In the Community
About Your Donations, Where & How They are used
Here are real stories of how donations through RDF help our community!
Mr. E originally came for assistance because he was living on the streets and his bag, containing his chemotherapy and heart medication, had been stolen. Not only was RDF able to pay the $30 fee to refill his subscriptions, but they worked with Mr. E to pay the deposit and first week rent for Mr. E to move into a boarding home. Since then, Mr. E has been transferred to a community care facility where he gets help with his medications and transportation. Since RDF’s involvement, Mr. E has remained sheltered and provided with consistent, life-saving healthcare treatment!
Mr. X served a 30 year sentence in the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Upon release, he had nothing on him except for the clothes that he entered jail with 30 years before. The RDF was able to purchase Mr. X a new wardrobe, shoes that were appropriate for the winter months, and a wallet so that he would not lose important identity documents. After a short stay in the local homeless shelter, Mr. X was able to connect with his family to start a new journey.
We met Mr. M (27 YOA) while he was incarcerated at the local jail. Mr. M had been charged with a city level 30-day offense and when we met him, he had been in jail for over 130 days. He had been forgotten about. With the help of Mr. M’s lawyer we were able to get him out of jail and into an emergency shelter. From there, RDF bought him a cell phone and some new clothes and were able to connect him with a mental health provider. Mr. M is now living in his own apartment and working a full time job. Mr. M has had no interactions with law enforcement since RDF got involved and he is thriving.
Did You Know?
Every time your license is suspended you have to pay the DMV $100 to get it reinstated. This is on top of any fees or fines you may owe the court.
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