For the first time, many of our neighbors are finding themselves living paycheck to paycheck. Tough times are forcing tough decisions – between groceries and utilities; car payments and rent; medical care and home payments.
The shortage of affordable housing in our area, along with depleted savings from the pandemic and rising costs due to inflation, have created an elevated number of requests for our help with emergency rent, utility and homeowner assistance. The need for help crosses all demographics, including working families, seniors on fixed incomes, and young professionals trying hard to build a steady life for themselves.
While we have all endured so much change and uncertainty these past few years, we have also experienced the strength and resilience of our communities coming together to support one another in a time of need. Every gift is an investment that pays its return in the social vibrancy, economic stability and overall health of our beloved community.