For two weeks now I’ve had a problem that can only be described as good: drowning in a flood of emails and messages from readers — and not one of them angry.
Hundreds have contacted me in praise of a young woman I wrote about who had no money for a prom dress and so made one out of soda-can tabs.
They’ve asked how to help her, even though many admitted that they’re barely getting by themselves.
Brie Fainblit lives in Palmdale with her disabled mother and her aunt, who shoulders two part-time jobs to support them. Their kitchen shelves are often bare, their fridge is often empty, and sometimes they can’t keep the lights on or the water running.
Click here to read the full story at LATimes.com.