Hello, my name is Erika, and I am a mom of three girls 6,4, and 1. I stopped working two years ago due to the cost of daycare. My husband works very hard and as much over time as he can (he’s been working twelve hours a day 6 days a week for the 6 weeks to try and catch us up). Unfortunately, we still haven’t been able to make ends meet recently.
We have had quite a few unexpected bills lately including dental ($3700), medical bills, and a few automotive repairs (one was a nail in the tire) and as of right now my bank account is overdrawn, our rent is late, and I need groceries. We typically do just fine and do not need help, but the last two months have been very trying. Our families are unable to help much but have bought some diapers and milk for us.
I am not requesting this money to pay off any credit cards or medical bills. It is just simply to get us back on track and offset the large dental bill and automotive bills that wiped out what we had saved. I am desperately trying to keep our family afloat; with this money I can catch up on back bills and not have to go deeper in debt by using a credit card to buy food and gas for my husband to get to work. We just got paid on the 21st and do not have anything left. I have nothing left to sell, coins to cash in, or any other way to bring in money right now. Since my husband works so much, we are unable to apply for assistance from the state (which we really didn’t want to do since normally we can provide for ourselves just fine).
I am asking for $3000 to cover the amount of rent, utilities, our overdrawn account and gas and groceries for the next two weeks, honestly any amount would be a blessing. I have attached a copy of our most recent surprise bill (auto bill), utilities, and the dental bill that wiped us out. Any help is greatly appreciated, and I will never be able to thank you enough for helping my family. I am concerned about what to do and I’m not sure if this will work but I desperately want to ensure my kids at least have food.