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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Elderly Persons
Misc. Expense

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Retired Couple Needs Dangerous Trees Removed

My Story:

I am a happily married man who is 70 years old and retired. I do have a communications business that I'm trying to build up. My wife is 63 years old and had to take early retirement because she inured her knee last year. We've been together for 40 years. We met at a guitar studio. Although we have no children, we do have two very loving and entertaining 4-legged family members. Kash, who just turned 7 and is part samoyed/shepherd and Beanie who will be 6 next month and is part lab/jack russell.

We have had a tough time this past year as my wife has not been able to work due to her knee. I had a major slip and fall accident in 1992, and between the medical bills for that and the ongoing medical expenses since then, we have exhausted our savings. My wife will need a complete knee replacement once she's physically ready for it. However, because she had to go on early retirement and is unable to work or drive for any length of time, our finances are strained and we have been warned that we have some dead trees that need to be removed, as well as an extremely dangerous, deadly pine tree that is about 6 feet from our back deck. We were told it must come down, but we just don't have the funds. We need your help with this expense.

We have been told by several tree specialists, that it is an extremely deadly and dangerous pine tree and it will more than likely take down the house if it falls. We have had lots of wind and rain and live in fear of it every day. We would love to feel safe in our home, especially during a windy or stormy day. This funding would allow us peace of mind in knowing that not only has a disaster been avoided, but mainly that we and are two pups would be safe. Your help would be a true blessing and we appreciate and are thankful for anyone who may be able to help us with this emergency situation.

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