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New Bed for Local Man

A 20-year-old man had to return to living in his mother's home due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, he no longer had a bed to sleep on when he returned and has been sleeping on the floor or couch. He is currently employed and would like to begin attending classes with the money that he can save after providing for his own food and cell phone expenses. A $427.07 grant from the Guardians will make it so that he can purchase a bed and improve his quality of life while he works to improve his situation.

Tires for Local Man

A local 59-year-old man has found himself in a payday loan cycle, negatively impacting his ability to pay his bills. He is working to manage his budget to stay within his income. He has been in need of new tires for his vehicle in order to travel to and from his place of employment. The Guardians were able to provide a $477.20 grant allowing him to purchase new tires so that he can continue to have transportation to work and move forward on his path towards financial stability.

Bed for Unemployed Man

A local man has been unemployed for several months. He had to quit his job when he was no longer able to secure transportation to the employer. While he has been actively seeking work and does receive assistance through MHA and SNAP, he is struggling to make ends meet. He has been in need of a bed, as he has been sleeping on the floor of his apartment. With the help of a Guardians grant of $489.17, he was able to purchase a bed, which will improve his quality of life as he searches for employment to get back on his feet again.

Vehicle Repairs for Man in Need

A 42-year-old man has lived in Manhattan for the last 9 years. He has been seeking work in his field of study but has yet to find permanent employment. He recently received a vehicle from a friend, as his had stopped working while returning from a temporary job opportunity. While the car is in good condition it does need some work to ensure that it is safe. The Guardians were able to grant him $934.27 for his vehicle repairs. This will allow him to get to work while he continues to seek employment in his field.

Bed for Local Man in Need

A 46-year-old man has been trying to start over after recently being released from jail. While his family has been able to help with transportation and housing expenses, he was still in need of a bed to sleep on. The Guardians were able to grant him $598.12 to purchase a bed, allowing him to improve his quality of life while trying to get back on his feet.

Furniture & Bed for Local Father

A 39-year-old man has been trying to make some positive changes in his life. He was previously homeless but has been receiving treatment and working to improve his situation for his family, as he recently had a daughter. He has been doing so by working one job and looking for a second. He has been in need of furniture and a bed for his new place. The Guardians were able to grant him $381.30 for a new bed and $137.50 for a couch, loveseat, and end table, improving his quality of life and allowing him to get a fresh start.

Beds for Men in Need

Three local men were in need of new beds for their new apartments, as they were transitioning out of their stays at the local shelter. The Guardians were able to help them out with 3 grants of $708.13, $381.30, & $381.30. These grants were able to cover the costs of new beds, allowing them to improve their quality of life.

Car Repairs for Single Man

A 39-year-old single man lives on his own. Despite working full time he is struggling to make ends meet between his rent and other monthly expenses. He does not receive any financial assistance and is looking for a more affordable rental to reduce his monthly rent. His vehicle has been in need of repairs and he was in need of assistance to pay for them. The Guardians were able to provide a $1,000 grant to get his vehicle repaired so that he can get to work and appointments. This will allow him to continue to work and get back on his feet again.

Bed for Disabled Man

A 33-year-old disabled man lives on his own. Between Disability Payments, Housing Assistance, and Food Stamps he is able to make ends meet. He will be moving into a new apartment soon and is in need of a new bed to sleep on, as he does not have any furniture of his own. The Guardians were able to supply a $435.78 grant so that he could purchase a bed, greatly improving his quality of life and allowing him to get his feet on the ground again.

Vehicle Repairs for Local Father

A 33-year-old married father of 2 has been in need of vehicle repairs since his transmission went out in October. He supports his family using his salary from his full time job as well as the disability that they receive for his daughter, who was born with several medical issues. His wife is unable to work, as she needs to take care of their children full time. The Guardians were able to give a $1,000 grant to go towards much needed vehicle repairs, allowing the family to have a working vehicle and transportation to work and medical appointments.

Bed for Local Disabled Man

A 59-year-old single man lives on his own. He is on Disability due to a recently diagnosed health condition. He receives no other assistance and keeps all bills to a minimum. He has been in need of a bed since his recent move to the area several months ago and has been sleeping on the floor. The Guardians were able to give a grant in the amount of $326.84, allowing him to purchase a bed to sleep on and improve his quality of life.

Car Repairs for Local Man

A 69-year-old widowed man lives on his own. He lives off of his Social Security income, but receives no other assistance. He is generally able to make ends meet each month. Unfortunately, his medical needs have been increasing and he has been having to make trips to Topeka for medical appointments. His vehicle has been in need of repairs and is his only mode of transportation. The Guardians were able to give a $1,000 grant to enable him to get much needed vehicle repairs. This allows him to have a safe mode of transportation to and from his appointments, giving him the ability to receive the medical care that he needs.

Dental Work for Disabled Man

A 60-year-old disabled man lives on his own off of his Disability payments and Food Stamps. He is able to make ends meet each month by keeping a tight budget and living within his means. However, he has been in need of dental work that goes above his monthly budget. The Guardians were able to give him a $326.50 grant to help pay for his much needed dental work. This allows for an improvement in his quality of life and for him to stay within his already tight budget.

Dentures for a Disabled Man

A local 49-year-old disabled man lives with his wife. They struggle to make ends meet between Disability and his wife's monthly salary. He has dental issues and has been in need of dentures. The Guardians were able to give a $1,000 grant to help pay for his much needed dentures, improving his quality of life while allowing him to stay within his tight budget.

Car Repairs for Local Man

A local man is currently homeless. Since checking into the local shelter, he has been able to gain employment. Unfortunately, his vehicle, which is his only mode of transportation, is in need of some repairs. A grant from the Guardians in the amount of $999.81 has given him the opportunity to fix his vehicle. This will allow him to get to work, appointments, run errands, and ultimately improve his quality of life.