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The friends & family of Evelyn Shaw are uniting to raise money to help save their family home. In loving memory of Kenneth Shaw. Miss u dad!

I am trying to help my mother Evelyn Shaw save our family home of almost 30 years. Evelyn is the widow of Kenneth Shaw my father, my heart, my all. They were married 26 years and she is now left with the burden of debt.

My father was a great man; father of six children and was the only bread winner in a family of eight. My mother stayed at home to care for her six children. He worked full-time while building an addition to our home all by himself. My father was a handy man which he learned from his father; both veterans of the US Navy.

My dad served in the Vietnam War. He was exposed to Agent Orange in battle and developed lung cancer. My father was sick for about 10 years total in which I was his main care taker. I really look up to my dad who worked full-time and still managed to finish an addition on our home. We only had 3 bedrooms and one bath growing up in one-story home; it was snug. My dad envisioned his 6 children in a bigger living space; which he ended up building an additional 2 bedrooms and a second story for us.

About two years before my father passed away in Jan 2009 the factory he worked in shut down and my father had to medically retire leaving us with almost no income for our family. We almost lost our home then but by the grace of God managed to keep it. But now if we do not come up with 63,000 to pay off our mortgage then my father’s creation will be gone forever and I feel so will he. All of my childhood memories and memories of my dad are in that home.

My father chose to pass away in his own home under my care, so I really would love to save our house for him and my family. I remember the story the Priest told at my father's funeral. He told us that my dad helped to build their church free of cost; he wanted nothing in return. My father was a giving, kind hearted, and very loving man.

Please help me save my father's home! Help my mom keep a roof over her head and a place for us to call home. Not only did she lose her husband of 26 years, but all of her children are now grown, and she is in jeopardy of losing her home as well. Please help me keep the spirit of my dad alive! Please help me keep our family memories together and a roof over my mother’s head.

RIP Kenneth Shaw 1949-2009! Love and miss you daddy!!!
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