Ohio mother receives more than $150K for home after leaving kids in motel room to go to work

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 14: The words "In God We Trust" are seen on U.S. currency October 14, 2004 in Washington, DC. Although the U.S. constitution prohibits an official state religion, references to God appear on American money, the U.S. Congress starts its daily session with a prayer, and the same U.S. Supreme Court that has consistently struck down organized prayer in public schools as unconstitutional opens its public sessions by asking for the blessings of God. The Supreme Court will soon use cases from Kentucky and Texas to consider the constitutionality of Ten Commandments displays on government property, addressing a church-state issue that has ignited controversy around the country. (Photo Illustration by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 14: The words “In God We Trust” are seen on U.S. currency October 14, 2004 in Washington, DC. (Photo Illustration by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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An Ohio mother received over $100,000 in donations to buy a home after being arrested for leaving her kids alone to go to work.

A GoFundMe page for 24-year-old Shaina Bell reached over $152,000 on Saturday, surpassing the original goal of $5,000. Bell was arrested last week for leaving her 10 and 2-year-old daughters in a motel room while she went to work.

The 24-year-old said she didn’t have anybody to watch her kids, but asked someone to check on them every hour.

She is facing two misdemeanor charges of endangering children.

“A lot of people are saying hurtful things, but a lot of people are also being there for me and showing great support,” Bell said. “I have over $100,000 in a GoFundMe account right now. I didn’t ask for that, but people gave it to me, and I’m just over appreciative to what’s going on.”

Bell said she plans to use the money to buy a house for her children to live in.

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