Occupy Napa turned out for Josie Jenkins Thursday afternoon, with about a dozen local Democrats, Green Party members and other activists carrying signs and a banner.
Jenkins had called for support Wednesday after learning that , which holds the mortgage on her home, intended to sell the property on the courthouse steps Thursday afternoon, she said. (See , 5:50 a.m.)
But the protesters didn't need to do much more than cheer as Jenkins announced that that morning, she'd received a call from a staffer in 's office who had interceded with the bank.
"They intervened," she said, explaining that Bank of America has given her another 30 days to apply for assistance programs she said are widely available, but underutilized.
"Now Making Home Affordable and Keeping California Home can process my application," she said. "They needed at least seven days."
After a period of unemployment during which she volunteered with and , Jenkins recently landed a position as a legal clerk with Napa County's child welfare department.
She said she will continue her volunteer work and also devote herself to educating more at-risk homeowners about the programs available to them.
And, she told the cheering demonstrators, "I'll always be there for Occupy Napa because Occupy Napa is here for me."