Helping our community anyway we can.
As a part of our new Give Back program, satintouch adopted a family in need. In December 2014, we were proud to present Gena Hasson a check for $4,000.
“I am happy that satintouch is able to help out a family who has seen some hard times, but continues to be an example of a hard worker who puts family first,”satintouch Founder Chad Lange said. “She’s truly an inspiration to all single mothers out there. She reminds me of my mom.”
For 21 years, Gena has been a single mother who has had the sole responsibility of feeding, clothing, and educating her children. Their father continues to remain uninvolved.
While that task alone is more than enough for one person, six years ago her family experienced a medical tragedy. Her daughter, Hope, was in a car accident with her grandmother at the age of five, and became paralyzed.
Today, she’s about to celebrate the birthday of her granddaughter Hudson, the daughter of her oldest daughter Ashlin, both of whom live with and depend on Gena.
“I’ve basically been a single mom for all of my adult life,” Gena said. “I love them all, and I want to able to provide for them.”
Being the sole breadwinner in a still recovering economy hasn’t kept her down. With a smile on her face and with a desk filled with photos of her children and grandchild, she works hard at her job to make sure that the needs of Ashlin, Hope and Hudson are met.
And sometimes that means she tightens her own belt to make sure they have what they need.
“I haven’t had new shoes for years, and the shoes I wear to work have holes in them,” Gena said. “Sometimes I feel a little embarrassed, but then I remember that I feel no shame putting my family first.”
satintouch hopes that our contribution will help Gena continue to put her family first, and bring some smiles to her children’s faces.
“We are so grateful for the gift satintouch gave us,” Gena said. “I plan to pay off a lot of bills.”