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[December 27, 2012]

Needy Fund helps young couple stay afloat

Dec 27, 2012 (Cape Cod Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A Yarmouth couple in their mid-20s thought they had their money issues under control. They set up their gas and electric bills to be spread out evenly throughout the year, allowing them to pay rent on time.

But they had other bills to worry about. Younger drivers have higher car insurance rates, and he had child support and student loan payments. They also were dealing with high health insurance premiums and found themselves falling behind.

The Needy Fund helped pay for their car insurance, so they could continue commuting to work.

Since 1936, the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund has provided assistance to Cape Codders for a host of immediate, short-term needs, such as food, rent, mortgage payments, utility and heating bills, medical costs and other basic expenses.

The case described above is provided by the Needy Fund on condition of anonymity.

No cash is given to Needy Fund recipients.

Instead, the agency pays vendors through a voucher program.

All contributions will be recognized in the newspaper unless donors request anonymity.

Donations can be made to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, P.O. Box 36, Hyannis, MA 02601, or brought to the Cape Cod Times offices at 319 Main St. in Hyannis. Donations, which are tax-deductible, also may be made on the fund's website, www.needyfund.org.

Those needing assistance may contact the Needy Fund at 508-778-5661 or 800-422-1446.

Phone lines are open weekdays. Email questions to info@needyfund.org.

___ (c)2012 the Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Mass.) Visit the Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Mass.) at www.capecodonline.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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