Groups give money to Marine widow to help with home repairs

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A military widow with three girls under the age of 4 needed help making repairs to her home, so a local non profit partnered with other organizations to get her the financial assistance she needed.

Ginger Lay is now a single mother of 3 after a tragedy struck their family at the beginning of this year.

In January, Lay's husband, Camp Lejeune Marine Corporal Stephen Lay took his own life.

Organizers and supporters of the North Carolina Heroes Fund says he, like so many others, suffered from PTSD.

One of Lay's daughter's was sick because of mold in her house caused by prior water damage.

The NC Heroes Fund heard of her families need and provided the funding to make necessary repairs to the home.

The fund solicited help from the Semper Fi Fund, and Purple Heart Homes and presented Lay with a check for just over $9,000.

Lay says she was grateful for the donation, and in closing offered support to other military families. "If anyone wanted to ever talk to me, I'm here because I've been through it."

New Bern contractor Curtis Priest is completing the repairs for Lay at a reduced price.