When I went to law school, I worked full time during the day as a law clerk in the Prosecutors office and I went to school at night at Cleveland State University John Marshall College of Law.
One night, on the way to school, I stopped for gas and I realized that I had my last $5 in my pocket. So, I put $3 of gas in my car and drove through McDonalds and purchased $2 worth of food. Needless to say, I wasn’t able to cover my electric bill that month and my lights were shut off!
When I heard about WKYC, Channel 3 News’ ‘Keep The Lights On’ campaign, I felt compelled to participate because I could truly relate to the hundreds of folks throughout greater Cleveland who came up a little short on their bills and had their electricity shut off.
Everyone can relate to having cash flow problems. I don’t care if you are General Motors or a hard-working man in Richmond Heights, sometimes unexpected expenses pop up, i.e., a new muffler or medical care for your children and your simply tapped out at the end of the month.
I am very proud of how our community rallied together to raise over $60,000 for those facing utility shutoffs. Cleveland is a shining example for the entire State of Ohio and the United States on how we as a people rise together.