Last week, a GoFundMe page was created to help Mr Frank Eason, a Florence man with autism that was recently 'laid off' from his position at Sam's Club of close to 20 years. Frank lives independently, and relied heavily on his work at Sam's, for income. After not being scheduled for work, since July 17th, it created a financial strain, as it was his only source of income, and not drawing disability.
Since posting the story about Mr Frank Eason, the GoFundMe page, has generated more than $24,000 in financial support for Frank. In addition to the support on social media, donations via GoFundMe, Frank has received a few offers, and is now in the process of figuring out which one is the best fit!
According to family member, Rachael Altman,
I don't know which job offer he will decide to go with so i don't want to throw any specific business names out there yet. Will know more after he interviews at places this week. I know he has an interview that seems promising on Wednesday. If everyone will continue their support and prayers we would appreciate it.
Sam's Club issued a statement:
“Our jobs are constantly evolving, and our goal is to always work closely with all associates as things change. Although some positions did change recently, Frank continues to have a role at Sam’s Club and we hope he’ll be back serving members soon. We appreciate him, and all our associates, for everything they do every day.”
Below, is the original article regarding Mr. Frank Eason: