Approved Need Request Categories

Bed (Twin, Full, Queen, special circumstances – King) In general, My Neighbor in Need only fulfills a need for a bed one time.

Furniture (Kitchen table/chairs, Couch, Loveseat, Recliner, Chair, Dresser, Coffee Table, etc)

Appliances (Microwave, Stove, Refrigerator,  Dryer, Freezer) Assistance with a a dryer is only available to someone who is elderly or “fully disabled” .

Housewares (Pots & pans, coffeemaker, hot plate, dishware, glasses & cups, silverware, towels, bedding, blankets)

Medical Equipment (Wheel Chair, Walker, Hospital Bed, Blood pressure pump, Canes, Crutches, Shower Chair/Bench, Shower/Tub Bar)

Ramp (Great Falls, Montana) – All ramp requests must be referred to the Chief Operating Officer.

Bus/Transit Passes – Local transportation only.

Bicycle

Fuel for Personal Vehicle  – Driver’s License, Registration & Insurance are required.

Auto Repairs – $400 limit  – applicant must be able to pay ½ in advance of services being performed.  DL/Registration/Insurance are required.

 Tires – $400 limit—generally the applicant must be able to pay ½ in advance of services being performed.  DL/Registration/Insurance are required.

Medical Trip Expenses – Chief Operating Officer must approve.

Potentially Dangerous Items  – Chief Operating Officer must approve.

Pet Food,

Students —determined on case by case basis.

Other – determined on a case by case basis.

Excluded Needs – Emergency Food, Utility Bills, Plumbing (drain cleaning), Electrical, Yard Clean Up, House Cleaning, General Plumbing behind the walls, Transmission work, New/Used Vehicle, Traveling outside of service area unless on approved medical trip, Christmas Presents, Veterinarian Bills, Medical Bills, Rent, Deposits of any kind, telephone bills or prepaid phone cards.