Last month, a campaign was launched to raise money for a homeless Arizona woman named Shanesha Taylor, who was arrested after she left her kids in a car to go on a job interview. Although the original goal was $9,000 to bail her out of jail and pay legal fees, to date, over $113,000 has been raised in donations from the online community.
On March 31, she wrote:
Thank you to all who love and support me. I am home and safe. I was released early this morning by the grace of god. And the charity of a wonderful church community here in Chandler, AZ. I appreciate everyone who felt move enough to help a complete stranger. I LOVE you all. As to the comments that this fund is fraudelent, please understand there are a lot of people looking to profit from my misfortune. This fund is absolutely real and my first disbursement is pending in my account. Again thank you all for you support. My family and I greatly appreciate it.