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Good Neighbor Fund Helps Families Through Difficult Times

Each month, families facing a serious crisis like a job loss or medical emergency seek help from local nonprofits like The Caring Place. That support, including assistance with utility bill payments, can make a crucial difference when it seems as though there is no place to turn.

Recently one family of eight was helped by the Good Neighbor Fund, a program sponsored by Georgetown Utility Systems and administered by The Caring Place.

When the father lost his job, suddenly the parents had no means to provide for their six children, ranging in age from 4 to 16. During the father’s two-month period of looking for work, The Caring Place helped with assistance for food, clothes, and utility bills. After this difficult time, both parents were able to find work again. The kids are doing fine as well.

The father of that family says the assistance from The Caring Place “made a huge impact upon helping out our family in a time of need. This also helped minimize the stress put upon my family and me on trying to feed the family while I looked for a new job. We are all very grateful to the genuine concern your organization showed towards my family in a time of need.”

Each month, a similar story plays out for many families in Georgetown. Your donation to the Good Neighbor Fund can help The Caring Place meet the daily need for emergency assistance.

City of Georgetown utility customers can make a monthly pledge online to The Good Neighbor Fund and change or discontinue that pledge at any time. It only takes a minute to fill out the online pledge form at billing.georgetown.org/gnf. Call Customer Care at (512) 930-3640, or email billing@georgetown.org for details.

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