We are a family of 3 in need of some temporary financial help until we can get caught up on our bills and both become employed full time. Once a family that had it all, we are now struggling to not become homeless after a tragic accident.
In 2018, my husband was accused of hit and run on a child. The local news came to the site and recorded him being taken to jail and then plastered it all over the 6:00pm and 11:00pm local TV news. We were devastated. We had had a very successful small business that slowly melted to nothing after most of his clients sought business elsewhere because of this bogus story. We did have a few that hung on and believed him, but it wasn’t enough to keep us going. Essentially we lost our home (it was foreclosed on), our vehicles were repossessed and neither of us could find work. We ended up moving to a different city when a friend offered us some help, but we are still struggling to maintain the basics.
We finally our over the whole legal process where I am happy to say that the truth finally came out and the family admitted that my husband did not hit the child and drive off. They admitted to the judge that he stopped and offered assistance, called the police and ambulance himself and waited until their arrival, however, this didn’t keep us from losing everything during the process of trying to prove his innocence!
Currently, my husband is working, but it doesn’t pay enough to cover all the bills, plus food. I have been applying everywhere for jobs, but nothing has come up that will allow me to be able to take care of our 7 year old son and work; I have started looking for 3rd shift positions so that I can be with him during the day and my husband can be with him at night.
We just paid last months rent (due on June 1st) yesterday, June 23rd. July’s rent for $750 is due the first and we have a electric bill of $600 due this Friday, June 28th. Our water bill is soon due and we do not have any money for groceries, gas or personal purchases such as soap, toilet paper, etc..
Any help, although needed immediately, would be appreciated and guaranteed to be paid forward once we get back on our feet.