First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who took the time to read this and consider helping a stranger. God bless you. I had no idea such sites existed until today. I honestly came across this website out of sheer desperation. I got my workers permit at the age of 16 and have been working ever since. I’m 32 now. I used to work at RadioShack for about two years before they went bankrupt and out of business, leaving me jobless. ( This was when I was younger). I applied for unemployment and was immediately approved. I was unemployed for about three months before finding a new job, and I have been employed ever since. That was my first and only time on unemployment. During the pandemic, I and other members of the company I worked for at the time contracted COVID-19. It was mandatory to take two weeks off with pay and quarantine. I went back to work the day after my two weeks ended and worked the whole time of the pandemic. Me and a few other employees were laid off recently. Our boss has been struggling to find work for the company due to several factors including high gas prices (much of our work is done out of town) and a lack of supplies needed for the job. I had been looking for a job for just over a month before I filed for unemployment insurance. It’s been a month and a half since I applied for unemployment insurance. I called yesterday to see what was going on. And in that moment I felt empty and hopeless. I’ve always worked hard, and now that I really need to use my unemployment insurance, I have been given all the excuses in the book. I have to fax a hardship letter tomorrow. This will speed up the process of getting a phone interview and approving my unemployment and mailing it in, hopefully within 2 weeks. The bad part is , I’ve already received a 3 day pay or quit for the last 2 months rent. The manager was very understanding and even gave me an extension if I signed a contract promising to pay the overdue rent by 31st August 2022. Unfortunately my car was recently repossessed . My phone was shut off. (I got a temporary government phone), PG&E is past due, water and trash is overdue, all of the above. My life is a mess but I’m staying positive and this site gave me a lot of hope. I hate to ask anyone for anything, but this situation has humbled me and made me realize we all need help sometimes. With all my bills and past due rent, I’m in desperate need of about $3,000 total. But I would be the most grateful person ever for even a penny. Anything helps. I’m willing to pay back the money or pay it forward to another person in need as soon as I get back on my feet. Thank you for your time and consideration. God bless you.
Also, If you have any questions or concerns I’m willing to chat, video chat, talk on the phone, meet in person.