The Rob Benzon/Dan Ferbal Foundation approved a grant request for Vanessa R. who was driving through an intersection in Logan Heights when she was a victim of a drive by shooting. The bullet went through her car window and entered her thigh. She suffered extensive tissue damage. This single mother of three small children was so grateful her children were not with her. Vanessa is an accomplished hairdresser who relies on her income to support her family. During her recovery, she was unable to work. This struggling family was in danger of becoming homeless and having their car repossessed. RBDFF provided funding to pay her rent and make her car payment, keeping this family housed and with reliable transportation.

Grant awarded in June of 2023