By ROBIN REESE, June 20, 2012
But after her plight was featured in the local paper last month, donations began pouring in. And now, thanks to more than 500 people and a $15,000 check from an anonymous donor she received Tuesday, Jones and her family will be able to keep their home.
“It’s just remarkable how things fell into place. You just can’t believe it,” Jones told ABC News. The generosity of so many, strangers and neighbors alike, makes her tear up. ”They were just so good. They helped me so much,” she said, her voice breaking.
Jones, 78, had never had a mortgage on the house until 2007 when she took out a $60,000 loan to help pay for major home repairs. She fell behind on payments when she says her mortgage was sold a number of times and she wasn’t clear on where she was supposed to be sending payments. ”Lord, have mercy, I didn’t know what was going on,” she said.
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