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OHU employee gathers donations to help family in need

A family served by One Hope United in Collinsville, Ill., had an extra-special holiday this year thanks to Family Support Specialist Jean Ann Loyd-Cordevant.

Loyd-Cordevant works with a family with five children who were struggling to improve their lives but found it difficult as they needed basic items such as furniture, clothes, blankets, food and toys, said Supervisor Brionne Rhodes. 

Loyd-Cordevant took it upon herself to seek donations for this family. Members of the community worked with Loyd-Cordevant and Rhodes to donate furniture, and Loyd-Cordevant coordinated volunteers and spent her Saturday dropping off and furnishing the client’s home with new items. 

“I would do anything to help our families,” Loyd-Cordevant said. “This was such a nice donation, I could not let it slip by, especially for a family that really needs it. One Hope United is an amazing agency and I believe in what we do.” 

“We are so grateful and overwhelmed by the help from Jean Ann,” said OHU client Deidra, the mother of the family. 

Pictured are OHU client Deidra with her children and OHU Family Support Specialist Jean Ann Loyd-Cordevant.