Family raises money on website to stave off foreclosure


An Aberdeen family said on Sunday that they received enough donations to forestall foreclosure proceedings on their home. Daniel Sampson Sr. said they raised $10,917 before disabling the donation button on their Web site.

The family made a public plea, which was aired on WBALTV Channel 11 News, as the Dec. 8 deadline for the mortgage payment grew closer.


The family has had its share of troubles. Daniel Sampson Jr., 3, was born premature and has developmental disabilities. He and his almost 2-year-old sister, Elana, are getting ready to welcome a little brother in May, but the Sampson family might not have a house where they can bring the baby home.


The children’s father, Daniel Sampson Sr., lost his job at Bank of America in June and has had a hard time finding a new one with the slumping economy. The family also said its car doesn’t run because it needs a new engine.

Those problems coupled with Daniel Jr.’s medical bills and a $10,000 bill to keep a roof over their heads made the family almost give up.


Ebony Sampson said she created a Web site asking people to help out the family, who spends a lot of time helping others in the community. Despite the family’s hardships, they spent Thanksgiving working their church’s dinner for the less fortunate.

The family said they hope others would show the same giving spirit.

The Sampsons had already raised $3,400 toward saving their house through the Web site.

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