Weather is the go-to topic for small conversation. Everyone can talk about it, but the truth is no one can do anything about it, especially when there are continual torrential rains. This is what Kimberly and her two cocker spaniels experienced in June 2015, causing her neighborhood to flood.
She lost her water heater, furnace, sump pump, washer and dryer and suffered various other damage to her basement walls and doors as the result of the storm.
Kimberly has worked at the corporate office since 2013 as a billing specialist. Prior to joining the company, she worked in the health insurance field for 25 years. Although she was quite familiar with the Hug Fund and knew how the program has helped many people, she never thought she would be the one eventually needing it. But when the rains continued to pour, the financial pressure began to rain down, as well. Kimberly knew she was going to need help. With her mortgage due soon and knowing she was going to have trouble coming up with the $1,000 insurance deductible, she decided to seek help from the Hug Fund.
Kimberly, as with many others, was hesitant at first to ask for assistance during hard times, but when she heard her grant application was approved, she was extremely thankful and relieved. Kimberly was happy that the help was there, and it restored her faith in people. She encourages everyone to give to the Hug Fund, even if it is only a small amount, as she found out every little bit helps. In the end, she saw the truth of the old adage, “When it rains, it pours.” However, she also was reminded that the sun is just beyond the clouds. It never stops shining, no matter the storm.