Vet Gets a Helping Hand and a Second Chance … Thanks to You
At the height of the Vietnam War, Roy Spitzer joined the Navy. He also got married. “I was real young,” he admits now. “But honestly, I didn’t think I was going to come back.” But after six years in the service, Roy did make it home.
Marcella and Jesse Moore first came to Skyline Urban Ministry, a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank near downtown Oklahoma City, for help getting enough to eat. There was a big crowd that day, so mother and son took a number and waited. And waited. And waited.
When Poor Health Drained Susan’s Savings, You Gave Her “the Gift of Life”
A few years ago, Susan Brower and her husband ran into problems with their insurance. She suddenly found herself facing severe health issues with no idea how she was going to pay her medical and other bills. “Even if we only gave all the doctors $20 a month, we still wouldn’t have anything left for food,” she says.
“We’re not billionaires, that’s for sure,” Melissa Condley says with a laugh. “And we plan to be around for a long time still.” But Melissa and her husband Kelsey have created a living trust, and named Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma as one of the beneficiaries. “We want to keep giving back in the future,” Melissa explains, “and to do it in a way that’s sustainable when we’re not around.”