Before the pandemic, we served hundreds of neighbors working hard to make ends meet, who sometimes needed a helping hand to get them over a rough patch. Your partnership and support allowed Seton Center to help them.
But this current health crisis has shown just how stark the divide is between economic classes. Most of our neighbors were already living in poverty, working 2 or more jobs to make ends meet for their families. Now, not only are those neighbors out of work, but so are many more in our community. Whether from being ill with the virus or forced into lay-off because their employers had to close, we anticipate an increase of services needed once this crisis is over and Seton Center reopens.
We are thankful for the government's assistance in deferring foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut-off. And we are grateful to those landlords who are forgiving or deferring rental payments. But these bills will still be there once the public health crisis is over. Our neighbors will face a new kind of crisis.
But you can prevent this from happening. You can help ensure that our most vulnerable populations won't be left in the dark, literally. You can help keep your neighbors from being forced out on the streets. You can not only help our community recover, but thrive after this.
We are expanding our winter utility appeal and increasing our goal. Give today and your gift may keep a senior from having her gas turned off, or a single father from worrying how to feed his children. Your generosity may help a family avoid eviction.
We are all in this together. Because you are there for us, we can be there for them.
Be assured that when you give to Seton Center, your gift is making a true and lasting difference in our community. You are bringing hope to the valley.
May God Bless You and Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe!
PS: Set up a recurring gift on a schedule convenient for you and help ensure the lights stay on for our neighbors all year long!