Following yesterday's article titled "The Economic Screw Tightens", I received this via e-mail from a reader.
there is no mountain of savings
most are living hand to mouth
we go to the food bank 2 to four times per month
hoping daughter's job holds up after holiday season
husband died suddenly 4 yrs ago
he was working full time
instantly zero income, no savings as his cancer treatment took everything
many are in same boat, so many widows, so many young families where jobs are lost
what we don't use from food bank we give to others and put extras in 'blessing boxes' outside churches
I know my correspondent is far from alone in her plight. I'd like to thank her for giving permission for me to republish her words here.
Spare a thought, and a prayer, for people in that situation; and, if it's possible, please contribute to local food banks and other sources of assistance for them. They really need it.