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Love INC Impact Stories

Getting His Life Back Again

Posted by Kelly Voss on

"Mac" is a senior citizen who has always worked hard to provide for himself and his family. He was hesitant to ask for help but had been referred by a "Good Samaritan" because his vehicle was in need of new tires and he did not have the funds to buy them.

Mac moved to Iowa to accept a position in a meat processing plant. Unfortunately, during his training period he sustained an injury and was encouraged to continue working despite the pain. Eventually it became too much and Mac had to leave his job and have surgery.

Through a series of unfortunate miscommunications and delays between worker's compensation, health insurance and the hospital, Mac's unpaid bills got turned over to collections and he found himself in a downward financial spiral. Mac was in substantial physical and emotional pain and found it difficult to proceed with daily tasks. He lost his apartment and spent three winters unemployed, depressed and sleeping in his car.

Things are starting to look up this year because Mac was connected to community resources that helped him find safe housing. He's excited to have his life back again! Love INC provided referrals to legal services and was also able to financially contribute toward new tires for his vehicle so he has safe transportation to get to his medical appointments. Even though Mac likes to do everything for himself, he knows God can help him through places like Love INC and was grateful that we "cared about him".

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