Uncertainty is all around us in this time of the Coronavirus. This virus has heightened the uncertainty over our health, both physical and mental, the economy, our finances, employment, and our future. In speaking with many Survivors right now the biggest fear is finances. With jobs being lost and no jobs being created people are left to fend for themselves.
At the onset of the coronavirus, the Sole Sistas decided that we could not have one on one contact with Survivors, for the Survivors health and the Sole Sistas health. If you can donate so the Sole Sistas can continue to help Survivors in these uncertain times please make your check to Lehigh Valley Sole Sistas, 158 Glenmoor Cir N., Easton, Pa. 18045.
We decided that we would help by helping to put food on the table. So from the beginning, we have been assisting Survivors in need.
If you or a Survivor you know needs some assistance you can have them call Kathy, 484-408-0770. Some families have more of a need than the Sole Sistas can cover. Along the way, we have found many organizations that can help.
Below is a list of organizations that can help.
FOOD ASSISTANCE WIC-is a Special Supplement Nutrition Program for WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN. The WIC program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets. To apply for WIC call 1 (800)942-9467 SNAP-
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America. INFORMATION SNAP-1-800-692-7462 APPLY SNAP OR
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH-1016 Wood St., Bethlehem, Pa., call 601-691-9783 for dates× SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK-6969 SILVER CREST RD., Nazareth, Pa. call 610-692-7462 for details.
UTILITY ASSISTANCE Call your local utility office and explain your situation. At this time of Coronavirus, most companies are not shutting off utilities. However, keep in mind that once that directive is revoked you will be responsible for the backlog of your bill. That is why you should call Liheap-866-857-7095 for assistance with utilities.
ASSISTANCE WITH ACCESSING CARE AND TREATMENT
The PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION-is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor. PAF empowers patients with the skills to navigate their healthcare and advocate for their prescribed care.
Patient Advocate Foundation-1-800-532-5274 There are so many organizations that want to help those in need. The Sole Sistas continue to mentor and deliver food assistance. If you have a problem and don’t know where to turn call the Sole Sistas at 484-408-0770. If we can’t help you we will find someone who can.
The PAN Foundation opens new Pancreatic Cancer Patient Assistance Fund Washington, D.C., September 3, 2020—The PAN Foundation today opened a new patient assistance program for people living with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a cancer of the pancreas that affects the gastrointestinal system. How to apply Patients, caregivers, or advocates applying on their behalf can apply for assistance using the PAN Foundation’s online patient portal, or by calling 1-866-316-7263, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
ABOUT THE PAN FOUNDATION The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications. Since 2004, PAN has provided over $3 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million patients who would otherwise be unable to afford their medications. To learn more, visit www.panfoundation.org.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
The photo on the left is one trunkload of food we delivered to a family in need. They were so grateful and send Love to all the Sole Sistas who helped. Thank You.
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