90 yr old desperately needs help

My neighbor, Mrs. Carro, is a Beltsville resident and is 90 years old. Her husband developed dementia before passing away several years ago and he had let his life insurance lapse, he spent all their money, and left his wife basically destitute. He put their house in a reverse mortgage and spent all the proceeds. She didnt know any of this until he passed away and found herself broke. She has been trying to survive on a social security benefit of only $1200 per month. From this amount she must pay for food, home insurance, supplemental health insurance, untilities, real estate taxes, home maintenance and any other expenses that may arise. Her daughter, a High Point Alumni, helps as much as she can but does not make much money herself after losing her job and her own home during the economic collapse of 2008-2009. Mrs. Carro has gone without heat several times the last two winters due to not being able to afford a tank of oil and having to wait for state assistance to help get some oil. Right now, she has been without heat for the last 5 days while wating for the state to help. The temperatures here have been below 20 degrees at night. She runs the risk now of frozen pipes and each time she runs out of oil she must have someone come in to restart the old furnace. She runs several space heaters to keep warm but because of having to do this several times a year, her electric bill has been very high. Now, she is past due on the electric bill and owes them a lot. She has been unable to keep up with paying the bills and making needed house repairs. She is in constant fear of having the electric, water or phone turned off. She constantly has to juggle each month which bill gets paid, or whether to spend the money on a needed eye exam or on food. I would like to raise $4500 to help her catch up on her oil, electric and water bills and make some much needed repairs on her home. Any amount you can donate would be greatly appreciated.

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  • ann groom 
    • $10 
    • 63 mos
  • Michaela Weis 
    • $50 
    • 63 mos
  • bill chopra 
    • $100 
    • 63 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
  • Billie Canaday 
    • $10 
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Organizer

Kimberly Taylor Thomas 
Organizer
Beltsville, MD
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