Interfaith Neighbors has helped over 200 families in 2013. Many of these families have come to us because of the devastation they have faced as a result of Hurricane Sandy. However, we continue to serve working poor families throughout Monmouth County who are on the brink of homelessness.
Interfaith Neighbors recently helped a father who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition that has left him legally blind. He had to leave his job as a result. During the same time, he and his wife were asked to raise his infant nephew. The wife had to miss time from work to care for both her husband and the baby and fell behind with their rent. They also have a twelve year old daughter. The family was granted help with their back rent and avoided eviction and homelessness. They are most grateful for the assistance.
Interfaith also assisted a family in crisis because their young daughter became ill and they had no medical insurance. They were granted rental assistance to avoid eviction and homelessness. The father now has a new job that provides medical coverage for the family.
These are just a few examples of struggling families who need just a little boost to help them stay in their homes and avoid homelessness. We serve hundreds of families just like this each year, and your help means so much when these families become financially stable and are able to put the crisis behind them. Please continue to support Interfaith Neighbors and the people we serve. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
Shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit our area, Interfaith Neighbors established a Sandy Relief Fund for victims and their families. Although many of the families affected would be eligible for reimbursement from thier insurance companies and FEMA, many others were not so lucky, especially low-income families or renters who may not have had insurance. Many hourly workers lost wages as a result of the storm, with businesses closed for up to two weeks or more, and with travel remaining treacherous. Interfaith Neighbors was there in the immediate aftermath, and will continue to be there for many months to come as families slowly rebuild their homes and their lives.
One family came to us in desperate need of assistance. A husband and wife with five children were living in an apartment infested with mold as a result of the storm. They were able to find a new home and Interfaith Neighbors assisted them with the security deposit. The family is now healthy and well, and they are most grateful for the assistance.
We continue to hear stories like this every day, and we will support our communities as we all continue to recover from the storm.
In the last several months, Interfaith Neighbors has seen a great level of need as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Our area has been devastated, and families are falling through the cracks who didn't have insurance or who are ineligible for relief from FEMA. As a result, Interfaith Neighbors established a Sandy Relief fund to support the most vulnerable residents, and to help them back on their feet. Last month, Interfaith Neighbors provided assistance a single mother of two sons. Because of the storm, the mother’s employment stopped for several weeks which caused a financial hardship. The mother’s employment has resumed and the family is most grateful for the assistance. If you would like to help people just like this, please consider making a donation. Thank you!
Last month, Interfaith Neighbors helped a husband and wife and their 19 month old child. The husband was a veteran who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and was unable to work. The wife was a stay-at-home mom. After seeking medical treatment, the husband was able to return to the workforce and the wife found a part-time job. Interfaith assisted them with their back rent so the family could avoid eviction and homelessness. If you would like to help families just like this, please consider making a donation to Interfaith Neighbors. On behalf of the families we serve, thank you for your support!
Interfaith Neighbors continues to help families in need to stay in their homes. This past month, Interfaith Neighbors helped a single mother of three who recently suffered a massive heart attack and needed surgery. She is doing well and hopes to return to work shortly. Interfaith Neighbors assisted with her back rent so the family could maintain their housing.
Recently, we helped a grandmother who had to take custody of her two grandchildren, a seven year old and adevelopmentally disabled teenager. The grandmother works part time as a home health aide. It was necessary for her to relocate the children from their present environment. Interfaith Neighbors provided rental assistance to make this move possible.
These are just a few of the stories we hear every day of people struggling to make ends meet and take care of their families. We hope you will continue to support homeless families in Monmouth County!
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