Charity groups see rise in need

A man came into a Trafalgar ministry asking for money, because he had lost his construction job, was out of cash and couldn’t pay his utility bill.

The staff at Lord’s Locker helped him make the payment, but knew if he didn’t get back to work, he would likely be back for help the next month.

The same was true for most of the 50 or more families the agency was helping each week last year. So this year, the organization revamped its aid program, adding more one-on-one counseling to identify and then solve the problem that led the person in for help.

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