Statesman’s Season for Caring Helps MOWCTX Client
In spite of a series of strokes that have left her bed-bound and partially blind, Bertha Foster is determined to walk again.
Ms. Foster, a 42-year-old MOWCTX client, and her 15-year-old son, Donovan, are one of the families featured in this year’s Austin American Statesman’s Season for Caring campaign. The event is a partnership between the newspaper’s Editorial and Community Development departments and introduces readers to families in need and the nonprofit agencies providing services to them.
Our nutritious home-delivered meals help Ms. Foster maintain her independence as she tries to regain her health. But she and Donovan need assistance in other ways. Ms. Foster worked as a nursing assistant before becoming disabled. She and Donovan live on her $1490 monthly Social Security Disability check, most of which goes towards rent and utilities on their small one-bedroom apartment. Not only is money tight – so are their living quarters. Ms. Foster admits “we just need more room.”
To find out how you can help the Foster family this holiday season, please visit community.statestman.com and click on “Season for Caring”.