It can be devastating if you lose your health or are injured. It is very difficult if you
Some families are lucky. They are surrounded by family. There is
someone to "step in" and help them. Other families are more isolated.
Not everyone has someone they can turn to for help during difficult times due to
illness. Sometimes there are people you can turn to, but you just don't
want to ask.
Quite a few years ago I was very ill for around 3 months. My husband was
gone for a year doing homeowner claims after Hurricane Andrew. I couldn't
make it to the store.
My children were old enough to cook, and there was plenty of food in our food
storage. Between the four of us, we survived.
There were others I could have turned to for help, but my family has always been
as self-sufficient as possible. People as so busy these days with their
jobs and families, it is hard to ask for anything.
Ironically, we had a grocery store near our home. However, by the time I
could finally make it to the store, all the store clerks were striking. I
had no choice. I had to cross the picket line, and I felt awful about it.
Aside from the bad experience with the strike, we did okay during a very
difficult time. The food in our home served us well.
This is not an emergency that everyone will face, but it is still another reason
why having adequate food and other items in your home is good emergency