When William retired he thought he would be able to enjoy his golden years. He’s since found living on a fixed income in the current economy is very challenging. William’s only income is his monthly social security and with the rising cost of living he’s found it more and more difficult to make ends meet.
We connected with William at our Safety Net Express Event, where we partnered with Catholic Charities to serve over 40 families with rent and utility assistance in just one day. Families that attended were ones that would not have typically qualified for other assistance because their income exceeds the poverty line. Families that work during the week had the opportunity to apply for assistance because it was held on a Saturday.
When you donate to Lake Area United Way you help seniors like William access critical assistance that keeps them from having to choose between paying the rent and putting food on the table. Make your donation today to help our seniors move from just surviving to thriving.