Two requests for assistance to pay rent were sent to Lex-Care last week.
Dani Rodgers, a case manager at the Lexington Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, is working with a single mother of two preschool children. She needs $750 to pay her rent.
She normally works in her home preparing meals that she sells to her neighbors. Recently she became ill with what has been diagnosed as a vesicle inflammation for which she was hospitalized. She is undergoing continuing treatment.
However, she has been only able to work two days a week until she recovers completely. She has applied for and is waiting for approval of her United States visa so she will be able to secure more stable work.
Her request was made to avoid receiving an eviction notice.
Veteran needs assistance
Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center, is counseling a retired military veteran who also needs $750 to pay his rent.
He came to Gordon because he was confused about his checking account. When she investigated she found he had trouble with his record keeping due to progressive dementia.
She has, with her client's consent, assisted in obtaining a payee who will be fiscally responsible for managing the veteran's income from Social Security and the VA.
Fortunately, the landlord is willing to work with him while plans are put in place.
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.