106 year-old Virginia McLaurin in Busboys and Poets on Feb 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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By Sarah Begley
March 2, 2016

Thousands of people were touched by a video of a 106-year-old woman who visited the White House and danced with the Obamas, and now, they can give something back to her in return.

People close to Virginia McLaurin have set up a fundraising page to raise money for her, with an initial goal of $50,000. McLaurin, who grew up in a sharecropping family, has lived on the same block in Washington, D.C. since 1939, the Washington Post reports. The extra money could help her move to a nicer, more accessible apartment, as her current building has uneven steps and has been infected with bedbugs in the past. It could also help her with groceries and transportation—or even future cell phone bills, as she currently doesn’t have one.

[Washington Post]

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