How You Can Change a Life This Holiday Season
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Dec 19, 2014 in Community Involvement
This holiday season, its important to remember that a small act of kindness can make a huge impact on the life of someone in our community.
While so many of our fellow citizens struggle throughout the year, its hard to ignore two families in particular that have fallen on tough times because of small accidents that have changed their lives.
Annie, a 29-year-old Charleston resident, was struck by a car on her way home from a friends wedding, leaving her paralyzed, unable to hold a job, and up against difficult odds. With exceedingly high medical expenses and constant pain, Annies disability means she lives in fear of small obstacles becoming large problems.
Right now, Annies furnace needs to be replaced, but its unlikely shell be able to make that happen without assistance.
John and Sherry are another couple feeling the strain of their circumstances at the moment. John lost his job, but with only his disability payments to pay the bills, Sherry found work caring for her aging grandmother. After Sherrys grandmother passed away, the pair took custody of Sherrys nephew, which put even more financial pressure on them.
Carol Hilleary of Union Mission Ministries in Charleston says that both families are struggling. If a donation of any amount is made to the organization, families like Sherry, John and Annies get a chance to turn their difficulties around.
Whether you make a tax-deductible donation to Union Mission Ministries or another charitable organization this year, the important thing is to remember why you are doing it: to help those around you.
Stewart Bell, PLLC would like to remind us all to take a moment to consider whether we have some extra time and energy to change a life in our city this holiday season. If you cant give a donation of money, there are plenty of ways to get involved and donate your time.