Heart Community Services: Giving with a Heart
A collection of COVID Relief stories from beneficiaries impacted by your giving.
During this COVID-19 period, many of our members and their families were financially affected. In response to this, our Heart Community Services (HCS) set aside a budget to support members in need.
Since April 2020, HCS has disbursed over $100,000 in financial aid to more than 100 members in need. This was only possible because many in HOGC rose up to give generously. Thank you for your giving! We hope these stories of beneficiaries impacted will encourage you and warm your heart.
Stories of beneficiaries
There is a 19-year-old and his younger siblings whose dad had to take on an extra job during the COVID-19 period to make ends meet. They would cut down electricity use and spending, so they had just enough for basic necessities.
Another university student’s mother is a fitness instructor. When all the gyms closed, she suddenly lost her only source of income. With months of Circuit Breaker ahead, they were scrambling to find ways to survive.
Many sectors were badly affected by the COVID-19 situation. The performing arts and food & beverage industries were especially hard-hit. There is a freelance actor who had little to no income for months and did not qualify for any government grants, leaving him to live off his savings alone.
These stories are just snapshots of the many lives impacted. HOGC, thank you for your generosity! It has made a world of difference to these young people and their families.
To learn more about HCS and how you can make a contribution, visit our website.