This family of five had received a shutoff notice from the electric company and was in danger of losing its home.
The wife lost her job with a trucking company when it went out of business last year. She has been able to find only part-time work 35 minutes from her home. Her husband has been receiving disability pay while she continues to look for full-time work in Wichita. They have three sons: two teenagers and a 4-month-old.
They have applied to a program to make their mortgage more affordable, she said, but it will be at least a month before any decision is made.
They sought and received some assistance from Share the Season.
That help was just what they needed to make it through Christmas, she said.
“It will make a big difference for our family and keeping our home at this point,” she said.