Gold Coast QLD: Friend of Kelly Wilkinson managed to get a home for the family

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A family friend worked tirelessly for 48 hours nonstop to obtain a new home and land package for Kelly Wilkinson’s family and the three young children left behind.

A mysterious donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, offered the land for the children’s aunt and uncle to build a new home for their growing family of 10.

Ms. Wilkinson’s badly burned body was found in the backyard of her home in Arundel on the Gold Coast on April 20, after neighbors reported hearing screams and the sound of an explosion.

Her former partner Brian Earl Johnston, 35, was found in a ‘semi-conscious state’ two blocks away in a front yard and was later charged with murder.

Wilkinson’s three children between the ages of two and nine, who were at home at the time of the alleged attack, have since moved in with their selfless aunt Danielle Carroll, who has five children of her own.

Construction contractor Tamika Smith, the stepsister of Mrs. Carroll’s husband Rhys, made an appeal Wednesday afternoon for a house and land deal to build a new home for the family of 10 currently crammed into a four-bedroom house .

Australians have gathered around Kelly Wilkinson’s family after her death on April 20. Her estranged husband Brian Earl Johnston, 35, has been charged with murder.

Tamika Smith (pictured) worked tirelessly for two days to secure a home and land package for Mrs. Wilkinson's sister family, which has grown from seven to ten

Tamika Smith (pictured) worked tirelessly for two days to secure a home and land package for Mrs. Wilkinson’s sister family, which has grown from seven to ten

On Friday night, after handling hundreds of calls, texts, and emails, Ms. Smith finally received the call that would make her dream a reality.

A generous Good Samaritan, wishing to remain anonymous, came forward and offered the plot of land needed to build a larger house.

“ When I got that call, tears were absolutely running down my cheeks, down my face, ” Ms. Smith said Gold Coast Bulletin.

“It wasn’t like ‘yes we won’ or anything like that, it was just this real sense of peace knowing I was doing what I had to do and maybe what I had to do for those kids. You get a sense of accomplishment when you know you’ve done your job. ‘

Ms. Smith said her step-brother and his family are “extremely grateful” for the donor’s generosity.

Tamika Smith (pictured), the stepsister of Mrs. Wilkinson's brother-in-law, launched a mission to obtain a house and ground kit to build a new home for the family of 10 after taking in Mrs. Wilkinson's three children Wilkinson

Tamika Smith (pictured), the stepsister of Mrs. Wilkinson’s brother-in-law, launched a mission to obtain a house and ground kit to build a new home for the family of 10 after taking in Mrs.Wilkinson’s three children Wilkinson

Sleeping facilities have moved into the living room of the Carrolls’ four-bedroom house since taking in Mrs. Wilkinson’s children.

“The family is over the moon, they couldn’t be happier,” Ms. Smith said.

The location of the land has not been disclosed to respect the privacy of the family.

Construction giant Metricon and more than 30 other suppliers have reportedly joined the campaign led by Ms. Smith.

Ms. Smith now looks forward to seeing the dream come true with the continued support of the community.

“We need this family and our community to know that this is more than just a home,” she posted on Instagram.

‘This house is a pillar of what we can do when we come together. And as an industry, we don’t bury our heads in the sand when it’s time to get up. ‘

Ms. Wilkinson's badly burned body was found in the backyard of her home in Arundel on the Gold Coast on April 20, after neighbors reported hearing screams and the sound of an explosion.

Ms. Wilkinson’s badly burned body was found in the backyard of her home in Arundel on the Gold Coast on April 20, after neighbors reported hearing screams and the sound of an explosion.

Mrs. Smith also recalled the sleepless nights and long hours she had endured to secure the house and land package.

Politicians have been calling, the media has been behind this too, conversations until midnight with every segment of our community and in sheer frustration I said to a politician – ‘just give me a damn block! We’ll let Kelly down, we’ll don’t run away from those kids, ”she wrote on Sunday.

The love that has developed in such tragic circumstances has shown that the whole industry is not okay with domestic violence.

By having the awkward conversations, we lift the veil of the experiences we once found shameful, and we can begin to address the fundamental flaws not only in a culture, but also in our laws that put a family in the have failed. ‘

Meanwhile, one GoFundMe The call from another of Kelly’s sister, Natalie Wilkinson, to help the kids is nearly $ 300,000 in donations.

More than 4,800 people have donated to the fundraiser to date, which has a goal of $ 1 million.

Ms. Wilkinson’s estranged husband has been charged with her alleged murder.

He was formally denied bail with his case to return to court at a later date.

Kelly Wilkinson's three children are cared for by her sister Danielle Carroll and her husband Rhys, who already have five children of their own

Kelly Wilkinson’s three children are cared for by her sister Danielle Carroll and her husband Rhys, who already have five children of their own

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