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.