December 29, 2008
The Tuesday before Christmas was “one of the saddest days in my seven years” helping clients who come to Issaquah Church & Community Services for emergency aid, said one of the longtime volunteers there.
“We’re not just helping homeless people here. We are helping people who didn’t plan on needing our help,” she said.
Like the ex-Microsoft employee who had already given up gas heat last summer in an effort to pare household expenses. Now, just as temperatures plummeted, she was in danger of having her electricity cut off, too. Read more
December 15, 2008
TO DATE: $16,945
As winter approaches, the calls increase from families needing a bit of financial help to keep them in their homes and the heat on. Read more
December 8, 2008
The volunteers at Issaquah Church and Community Services listen to the stories of people who are down on their luck and try to help. But no matter how much they help, another person will be right behind them.
Issaquah residents who come to Church and Community Services are usually at the end of the line, not knowing how to stave off the bill collectors. And more often than not, this feeling of helplessness is a new experience for them.