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.
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