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Hope in the Midst of Community

Hope in the Midst of Community

Living alone for years now, Charles had become adept at tackling challenges one step at a time. Yet, recent events had tested his resilience. The discovery that his car needed repairs threw a wrench in his daily routine, complicating the simple tasks of running errands and attending appointments. This setback was compounded by a new health diagnosis: a torn rotator cuff requiring not one, but three surgeries, along with the burden of medical expenses and copays not fully covered by his insurance. 

Ordinarily, Charles’ budget, anchored by a fixed income, was sufficient. However, he had recently depleted his modest savings on necessary hearing aids. The situation became dire when he received a notice for past due rent from his property manager. Faced with expenses beyond his capacity, Charles found himself at a crossroads.  

Encouraged by others, he reached out to Love in Action’s Housing Ministry Collaborative, a decision that would prove to be a turning point. Charles was promptly scheduled for an appointment with a volunteer advisor. Through this meeting he received the essential support needed to remain in his home and was introduced to additional resources.  

Eager to prevent a future financial crises, Charles expressed an interest in learning more about managing his finances. This proactive step led him to join the Financial Fitness community and the LIA Co-op Market. These programs not only equipped Charles with valuable knowledge, but also connected him with a supportive community, igniting more hope for his future. 

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Donation Impact

  • ♥ $25 one month of Backpack Blessings
  • ♥ $50 One night of shelter including meals and support
  • ♥ $231 cost per patient visit at the Health/Dental Clinic
  • ♥ $200 one week’s worth of groceries
  • ♥ $270 average cost of utility assistance
  • ♥ $10300 average cost of rental support

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