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After lots of public pressure and seven months of negotiations OOHA and Parkwood Farms have won! Dr. Marilyn Peterson has gotten her home and the property used by Parkwood Farms Therapy Center out of the reach of the banks that once threatened them!

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JL A (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:14 am
Two Huge Announcements from Occupy Our Homes Atlanta
Parkwood Farms Therapy Center is safe!

Parkwood Farms Therapy Center reached out to Occupy Our Homes Atlanta last November on the same day that Gwinnett County sheriff's deputies were attempting to enforce an eviction.
After organizing candlelight vigils on the farm, holding protests at the bank's law firmís office, launching multiple online petitions, holding press conferences at the farm, and raising a lot of money, a final deal was struck.

Yesterday around 1PM Dr. Marilyn Peterson, who runs the therapy center and is a mother of a child with a disability, closed on a deal that will keep Parkwood Farms open for all the children that need it.

(Watch a "Thank You" video from Dr. Marilyn Peterson)

"After all this time since November, we can declare that I own this property outright. This is a great day!" Peterson said.

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta runs on a shoe string budget; can you help us continue to make this important work happen by making a contribution?

Mildred Obiís home is almost hers for good!

In the 11th hour Bank of America has offered a solution that will keep Mildred in her home. While the ink on this deal is far from dry, we are excited to explore a solution that keeps Mildred where she belongs, In her home. There is NO doubt that the only reason this opportunity has opened up is because of YOUR support. Thank you! We will be sure to keep everyone up to date as we work towards a final solution; we expect a final announcement by Monday at the latest. Together we can win!

Christeen A (368)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:01 am
Yes, yes, yes.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:06 am
You cannot currently send a star to Christeen because you have done so within the last day.

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:23 am

There are just too many stories about people losing their homes, and the banks not allowing for the relief set up by the federal government. I hope this story finishes well, few do.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:30 am
Congratulations to Parkwood Farms and Dr. Marilyn Peterson. And I do hope that Mildred is allowed to stay in her home where she rightfully belongs. Thanks JL.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:55 am
You are welcome Tamara. We had petitions on both of these here on Care2.
You cannot currently send a star to Kit or Tamara because you have done so within the last day.

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Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:58 am

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JL A (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:53 am
You are welcome Terry and thanks for posting the link to their website for people to better understand the program that was saved.

Jane Williams (165)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:55 am

Joanne D (38)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:15 pm
I did get the email and was happy to tears about Mildred's reprieve. I do hope it becomes permanent for her too. Yes, Parkwood is indeed important.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:39 pm
You are welcome Jane

Angelika R (143)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:17 pm
Never heard of her or this but sure am happy for her. Obviously every single victory counts.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:14 pm
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Helen Porter (39)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:42 pm
Do what you can do and you'll get there.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:53 pm
thank you

JL A (281)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:01 pm
You are welcome Twyla

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:29 am
:-) YES!!!! Thanks for the good news JL.

. (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:52 am
Great news. Thanks for sharing, JL.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:07 am
Thank you! I do hope they are good to those wonderful horses.

JL A (281)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:06 am
You are welcome Anna, Laura and Jeaneen.
You cannot currently send a star to Laura because you have done so within the last day.

Mark p.muc (31)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:22 am
Thanks ...

JL A (281)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:16 am
You are welcome Mark
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