Giving dignity in a crisis
This message came in from one of our Advocates in Oldham:
"M's electrics blew, due to an electrical fault, and ruined her toaster, kettle, microwave and vacuum cleaner. She cannot afford to replace the items because of her low income and a change of circumstances. Her daughter has turned eighteen, is no longer in full time education and has, therefore, been removed from M's Universal Credit claim. Adjusting to this new lower income has been difficult for M and has been exacerbated by the rise in the cost of living."
M had no savings for this type of crisis, unable to afford the costs of everyday living, which is a situation many find themselves in. Acts 435 exists to enable donors to step into this gap, and help an individual facing a crisis just like this.
M was overwhelmed by her situation, and wrote to thank donors after her need was met: