In May, the Outreach Program provided $6,861.54 in assistance to 37 families for 40 accounts. We had record (for the last year) requests for assistance – 220. Every month, we hear very heartrending stories, but this one is unique. A gainfully employed woman with a local respected employer received a living wage, but 25 per cent of her wages had been garnished for some time. She has an attorney who is attempting to change the situation. We are not qualified to make judgment on her claim, but it was clear that she was hard-pressed to keep up with her expenses.
The amount of assistance provided monthly has increased, thanks to the increased generosity of parishioners. Truly you are living our Service Prayer, making it possible for Little Flower to be a real beacon of hope for many who feel abandoned. Thank you.