Lex-Care: Downsized worker needs a hand

Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center, has submitted a request for rent assistance.

Gordon is counseling a divorced woman who lost her job when her employer reduced his staff. She needs $750 to cover her living expenses.

Gordon's client has a bachelor's degree and has worked most of her life, sometimes working two jobs at once. Her only income now is her unemployment check. She has been able to pay some of her bills but needs the amount requested to pay the balance.

She has found part-time employment that starts next week. She is seeking a full-time job so she will be financially stable in the future.

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