Heartwarming Young Girl

Today, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Hartselle Alabama, office, it is more of a story, but you will enjoy.

A very young lady came into our office, she must have been around 11 years old.  She was concerned about veterans that don’t have enough to eat and she wanted to donate some food.  She had a bag with her and pulled out C-Rations that she had gathered, and said in a very sweet and caring tone that she wanted a veteran who had little to eat to have it.  Heartwarming to have that kind of mindset at such a young age – wonder what direction her life will take – odds are she will be involved with serving her country in some way.
Hartselle Gentleman Needing Help

Today, we have a “Case of the Week” from our Hartselle Alabama office as told by Bob Wheeler, our Regional Manager there.

A veteran, a real gentleman came in this past week. Although he didn’t want to ask for help, he was really down and out and in need of a meal.  Our pantry was full, we were able to box up a generous supply of groceries immediately.  We also helped him fill out paper work for some assistance with his most immediate financial problems.

Struggling to Make Ends Meet Following Heart Issues

This week, we would like to share a “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota office as told by Bob Graham, our Regional Manager.

My contact at Goodwill asked us to assist a 61 year old vet who recently was laid off when his cardiologist insisted – following his third heart problem – that he no longer do heavy lifting.  He’s fallen behind on his water bill since he’s lost that income with only a 10% service related disability and his wife has a low paying job.  In addition to themselves, they care for a 9 year old granddaughter as his wife’s daughter is – again – incarcerated and the father is unknown.  I guaranteed the overdue payment and he’s really grateful.

Veteran with Disabled Granddaughter

Another “Case of the Week” from our Sarasota FL office presented by Bob Graham, Regional Manager.

Thru referral from another agency, I was contacted by a vet – disabled from an auto accident and currently unable to work.  He takes care of a disabled 19 year old (“mental capacity of a 12 year old”)  granddaughter as both of her parents are in heroin rehab.  The veteran had put together all available funds to cover rent,  but now no food or $ for personal items until SS check in early Feb – so we helped him get over this short term hump.  He was very grateful and said he would help us in the future in any way he can.