Anonymous donor helps single mom cover rent hike

Man sent $3,600 check after he watched her story
Posted at 8:26 PM, Jun 29, 2018

Editor's note: Contact7 seeks out audience tips and feedback to help people in need, resolve problems and hold the powerful accountable. If you know of a community need our call center could address, or have a story idea for our investigative team to pursue, please email us at or call (720) 462-7777. Find more Contact7 stories here.

GOLDEN, Colo -- When a single mom contacted Denver7 about a drastic rent hike, she was hoping to highlight the challenges of being able to afford housing. She never imagined what would happen next.

A check for $3,600 arrived for Tonya Lowery two days after her story aired. A viewer who wants to remain anonymous stepped up to help her cover the increase rent, allowing her to stay in her current home. 

He declined to give his name, saying, "I have a belief that it's not charity if they know who you are." The anonymous donor mentioned he was vacationing in Colorado and he's been very blessed so he wanted to help.

His bank cut a check and sent it out that same day. Denver7 delivered the check to Lowery and she was shocked. You can watch her reaction in the story above.