A mortgage payment and an advance fee for a medical evaluation are the reasons for the two requests submitted to Lex-Care this week.
Gabriel Brown, a counselor at Jesse Clark Middle School, is working with a mother of a first-grader who needs $750 to pay her mortgage and utility bills.
She is divorced and lost her job when the requisites for her position were changed. She has depleted her savings. She will start a new job this month and will be able to maintain her household on her earnings and child support once this one-time request is filled.
Man with elderly father needs $150 for oncologist
Martha Keys, a social worker at the St. Joseph Cancer Center, is advising a man who lives with and assists his elderly father. He needs $150 to pay an orthopedic oncologist to evaluate his medical problem.
The man was a self-employed painter and contractor whose business failed. He is not eligible for unemployment insurance. He has been seeking employment through an agency but needs to address a growing mass that his doctor discovered before he feels he can commit to a job. The only orthopedic oncologist in the state requires $150 before being seen. His father's income and food stamps are the only sources of income for the household.
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) 227-2765 or Lexcare.org.