Philanthropic organization donates $1,000 to Bridgeport mom whose stimulus payments have not arrived

A Bridgeport mom was presented with a $1,000 check today from a Fairfield nonprofit that learned her COVID-19 stimulus has been delayed.

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2021, 4:50 PM

Updated 1,109 days ago


A Bridgeport mother was presented with a $1,000 check Friday from a Fairfield philanthropic organization that learned her COVID-19 stimulus has been delayed.
Christina Glenn, 24, who recently graduated from UConn, says the pandemic has been extra difficult for her because she has not yet received one penny of stimulus money.
Glenn, who gave birth to her son Keenan two months ago, says due to a technicality the federal government is working on, she won't be getting her stimulus checks for a while.
"[Her son's] dad is in Jamaica and I'm here. We have a long-distance relationship that we do," she said.
On top of it all, Glenn doesn't have a job at the moment.
However, April Barron of the nonprofit Helping Hands Outreach presented her with a check at her home Friday to help Glenn and her baby in the short term, while they wait.
"I was really shocked, and I told her I could cry because it really makes a big difference for me." Glenn said. "Thank you for providing this opportunity for families like myself. Thank you for thinking of those of us who may be having a hard time throughout this pandemic."
Barron is working on behalf of the Fairfield company Foundation Source, Inc, which is helping at least nine families in Bridgeport with $1,000 grants.
Foundation Source is a philanthropic service that is helping local families with thousands of dollars in grants.

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