Fridge and Washing Machine for Svetlana
Despite having been a widow with a very low income for many years, Svetlana, 71, has never turned to social services for help before. She lived an independent life and managed, by being very frugal, to support herself.
Three months ago, an electrical fire broke out in her rental apartment and Svetlana lost everything she had. Fortunately, she was not injured. The owners have repaired and restored the unit, and Svetlana is eager to go back to it.
She wants to return to her routines and her self-sufficient ways. However, the apartment is completely empty. Svetlana is upset about the loss of her furniture and all of her belongings, and is struggling because she does not have the money to replace them. The social worker has been able to find donations of a bed, a closet, and an oven, but Svetlana needs a refrigerator and a washing machine in order to manage in her home.