Empowering People with Power

Getting the electric back on

The intention of the Franciscan Center is to tell you the real life stories of the community that we serve everyday. Here is a short story about a family, that we were able to assist, with the help from our partners. We hope to share more of these in the coming days.

A 65 year old client and 50 year old wife, along with their 12 year old daughter have been without power for 3 months. Client uses an electric wheelchair because of an above-the-knee amputation and hip replacement, due to cancer. Without power this client had to recharge his wheelchair at Giant Supermarket. The $197.27 from United Way qualified this client for a Fuel Fund grant, BGE matching credits and $500.00 in CII funds, resulting in power for this families home.

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