'They need a hand.' Church, community collect funds to help pay for struggling residents' rent

Residents at a Bridgeport apartment complex received some unexpected help paying their bills.

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2022, 11:55 PM

Updated 822 days ago

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Residents at a Bridgeport apartment complex received some unexpected help paying their bills this Friday.
Carolyn Nah is helping to bring calm and comfort with her singing to some of the most vulnerable members of the Bridgeport community.
When she arrived at the Boston Avenue apartment complex on Friday, she was able to offer residents more than just her voice.
"You have a whole group of people that's totally forgotten," said Nah.
Nah is a board member at nearby Summerfield United Methodist Church. She says she heard how many of the residents, like Gladys Howley, have been struggling, even as the pandemic lulls.
"There's tough times and the extra money sure comes in handy towards the bills," said Howley.
So Nah's pastor reached out to his congregation and to the community and raised more than $20,000 - enough to help about half of the residents pay their rent and utility bills.
"These are people that have already paid their dues and now they're down and out and they need a hand," Nah said.


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