After reports surfaced that Long Island 17-year-old Samantha Garvey, an Intel national science competition semifinalist, was living in a homeless shelter with her family, hundreds from the community offered to help them, The Associated Press reports (via Washington Post).
Now, the Garveys have a home again. Long Island housing officials just announced that the Garveys can move into a rent-subsidized apartment in a few days, ABC reports.
Many have called her school and offered to help pay for her college education, the AP writes.
Garvey was also worried that her pit bull might be euthanized if the family had to continue staying in the shelter. A stranger’s generosity has allowed Garvey to keep her pet — an anonymous donor came forward and has paid for the dog’s kennel stay and vaccinations, the AP notes.