Life can change in the blink of an eye. One fateful day six years ago, Mary was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The aftermath of the crash left her with chronic pain and a mountain of medical bills. This new reality forced Mary to leave the workforce and apply for disability. With children at home and bills piling up, the disability check just wasn’t enough to help cover her basic needs.
Mary said, “I don’t like to ask people for money, because I am more of a giver.” It took a lot for her to come to Crisis Assistance Ministry for help with rent and utility bills, but she knew it was necessary for her family.
Thanks to donors like you, Mary and her children avoided eviction, kept their power and water flowing, and, most importantly, created a plan with our counselors to manage expenses in the future.
I want to get myself together to be able to help others the way I have been helped. I want to give back.Mary
Her personal goal is to provide a better life, not only for herself but for her community.
Right now, you can team up with the Merancas Foundation to provide basic needs for those in crisis and help them move toward self-sufficiency by joining the Challenge.
All donations up to $500,000 will be matched by the Merancas Foundation to amplify your gifts.
Working together, your gift before April 30th will double your impact and help more people like Mary overcome their financial crisis.