Rain Burroughs now gets to keep her home of eight and half years.
"I'm really having a hard time processing what has happened because I didn't believe all of this," said Burroughs.
Like many working single moms, Rain struggled, but was able to make ends meet.
"I fell behind for a variety of circumstances," said Burroughs.
Bills started piling up and Rain fell into a deep depression.
Before she knew it, her mortgage holder was foreclosing on her home in Oregon Hill and she owed about $15,000.
"I knew I owed money, I didn't know the extent of how much money I owed," said Burroughs.
"Rain has always been a phenomenal contributor to our community," said Kadrich. "She's always out there with Food Not Bombs, feeding the homeless, she's always out there holding up signs protesting injustice, so we thought we could do something to try and help her."
"So we thought if we got together and started a little website, maybe a little donation account online put together a little video that something might happen," said Kadrich.
In less than 36 hours, more than $15,000 was raised. Donations poured in from the Richmond community and abroad.
So just one day before Rain's home was scheduled to go up for auction, she was able to pay off her debt and keep her home.
It was all thanks to the community.
"There's no reason for us to be in this position again and we won't," said Rain.
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