The letter came from Kelly*, an elderly woman. She’s a retired, lifetime resident of Detroit in her sixties living on a fixed-income. When Kelly needed to have her left hip replaced, she was worried about making ends meet. She was already behind on her DTE bill and with the cost of medication and medical expenses, she didn’t know if she could manage.
When she returned home after her hospital stay, her nightmare came true: “When I returned home,” she wrote, “everything went out, lights… gas, everything.”
Kelly was in a panic and didn’t know where to turn. By God’s grace she found St. Vincent de Paul. With funds provided by caring friends like YOU, we quickly paid her bill and restored service so that she could rest and begin her recovery with the simple gifts of heat and electricity.
“I am crying as I write this letter because if it was not for St. Vincent de Paul. I would be sick, cold, and in the dark,” Kelly wrote. “I am so thankful and grateful to St. Vincent de Paul. They really help people like me when we don’t know what to do… I want to thank God for St. Vincent de Paul for helping me when I couldn’t help myself.”