A divorced mother of two discovered Bluffton Self Help through her employer at another local nonprofit organization.
She worked one full-time job and another part-time job three nights per week. She received child support as well but was still living month to month.
One of her children began to complain of leg cramps and sometimes intense pain. Her pediatrician referred her to a specialist in Charleston. Within a few weeks, she had made several trips to and from Charleston. Her child was fitted for leg braces and signed up for regular physical therapy back home in Bluffton.
All of those missed days at work and fuel expenses to Charleston made it impossible for her to pay her rent. Her ex-husband offered to help with a portion, but she still needed a lot more. Her co-worker convinced her to apply for Bluffton Self Help’s emergency financial assistance program.
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After an interview and verification of documents, the balance of her rent was paid.
Bluffton Self Help 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 Bluffton Self Help fundraising campaign, which supports the organization’s charitable activities, can mail contributions to Bluffton Self Help, P.O. Box 2420, Bluffton, SC 29910; drop them off at 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite 10; or go to www.blufftonselfhelp.org.