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Tanaka Eaddy at graduation
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Jennifer Gioia

Providing Consistency in a Time of Turmoil: I am WAGE$ with Tanaka Eaddy

“WAGE$ has helped me and my family so much,” Tanaka Eaddy said. “I could pay for my books in school. We were able to buy a house. WAGE$ helped me get through COVID when I didn’t get a check. It was an incentive to know I could get more money with more education, and it has also helped me stay in early childhood. It really has!”

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Jennifer Gioia

In a Time of Crisis: I am WAGE$ with Verma Ellis

Since suffering damage to her home due to Hurricane Florence in 2018, Verma says, “the WAGE$ money will help me get a roof over my trailer and get me and my two girls out of the camper that we are calling home.”

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Jennifer Gioia

Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University: Blessed During COVID-19

“I’m very fortunate because I am an essential worker and I’ve been working since day one, and we are lucky that no one has gotten sick,” said Melissa (Missy) Hamrick, director of Cleveland County’s Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University.

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