Home to No Home: It Didn't Have to Be This Bad

by
Abby Zimet

Tim Collette’s son Aaron is about to return home from Iraq on leave after being injured by an IED. Problem: The bank is threatening to foreclose on their house in Bend, Oregon, one of millions of preventable foreclosures across the country. More, complete with countdown clock - nine days - here. Why it didn't have to be this bad here.

"He just wanted to come home and sleep in his room in his bed and be safe for 15 days…and I told him I’d make that happen."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Share This Article

More in: