Doug is an 87-year-old Korean War veteran living alone in Stratford, under extremely difficult living conditions with no family to support him. We were introduced to Doug through one of our Deacons who had visited him as an in-home patient. As a church community, we wanted to share God's love with Doug. He currently has five immediate difficulties with his living situation (listed below) and we have come up with solutions for each one. We are asking you to join us on this mission in raising $2500 so we can make this happen! Help us share the love of Christ to our brother Doug through your financial support and prayers.
Difficulty 1: Broken Recliner Chair
Due to muscle weakness, Doug uses his recliner chair all day long. However, recently his chair broke and no longer reclines. Now he has difficulty getting up from his chair and this is causing more health-related issues and inefficiency in his daily routine.
Plan: Replace broken chair with a reclining chair w/ lift features ($600)
Difficulty 2: Ripped Carpet
The carpet around the reclining chair has enormous holes due to constant wear. Doug has broken his ankle due to this safety hazard. However, we have spoken to the apartment's management and PRAISE THE LORD, they have agreed to donate and install a new carpet for Doug!
Plan: Carpet donation from the apartment - Our role is to go in and move the furniture in his house so the installation can happen ($100)
Difficulty 3: Cleanliness
Doug has difficulty moving around, let alone cleaning his apartment. Unfortunately, he does not have family to come in and help him clean or the finances to hire someone to clean for him. This has led to the accumulation of dust and he has gotten Asthma due to this unhealthy living situation.
Plan: Dust and clean after carpet installation
Difficulty 4: Hearing
Due to his age, Doug has difficulty hearing. Thus he is unable to communicate well with his doctors and social worker causing miscommunication and inefficiency.
Plan: Provide Hearing Aid ($1800)
Difficulty 5: Bills
With the limited money that comes from the state, Doug has difficulty paying for his bills. After he pays rent, he is not left with enough to pay for TV or phone service.
Plan: Research and arrange bill payment services through social worker for a long-term solution