Monday, March 27, 2017

Disabled/evicted woman in need of help – March 24, 2017

A Summerville woman was evicted from her trailer because of repeated disturbances on the property by the return of her estranged/abusive husband.  The landlord warned her but she was unable to control her estranged husband’s behavior.  She is also disabled and receives disability but the check was not due until the first of the month.  She found herself in a homeless situation with no money and had paid the last of any cash she had for a neighbor to take in her dog until she found a new place.  She was also having trouble connecting with extended family as those relationships were also strained and there was little room available at those residences.  The weather in the evenings was forecast to be quite cool so to keep her out of the cold Change for a Dollar paid for two night’s hotel stay and a food gift card to a restaurant close by the hotel.  She was hopeful with the coming weekend she would be able to connect with someone to help her out.

Two nights’ hotel plus food gift card - $160.00

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Woman in need of special clothing – March 17, 2017

A woman struggling with several medical conditions is very poor and struggles to get medications, etc. for her health care needs.  She recently was seen by the doctor who recommended some special therapeutic clothing that would help her fell more comfortable as she healed.  A volunteer from the clinic the woman goes to approached Change for a Dollar to see if we could assist with the purchase.  Change for a Dollar paid for the specialty clothing and the volunteer also chose on her own to purchase a couple of blouses for her as well as a nice gesture to boost her spirits.

Specialty Clothing - $56.45

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Homeless in need of Rx medications – March 15, 2017

Several residents of the local homeless shelter were suffering from a variety of medical conditions.  The residents were able to be seen by doctors at hospitals under their charity prograams and at the free medical clinic in town.  In many cases they were given prescriptions but the majority of them did not have sufficient income to afford the medications.  Change for a Dollar has a relationship with a local pharmacy where they offer a discount on medications and Change for a Dollar pays for those medication.

Prescriptions for four homeless - $150