Cape Cod Needy Fund helps Mid-Cape woman after medical emergency

When a Mid-Cape woman in her 70s found herself needing to relearn how to walk after a medical emergency, all of her attention was focused on getting better.

Living on a fixed income, the sudden skyrocketing cost of the medical care she needed put her in financial jeopardy. She was now worried about not being able to pay rent and the possibility of losing her affordable-housing unit along — in addition to relearning how to walk.

The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund stepped in and paid her rent and provided a monthly bus pass to ensure she has reliable and safe transportation to and from doctor's appointments.

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More about the Needy Fund

Many human service agencies offer assistance to those in need, but the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund has been helping with a host of immediate, short-term emergencies such as food, rent, medical costs and other basic expenses since 1936.

No cash is given to Needy Fund recipients. Instead, the agency pays vendors through a voucher program. The case described above was provided by the Needy Fund on the condition of anonymity.

Last year's total: Cape Cod Times Needy Fund campaign raises $1.62M, exceeding goal

How to donate to the Needy Fund

Donations, which are tax-deductible, may be made at Checks also can be made payable to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund and mailed to Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, P.O. Box 36, Hyannis, MA 02601.

How to get Needy Fund assistance

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

Questions can be emailed to The Needy Fund is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@NeedyFund).

Total Contributions to Date: $26,860.15

The Cooperative Bank Of Cape Cod, $7,500

Anonymous, $5,000

E. Lee Drinane, $2,500

Thank You St. Jude, $1,000

In memory of Louis RosadoJr. and Jennifer Rosado, $500

James and Alice Tow, $500

Susan and Ross Coppelman, $500

In memory of Lisa Blickens from Donald Blickens, $400

Dick and Sue Galbraith, $300

Virginia Howden, $300

In memory of Connie and Peg O’Day, $250

Mary Whitney, $200

Sue V. Ward, $200

L. Michael and V. June Hager, $200

Eleanor Quealey, $200

Joan and Richard Kingsbury, $200

Mark A. Lepire, $200

Pamela Helmold and Marcia Hoch, $200

Anonymous, $200

Lewis and Maureen Andujar, $100

Judith Livingstone, $25

Ed and Irene Conrad, $100

Susan L. Buchanan, $30

Paul and Anne Howard, $50

In honor of my loving family from Barbara Gold, $25

Anonymous, $100

Norman and Constance Weare, $100

Thomas and Elizabeth Manning, $25

Lee Adams in memory of his wife Marty, $100

In memory of Tommy Duncan, Reno, Nevada from Thomas Pons, $25

Thomas and Barbara Wingardner, $100

Erica Waasdorp and Patrick McNamara, $75

Richard and Donna Hartnett, $50

In memory of Lynn Mahoney from Irene and Walter Lesniaski, $100

Susan and R. Keith Salisbury, $50

Anonymous, $100

Claire Laurendeau, $25

D.M.A., $25

Mary E. Donahue, $50

In memory of Donald Walsh from Skip and Pam Walsh, $100

Joan and Louis Costello, $25

Dianne Lyons, $100

In memory of Sir Hans Kornberg from Lady Haber Kornberg, $100

Mark and Laurie Caron, $100

In memory of Dorothy Foulsham from Joseph and Eleanor Stafford, $100

Bob and Kit Nelson, $100

Charles Berthelson, $50

Anonymous, $25

In memory of Pansy and Andy McLeod, $50

Carolyn Richardson, $50

Mr. Thomas Finlay, $35

Joseph and Edna Holland, $50

Michael J. Snyder, $25

Ellen M. Evans, $100

Elizabeth Tyldesley, $100

Mark Fallon, $100

Sandra J. DelMonte, $15

Mary McCarthy, $100

Robert and Elizabeth Foley, $100

Anonymous, $25

In memory of Dave Coupal from Peggy Coupal, $25

William Lafleche, $30

Joan Simpson, $100

Richard Tumolo, $40

Linda and William Lord, $25

Virgie Wakefield, $100

T. Scott Collins, $25

In memory of Chip and Bill Diniak from Teresa and Victor Diniak, $100

Robert and Mary Uek, $100

G. Roy and Patricia Burton, $100

In memory of Max and Josephine Pariani from Harris and Marrijane Tredeau, $25

In memory of Laurene Gonsalves from Al, $100

Mike and Joanie Perna, $50

Elizabeth Brooks and Mark Wuenschel, $100

In honor of Suzie Johnson from Frank and Susan Ostrander, $40

Kathleen and John Moran, $50

Lorraine M. White, $50

Tom Nee and Jan Delaney, $25

Richard and Alex-Sandra Crane, $50

Charles and Mary McCarthy, $50

In memory of Jack King, $100

Leslie K. Joseph, $10

Charles Satkewich, $50

Richard and Joanne Tavares, $50

Patricia Rothermel, $100

Laurelie Hodgson, $50

Anonymous, $25

Cornelius and Elizabeth Gleeson, $25

In memory of Don Campbell from Kathi Campbell, $100

Susan Fitzgerald, $50

Page Kidder, $25

Sharon Myerson, $50

In memory of Joe Dowd, $26

Thomas P. Niejadlik, $100

In memory of Ellen Corrigan with love from Ernestine and Dick, $100

Byron and Linda Fulcher, $100

Paul and Mary Ahern, $100

In memory of my Halloween Hooters:Virginia Sullivan,Mary Goyette,Mary Cullen,Liz Zubrinski,Nancy Plaster,Jean Paquin,Jean Butler and Anne Berard, $150

Jan Snyder, $100

Dee McGrath and Jim Wisner , $100

In memory of my husband Tom Fosbre,all veterans,and all my family members who have passed. God Bless from Margaret Flaherty Fosbre, $100

In memory of sweet Aunt Noreen Whalen,“Another beautiful day on the Cape”, from Kathy and Jon Weisblatt, $20

James and Ethel Fleming, $100

Bob and Lorraine Kevorkian, $100

Rachel Crosby, $20

Brian and Carol Lucas, $100

Paul and Marilyn, $100

Lt. Col. William N.Tedesco, $25

Lois M. Mahony, $25

In memory of Linda Boruta Lemire from Elsa Norman, $50

Shirley Holland, $100

Peter H. Blank, $50

Robert and Colleen Baker, $50

Nancy Cavanaugh, $100

In memory of Johanna Fiske, $100

Jeffrey Beatty, $199.15

Anonymous, $20

Fred and Catherine Nass, $100

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