Lower Cape Outreach Helps Neighbor with Critical Pest Control Problem
Nora was devastated when she arrived at her elderly mother’s house and discovered that mice were slowly destroying the interior walls of the older Cape home. After numerous DIY remedies failed to solve the problem, Nora consulted a professional. The good news: the structural damage was minor; but there was bad news too: she was facing the reality of paying for an expensive treatment that would take several months and involved multiple applications.
Fortunately, Nora knew where to turn when she realized that the expense was outside of her budget. “The people at Lower Cape Outreach were so kind,” Nora explained. “Their compassion and understanding of how hard it is for me – as a young woman – to work and take care of my mom at the same time was really what I needed. I was overwhelmed and worried about the money. They took all of that off my shoulders and gave me the chance to breathe.”
LCOC is well-positioned to help their clients solve problems like Noras. Their team of volunteer advocates, led by a licensed social worker, have been at this work for decades. “This all came together so fast. My advocate helped me select a reputable company, worked with me to schedule an estimate, and covered the full cost of the extermination,” Nora said. “I hope that everyone who might need help knows that LCOC is there for them.”
In addition to the financial assistance program that helped Nora, the Lower Cape Outreach Council, operates nine food pantries across the Lower and Outer Cape, a free clothing and home goods center, a Thanksgiving meal distribution, and a holiday toy program for children.