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I want to take a moment to write heartfelt thank you for all you have done for me with my rental assistance!

I am a partially disabled senior gentleman who has always been proud to be self-sufficient until not being able to pay my rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency and possibly having to leave my apartment.

When you first received my call, I was frantic, frightened, alone and hopeless.

Your professionalism, compassion and determination to help me prevailed to the point where I could cope and move forward in a positive way. You took time to listen and hear me and genuinely care about my unforeseen situation.

You are an exceptional example as a frontline contact representative of the Goodman Jewish Family Services which clearly welcomes all people.

When our everyday lives return to some familiarity, I look forward to meeting you and your colleagues to thank you in person and to perhaps volunteer and give of my time to assist in some way.

I shall also thank God for my blessings as I say my daily prayers and ask him to send blessings your way.

-A Letter to a Financial Assistance Care Manager

I am very appreciative of the help I get from being a Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard client. I have no car and shopping is difficult, especially since the coronavirus has reared its ugly head. Also, I lost my husband of 72 years recently and I have to do everything by myself. I am 91 years of age. When he passed my income was drastically cut when I lost one Social Security check. My income after my bills are paid is at the poverty level. I am so grateful to all the people and the volunteers at the Cupboard who help me.

-A Dorit & Ben J. Genet Client

I wanted to take this time to write you this email. Words cannot express how much your kindness and your willingness to help my family means to me. I’m very happy to be able to count on you and your amazing organization, Goodman JFS of Broward, for always being there for me and my family during difficult times like the COVID-19.

I work in the restaurant industry. I have not been able to work for the past 3 weeks, government check dates are uncertain and my unemployment has been pending since March 15. I am very grateful and thankful to you knowing that you have helped me with my rent for this month as well as food for my baby. Thank you for everything. I am truly blessed to have your assistance.

I hope you continue to help families in difficult times because it truly makes a huge difference.

-Ms. S., Financial Assistance Client

A Financial Assistance Program client writes: Mrs. Patricia!! A thousand thank yous for this help!! I wish from my heart that God helps all the people that collaborated!!

-Financial Assistance Care Manager

I don’t know how to express my gratitude for such a great financial assistance you are providing me at this time of turbulence I am going through.  May the Lord keep sending blessings to you all in the organization.

Thank you so so much from the bottom of my heart. I am in tears and so grateful! I will call the water company to let them know and get a longer extension until they receive the check. When I am back on my feet I promise I will donate to your company. I truly appreciate you and this organization.

-Anonymous Financial Assistance Client

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