When "Jessica" had to take some time off from work recently, she relied on Lebanon County Christian Ministries for emergency food assistance.
She was experiencing symptoms of asthma but had to use Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) time as a precautionary measure at a time when COVID-19 cases are growing in the Lebanon County region.
“Not having my paycheck right away and waiting for FMLA put me in a bad spot,” she said. “LCCM helped me so much with food and I came over and got clothes. LCCM is a place you can go when you need someone to help.”
The assistance LCCM provided helped “Jessica” and her family with an emergency two-week supply of food.
You can help people like "Jessica" during this COVID-19 crisis by making a monetary contribution to Lebanon County Christian Ministries. A $100 donation will help LCCM provide a 2-week supply of food to a family of four. Can you help us today?
Though she’s hit a rough patch, she will be returning to work soon and is grateful to LCCM supporters for helping her during an unexpected leave.
“Even though things are tough, I’m not feeling it as much, thanks to the help with food you’ve given me,” she said.
“Jessica” is not the only person who needs emergency food assistance due to financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 virus.
As of Thursday, LCCM received phone calls from 19 other households that needed help.
For others who may be going through a difficult situation right now, she has some advice:
“Don’t be afraid to reach out,” she said.
“Reach out to places that might be able to help you. And pray. God answers our prayers.”