Community Needs

Cooking Stove - #261.  A sister agency is in the process of winterizing a mobile home for a senior citizen who is disabled. This elderly widower has a cooking stove that has a gas leak and has been shut off. Due to the age of the stove, parts for it are unavailable. Living on a fixed income, he does not have the ability to purchase a new appliance. He is in need of a replacement stove in good working order. It will need to be 31.5 inches in width in order to fit in the space and will need to be professionally installed. If a stove is found, we will also be asking for donations to have it professionally inspected and installed.

Home heating - #256  A single mother who is working full time needs to have her furnace inspected because at this time it is not safe to use. She has been using a wood stove to heat her home but that has created a situation where her pipes froze as the wood heat wasn’t warming the bathroom. The pipes have been repaired however the situation has caused the floor to become unstable. While she has family that can do the labor, she needs to purchase two marine quality boards. Due to paying past medical bills as well as living expenses, she finds she doesn’t have the extra money needed to get her mobile home ready for the winter season. She estimates these items may cost as much as $300.00.

Sanitzing a home - #257 We were contacted by a sister organization that is trying to help a veteran who is disabled. This vet is living on his own and does not want to relocate to a veterans facility that can provide care. He is limited in his ability to maintain his home. His home needs to be professionally sanitized and he does not have the funds to pay for this expense, that is estimated to be around $800.00,

 

Help for a pet - #255. This need has been met. Thank you! We also received a request from a lady whose pet cat was injured by others and needed surgery. She has taken the cat to a local veterinarian and he will amputate one of its legs. She will pay $175.00 toward the bill as soon as she receives her paycheck. She is working full time but needs help with the remaining bill of $50.00.(19-Oct-2019)

Child Care Debt - #254. This need has been met. Thank you! We received a request from a single mother with three young children. She was working and had applied for assistance to help with her childcare costs. When she learned her application was not approved, she had already accumulated a considerable amount owed to the childcare facility. She would appreciate any help in order to reduce the outstanding amount. (16-Oct-2019)

Paying for eyeglasses - #253This need has been met. Thank you! Due to a retinal bleed in one eye, a disabled person needs a special pair of glasses to allow her to read. The cost is $140.00 more than she can afford and she would appreciate any donations to help her pay for the glasses.(4-Oct-2019)

Help with rent - #252. This need has been met. Thank you! This week we received a request from a person needing help with her rent. When her husband was deployed, she and her young daughter decided to move back here to be closer to family. They had saved enough funds to move home and anticipated income from her husband’s navy service to help pay her rent. Unfortunately, there was a paperwork problem which resulted in a delay in receiving any income. While she is hopeful this problem will be corrected soon, at this time she is without funds to pay her rent. If neighbors can help pay any portion of the $400.00 that she owes, she would be very grateful.

Water leak - #250. This Need had been met. Thank you! Your Neighbor Cares received a call from a senior citizen needing some help. The lady has a water leak under her house that requires someone digging access to the leak so it can be repaired. The lady lives on a fixed income and while she owns her home, she does not have the funds needed to pay for someone to dig the trench and a plumber to repair the water line.

 Financial Assistance for utility bill - #246. This need has been met. Thank you! Your Neighbor Cares recently received a letter from a family of three that is experiencing a financial crisis and are in need of some financial assistance.  They were able to manage until the wife had to stop working due to a debilitating illness.  She has applied for disability but benefits are pending.  Her husband is working at a job with uncertain income and these two factors have resulted in their getting behind on their bills.  The current request is for help paying their water and sewer bill and also help paying on their home equity loan that they entered into to pay toward their bills. 

Propane Refrigerator - # 245. This need was not met. 
We have received a request from a family that is in need of a propane refrigerator.  They live in a rural area and need refrigeration for milk and fruit and vegetables for the children.