Lex-care: Help needed with electric bills

Two requests for help to pay electric bills have been received by Lex-Care this week.

Amy Wills, a social worker at the Central Baptist Home Health program, has a client who needs $250 to pay the family's KU bill.

The woman and her husband are employed full-time. The wife suffers from an osteomyelitis ankle and foot infection and diabetes.

Recently, she has been hospitalized and is on unpaid medical leave from work. Without her income, the family is unable to afford her prescribed medicines and their utilities. She hopes to return to work in December.

Danielle Gilchrist, a case manager at Community Action, is working with a single mother of two adults. She needs $338.91 to pay her electric bill so the service can be reconnected.

One of her sons is a full-time student at Bluegrass Community and Technical College studying accounting. The other son is between jobs and hopes to return to work in the culinary field. She works as a full-time nursing assistant.

She has fallen behind on her bills because of a six-month billing error at HUD. She has been paying back the amount due. When the debt to HUD is repaid, the family will be able to manage.

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