It doesn’t happen often, but it has occurred before, and when it does it makes you pause. The call we received but five minutes ago required an immediate response and how grateful we were that our donors have made it possible for us to say "yes" when "no" is just not possible.
The caller was Scarlett Fave, our contact at the Caridad Center in Florida. The Center is an irreplaceable resource for the many migrant and service workers that live in the region. Scarlett knows that when she has a problem that she cannot solve, she can always call and if we can, we will help. Scarlett’s problem? A child with Cerebral Palsy had just died and the family’s limited resources made it impossible for them to cover the (very reasonable) funeral expenses. Could we make up the difference?
Could we not?