A veteran was referred to us from a local agency. We often work hand in hand with other agencies and organizations to develop the best solutions for each veteran.
His gas and electric were both terminated due to non-payment. The utilities had gotten out of control when he was in between jobs. Also, his kitchen was void of food. We were able to establish his registration with the Pip Plan for both which means they are on a payment plan that is manageable. If he pays on time for a certain length of time, the previous balances will be forgiven. We paid the first payments for him through our Direct Aid Program and gave him a gift card for a local grocery store.
We also prepared a large tote of groceries for him through our Serve Veterans Now Food Pantry Program and our Daily Food Pantry Program.
He was so grateful and left our office with a skip in his step that replaced his downcast entrance an hour earlier.