— The bookstore owner opened the front door of the store to find water dripping down the walls from the apartment above the store. Books ruined, carpet sopping wet, ceiling tiles sagging. Hours of work are ahead to open the store for business. As they start calling employees to have
One small change, like an unexpected increase in monthly utility payments, can set off a ripple effect that overwhelms a family.
Last week our program manager got a call from a bookseller that came home to the unwelcome news that their home’s heat and lights would be shut off due
The last thing this family did before evacuating was to take a photo of their home; they didn’t know what they would find when it was safe to return.
After driving miles through traffic-clogged streets, they tracked the wrath of Hurricane Ian online and knew it had roared through their
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Other people are ill, get better, go back to work, and things get back to normal. That’s the way it’s supposed to happen. Sometimes, though; recovery from COVID-19 takes a little longer.
Sometimes it takes a lot longer, as it did for this
It happened again.
Once was unusual.
Twice was surprising.
The third time, though? We knew you’d want to know.
Binc’s Program managers contact every person that inquires about help. During the phone conversation they ask open ended questions, among them ‘what are your biggest worries caused by this situation?’
Most often the biggest
Confidentiality is a core component of any assistance Binc provides. Some events may have been compressed and details might be included from another story to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all those who receive assistance from Binc. Quotes may be edited for length, clarity and to help preserve confidentiality.
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