Recently, SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program assisted a low-income elderly woman in Accomack County, VA, to have the water-pump for her individual household well repaired. The client has been living in her home for 35 years, and recently began experiencing some difficulty with the water-pump for her well, leaving her without reliable access to clean, safe drinking water. However, due to her low-income status, she was unable to afford the cost of repairing the water-pump herself, without causing financial hardship. Fortunately, SERCAP was able to step-in and provide financial assistance to cover the complete cost of the project. SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program provided a Grant in the amount of $1,200.00 to fully repair the water-pump, and now the client once again has a fully functioning well and reliable access to clean, safe drinking water in her home.
Without SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program, and other similar services, many low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals and communities would be forced to go without such necessities as reliable access to clean drinking water, fully functioning indoor plumbing, safe and affordable housing, water/wastewater infrastructure solutions, other community development and infrastructure needs, and more. It is important to remember that even in the US in the 21st Century; there are those who do not have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water, environmentally sound septic facilities, and affordable housing. In order to help SERCAP continue to provide assistance to both the individuals and communities in need, please consider making a donation to SERCAP’s Water Life! Fund!
Donate Today: https://sercap.networkforgood.com/projects/27202-sercap-s-water-is-life-fund (opens new window).
*Funding for SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program is made possible through a Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD). Additionally, all of SERCAP’s programs in Virginia, are leveraged by the Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly, administered by DHCD.