One request for assistance was received at Lex-Care this week.
Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Senior Citizens Center, submitted the request on behalf of a man whose wife died recently. He needs $331 to pay past-due medical and utility bills.
The man worked as a farmer and continues to do so when he can. His wife worked as a nurse.
She had no insurance when she died, and he was responsible for her burial expenses. As a result, he now needs assistance to pay her final medical bill and a utility bill.
Once those debts are cleared, he will be able to manage on Social Security benefits and his own earnings.
You can help: Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky. 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or Lexcare.org.