Single Mother of Student Athlete Needs Help: Need 15.23 = Met

Status: 15 Deeders have responded and donated $1,000. Need Met!  The funds are being transferred to the local church partner to apply relief.

(updated on 5.7.15 @ 12:02 pm)


Good Morning!

The opportunity God has given us this morning to help with this need has gotten me excited. Seriously, this one has put a pep in my step and I hope it will brighten your day as well.

Alright so, the need is for a 36 year old single mother of two. She is the granddaughter of a missionary and has a 21 year old son and 17 year old daughter. The father has never been in the picture.

So the need simply put is for rent. However, there is more to the story. That is why we have no set rules here at One Need and every situation is treated individually. The reason she is behind on her rent is because she paid the tuition for her son to transfer colleges.

Her son walked on the football team at Arkansas State University. He did not receive a scholarship to play, he just worked hard at getting better and kept his grades up. As happens in football from time to time, coaches moved around. Through these coaching changes an incredible opportunity opened up for this young man. The new coach at Dean College in Boston offered him a partial scholarship to transfer there and play football for 2 years. As you can imagine, the financial relief of a partial scholarship is a big deal to this family.

The mother is an LPN at a local health and rehab facility. She has always paid her rent on time and the landlord has never had any issue with timely payments. That is until April. She was in the process of securing a loan for her son's tuition at Arkansas State and the loan fell through. As a result, he was going to miss this scholorship opportunity at the Jr. College because they would not release his transcripts.

So she sent the tuition to get the transcripts relaeased. This left her without April rent. May rent is due tomorrow and she has that. She literally just took her April rent and sent it to Arkansas. I have advised her to pay her April rent today and that we would attempt to raise her May rent to get her caught up.  She has until the 10th before was incurr a late fee.  A local church has already committed $200 to her cause.


May Rent = $1,200
Local Church Donation = $200
Total Need = $1,000

How To Help

1.) Take a second and pray for this Need Alert and every Deeder that is receiving it.

2.) CLICK HERE to make donation.

*As always 100% of your donation is tax deductible and 100% of your money, less the PayPal fees, will be applied to this specific need. You should also know that the relief will be delivered by the local church partner, not One Need.

All Need Alerts are prayed over and fully reviewed before you receive them. When you see a Need Alert from One Need we want you to have confidence that we are providing relief to a person with a real need. Furthermore, you should know that every need originates with a local church partner. Less than 5% of the Needs we work with become Need Alerts. You can feel confident that when you receive a Need Alert, like this one, that we have dug in and worked with the local church partner and the person in need. We know these people, their backgrounds, and have others that confirm these needs.
If you have any questions please email Rodney McClure at

In Christ,

Rodney & The One Need Team

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