New Fund to Address Rising Emergent Needs as a Result of the Pandemic

Tom Cole, Terry Crosby and Steve Taylor of Taylor Automotive present funds to Mom’s House Executive Director Christina Rodriguez, Program Director Julie Haas, Board Pres. Mike Kruse

Special to The Truth

Mom’s House and The Taylor Automotive Family announced last week that they will kick off a new Mom’s House Crisis Relief Fund. On Friday, May 7, at Taylor Hyundai of Perrysburg a seed gift was presented to Mom’s House in the amount of $5,245.

Mom’s House has seen a dramatic increase in emergent needs over the past year as a result of the pandemic. In response, Mom’s House reached out to Steve Taylor, Owner of Taylor Automotive, earlier in the year to help provide support for a specific family and they answered the call, not only to help the family, but also to give a seed gift for this new Fund.

Terry Crosby, Taylor’s community ambassador, opened the presentation event by announcing the amount of the gift and also revealing that the $5245 funds came not from Taylor’s management but from the auto group’s employees.

Steve Taylor, owner, Taylor Automotive, then announced that he would be doubling the amount of the funds presented, bring the total to over $10,000.

“When crisis hits, a family who already has a level of instability can crumble,” said Christina Rodriguez, Executive Director, Mom’s House. “We are seeing many new challenges since COVID-19 hit and we are thrilled that The Taylor Automotive Family has answered the call for a seed gift to kick off our new Crisis Relief Fund.”

Mom’s House is a non-profit organization that offers programs to help low-income, single mothers complete their education. Mom’s House is open to low-income, student parents of children aged six-weeks to five-years, who are dedicated to completing their education. Students must be enrolled full-time in programs such as, high school, a GED program, college or university, or vo-tech training.

Mom’s House has served the Toledo Community for 28 years and celebrated more than 150 graduates. The organization has also assisted more than 150 additional young mothers through some portion of their education and this life-changing experience. For more information on Mom’s House or its programs, please visit: or call 419.241.5554.