I can’t believe I have fallen this far that this is what I have to do to survive but I am out of options.
3 years ago everything was great. My fiance and I had an apartment. I had a job. She had surgery as a child on both of her upper thighs and hips so she was on disability. We had a car. Things were going well for us. I ended up losing a job and successfully applying for unemployment only to have the company I worked for appeal it and lie to get the judgement overturned and I had to repay every single cent. Over $3000 dollars. Having to do that meant we lost our only means of income and we were unfortunately evicted.
After bouncing from friend to friend while I looked for a job I successfully gained employment with another company and we were able to get a new apartment and continue rebuilding.
Unfortunately after only 6 months the company let me go. As I did not work for this company long enough to gain the required work credits for unemployment I could not file and again for a 2nd time I had to look at my fiance in the eyes and tell her we were being evicted again.
This time without any friends or family of my own in the state we had to turn to her family. All that could be offered to us was a couch and a floor in the living room. So we packed all of our belongings into a storage unit and moved into her family’s apartment. I slept on the floor so my fiance would be able to sleep comfortably on the couch and not have any discomfort in her legs which are still a painful issue daily for her.
During this time, I gained employment with a company that specializes in internet sweepstakes gambling. I knew this was not the best not safest job but I did what I had to do to survive. The company of course was shut down by the state and again I lost employment. To make matters worse even though we had the required unemployment coverage on the car loan from the bank it no longer was able to cover the vehicle and it was repossessed.
A good friend suggested I come to stay with him in another state and look for employment as the job market in his area was expanding due to growth and new construction so I did.
I walked daily over 2 ½ miles each way to get us food. We have no vehicle. We have no home. It has now been 1 year. I have looked for employment. I would readily work in a fast food restaurant if I had too. My resume and age unfortunately screen me out from most simple jobs.I have borrowed from family leaving some members unable to take care of their bills. My father would never leave us in the street but unfortunately our time has come. We were roommates with a friend who decided 2 weeks ago that he no longer wanted to live in his house and would be renting it out fully as an income property.
I have done everything I can think of. We tried to start a business selling adult toys as we found a free site online that paid commissions but that didn’t work. We thought about selling nudes of her but I refuse to let her do that. I have tried using my computer knowledge and skills to help people and make some side money to keep us floating but it’s definitely rough out here.
We owe money to both of our fathers. They have kept us afloat. Her father just had eye surgery and my father has used the last of his monthly check to keep us with a roof over our heads. We have overdrafted her account to continue staying here at the hotel. I look for work daily until the late night/early morning hours willing to take any and all jobs.
We do not need hundreds of thousands of dollars. We need enough to get a place to live. We found a complex that will give us a second chance based on our previous evictions. The cost is as follows
The rent monthly is $920 which we can afford monthly. what we can’t afford is the deposit and fees to move in which total $3000.00.
This would allow us to go home. A home would allow me to make sure she is safe and secure and I have somewhere to lay my head while I continue to search for work.
I know I don’t deserve to ask for help but I have nowhere else to turn.
I hope someone can find it in their hearts to help as we would pay it forward as soon as we are able too. . We can’t wait to help someone the way we have been helped.
Even enough to cover the room for another night at 90$ would go along way to helping us.
Thank you all and God Bless.