When tragedy changed their lives you stepped in

There’s a sign that hangs in the office of one of our caseworkers: A man is not a financial plan. For this mother and daughter, that reality hits home in the worst possible way.

Melissa’s dad was the breadwinner of the family. He painted houses seven days a week to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. They did okay, but little was left for things like life insurance policies and retirement savings.
His sudden death hit the family hard. Still grieving, Melissa’s mother entered the workforce working full time earning $7.25 an hour (the minimum wage in North Carolina). It’s a blessing, she says. Still, her annual income of about $15,080 is not nearly enough to take care of everything they need.
That’s where you come in.
With your help, we bridged that gap. Melissa and her mom found the towels and other items they needed without spending resources they will need for future rent, utilities, and other essentials. They will get by.
We can’t take the place of a beloved husband and father. But we can stand together to support neighbors like Melissa and her mom. Thank you.

 

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