Janice Purdy, a social worker in the Palliative Care program at Hospice of the Bluegrass, submitted a case on behalf of a married couple who needs $169.55 to pay their electric bill.
The wife is employed at a local nursing home, but the husband suffers from COPD and is no longer able to work.
The loss of his income caused the couple to fall behind on their electric bill. He has applied for Social Security disability benefits, but has yet to receive them.
Once the electric bill is paid and disability benefits start, the couple will be able to manage on the wife's earnings.
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