There are numerous service organizations that can help families in need. They provide all kinds of aid: transportation, wigs, special wheelchairs, and food. Often, all a family has to do is describe their plight, and good Samaritans appear. Some organizations that may exist in your community are: American Legion; Elks Club; fraternal organizations such as the Masons, Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus, Lions, Rotary; United Way; and Veterans of Foreign Wars; and churches of all denominations. In addition, local philanthropic organizations exist in many communities. To locate them, call your local health department, speak to the social worker, and ask for help.
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