Kristin became disabled with both mental and physical ailments leaving her unable to work. Her husband, Scott, works as a bartender. Thanksgiving 2019 he underwent an emergency surgery leaving him in recovery for more than 3-weeks. Upon returning to work, he was let go due to his surgery.
Scott was able to find a new position as a bartender, only to have all bars/restaurants shut down due to the pandemic one month later. Additionally, Kristin’s 14-year old daughter was displaying severe mental and emotional illnesses leading to a bi-polar diagnosis. For Kristin, every day had become a struggle emotionally, physically, and financially. CORE is assisting with Kristin’s mortgage payments and granted a gift card for groceries and other supplies.
Kristin says, “I been given a blessing that for two months, I can put aside the big financial issues and focus on my daughter who is struggling. CORE listened to with empathy, and actually made me feel for the very first time in a long time that things can and will get better. I’ll never forget when I asked if things ever get better, can I help CORE out. She said just take care and pay it forward when you can. I will pay it forward, no matter how long it takes.”