Real Stories

Real stories of generous donors and
success stories of recipients.


FaDSS Stories: Erica, Kyra, and Mellissa

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FaDSS: Single Family Provider

Single Mom and Caregiver Theresa takes care of her fourteen year old son and her seventy year old mother all on her own. All was fine till Theresa had to quit her job do to sleep and oxygen…

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LIHEAP: Retired Couple Can’t Get Warm

Retired, Still need help   Now on unemployment “Carlos” and his wife “Roberta” struggle to keep up with the heating bill. Thanks to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps those with limited-income pay their utilities,…

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Embrace Iowa Stories: Robert and Anna

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LIHEAP: Single mom, no-income

Being a single mom and raising two teenagers can be tough. In the winter time “Tara” turned to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help her pay her heating bills.   “LIHEAP really helps. Last year…

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