The Giving Fund: Week Four

The Giving Fund profiles the cases of real people in our community who need a supporting hand to help them out of financial crisis and help to change the trajectory of their lives

Case 224

After Hurricane Ida, the Franklin family’s home was destroyed by flooding. The family has been living in a hotel until their home is rebuilt, and tragically they lost most of their furnishings and clothing. Insurance is covering the cost of rebuilding their home, but it cannot replace everything. A gift of $1,500 would help the Franklins replace some household items to get back on their feet.


Case 225

Sophie is a warm-hearted young adult who lost her mother in the spring of 2019. Sophie was able to complete high school and graduated with honors despite this tremendous loss. She enjoys creative writing and plans to eventually enroll in college, possibly majoring in creative writing. Sophie needs a laptop so she can write stories and have a computer for school in the future. A gift of $500 would be enough for this resilient young woman to purchase the computer she needs.


Case 226

Sonia is a single mother of three children. Her daughter developed health problems during the pandemic, and she is struggling to pay medical bills. She is now working a second job, but she still has difficulty covering the costs of the family’s basic needs and her daughter’s medical expenses. Sonia has suffered from anxiety and depression, and her daughter’s health complications have increased her stress. She is a generous and kind person who always puts the needs of her children first. A gift of $500 will help this hardworking mother catch up on medical bills.


Case 227

Rebecca was working as a housekeeper, but she was unable to clean homes for almost a year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. She has begun working part time in customer service but had to cut back on her hours as she has developed a heart condition. Rebecca is a warm, hardworking person who could use help getting back on her feet as she navigates reentering the workforce. Her home currently needs extensive electrical repairs that she cannot afford. A gift of $1,250 would help to pay for the repairs and get Rebecca headed on the right path.


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