Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Folks struggling with mental health issues – October 5, 2017

Many poor local Summerville residents are struggling with mental health issues that require specific medications.  Mostly being uninsured, the patients will be seen by doctors at hospitals where they were given prescriptions upon discharge that they cannot afford.  Often they wind up in the Emergency Room as a result of not having medications.  These folks need assistance for medications to avoid recurrence of emotional episodes.  Change for a Dollar was asked to assist a couple of folks with their mental health medication.  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 prescriptions.

Prescriptions for patients- $100

Newly divorced man behind on bills – October 4, 2017

A Summerville man recently got divorced but sadly the process was very contentious.  In the end this fellow was in serious financial trouble.  He was working at a new job in sales but unfortunately a lot of his salary was based upon commissions.  While dealing with the difficulty of the divorce and the financial hardship he was maintaining an apartment and paying his bills.  He had some car troubles that set him back a bit and was now struggling to pay all his bills.  While his electric bill was current he thought he would not be able to pay the next month’s bill on time.  He asked an ARC owner for help through the church.  Change for a Dollar paid his next month’s electric bill.

SCE&G Payment - $87.00

Single Mom struggling to make ends meet – September 18, 2017

An ARC owner was serving on the Expanding the Table food truck one evening when he became aware of a struggling single mom.  She had been coming to the truck in the past but has not been there in some time.  She shared that she recently was struggling to make ends meet.  She was still cleaning houses for a living.  She recently had to change jobs and was not getting as many hours she had at the old job.  The ARC owner ask if Change for a Dollar could assist by helping with a payment on her electric bill. Change for a Dollar paid a portion of the balance due to SCE&G.

SCE&G Payment - $125.00