Wade and Ella were doing alright. Wade was working full-time, Ella was a full-time student, and together they were raising their energetic 6-year-old son Jackson. But life took a turn this summer. They came to Greer Relief in their time of crisis. Wade lost his job and Ella had to take time off school for an unexpected medical issue. Rent was due and they had nowhere to turn, a friend suggested they call Greer Relief.
Wade lost his job at the end of May and was out of work until the first of July. While the new job pays more, the loss of income and medical crisis were too much for their already struggling family. They needed to take care of what was due, then they would be able stay on top of their bills. Because Wade got a better job, they plan to be able to save money in case of emergency.
Greer Relief answered their crisis by helping pay rent and prevent them from being evicted. Greer Relief also referred them to the Greenville County School’s Summer Food Service Program to help with meals for Jackson until school starts back, and Greer Community Ministries, a program partner for school supplies.