Friday, September 16, 2016

Homeless man needs transmission repair – Sept 14, 2016

A homeless man living at the local shelter has been living there for several months. He has worked diligently to address his issues and has been working, saving and has been able to purchase a used vehicle.  He has the opportunity to promote himself to a new job at the Vovlo plant construction but was in need of the vehicle to complete that process.  He recently purchased a nice vehicle for a good price but unfortunately shortly after he picked it up there appeared to be some transmission problems.  He had additional savings to pay for most of the repair bill but was a bit short.  Change for a Dollar assisted in helping him pay for the transmission repair.

Transmission repair -  $350

Monday, September 12, 2016

Disabled homeless man in crisis – Sept 5, 2016

A local homeless man was in the hospital.  The hospital discharged him to the street where he had no options.  He is disabled in that he has kidney failure and is on dialysis three days per week.  To complicate his situation he has a bad hip and struggles to walk with a walker.  To make matters worse he battles an addiction to crack that he was pleading for help with.  Unfortunately there was no shelter that could take him in due to his conditions.  A couple of ARC owners were trying to find a way to help.  Thankfully he agreed to attend an NA meeting and connected with the folks there.  He still was living on the street and was in great despair and begged for help.  An option for him to stay with his brother in Texas materialized.  The ARC owners got him to dialysis the next day in preparation of the trip and bought him the bus ticket.  He was also set up with a large duffle bag to replace his plastic trash bag “luggage”.  Additionally he “negotiated” himself a loan of a much needed wheelchair from the dialysis center for the trip to Texas.  The ARC owners felt compelled to replace the wheelchair at the dialysis center as well.  A day later he contacted the ARC Owners to say he made it.  He was very appreciative of all the help and was headed for an NA meeting followed by looking for a good church.  TFJ!

Bus ticket –$165, duffle bag $26.95, wheelchair $157.32 – total $349.28

Local man needed a rain coat – Aug 25, 2016

An ARC owner serves on the ETT food truck.  She was talking with one of the guests that frequents the truck and only has a bicycle for transportation.  He needs to ride his bike to get to occasional work and at times gets caught in bad weather.  He was in need of a rain coat slicker to stay dry on days that it rains.  Change for a Dollar helped out by paying for the coat and the ARC owner delivered it to him.

Dick Sporting Goods - $43.19