You can help families keep their electricity on.
Brianna and her husband, Mark, were excited when they learned they would be having their second baby. Then some pregnancy complications meant Brianna had to leave her job sooner than they planned. Without her income, Brianna and Mark didn't have enough funds to pay their utility bill for several months during the summer—and their power was shut off. With no refrigerator, stove or microwave, the family’s food choices are greatly limited. Brianna reads her toddler bedtime stories and gets up to feed the baby at night with a flashlight. Washing dishes and taking showers without hot water is also challenging—particularly with small children.
Mark has now picked up enough hours to pay their monthly bill but they don’t know how they will be able to catch up on back payments to get the power back on. Research says living without electricity can cause health impacts and significant discomfort, as well as disrupt family routines and social supports. At MOM, we say together we can change that. Join us on Giving Tuesday—and support our Utility Assistance Program that helps families like Brianna and Mark’s turn their electricity back on.
#GivingTuesday. A moment of action. A lifetime of change.
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