Lafayette woman raising money for nursing home resident

Goal is to raise $500 for nursing home resident
Posted at 6:03 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 20:03:58-04

One Lafayette woman is taking on a new task by helping those in the nursing home who don't get visitors or perhaps the essential items a person needs.

The idea came when Carla Dean was visiting her own mother during their parade at River Oaks Retirement Manor.

"Her name doesn't matter, her family, none of that, matters to me. What mattered to me was the she needed to have," said Carla Dean.

Carla took notice of the cheerful woman holding up her sign and waving to the crowd of cars.

"She was just so happy and waving, and I thought I knew her, but I didn't," said Dean.

It was a face that was hard to forget, and it led Carla to ask the staff at the nursing home more about the mystery woman.

"I've pretty much got the basic things I need to assist her with just daily things like clothes, socks, jackets, things like that," said Dean.

The act of kindness caught a lot of attention on social media bringing in a lot of donations.

"I put a post on Facebook, and I have been getting an outpour of messages and my cash app of people sending me money to help her," said Dean.

Carla says if she can collect more than her intended goal of $500, she plans to give that money to other people in the nursing home that could benefit.

Anyone who wants to donate can do by sending what they can to Carla's Cash APP, $djsophisticatedlady, or contact her directly on Facebook.