Utility bills can sometimes become overwhelming — maybe because of extreme weather or maybe because purchasing the needed prescription was the more important choice at the moment than paying the water bill.  Mortgage payments can easily fall behind as well with fixed incomes that incur unexpected expenses. The result:  notice that the utility will be shut off, maybe a notice of foreclosure.

A donation to Friends, designated for emergency assistance purposes, can provide the needed help to prevent a water cut-off, loss of electricity, or possibly emergency housing in a senior’s unexpected circumstances.