A naval Lieutenant from Ontario applied for assistance to consolidate debts. She was suffering from difficult financial hardship because of a divorce that left her with substantial legal fees and other bills. She was managing, but the high interest rates and minimum payments were making financial stability a long, costly and stressful process. The RCNBF gave her an interest free loan to consolidate her debts which stabilized the financial burden and reduced stress.
A naval veteran from Ontario and single father requested assistance with dental treatments for his young son. He could not afford to get the work done and the medical need was clear. He did not have insurance nor was he capable of receiving loans from lending institutions. The RCNBF provided him with a grant for the dental work.
An Able Seaman veteran from Nova Scotia experienced a business failure that resulted in financial problems due to lost income. This crisis resulted in a temporary financial shortfall where they could not afford monthly child support. The RCNBF committee approved the loan to cover child support, which helped the family get back on their feet and ensure the child received the committed funding.
A veteran and his spouse from Ontario requested financial assistance to replace the roof on their home. Leaks that were not fixed resulted in damages beyond simple repair. They could not get the financing they needed from lending institutions as their income was low. The RCNBF committee approved a loan at a rate and monthly payments they could afford.
A naval veteran widow lives with her disabled son in Newfoundland and asked for financial assistance to cover necessary bathroom renovations. She has mobility problems and her healthcare professional recommended that with modifications she would be safe. She had received a grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corp but there was a shortfall in funds for the labor. She and her son have very little money and could not afford the labor costs. The RCNBF provided a grant to pay for the labor involved with the renovations.
A Leading Seaman serving in Quebec needed help with debt. He moved from Nova Scotia to Quebec because of a legal issue involving his family. Lawyer fees surrounding child custody and costs associated with the move had put a strain on his finances. Unable to get help from other agencies, and as a charity of last resort, the RCNBF approved an affordable loan to help him recover from his financial difficulty.
A naval veteran from British Colombia needed his hearing aids replaced. He had been turned down by other agencies even with appeal. He had a very small monthly surplus, and could not afford the hearing aids on his own. The RCNBF committee funded the hearing aids through a grant.
A navy veteran widow living in Alberta could not afford dental treatments. In addition to the much-needed procedures, she had several teeth pulled and was in need of a bridge. The RCNBF approved the grant for dental work which put a smile back on her face and enabled her to eat properly thus improving her health and quality of life.
The widow of World War II veteran from British Colombia requested financial assistance to pay for the cost of hearing aids and glasses. She had recently lost everything in a house fire and had no insurance. Following the fire, she was moved to a center for seniors and her finances made replacing these necessities impossible. The RCNBF approved a grant for the purchase of the hearing aids and glasses.