In your feel-good news story of the day, a 108-year-old Christian woman will peacefully live out the rest of the days in her life in her home without fear of eviction thanks to the generosity of strangers.
Carrie Rausch was almost evicted from the assisted living facility she had been in for three years in Columbus, Ohio after the management at the facility stopped accepting Medicaid as a form of payment.
Her daughter Susan Hatfield set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising at least $40,000 from donors to cover a year of room and board. The crowdsourcing effort exceeded her goal with more than 900 people generously donating over $56,000 collectively, allowing Rausch to stay in the assisted living facility over a year.
The family said any extra money raised would be going to Rausch’s lifelong church, St. John’s Lutheran.
Rausch has held an unwavering trust in God over the years. Her daughter shared in a statement, “My mom has always said the Lord will take care of her.” On the secret to her living an active, long life, Hatfield said it’s due to her mom’s life-long dedication to good nutrition and maintaining a good attitude. Noted.