February 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 44

Donations decline for Medical Lake Outreach

Non-profit provides funds to aid local families in need

A 33 percent decline in donations plagued the Medical Lake Community Outreach last year, severely limiting its ability to provide help for residents in the city and surrounding areas.

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“We help people who can’t pay their water bill or are about to get their power disconnected,” treasurer Joyce Callaway said.

When a family isn’t able to meet their monthly utility bill, Outreach is able to speak directly to utility companies and lend some assistance.

“We work on their behalf to try and negotiate with the power company, with the city, with the landlord,” president of the Outreach...

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