Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who donated towards our CIA Christmas needs, we were able to make gift bags for all of our clients! Thank you also to those who participated in Adopt-a-Family!


Ralph Update

Hello everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that we not only met but exceeded the amount that Ralph needed for his electric. He is so grateful and states that “this blessing could not have come at a better time”. So, thank you all for your contributions and for making this possible!


Hello everyone,

This week I am writing to tell you about a new client CIA has received. Ralph is a 73 year old veteran. He lives alone and is very conscientious about how he spends his money. Ralph is currently living on his Social Security Income and is in the process of applying for a pension as a supplemental income to his SSI.  He has also had assistance from the VA.

Ralph is struggling to pay all of his bills every month, one of which his electrical bill is extremely necessary as he has a few medical issues that require at home equipment that need electricity.   While he has been going through the process to get this extra pension his electric bills have backed up and though he is making head way on paying them, he has been unable to get ahead.  Ameren has agreed to extend the due date on the outstanding balance.  We would like to help him take care of the balance so he is not worrying about it over the Christmas season and he can start fresh in the New Year.  The total is $504.33, please help us make his Christmas a little brighter!

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