emotional support.
“The Red Cross didn’t make me feel like a victim,” she said. “I feel like a part of the family.”
In fact, Margretha feels so connected to the Red Cross that she has decided to be a hero for the Red Cross. That means she has pledged to raise money for people affected by home fires.
Most heroes pledge to raise $1,000. Margretha raised $1,000 in just 24 hours. “So let’s make my goal $,5000,” she said.
You can visit Margretha’s page here: Team Nikko Heroes Page
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