11/29/2010 04:28 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Once-Homeless Woman Donna Beegle Helps Impoverished Americans Find Hope

Twenty-five years ago, Donna Beegle was counting her pennies, trying to figure out a way to pay her electricity bill, feed her kids and keep her family off the street.

The future lacked any kind of promise or certainty. The only thing Beegle was sure of was that she was homeless and living in poverty and somehow, some way, it was all her fault.

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