More than 4,500 people have come together to raise upwards of $150,000 for a 3-year-old girl found clinging to her mother’s lifeless body in Beaumont, Texas on Tuesday following Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in the state.
According to The Christian Post, Jordyn Grace’s mother was 41-year-old Collette Sulcer – a Christian nurse who reportedly spent her last moments fighting to keep her daughter alive and praying for help from God.
The New York Times quotes a relative, Antionette Logan, as stating, “Jordyn told me they were in the yucky water for quite a while. It’s a tragedy that her mama died, but it’s a miracle that Jordyn survived.”
“I don’t know this young girl or her family, but I feel the necessity to help them out during these very difficult times,” he writes in the campaign’s description.
“I will make sure 100% of all money donated [will] go to Jordyn’s education and support. As someone who has given my entire life to social causes, I cannot sleep until we do something for this little girl. As a father, my heart is broken. Please join me in supporting this girl’s future.”
More than 4,500 people have been quite moved by Jordyn’s story and Skolnik’s appeal, offering up in excess of $153,855 for the fund – an amount that blows past the intended $100,000 target and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Many people have also left thoughtful comments concerning their reasons for supporting the campaign.
“My daughter is a surgical tech at Hermann Hospital and had worked with Colette,” one wrote. “She said she was a hard worker and devoted Mother. Thoughts and prayers for baby Jordyn and her family!”
“I believe in Michael’s mission, to help this helpless little girl,” wrote another. Those with doubts don’t know his online presence, but rest assured, he is, as Mr. Rogers used to say, one of the helpers.”
“Jordyn, never give up faith ever,” one donor wrote. “Your mom was on her last breath and still had faith. Praying to make sure you’re okay and now us, the people, are here to fulfill her prayers. God bless your soul sweetie I hope you have a blessed life. Never give up, be strong, and know God is with you.”
If you are considering donating, please visit the GoFundMe campaign here.
It’s important, of course, to verify all GoFundMe pages before donates as, sadly, there are a number of people who wish to take advantage of situations like Hurricane Harvey for the sake of making a quick buck.
Michael Skolnik, however, is very much in the public eye and has been vocal through official channels about this campaign.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 31, 2017
Please continue to pray for all those whose lives remain uprooted or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.