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WGC Emergency Response Network Request - $1,000 - Can You Help?

We have received the following request to help with an immediate need in the community through our Emergency Response Network (ERN). Our partners at the Howard Community College Educational Foundation are requesting $1,000 to help a student cover an outstanding childcare invoice. The childcare facility is working with her, but her two children won’t be allowed back if she does not make some payment to them, which will affect her ability to stay in school and keep her job.

The student is in need because of an unknown rental judgement from several years ago that has followed her. She recently became employed as a nursing assistant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in September 2020. This unknown judgment against her showed up in the form of a 25% garnishment on her wages in her first month on the job. She started working with an attorney (part of the JHH legal benefit for employees), but her day in court to protest this garnishment has not yet arrived. She now has two little girls to support, and her trying to do so on a 75% salary has resulted in ongoing financial struggles.

Her reduced income is $625-$800 per pay period with about $200 per month for a side job she also has. This ERN request will not get her to a break-even point, but she will be able to pay one of her largest outstanding bills and keep her children in daycare so she can continue to work and go to school.

On behalf of our partners at the Howard Community College Educational Foundation we are asking for $1,000 to help this woman. 

Can you help? You can give here

Any amount is appreciated, thank you!

Barb Van Winkle, Chair
Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Executive Director
You Can Help Here, Thank You
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