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Total loan: $10,000
Campbell, CA, United States / Housing
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Halley's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped create a safe and stress-free space for the homeless, it will also help replace outdated equipment, refrigerator, marketing, funding drives, and printer.
My name is Halley Crumb; I am CEO/Founder of Retraining the Village I have grown up in East Palo Alto since the age of 10 years old and have a foundation for the community. I had an addiction to drugs and was a part of the City of East Palo Alto's becoming the high murder rate in 1987. In 1998, I became clean and sober and am now still clean and sober for 20 years. I was the only one who family and friends turned to for advice, shelter and financial support. My passion throughout growing up was to make a difference in the community, and I have reached that goal! Throughout working at Fort Miley Military Reservation for eight years in San Francisco I have developed a passion to help others. I’ve met many veterans who were tired and fed up with their lives that made me wanted to start my own business. In 2014, I got a house that had 5 bedrooms and made it a hybrid home to bring men out of homeless. My home and the couch have provided refuge from personal and domestic turmoil. Wherever I lived, East Palo Alto, Stockton or Los Angeles, there was always was a place to go if someone were in trouble. I would not only help, but I would advocate on behalf of those in her charge to make sure they received help from anyone empowered to assist. All this was done without seeking any compensation. I then realized that creating a program where I could help more than one person at a time, I could do more by filling a need to help homeless men exit the shelters and succeed.