In the summer months, available funds begin to dwindle at Rowan Helping Ministries, while the need only continues to grow.
Children are out of school so there are more mouths to feed, several times a day.
The costs of summer camps or additional childcare can become crippling for low-earning working parents.
Scorching temperatures result in higher cooling bills and more water usage for showers.
The heat causes flare-ups in illnesses that are otherwise controlled in more temperate months.
Weather-related storms play a role, from power outages to property damages, impacting a household’s ability to make ends meet.
LAST SUMMER, THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF CONTRIBUTORS TO WHY GIVE IN JULY, ROWAN HELPING MINISTRIES:
Helped 150 families with nearly $30,000 in utility bills
Provided over $25,000 in rental assistance to 88 families, so they stayed together with a roof over their heads
Helped prevent water disconnection and/or helped turn water back on for 70 families, totaling almost $17,500
Provided clothing to 966 households through our Clothing Center
Served 22,600 meals in Jeannie’s Kitchen
Provided shelter services to over 300 guests, as they work toward renewing independence and self-sufficiency.
So Why Give In July?
Innospec Performance Chemicals gives because they care about this community and the well-being of all our residents. John Struzick kicked off the 2019 Why Give In July Campaign with a $3,400 donation from Innospec Performance Chemicals to help provide assistance to our neighbors in need this summer. Thank you to: Innospec Performance Chemicals, Sandy Goodman, David B. Jordan, Tim & Ellen Messinger, and Mark & Jane Ritchie for sponsoring. They give because of people, like Etta, who need our help.
”I live on disability and care for my 3-year-old grandchild. We get by, but the summer months are really tough for us. I’m thankful for the caring people who support Rowan Helping Ministries because without their help, my grandbaby would suffer the most… and that cant happen.”
-Etta F., Crisis Assistance Client