DALRC Retiree Assistance Program, Inc. (RAP) Testimonials

All Delta retirees need to read and learn about this wonderful program.  I am a survivor of a retiree who died shortly after retirement.  After that, my health began to decline and I had no idea how I was going to pay any of my growing medical bills.  With my serious heart, lung and eye problems, I thought I was alone in this uphill battle.  My upbringing was old school: you worked hard, paid your bills and did not ask for help.

Like so many of you out there, I do not read all my e-mails from DALRC, Inc. and the DALRC Retiree Assistance Program, Inc. (RAP), yet one day for no conscious reason I decided to read an e-mail from RAP and what a surprise and lucky day for me.  Within a few weeks of mailing an application for assistance, a gentleman called and said I was approved for a grant.  I was overwhelmed and don’t remember what I said to him, but I was crying and laughing at the same time.

I hope my story can help others.  All Delta retirees, spouses and survivors need to read their e-mails and letters from RAP.  These wonderful people will let you know if they can help.  The Board of Directors is composed of all volunteer Delta retirees and surviving spouses who are trying to make a difference.

Just saying ‘Thank You’ seems so inadequate, but here goes……….. Thank You RAP from a grateful Delta survivor.  God Bless all your endeavors.

My sincerest and deepest thanks to all involved to make the approval of my grant possible.  These days I never know when, how or where I will receive my blessings.  For this one, you guys receive the full credit.

I was made aware of the DARLC Retiree Assistance Program, Inc. and that I could possibly be a candidate for an assistance grant.  I am now a very humble and grateful recipient of a grant.  The financial aid is an enormous help and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  I am not accustomed to being on the receiving end; rather I have always felt comfortable giving and lending a hand.  I guess this is the full circle I have heard about.  God bless all of you.

First, thank you for your involvement in this program and the program itself.  It simply means hope for many of us in a bad financial situation due to health issues.  Secondly, having worked around several of you in the past who now serve on the DALRC Retiree Assistance Program Board of Directors, it makes my situation both embarrassing and humiliating and it is comforting to know that this very personal information is treated in a very confidential manner.

When it rains, it pours. My health problems started with serious back issues, then breast cancer, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.  I am on multiple medications and my prognosis is not good.  None of my health problems are expected to be cured.  My budget is cut to the bone.  Money only covers food, gas and medications.

Thank you very much for the grant.  It is wonderful to know that the old “Delta Family” is working to help other Delta folks who are desperately in need.