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Thursday December 14, 2017
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Disabled veteran needs to replace trailer home

Judith Pannebaker

Bandera County Helping Hand has begun preparations for our two annual spring fundraisers:

the Alan Feinstein Hunger Fighting Challenge

and our second golf tournament.

Details will be published within the next few weeks.

Assistant Director Laura reports that an older disabled veteran has shared an urgent need. He is living in a 40-year-old trailer. The trailer suffered serious damage in the 2002 flood and the roof leaks so badly that he has covered the top with tarps to keep out the rain. He cannot afford to buy a new trailer and he came to us asking for help in getting the word out. He would like another used trailer, either donated or from someone willing to take small monthly payments. He needs one bedroom with a working kitchen and bathroom. If any of our readers can help this veteran please call Helping Hand.

A man who works in construction has had almost no work lately. He has a wife and children and has been able to buy food. But they got behind in the water bill and needed some assistance. We kept their water flowing.

A couple with one child came in needing food. Both are on disability. We gave them some groceries.

A couple came in needing help with their electric bill. They are painters and have not had work in a while. We helped them keep their power on.

A single dad with an infant has a job but needed a little help with his electric bill. We gave him what he needed to keep his baby warm.

We still need non-perishable food items, including meats; and we still need coats, sweaters, jackets and blankets for the cold days ahead.

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 Jesse or Laura at 830-796-8300 or visit our website at