Disabled Veteran and Single Mom of 3 in Need
Today’s case of the week comes from our Sarasota, FL office written by Bob Graham, our Regional Manager.
On the suggestion of her case manager, Shannon approached us for assistance. Shannon has her share of struggles. She is a disabled veteran with a small pension, a single mom with 3 children and a divorced husband who ignores the mandated child support. Due to these tremendous obstacles, she is unable to work for steady income. This has led her to fall behind on a number of bills. We worked with her to uncover the most pressing and covered enough of her electricity bill to void shutdown literally hours before it was scheduled. Big sigh of relief! We are so happy to be able to help this veteran and her family.
Anxiety Relieved for a Veteran in Need
This week’s case of the week comes from our Sarasota, FL office written by our regional manager, Bob Graham.
Recently we were approached by a VA Caseworker to help out a veteran who had fallen on hard times and needed assistance. The veteran has very limited income that only comes from picking up odd jobs around his neighborhood. He, unfortunately, suffers from severe anxiety and consequently can’t hold down a steady job. 
This has led him to fall behind on his utility bill. Thankfully, he was referred to us to help him out. We can happily say that we were able to bring his utility bill up to date and give him some relief to his stressors. We were and are very happy to help out.
Power Turned Back On for Veteran and His Family
Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Hartselle, Alabama Office.
Recently, we had a veteran stop in that had fallen on hard times. Unfortunately, he had fallen behind on his electric bill to the tune of $350.00 and did not know where to turn for help. He had gone to a Huntsville Veteran’s Organization and they sent him to us. 
His wife was with him using a borrowed phone and she was endlessly calling various organizations with no luck. They have two daughters (16 and 11) and no power. We have been having lows in the mid to high twenties and we know that it was a monumental struggle for them. 
He stated that he had talked to a lot of different organizations and we were the only ones to help thus far. We called the utility company and sent them our max donation and helped them find other organizations in their area that could help. 
Our office manager Carol was calling other Veterans organizations in Huntsville and they told her that they sent people to us, Veterans Outreach. With all their problems they still were kind and upbeat. We are so happy we could help!
Ensuring Warmth for a Veteran & His Family
Today’s Case of the Week comes from our Sarasota, FL office written by our Florida Regional Manager, Bob Graham.
Recently, we were approached by the local low-income housing agency to help out a veteran in desperate need. The veteran has COPD and emphysema. His wife has health issues as well. 
They are also taking care of their 3 grandchildren – ages 6, 8 and 10(autistic) that were taken away from their parents by the court as unfit to raise them.
They are in a drafty old house and the power bills got behind his capacity to fund with everything else going on – several local agencies have banded together to rescue them from their utility bills and we were asked to join the group – which we are! We are very happy to be able to pitch in and help this veteran and his family.