Woman finds help after leaving abusive situation
The woman is one of hundreds who will apply this year and receive help from Share the Season. Donations to the program have helped cover some of her monthly bills.
“I usually don’t ask for help,” she wrote on her application to Share the Season. Applications are being taken through noon Dec. 14.
“I have always tried to do everything on my own. But … being under so much emotional distress I realized that I just need some help. My kids are my world and I just need a little help to get me back on the right track.”
That description is just what Share the Season tries to do for people who are working but run into problems that threaten to derail them.
“It was a very tough situation,” this applicant said.
Things now are “a lot less stressful. I have a little extra money to pay a deposit on an apartment, and get presents for my daughter’s birthday. I was really worried I wouldn’t be able to do anything for her.”
Share the Season “helps a lot, especially this time of year.”
Share the Season is a joint project of The Eagle, the Wichita Community Foundation and the Salvation Army. So far this season, it has raised more than $43,000. Among the donors: Joyce Markley, in honor of Lunch Bunch; Mark and Barbara Martin; Roger and Gloria Martin; Mr. and Mrs. Steve G. McGregor; Mennonite Foundation;