The New York Times Highlights How Met Council Helps Clients

Jorge Escalante, left, with Steven Laplante, the choir director at St. Athanasius Church in Brooklyn. “They are like my second family,” Mr. Escalante said of the choir. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Jorge Escalante, left, with Steven Laplante, the choir director at St. Athanasius Church in Brooklyn. “They are like my second family,” Mr. Escalante said of the choir. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

The New York Times Neediest Cases ran a story about how Met Council helped Jorge Escalante when Parkinson’s disease drastically changed his life and forced him to give up his painting business. See the story in The New York Times.

Mr. Escalante is one of the tens of thousands of New Yorkers whom Met Council case workers aid, sustain, and empower to overcome poverty’s challenges on their pathway to self-sufficiency.

For more than 100 years, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund has provided direct assistance to struggling New Yorkers. Each profile illustrates the stories of those who benefited from the fund and shows the difference that even a modest amount of money can make.

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