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An Emergency Response System Does More Than Its Job

Mrs. Allerson, a widow in her eighties, was startled by two men who broke into her ground floor condo in the Northeast in late summer.  She instinctively pressed the call button on her emergency response system, even though it was not a medical emergency, and the police were summoned. On seeing Mrs. Allerson, the men ran out as her neighbor screamed and yelled at them.  The experience left her anxious and insecure in her own home.  Unable to afford a security system, as she was limited to Social Security and food stamps, Mrs. Allerson turned to her social worker at Jewish Family and Children’s Service, who appealed to FHBS for immediate help.  Within two-weeks, a security system was installed.

To quote her social worker, I just got off the phone with Mrs. Allerson. I told her you were covering the cost of the installation and the first month for her alarm system. She is so very grateful. She started crying!  I echo her gratitude.

FHBS responds immediately to women in our community who often have no place to turn for financial assistance in troubled times. Your contribution enables us to be there when needed.

Written by Judith Richards