Saturday, August 23, 2014

Homeless person phone card – 8/20/14

A local Summerville homeless person was approached by and ARC Owner and asked if he needed any assistance.  He indicated he was OK with food, etc. but says his phone had run out of minutes and it was his only means of staying in touch with the outside world.  He said he would greatly appreciate any assistance with getting his phone recharged.  ARC Charge for a Dollar purchased for him a prepaid phone card to recharge his phone.

Amount: $50

Sisters living together - 7/20/14

A teenager and her older sister live together. Both girls have been abused by family members so there is no family support what-so-ever. Older sister has many medical problems and was on disability but her disability has expired (she is in the process of disputing this). They live with a roommate who also has medical issues, but is employed. Teenager has been working 40 hours a week and going to school. Teenager’s and Room-mate’s income is not enough to cover all the medical bills and living expenses. Change for a Dollar was able to give them $100 in grocery gift cards and $100 in gas gift cards (Older sister’s doctor is in Mt. Pleasant and they didn’t have enough gas to get there and back).  Also, due to the loss of income, they got behind on their electricity bill. Change for a Dollar paid $250 towards their electricity bill.


Amount: $200 in gift cards & $250 towards Electric Bill