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Case Histories
  1. Mr. & Mrs. S. are both steadily employed. They have two sons, one of which had a serious illness. Medical bills were extremely high and monthly bills were mounting. This couple had never had to ask anyone for help before and, in fact, had given to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund in past years. The Fund was able to provide the couple with much needed energy assistance to keep the home warm during their son's recuperation.

  2. We received a telephone call from Joanne, a single mother with three children. She had worked herself off the welfare rolls and was in the workforce for a few months when the company with which she was employed closed its doors. Thus, she was not eligible for unemployment and not able to collect. She was in a desperate situation and needed assistance to help prevent her electricity from being shut off. The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund was able to be there for her and many others in similar situations.

  3. The Department of Elderly Affairs contacted the Fund in regards to Mr. & Mrs. H. who were both in their 80's and had been living in the same apartment for 30+ years. Unfortunately, one of their children who had been living in a group home for many years came back into their lives and began to steal large amounts of money from them. This went on for several months before they had the courage to contact the Department for Elderly Affairs. The child that had been doing the abusing was arrested, however, during this period all their bills were not paid. The Fund was able to pay their gas bill allowing them to once again have hot water and a cooking source.