For the sake of making this as easy to read as possible, I am going to list out my situation, my issues, and my needs, as quick and swift as possible.
I have a family of 7, including myself. 3 have full-time jobs, 1 is an elderly man with dementia, 1 is a 10 year old child, 1 is an 18 year old high school student and I am a full-time college student, staying home to care for my partner’s dad and child. We have 2 cars between all of us that drive. We live with another family that sometimes helps us, but still expects rent and help buying household goods. 5 of us have monthly medical bills, 2 with credit card debt (due to bills from emergencies and student debt), and plenty of other expenses (clothes, school activities, college prep, etc.) with the 7 of us combined. We also have 3 cats and 1 dog, that we try to take to the vet at least twice a year.
With only 3 working, and sadly no one eligible for government assistance or loans, aside from my partner’s dad, who receives a monthly social security $900 check, we already struggle enough. Recently a couple of our hard workers have had to stay out of work for a week and a half, due to illness. We made sure that our food is covered, but because of inflation we are seriously lacking in funds to cover bills. That includes rent, phones, insurance, medical, car, and debt.
I need $2,500 to help cover this upcoming month of bills and anything we will be soon to owe on.
Only 3 months into the new year and me and my family have already been sent on a wild ride. I know we’re all just doing what we can to stay afloat. So, if you happen to see this and you are struggling too, remember patience and persistence pays off. Don’t give up. If you see this and you’re able to help, just know that even the smallest of support would help this big family. Thank you, at the very least, for reading to this point. I hope this year is a year of good health and prosperity for you.