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9/5/2012 9:27:00 AM
Clients literally stake their lives on Neighbor to Neighbor for their lives

A local organization that provides literally life-saving services to as many as 3,000 area residents along the Highway 69 corridor from Prescott Valley to Cordes Junction is in deep trouble.

"Our data base has 1,260 active clients, who call on a regular basis for one service or another - they need a new personal respiratory unit, or they might have a regular appointment for therapy or dialysis. Some need help every once in a while, for example, they had a knee replacement.

"Some depend on us for their lives, and for others, it's just part of their lives," said Neighbor to Neighbor Director Arlene Alen.

She said 90 percent of the clients have an income stream of $1,500/month or less. Many households try to live on just $300-400/month. While NtN is desperate to help, many times it can't.

"NtN's been living off reserves for a really long time. Grants and donations are down, volunteers are going away and some are becoming our clients. We have a lot of work to do."

Neighbor to Neighbor is partnering with Horses with H.E.A.R.T. for a western-themed fundraiser on Oct. 5. Hopefully, it will bring in some much needed money. The other great need is volunteers. Read our page 1 story today to see how you can help this worthy organization.

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• Neighbor to Neighbor situation is bleak: non-profit may shut down
• Major fundraiser to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, Horses with H.E.A.R.T.

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