Recently, SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program assisted a low-income, single female in Louisa County, VA, with replacing her Water Heater. She had been living in her home for about 16 years, when the Water Heater, in the crawl-space of her home, stopped functioning properly, leaving her without hot water. However, since she is low-income, she was unable to afford the cost of replacing the Water Heater herself without experiencing financial hardship.
Fortunately, SERCAP was able to step-in and provide financial assistance to cover the full cost of the installation of a new 40-Gallon Water Heater. SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program provided a Grant in the amount of $1,200.00 for the project, restoring full functionality to the indoor plumbing in the client’s home, and once again providing the client with reliable access to hot water for bathing and cleaning.
Without SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program, and other similar programs and services, many low-income individuals and communities would be forced to go without such necessities as fully functioning septic systems, safe and affordable housing, reliable access to clean drinking water, indoor plumbing, community development and infrastructure needs, water/wastewater infrastructure solutions, 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!
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*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.