Grants Awarded in March 2018  $8,090.53

Jasmine D.Granted $868 for Rent


Tammy D.        Granted $400 for Medical Bills

Tammy is a 56 year old mother of two. She was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic Breast Cancer in November 2017. She is asking for assistance for medical treatments and surgeries.


Tiney F.Granted $632.47 for Mortgage

Tiney is a 72 years old. She was diagnosed with grade 3 Invasive Breast Cancer in November 2017.  The night of her sisters funeral, she fund a lump in her breast; she immediately went to her doctor when she got home.  Needless to say she was devastated when she was told she had breast cancer.  After an emotional family meeting, Tiney and her children accepted the diagnoses and prepared for the treatment.  The financial hardship is overwhelming and she has had to rely on her children and credit cards for financial support.  Tiney is greatly appreciative for any assistance. 


Glenna H. Granted $390.67 for Utilities

Glenna is 64 years old. She was diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer in September 2017.  With the colder temperatures, her electric bill has increased and her disability check is barely making ends meet at this time.



Lesley K.  Granted $1,147.48 for Mortgage

Lesley is a 43 year old mother of two. She was diagnosed with stage 2 Breast Cancer in November 2017 and began getting chemo and radiation therapy in December. After raising two young men as a single mother, Lesley was feeling a sense of accomplishment that she was able to keep the roof over their heads for 16 years.  She was also feeling a sense of financial security and even bought herself her first brand new car. “Life was going great!”  However, life stopped as she knew it when she found “the lump”.  Lesley is self employed and has been unable to work and any assistance will help ease some of the stress of not working while helping her focus on healing.


Rebecca M.      Granted $937.66 for Mortgage

Rebecca is 28 years old. She was diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive Breast Cancer in September 2017. “A lot of my life has been put on hold including starting a family”. Due to the higher risk of Rebecca getting sick as a first grade teacher, she was forced to go on disability. This has been hard on her and her husband as they relied on her extra income. "We are trying to make things work but a little help would make ease of things for us greatly”. 

Katie P.   Granted $705 for Rent

Katie is a 40 year old mother of two. She was diagnosed with stage 3 Invasive Breast Cancer in September 2017.  Her fiancé and the father of her kids passed away in April 2017. Katie has a limited support system and has no car so she relies on friends or private pay transportation. Balancing treatment for Breast Cancer while caring for two active children has been challenging. Katie could catch up and get many things back on track with any financial assistance. “I would be so grateful and my boys would give you big hugs and kisses beyond a shadow of a doubt”. 

Aliesha Q. Granted $801.86 for Mortgage

Aliesha is a 33 year old mother of five. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in June 2017. She was sad, angry and scared after the diagnoses. Aliesha was an in-home daycare provider but had to stop because of the chemo treatments took a toll on her body. Its hard to pays bills on one income and any assistance would be appreciated.



Anonymous   Granted $1,095 for Mortgage

43 year old mother of two. She was diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive Breast Cancer in June 2017. She recently had two friends pass away from cancer that were younger then her. She went for a check up and told her doctor “please check me out fully” because she was truly scared. Her doctor told her it was only natural to feel this way. She went for a mammogram the next day and that is where her journey begins.  She was working as a STNA and as much as she loves working and caring for others, she is not able to work and is having a hard time dealing and adapting to her new situation. She tires to be strong but she is torn, confused and depressed inside. She is finding support at the Gathering Place. 


Jayne S.      Granted $100 for Nutrition

Jayne is 57 years old.  She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July 2015.  She as been unable to work due to the chemo treatments and has been living of her retirement which has caused a lot of stress.  

Brandy Y.    Granted $1,012.39 for Mortgage

Brandy is 35 years old. She was diagnosed with stage 3 Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer in November 2017.  Two days after her one year wedding anniversary, Brandy had a biopsy and received the news from her doctor she had breast cancer. Genetic testing showed she is a carrier for BRCA1; she and her husband had been trying to conceive prior to her diagnoses. “After treatment I will try to get my life back”. Their current financial situation is definitely day to day.