Monthly Archives: March 2018

April 1, 2018 Easter volunteers

Easter is not one of the biggest holidays of the year. But even so, there is always a demand for volunteers to feed the hungry, donations of food for families or candy for kids, as well as small toys or Easter baskets. Considering Easter is only 2 days away, now is the time to help out if you can. It is not too late to stop by a local charity, food bank, or soup kitchen today (Friday) or Saturday.

10% of Americans living in poverty receive TANF cash assistance

TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, is the federal government funded welfare program that is administered at a local level by the states. The federal government gives each and every state a certain amount of money each year to run TANF in their communities. The program use to be called welfare in the 1990s, and since it was reformed back in the 90s the amount of money paid out as welfare has not been increased. The federal government currently spends 16.5 billion per year on this benefit per the …

Cost of being sick in lost wages and medical bills

Hospital stays are costly. Not only will the cost of the medical care received be expensive, but most people who go to the hospital will not only miss income from the time they stayed there, but they also tend to miss future work and they often even have a permanent reduction in income. Heck, I have been under the weather/sick/allergies these last several days and it is not a good feeling. I can see how a serious illness and being in the hospital can definitely hurt a households income.