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Not just a can, it's courage

Not just a can, it's courage
April 21, 2018 Client StoriesSenior ProgramCollaborationsFood PantryUtility Assistance

When Janet’s husband passed away, it was hard not to let fear take over. In her 70s and now widowed, Janet didn’t know how she was going to make ends meet. Her monthly income totaled less than $1000. Besides that, her husband had cared for the yard, doing tasks like raking leaves and shoveling snow around the small home they had lived in all their lives. Janet’s health was too fragile to do this herself and she knew she couldn’t afford to hire someone to do it. Janet felt alone.

After visiting MOM, Janet learned she did have somewhere to turn. She was able to use MOM’s resources including canned goods, milk and meat from the food pantry as well as an occasional utility grant to keep her lights on. She also got connected with MOM’s free senior chores service where people in the community, sometimes even teenagers, came to help with the yard work. “MOM was such a blessing in my life,” Janet said. “Knowing there is help available gave me courage to keep going. I’m so grateful that MOM is there for people like me.”

When you donate to MOM today, you help seniors in west Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains like Janet have a supply of canned goods in their pantries and the ability to connect with neighbors who can help with a few chores. You also help give them the courage they need to make it through difficult times.

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