Thefts cause woman to fall behind in rent

Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Senior Citizen Center, submitted this case. Her client is a widow in her 80s who needs $750 to pay her rent.

The reason for her request is that her last two Social Security checks were stolen, causing her to fall behind on rent. She found that her son had taken the checks and that he is being prosecuted in another state. No money has been recovered, but she is hopeful it will be.

Once the rent is paid she will be able to live on the income she receives from her Social Security benefit, which is her only source of income.

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