Operation HELP

A nonprofit organization

$450 raised by 8 donors

9% complete

$5,000 Goal

Inflation and record high food and fuel costs are pushing hundreds of our St. Croix County neighbors to the edge of their financial limits.

Since the first of the year, Operation HELP has received more than 70 applications for rent, utility, or car repair assistance each month. Applicants come from Baldwin, Emerald, Glenwood City, Hammond, Houlton, Hudson, New Richmond, River Falls, Roberts, Somerset, Star Prairie, and Woodville. Others are homeless. The reasons for financial hardships are many—

“I only have 1 vehicle and I am a single parent working Mon-Friday. Have put a lot of money towards repairs but it needs more work. Repairs are $804.92.”

“I need help paying my $1,400 rent.  Snow days at my child’s school caused me to miss work and severely affected my income.”

“I got a medical bill in the mail for $550. I am currently trying to work out a payment plan with the doctor. I am also the only one in the household who works and we’re taking care of two toddlers.”

Operation HELP provides a helping hand during times of need to those who are struggling to make ends meet. In addition to financial assistance, clients may stop by our Resource Center to receive basic necessity items such as toiletries, socks and underwear, diapers, pet food, vouchers for clothing, farmer's market vouchers, gas cards, and laundry vouchers. We also connect people with other agencies or services, such as local food shelves and social service agencies. Operation HELP is a volunteer-driven program with nearly 50 volunteers staffing our resource center and working behind the scenes to provide clients with help.

Thanks to financial contributions from generous donors, no eligible client is turned away due to lack of funds and the Resource Center remains stocked each month to respond to client needs. But it’s not always easy. Recent spikes in fuel, food, and housing costs continue to put financial pressure on households that were “just getting by.”  

To continue this important work, we need your help. Please consider donating today or visit us online at www.operationhelpstcroix.org.

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Operation HELP

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901 4th Street Suite 214
Hudson, WI 54016



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