Needy Fund helps disabled veteran with car insurance, food and rent

A disabled veteran asked the Needy Fund for assistance after her partner left home.

The woman's car needed repairs, and her retail job only pays enough for rent. Although her family was able to help with the repairs, she needed assistance getting the car insured.

The woman also suffers from PTSD due to domestic violence.

The Needy Fund provided resources to help the woman with car insurance, food, and rent — for which she says she was “so grateful.”

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. In 2022, the Needy Fund received more than 7,500 requests for assistance as of November and provided direct financial assistance to more than 4,000 clients.

No cash is given to Needy Fund recipients. Instead, the nonprofit 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:$1,236,768.24

Summer Appeal 2022;$223,416.24

Taylor and Barry;$10,000


Palmer and Jane D. Davenport Foundation;$5,000

The Donovan Family;$5,000

The Friday Club;$2,500

Scott and Pat Barron;$2,000

The Eleftherakis Family;$1,500

C.H.E.W. Book club;$1,200

Wennerberg, Teplansky and Mayhew Families;$1,200

Nu Psi Chapter, Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority Members;$1,000

Edwin D. McGuire;$1,000

Giorgio Family;$1,000

Heslinga Family;$1,000

In memory of Brian Clay from GLH and NEH;$1,000

Mary M. Wells;$1,000

Mr.and Mrs. Paul Egasti;$1,000

The Vincent Family;$1,000

Ross Coppelman, Goldsmith;$1,000

Robert White;$500

John Ladner;$500

William and Crystal Ribich;$500

Robert and Bonita Gray;$500

West Parish of Barnstable;$500

Cortez Family;$500

In gratitude for memories from Toby Kalman;$500

In loving memory of Bill and Lorraine Finkel;$500

In loving memory of Robert Wennberg;$500

In memory of Austin;$500

In memory of our Grandmother,Julia Chase - love, Wendy & Fernando, Rob & Julie and Rebecca & Ken;$500

Lisa & Jeff Harper;$500

Louise's grands and great grand, Love, Pete & Gisele;$500

God bless us everyone from NAPH and JLAS;$500

In memory of our beloved son Chris Foley from Joan and Steve Foley;$500

In memory of Jim Dunn with love, Barbara, Katie, and Bryant;$500

Anita J. McCarthy and John Otis Drew;$500

Robert and Amy Bolster;$500

Bob and ML;$300

Scott P. Barker;$300

Carol Sim;$300


Susan and Bruce Jankowski;$250

David Wilk;$250


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

In memory of Jeffrey from Nancy Lowery;$250

In memory of My Brother;$250

In memory of our parents from James and Christine Harrington;$250

Julie and VIncent Kraft;$250

Greg and Barbara Masterson in honor of George F. Masterson;$250

In memory of Edna Maddocks;$250

The Campbell Clan;$250

Maryanne & Scott Petersen;$250

Paul Wild;$250

In memory of my best friend Larry Holmes from Don Costa;$250


In memory of my dear spouse Lynn Hiller;$208

Albert and Mavis Grorud;$200

Helga and Joerg Meixner;$200

Abid and Ida Mae Raoof;$200

Christie Turner;$200

Ellen Butt;$200

Edmund and Janet Foley;$200

Joan and Richard Kingsbury;$200

Charles and Barbara Adams;$200

Kathleen Riley;$200

Stephen and Carol Wagner;$200

The Garden Club of Yarmouth;$200

Cape Cod Corvette Club;$200

In memory of our parents,Matthew and Taylor, from George and Nancy Weir;$200

Lynn Allen;$200

In memory of Frank Carrick from his family;$200

Colleen O'Connell;$200

Helen Hinckley;$200

Gene and Sandy Saletnik;$200

Christmas in Cotuit Arts & Crafts Festival - Leslie Spencer;$100

Forrest and Lorraine Felt;$100

In memory of Sharon Demers;$100

Richard and Doreen Guild;$100

Earl and Joy Shipp;$100

Paul and Josephine Sevigny;$100

Karen Lilly;$100

In memory of Frank Cabeceiras;$100

Richard Demers;$50

David and Julie Arnold;$75

In memory of Fred Connelly and Dick Hunter;$100

Jerry and Anne Hazard;$50

Adrian C. Whitney;$25

In memory of Gerry, Paul,and Sully - friends at Blue Rock from Chris Daly;$50

Douglas & Helen Pluciennik;$100


In memory of Gene;$25

Donald and Judy Bonci;$50


Amy Rice;$100

Barbara Totten;$50


In memory of Joe Jurgensen,Jr. from the Jurgensen Family;$100

Charles and Carol Andrade;$50

In loving memory of our very dear, very special, and always missed friend Marcia Lee Hardiman. With love, Mary Sue and John;$100

Dennis and Barbara Howard;$50

John and Mary Danella;$25

Charles and Susan Pitzi;$100


In memory of Daryl Forth;$50

Francis Haggerty;$5

Joan Anderson;$100

Steven and Paula Gustafson;$100

Remembering Jeanne Lascha-Ryan. Love you. Miss you. Always;$100

In loving memory of Jacqueline Winne from Ellen;$50

In memory of my wife, Laurie C. Hadley;$100

Ray and Shirlene McGrath ;$100

Conrad Beliveau;$100

In loving memory of our dear neighbor Daryl Forth. From John and Mary Quinn;$50

George Fernandes;$50

In loving memory of my son Tim from Arlene Lavelle;$100

Stephanie and Leonard Miele;$50

John and Dona Webber;$25


Pat and Frank Barnhart;$100

Jeffrey and Anne Marie Dillon ;$100

Joanne Corsano, in memory of Kellie Bigos;$100

John and Kathleen Spelman;$100

In memory of Noreen, Paulie, and Justin;$125

Sprinkle Home Improvement;$100


Karen Miller;$50

From the grandchildren of Jim and Betty Cullen: Michaela, Samantha, Alexandra Cullen and Andrew and Cody LeBlanc.;$50

Ann O'Connor;$25

In memory of Phoebe and Bob Ellis;$36

In memory of Les and Iren Grozier from Kate and Joel Grozier;$50

In memory of Julie Verrengia;$100

William and Jennifer Sulyma;$100

In memory of Sport;$100

In memory of Mario and Eugenia Miele;$100

In memory of Irene Cole and Robert Garner;$100

Bob and Colleen Baker;$50

In lieu of sending holiday cards.;$150

Kelley Mawdsley;$50


In memory of Richard A. Richard from John & Helen Belskis;$25

In memory of my husband Jack Maroney from Carole Maroney;$150

Bill and Sylvette;$50

Patty Barnes;$100

Paul and Debra Demeo;$100

Sean Eagan;$100

The First Congregational Church of Yarmouth Giving Tree;$62

In memory of the deceased members of the Fitzgerald Family from Bob;$100

In memory of our parents from Mr and Mrs George Botelho;$100

In memory of Lang and Revo;$50

Ronald and Susan Mendoza;$100

In memory of my mom;$25


Jim and Rhonda LaFrance;$50

In memory of the Stefanik Family;$25

Mike and Mercy;$50

In memory of our parents - John and Flora, Harry and Helen, our son John, and best friend David W. from Richard and Carolyn Bigelow;$100

Betty Burns and Sylvia Weld;$100

Brad Rowe;$100

Sebastian and Joann Lombardo;$100

Carol Rennie;$75

In loving memory of Jon, Georgiana, Ed, Ned, and Vit from Jim and Elaine Kelley;$100

St. Pius X Women's Society;$100

In honor of Chip and Joanne- From the Hartford kids and grandkids!;$100

In memory of Carol Leavitt;$25

Gloria Aker;$25


Martha and Patrick Laffan;$10

George and Mikell Deptula;$100


Norma and Robert Medeiros;$100

Michael and Paula Connelly;$25

William and Anne Best;$150

Barnstable Adult Community Center Bridge Club;$100

Mary Mulveyhill;$25

Robert and Judith Garofalo;$25

Francis and Joyce Celli;$25

Beverly Schwartz;$25

Gerry MacEachern;$50

In memory of loved ones from Deborah and Thomas Cambareri;$100

In memory of Judy Hunt;$50

In memory of my husband, daughter and relatives from Lucille Gingras;$25

Kim and Tom Sullivan;$100

In memory of Ann Donnelly;$100


In memory of Jim Lord;$100

Edlow and Christine Banks;$50

Petersen Family;$125

Ann Goering;$100

Bourne United Methodist Church Women;$175

Dianne Tattersall;$100

Norman Taupeka;$100

Judy and Bill Shumway;$25

David and Diane Surprenant;$100

Karnig and Diana Ovian;$100

Philip and JA Beccia;$5

From Mike and Patty;$150

In memory of Phillip McCartin;$50

George and Karen;$25

In memory of Don, Mark, and Chris;$50

Patricia and Michael Duffy;$100

Walt and Marge Babcock;$100

In memory of David Mason;$100

Mayer and Judith Levitt;$25

Kathleen and Paul Robock;$100

Linda Roderick;$50

Shirley Desalliers;$20

Claire Laurendeau;$25


In memory of our parents and Uncle Jack from Joanne and Chip;$100

Donated by Nola Connolly;$100

Loving Buckee and Grammie;$109

Fred Thimme;$100

Barbara Lavoine;$25


Althea and Ed Brabazon;$100

In honor of all our puppies at the rainbow bridge;$100

Joseph F. Conlon;$100


Fred and Catherine Nass;$50

In honor of Eileen McEleney from James and Joan Carlton;$100

In memory of our son-in-law, Sean Gannon;$150

Joseph Shramek;$50

Jane Buckley;$50

Marjorie and Albert Fengler;$50

In memory of Richard T and Jonathan Segura;$100

Joan M. McMahon;$25

Rick and Jean Boudreau;$100

Laurelie Walker Hodgson;$50

Diane Willett;$25

In honor of Dr Richard Zelman from Matty, Sue, and Dr. Brianna Shaughnessy;$50

Bob and Kit Nelson;$100


West Yarmouth Congregational Church Memorial Fund;$40

Scott Harman;$100

The Wednesday Booksters of Dennis;$100

This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: Disabled veteran helped by Needy Fund for car, rent expenses