Amy Wills, an independent social worker, submitted the only referral received at Lex-Care this week.
Her client is a single woman who needs $565.75 to pay her electric bill and cover the one-time cost of a manual wheelchair.
The woman was a victim of domestic violence and, as a result, suffered irreparable injuries to her back, hips and legs. She is disabled and confined to a wheelchair. She has two wheelchairs; one is a powered chair that she uses outside her house, the other is a manual chair she uses inside her house. The powered chair is too big to use inside her house.
The manual chair needs to be replaced, but her insurance will not cover the cost because she owns the powered chair. Once her bills are paid, she will be able to manage on the income she receives from her Social Security disability benefits.
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.