A security deposit on new housing and a mortgage payment are the reasons for two requests received at Lex-Care.
Diana Caldwell, a case manager at the Lexington Senior Center, is counseling a married couple who need $400 for a housing deposit.
Both husband and wife are retired, unable to work, and raising two grandchildren. They have to move because the house they are living in does not meet the required building codes. They have found new housing but do not have sufficient funds to pay moving expenses and the $400 deposit.
Once the move is complete the family will be able to meet their monthly bills with their income from Social Security, kinship care, and food stamps.
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Help for dialysis patient
Linda Pugh, a social worker at Dialysis Clinic Inc., is requesting $662.62 on behalf of her client, a divorced mother who needs help meeting her mortgage payment.
The woman was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She underwent surgery and chemotherapy and is now cancer free. However, her kidneys failed due to the chemo treatments and she is now on dialysis three times a week.
She had taken a leave of absence from her job as a health records coordinator at a local hospital, but has now returned to work part-time. She has applied for Social Security disability benefits and is waiting for approval. She hopes to continue working even after approved benefits begin.
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.