Ohio Mom was arrested for leaving her two children at home to go to work – and now has raised more than $ 150,000 to help support them.
24-year-old Shaina Bell was accused of residing in her daughters age 10 and 3, a Motel 6 hotel room, where she lives in Liberty Township, so that she could work in Little Caesars. News station WKBN reported.
“I had to go to work… My daughter told me that this is where she wanted to live, and I felt that she was old enough to be here with her sister for a few hours because my job was fine.” Is on the road. ” , ”Bell told the news station.
She claimed that on February 11, she had visited her children during a shift at the pizza joint. Fox 4 reported.
But while she was at her job, she was arrested on child abuse charges.
“At the end of the day, I never blame anyone because nobody left my children in the hotel,” Bell told the news station.
“I have cried many times since this situation began. I’m just trying to keep a level head and try to stay strong because I can do it.
Her own mother, Danielle Hosie, started a GoFundMe page to help Bell and her children find permanent housing.
“She works hard and she loves her family very much,” Hosey wrote on the page.
As of Monday morning, the page has raised more than $ 165,000 for the family.
“A lot of people are saying sad things, but to me there are also a lot of people and a lot of support,” Bell told KKBN.
“I currently have over $ 100,000 in a GoFundMe account. I did not ask for that, but people gave it to me, and I appreciate what is going on. “