Vickie Brush, president of Sun Lakes Women’s Association, visited the Neighbors Who Care office this spring to share some great news. After Executive Director Sheryl Keeme visited a meeting of the active Sun Lakes group, the two women formed a partnership among the two nonprofits to better serve the community.
Ms. Brush explained that the Sun Lakes Women’s Association works hard to provide funding to community groups to help further activities and to help more residents in Sun Lakes.
The $5,000 donation was directed to fund Neighbors Who Care’s new program, its Emergency Financial Assistance Program, designed to help vulnerable clients experiencing critical home repairs, such as a broken air conditioner or water heater, find a solution and remain safe. The program is designed to be nimble so that health-threatening situations may be easily remedied. All requests are fielded by Neighbors Who Care and are vetted by a board member, a donor, and our Neighbors Who Care case manager Bonnie Kosar.
Neighbors Who Care was able to help its first client this summer with a broken air conditioner receive help to remain safely cooled in their home, thanks to the generosity of Neighbors Who Care donors and hardworking community groups such as the Sun Lakes Women’s Association.