More Than Just a Washer and Dryer

We recently learned about a family who is relocating to Memphis from Florida to continue their child’s cancer care. Back home, the closest pediatric cancer care center is almost two hours away from where they live.

This family shares a reality faced by many — though the medical treatment is paid for when they are here in Memphis, the relocation is taking all of their financial resources. The family found a duplex in Midtown to move into, which required them putting down two months of rent upfront. And we all know how expensive an out-of-state relocation is.

Through our partnership with area social workers, we learned how we could help this family as they faced a big financial crunch. Their new home in Memphis did not come with a washer and dryer. Cleanliness of bedding, clothing, and other fabrics is incredibly important when caring for someone battling cancer.

So, the CHF team shopped around and found an excellent deal for the two pieces you see here. We delivered the washer and dryer to their new Memphis home, and we feel blessed to be able to help them in their transition and start their life in Memphis.

Donations to CHF allow us to have the cash available to help families like this one when they need it, however they might need it. A big thank you to all of our donors and event participants for helping us fulfill this mission!