One Paycheck Away

Samantha’s job covered the bills for herself and her two children, but it didn’t leave much for extras. Food stamps and pantries helped her money go further, but not enough to put aside for hard times. So when Sam lost her job, she quickly fell behind. Her unemployment benefits would help, but there was still two weeks before the first check would come in.  Even trying to juggle the bills didn’t solve everything; it became a choice between losing her car and not having transportation or having the water cut-off in a house with two small children. Samantha came to St. Francis House. Thanks to your donations, we were able to cover the water bill before the cut-off. Samantha was able to use the money to save her car has transportation to get to those all-important job interviews.  Good luck on your job search, Samantha; we’re glad we were able to help!