Troy People Concerned Pasta Dinner
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 4:00 PM
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road
Troy People Concerned will host their Spring Pasta Dinner, on Thursday, April 26,from 4-8 pm, at the San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy.
Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 per child under 10.
Event includes: 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Magician & Fun for the Children, Cash Bar.
Bring non-perishable food items to donate to TPC’s food pantry and receive one free raffle ticket (1 per family).
For Info call 248.528.9199. Mail ticket request & check payable to: Troy People Concerned, 2045 Austin Dr, Troy MI 48083. Tickets online at www.tpchelps.org.
Troy People Concerned is a service organization supporting Troy residents in times of need with assistance, information and referrals.
“Due to the recent economic downturn in metro Detroit, the entire 2010 & 2011 calendar years were busy ones for Troy People Concerned,” Doris Nelson Troy People Concerned Director said. “This non-profit organization continues to receive calls for assistance from people who have lost their jobs or are facing serious medical or other financial situations. In some cases, TPC was able to help Troy residents by providing assistance with utility bills, rent or mortgage payments. “
Some examples of TPC client assistance for 2011:
• A single mom with medical disabilities and a nine- year-old daughter requested help with the electric bill. They had recently left a shelter, qualified for subsidized housing, but fell behind in paying the electric bill due to buying medication for the daughter. After verifying, TPC referred her to various prescription programs, and paid her $204 electric bill.
• A man lost his job and had to have surgery making him temporarily unemployable. After verification, TPC approved paying $200 towards his rent.
• A single 42-year-old man with a 20-year-old son called for assistance for the $708 rent bill. He had a liver transplant over 10 years ago and medical complications during that time have made it difficult to hold a job. The son is currently looking for work. Upon confirmation, another agency agreed to pay half of the rent and TPC paid the other half.
• A single 45-year-old father with four children ages 7-14 lost his home due to a fire. TPC assisted him with $400 in gift cards to help purchase necessities for their home.