Shelbi Martin was young, beautiful and the mother of 2 precious little ones. She had a bright future ahead of her. On October 31, 2019 all of that would change when Shelbi was killed in a murder-suicide.
Shelbi was raised by her loving grandmother Joann who had already endured great loss and sacrificed her life to raise Shelbi. Joann, who should be enjoying retirement is now left grieving the loss of her precious Shelbi & raising Shelbi’s 2 little girls (a 4 year old and a 4 MONTH old baby.)
Shelbi’s 4 year old witnessed the nightmare of her mother’s murder and Joann found Shelbi. Shelbi was murdered in an apartment she lived in with her children and Joann. Trauma is an understatement. As a result, their apartment became a crime scene and Joann & the kids became displaced.
Many people reached out for help for Joanne & the kids including a woman named Katie McCormick. Katey explained that Joann and the children could not return to the apartment. They simply could no longer live in the place where Shelby was killed and that held such devastating memories for all of them. The problem was they couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars it would take to move and live somewhere else.
Thanks to the generosity of our incredible supporters we were able to find a beautiful 3 bedroom house for Joann and the kids and to pay their first and last month’s rent and security deposit. Our help made the new home/move affordable for Joann. We also collected about $1000 worth of gift cards for Joanne to use for anything she needs for the children.
Joanne and the children moved into the new house yesterday and will be there for Christmas thanks to YOU.
Thank you to everyone who helped with this Wish. We are sure Shelby is Looking down from heaven and grateful to all of you for helping her babies.