Betty had never had the need to call Deep Well before, but after Hurricane Matthew, she was in need of both food and a rent payment.
Deep Well received a form from her employer showing she had missed eight days of work and had not been paid for that time.
Betty had $200 toward the rent, and Deep Well sent a check for the remainder. Deep Well also provided a week’s worth of groceries to take the place of those that were lost when the power was off.
Deep Well provides a broad range of social services for poor working families, the disabled, the sick and the elderly.
Those who wish to participate in the Empty Well fundraising campaign, which supports Deep Well’s operations, can mail contributions to The Deep Well Project, P.O. Box 5543, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938; drop them off at 80 Capital Drive; or go to deepwellproject.org.