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SMARM Stories – Aid in Grief

A recently widowed mother and her two children requested assistance to pay a delinquent electric bill. The tragic part of the request is that the death of her young husband was just
a few days ago and everything is an emergency. We paid her electric bill and offered encouragement to a young mother who had this unexpected tragedy. Her exclamation was she couldn’t believe she was a widow at age thirty-four with two small children,.
what a loss.

SMARM Stories – Utility Assistance

A mother with two small children and an ailing mother needing assistance to pay an electric deposit. The father of the children left in early spring and the grandmother moved in to help with expenses and childcare. The grandmother, even-though with ailments, is working. The husband had been the provider of expenses but no more and
the family was having to relocate and having to provide all deposits for the new residence. SMARM provided the electric deposit she asked for.


SMARM Stories – Rental Assistance

The economic problems of declining jobs hits everywhere but especially hard in the resort type markets. We had a lady who returned from another state to seek employment in our area. Since she had lived here before she was successful an obtained a job in just a day or two. However the restaurant has cut her hours but hopefully will increase them with the upcoming rod runs. She had been living out West and the casino where she worked changed owners and everyone was terminated. Similar to the thousands laid
off in the Atlantic City casinos Labor Day. We helped to pay her rent as requested.