A Facebook Post Literally Changes Woman’s Life

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By Daphne R

A single mom in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Maria Gregg, was struggling through a rough time in her life when she stepped into the North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries to acquire help with food, etc., a week before Christmas.

She was given a box of food by volunteers and offered a ride home. Fox 5 Atlanta reports that the volunteers who drove her home noticed that Gregg and her son were sleeping on the floor, having little to no furniture in their apartment and felt the need to do something about it.

The Ministry’s executive director says she didn’t know how she could help especially during this busy time of year, but her daughter who was among the group that visited Gregg’s home urged her to do something. So, she posted to Facebook asking the community to help the single mom through donations of anything they could spare. The response was phenomenal and random acts of kindness began to pour in to help the single mother.  Within 48 hours, Maria had almost everything she needed. People donated furniture, televisions and even a game system for Gregg’s son.

And the giving continued, donations were made by people in the community to pay Gregg’s rent through February and $4,000 was collected toward the purchase of a car for Ms. Gregg, who works at a local mall but has to walk home, sometimes after dark.

‘People started donating. Strangers who knew nothing about me, my name, my past, my face — it didn’t matter,’ Gregg told Fox 5. The Center is looking forward to being able to purchase that car for Ms. Gregg. In such a tough economy, it was indeed a blessing to see the unselfishness of others.

The Facebook post shows the power of social media in aiding and fulfilling a need and the power of collective generosity.



Daphne R is an experienced marketing and communications professional that provides social commentary, self-help, tips, and reports news of events that matter to African Americans.


  1. Daisy

    December 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    God is still in the blessing business!

  2. t

    December 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    God has to help…..

  3. Renee

    December 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Awesome god is good I pray he continue to keep blessing this family

  4. Ritchie M.

    December 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I love to read articles about the generosity and caring of others. Are we our brother’s keeper, yes. Is more of that type of humanism needed today, yes. This article demonstrate the power of social media in bringing comfort to the live of another.

  5. Sylvia

    December 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Don’t forget most of these people were white. It makes you stop and think before you start demonizing white people. hey have the money and the power.

    • Lay'Di Cleopatra

      December 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      How do you know most of these people were white?

    • CW

      January 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      It makes me think that you are white – why mention it? Please answer the the person who posted the question – ‘how do you know most of them were white’?

  6. darrell johnson

    December 27, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    We the people are God’s handywork.

  7. Felicia Campbell

    December 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    God Is Good, All The Time, There Is Angels In Disguise Walking This Earth.

  8. Nick

    December 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I know her! Blessings!!!

  9. WizardG

    December 27, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    The lunatics ‘must’ impose an omnipotent being into everything good, and when they do that, they damage the idea of what good-hearted people do! This is not a fairy-tale people! This is real human life, and in real human life there is no fairy ‘God’ intity to make the world a better place, or the afterlife for that matter! The lunacy of mankind and the belief in God(s) has caused millenniums of death and destruction, but humans are too ignorant, brain damaged, and caught between fantasy and reality to know! That being the case means that we are destined for nothing but horror in this world, and there is no next life okay!!!

    • coast cooker

      December 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

      @WizardG > Bro you got that right. I couldn’t have said it better my self.

  10. corbin56

    December 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    She may not have any food to eat and she and her child are sleeping on the floor with no furniture, but she made sure she got her weave put in.

    • Feisty R

      January 2, 2014 at 3:42 am

      If u look closely or know anything about weave u will know its a wig, so obvious she didn’t have the time or money to get anything done, but just like the enemy always take a blessing of God and make mockery of it.

      • Theresa

        January 2, 2014 at 4:32 am

        I agree, Feisty R. I was going to post something similar.

  11. anita

    December 29, 2013 at 9:03 am

    That Jesus! He made not come when you want but he will be there right on time, He is a on time God,

  12. Todd Daniels-EL

    December 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Some people call it by different names, but it’s the cause and root of everything, the father of thought. If people want to see the act of the father of the universe: help those who not in a positions to help them self, lay your food, clothes and shelter for the poor and all will be well because the internal blessing can’t be told in words.

  13. Israeline

    January 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Sylvia this is a testimony of the goodness of God Almighty’s people to one another. Why are you commenting and you do not understand the Universe Governmental Process of His Kingdom? Color, dear is just a distraction. Please get Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanidng then you will realize the magnitude of TRUTH. TRUTH is we are all ONE made with ONE blood. When you bleed what color is your blood? So is mine and everyone else.

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