Woman Thanks RF4F for our help…
The letter began: “To all of the wonderful & caring volunteers at Recycling For Families”. One of the nicest thank-you notes we ever received was from a middle-aged disabled woman with chronic diseases. After she met with another social service agency and got a referral, she talked with an RF4F volunteer “for a brief interview […]
The Poverty Level…What Does It Mean In Dollars?
Everyone we help at Recycling Furniture For Families lives at or below poverty guidelines set by the federal government. A huge number of media stories refer to the poverty level–but often do not mention specifics. The 2013 poverty guidelines for the 48 states & Washington D.C. are: $11,490 annual income for one person; $15,510 for […]
West Side Block Party Brings Lots of Smiles
Recycling Furniture for Families was recently part of a wonderful event–the West Side Block Party– hosted by First Christian Church with nine other churches helping. Children got donated school supplies, free medical and dental screenings. Free food and music added to the family-friendly event, which opened with prayer. RF4F took names and numbers to give […]
RECYCLING FURNITURE FOR FAMILIES GIVES FURNITURE TO PEOPLE EATING & SLEEPING ON FLOORS
BLOOMINGTON– The woman was 80. She had no bed. Two little kids sat on a floor eating cereal– atop an upside down plastic bin. Recycling Furniture for Families changed that– giving the woman a bed and the other family a table and chairs. Another woman literally came in limping from burns suffered in an apartment […]