Liying Reeder, MBA, has more than 20 years of progressive experience in accounting and management and holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Ms. Reeder’s personal motto is that “One person can make a difference.”
A young woman reached out to Southeastern Community Action Partnership for assistance with housing. She was recently evicted and needed a place to live as she moved from house to house with her two children, while pregnant with her third.
She worked at one of the local manufacturing plants and due to COVID, her hours were greatly reduced. With two school-aged children that needed her assistance with virtual learning due to school closures, her bills began to up and she fell on hard times.
After she reached out to Southeastern, we were able to provide CARES funding to assist her with a deposit and first month’s rent. The Duke Endowment Fund also helped provide two months’ rent once she had her baby and was not able to return to work right away. We leveraged our funds to help her go from homeless to safe and secure housing.
She is overjoyed and says she doesn’t know what she would have done without our assistance. She and her children are both thankful.
She looks forward to continuing her journey to self-sufficiency by joining the FESS program.