Triangle school raising money for homeless family

Posted November 16, 2012

— A Triangle school has collected about $700 during a fundraiser this week in an effort to help a homeless woman and her two children have a happier holiday this year.

Carlotta Brown lost everything when her car caught fire last month.

Larry Green, who works at Voyager Academy in Durham, saw flames shooting out from under her car as she was driving and helped the Brown family get out safely, just as flames engulfed the vehicle.

Students at Voyager Academy raised the money to help Brown and her children move out of a homeless shelter where they've lived the last four months.

"We need help from the public to find her a job," Green said Friday. "She's a smart girl, and she is willing to work."

Brown, he said, is currently working for minimum wage. His hope is that he can help her find a job to afford her own place.

"We can get her started and get her furnished, but she needs a way to sustain that," Green said.

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  • anneonymousone Nov 19, 2012

    HURRAY!---again and still, for Mr. Green, a compassionate and generous man who teaches compassion and generosity to others and to Ms. Brown, who is working to make a better life for herself and her children. And applause for the shelter employees, too, who are among the unsung heroes of human services.