Lex-Care: Veteran needs help with rent

Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Senior Citizen Center, submitted the only case received at Lex-Care this week.

Her client is a veteran in his 80s who needs $650 to pay his rent. The man is a retiree who served in the Army for 20 years and served during World War II. His wife died recently and he had to move. The cost of the move, which included utility and rental deposits, depleted his resources.

He lives on a fixed income from his military retirement and Social Security benefits. Once the rent is paid, he will be able to live with no difficulty on the benefits he receives.

You can help: Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky., 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or