EDISON– Thanks to the kindness and generosity of more than 3,000 individuals, many of whom are strangers, Brandon Anderberg, a member of the Edison High School Class of 2020, has the graduation gift he required most– a permanently home for himself and his two brothers.
A GoFundMe page called, Be a Hero, Please assist orphaned Edison young boys had raised more than $169,000 on Friday afternoon to pay off the home loan and back taxes on the family's South Edison house, following the death of their widowed mother, who had actually been ill. Brandon Anderberg
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ofMelissa Gorman)”We are really appreciative.
We didn't believe it would ever get that much in the last day approximately, that's crazy. We appreciate it all,”Anderberg stated.” We can all remain together now and
stay in the house and work, and pay the bills monthly, and do what we wish to do,” said Anderberg, including it's been tough for them considering that their mother died.
He said the cash helps give the siblings a brand-new start.
“It's been unbelievable. Numerous people have actually been supportive, whether it's calling and providing to drop off some clothing that remained in the boys' sizes, more individuals signing up to do the meal train we have going, and individuals from the college offering to help select classes,” stated Melissa Ferro, the Edison High School PTO co-president who is a household friend and next-door neighbor to Anderberg, and his bros, Robert and Conner.
Ferro, who set up the GoFundMe page on May 28, said Anderberg, 18, was in shock when she started reading off numbers to him recently.
Ferro said more than $140,000 has actually been raised given that the boys' story was featured in a story by MyCentralJersey.com on Wednesday.
“I do not believe it's anything any of us might have imagined,” Ferro stated. “They truly have actually been so blessed that we're able to do this for them. It's incredible.”
EARLIER: Edison High School senior needs forever home for graduation She said contributions have come in from as far as England. Ferro, who is originally from Staten Island, stated all her good friends have actually shared the fund on Facebook, family in Staten Island have shared it, along with family and friends in Brooklyn, Florida, the Carolinas and New Jersey.
“It's the power of Facebook,” she said. “Thank God this has actually helped.”