Families We Help
"Since February 2017, The Krewe of the 13 has been raising money to help local families and individuals who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in dire need. We try to help when we are able to change the outcome of a temporary situation.
Here are some of the stories of the families and individual we have helped."
Amanda & Family
Amanda is an employed and hardworking single mother with three children who had rented a house for three years with no issues. At the height of the housing crisis Amanda was served with eviction papers. The family ended up sleeping in a hotel while they looked for accommodation, the cost of the hotel depleted the remainder of their resources. The family was forced to split up and live with separate friends.
The Krewe provided funds for first, last, and security deposit on an apartment/house rental, utilities hook-up, and additional two months' rent.
The family was reunited and living in stable accommodations.
26 year old young lady with breast cancer needed support
Ashley is the 26 year old young lady with breast cancer and has a five year old son.
She needed a car and insurance to go to her treatments, doctor’s appointments, to transport her son to and from school.
The Krewe provided funds for past due car payment plus 2 additional months, phone bill plus 2 additional months, 3 months car insurance.
Ashely is now past her surgery and has completed her last round of chemo. She has remained positive and upbeat throughout this ordeal, so much so that she is even helping others that are starting their journey.
Carissa became a victim of domestic violence. When her husband was removed from the house she learned they were behind on rent and on the verge of eviction.
Carissa became the sole provider for her two children when her husband was removed from the house. She learned she was behind two months rent and utilities. She started a new job, it will cover current bills, but not the past due ones. She was about to have her utilities shut off and on the verge of eviction
The Krewe provided $3,500 for 2 months past due rent, and $836 for 2 months past due utilities for a total of
$4,336. All funds paid directly to the provider.
Christina & Son
Young single mother barely making ends meet faced the need for a double-mastectomy.
In December 2021 Christina X went to the doctor to get a lump checked out. Immediately before Christmas Christina was told that she needed a double mastectomy, immediately.
Christina, who is a single mother, has a 5-year-old son and is just making ends meet.
The Krewe paid the surgery copay and Christina's mortgage, utilities and childcare for 6 months.
Note from Christine:
"The Krewe of the 13 are truly an amazing group of people. The support that they provided to my son and I through an extremely difficult and terrifying time in my life was beyond generous. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without them. With their help, I’m able to concentrate on my treatment and getting better for my son. After meeting them and seeing first-hand what they do, it warms my heart to know that there are still genuinely good people in this world. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!"