It took me a long time to realize that if I pray and ask for help yet I’m afraid to ask people or even turn down something as simple as someone paying my lunch out somewhere then I am turning away from the help that I prayed for. As such, I decided to not feel bad about it and no longer turn my nose up or judge people who do need help. It’s an uplifting feeling!
I am amazed that such a site exists. After reading what others go through I don’t feel as bad as I did. However, that won’t help us out but if you are one to read this, thank you for the time and if you decide to skip on me I thank you for whomever your heart feels is right for you!
I lost my job and apartment earlier this year due to unforeseen injuries that started with my first ever arthritis injury. I didn’t even know I had it. It effected my right knee and kept me down for weeks. However, with a fear of losing everything I chose to work before it was completely healed and, as a result, fractured my right foot. I lost even more work and wound up losing it all anyway and am here at my mother’s house living on a recliner.
While on this recliner it doesn’t suit my large body very well and I wound up doing damage to the achilles tendon on my left foot. Now, I have both feet injured and may not be able to work until after the new year. But I can only stay here until February and I owe taxes so a refund is not possible, sadly.
My mother has torn ligaments in her shoulder so she cannot work. She just was able to get early retirement at a meager 400 a month. My stepdad gets disability of around 800 and it covers most things except food, any extra electricity that we may use and emergencies. So, yeah, it doesn’t work out well.
Before my injuries I bought a car to fix so I could get a better paying job and share it with my brother and his little family who also lost everything and wound up here before I did. He had emergency back surgery that messed up his legs so he cannot walk well without shaking ridiculously. His wife works minimum wage and is having trouble saving money and paying for things for their 3 year old daughter.
If I could get the car fixed and licesnsed, tagged and a few months of insurance I feel like it’ll all be good. We could then get to food banks, I could get to a job once I healed and my brother’s wife could get a better paying job, all before my step dad’s vehicle goes out, which it is about to.
His vehicle has all 4 tires showing the tears and breaks going out. It also needs an exhaust system and breaks. If this happens everyone is screwed.
My car needs 2 tires, a radiator (or just a radiator flush) and the tags and insurance. We have estimated 160 for tires, 100 for radiator flush and 200 for a whole new radiator and labor if a flush does not work (pt cruiser so it could be more). The tags and taxes are 40 plus either 100 for one month or a little over 500 for 6 months of insrance.
The repairs on my stepdad’s vehicle is 500 for tires plus another 150 for breaks and we don’t even know about the exhaust system. We guess a grand would cover all or most of his.
So a good starting point for us is one or the other vehicles getting fixed. 350 would be a good start. The most for mine would be around 850 we think.
For my step dad it would be around 1,000. 2,000 we think woul take care of it all.
Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated! I do understand that there are many in need so thank to whomever you do decide to help. Miracles are usually people who can while they’re in a good place in their heart. Thank you for that!