Help and hope for seniors in crisis
Volunteer Krista helps Rocco select bread from BEAM's food pantry
Rocco, an independent 89-year-old Jacksonville resident, recently approached Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) for help after temporarily losing his veteran's benefits. Living on a fixed income, Rocco could not pay his electric bill. Through a $25,000 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation, BEAM was able to turn his power back on.
Seniors like Rocco often face difficult financial decisions between shelter, food and prescriptions -- but it generally only costs $360 for BEAM to stabilize someone in crisis through rent or a utility payment.