SFC Jeremy Powell and is family is forced to come up with $6,280.64 before Oct. 30 or Powell, his wife Wendy, and their three children; Victoria, James and Jacob, will have to leave the house they love.
The Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Dallas and Hiram have agreed to help but only if 100 people to came out to the restaurant and signed the fundraiser book. On Tuesday, 154 people signed up, with more than 100 people signing up by 6:30 p.m.
Chick-Fil-A has not yet informed the family how much money was raised.
"It was amazing ALL the people that came," Wendy Powell said in an email to Patch. "Some we had never met and some
we hadn't seen in years. We were sitting there and Jeremy leaned over
and said, 'I'm, speechless. All these people God brought here just to
help us.' We are blown away!"
The family will hold another yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 75 Harris Oak Dallas.
"We are hoping to have a good turn out for that as well," Wendy said.
The Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Hiram will also be holding a fundraiser on Oct. 22, between 5 and 8 p.m. Ten percent of all sales made during that time will go toward helping the family keep their home, but first 100 or more people must sign the petition at the restaurant.