(KAKE) - First Call for Help has been a staple in Reno County for forty years and currently has twelve active programs to help any county resident in need.

“We help with prescription medications, with evictions, utility shut offs. We help with the homeless, personal hygiene and clothing vouchers, we have a lot of programs,” said executive director, Marilyn Graham.

They help an average of 200 to 300 people a week and are seeing more in need of housing and food because of the pandemic.

“We have noticed since the COVID-19 issue, that there is just more and more and more of the requests,” said Graham.

It starts with that first call, and if they can’t directly help they will find someone who can.

With a theme of working together, they are encouraging anyone who is able, to help meet their neighbors’ needs this holiday season.   

“If everyone would just help, we could make life a little easier. You know we can’t fix it right now, but if just for a brief moment in time, we can make life easier,” said Graham.

You can make a donation to Reno County First Call for Help directly on their website.

KAKE News and the DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers are honored to present First Call for Help of Reno County with a $500 check as this week’s “Wins for Kansas” recipient.

“First Call for Help of Reno County would absolutely love to thank KAKE TV And DeVaughn James for their incredible donation. You truly, truly understand the spirit of reaching out and helping those less fortunate. So again, thank you,” said Graham.