Laura Hartman, a case manager at Yates Family Resource Center, is working with an engaged couple who need $335 to pay their rent.
The man suffered an on-the-job back injury and is unable to work. He has applied for disability benefits. The woman is employed full time. Recently, her debit card was stolen and $550 was taken from her account. Their landlord has accepted the partial payment of the rent, but an eviction notice will be issued at the end of June if the balance is not paid.
Once this debt is cleared, the couple will manage on the woman's earnings and food stamps until the disability benefits are in place.
You can help: Send tax- deductible contributions to Lex-Care Inc. Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky. 40508. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 233-7779 or www.lexcare.org.