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2013-01-17

Seeking warm clothing

Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Helping Hand Director Jesse Parks reports that we need coats, jackets, sweaters and blankets to meet our clients' needs in the cold weather. We can also use socks, shoes, caps and gloves.
In the last week alone, we gave six individuals warm clothing, including coats, hats, gloves and shoes. We also gave out many blankets.
Assistant Director Laura White still needs a working treadmill and a couple of dressers in good condition.
• A young woman moved here to live with friends. When that did not work out, she found herself homeless. Another friend brought her to us for some help. She is looking for work and will have a ride but she needed a place to stay until she can find something more permanent. She also needed food. We gave her a voucher for one week in a motel and provided some groceries.
• A couple needed some assistance with their electric bill. He works but must also be available to help his seriously ailing wife. We helped them keep the power on.
• A couple with one child needed some propane. He has a job but was off during the holidays so they ran low on funds. We gave them the propane they needed.
• A single mom with two kiddos is on disability. She gets food stamps. Due to a glitch in the system, she was dropped from disability. She reapplied but will not get it for a month. In the meantime, she could not pay her electric bill. We kept her power on.
• A couple with a child also needed some help with the electric bill. Dad works but Mom stays home with the youngster. We helped keep their power on, as well.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Helping Hand or shop at our Thrift Store, come to 1116 12th Street in Bandera or mail to PO Box 1092, Bandera, TX 78003. For more information call Helping Hand at 830-796-8300 or visit our Web site at www.banderacountyhelpinghand.com.