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2015-01-29

Special request answered

Judith Pannebaker

by Bob Jamison

We have always gladly helped folks get through some crisis in their lives. However, there was added joy this past week when we helped an older couple representing the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). They came in asking for white gloves to wear while performing full honors for deceased veterans at their funerals. We just happened to have 10 pair of white gloves which we were proud to give them!
One military veteran came in with a 20 foot trailer filled with household furniture and belongings. She said she no longer needed them and gave them all to us for the needy in Bandera County. We have already given out her bedroom furniture and table and chairs. One couple with two kids came in just needing a bed and dresser. They both worked but at minimum income jobs. A lady with two kids came in. They had recently left an abusive situation and just needed a table and chairs for their rent house.
• A single mom had triplets in December, but the father decided he didn't want the responsibility and abandoned all of them, leaving them nothing. Her electricity was about to be cut off, so we paid to keep it back on.
• A couple having five children came in. She worked part time at a low paying job, and he had lost his job but was just hired for another. We gladly gave them a large box of food.
A man had recently had a hernia operation, but he was hurt while in construction work. The doctor expected to have to repair the hernia surgery, and we gave him gauze and a Walmart gift card to buy sterile solutions while he awaited the surgery.
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.