Paying for eyeglasses - #253. This 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-19)
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.