LCC received a request for assistance from Steven E. Stock, Acting Chairman at Grace Lutheran Church in Northbrook, Illinois, for one of their staff/church members.
Greetings in the name of Christ:
We have a member at Grace Lutheran-Northbrook who is also a teacher at our Seeds of Grace Early Childhood Development Center. Her family is in need of housing assistance, both in finding housing and any possible financial assistance.
Ms. Nikki, along with her husband, Ron, and sister, Dawn, were told to leave their current apartment on August 5, 2023. A fellow staff member at Grace/Seeds of Grace has graciously secured housing for them at an Extended Stay facility. This current arrangement lasts through August 31, 2023.
Nikki devotes much time to her children at Seeds of Grace and often steps up to work long hours when needed. As we know, Lutheran teacher pay is not always the best, and early childhood development educators earn even less in most instances. Ron works as a school bus driver and puts in as many hours as he can. Finally, her sister is disabled and cannot work. Nikki and Ron are very devoted to her care.
Nikki has no other family to support them, and we believe Ron has no contact with his family. We are humbly asking for any assistance that Lutheran Church Charities may be able to provide in securing housing for them, whether it be help in finding affordable housing or financial assistance.
Any guidance and help shall be greatly appreciated.
Steven E. Stock
Grace Lutheran Church, Northbrook, Illinois
If you are so moved, please donate to help this family in need. If you are aware of affordable housing in a commutable distance to Northbrook, please contact Dianna Bonfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-455-6466.