I am a 49 year old mother of 5 children. I have been married for almost 25 years and have been through the ups and downs of life. Back in 2016, my husband’s business that he started failed miserably and we lost a lot of money. It was very hard financially on us but I knew we had savings we could fall back. However, what my husband hadn’t told me and was unbeknownst to me, when his business started failing earlier in the year, he had gone through all of his 401K, our IRA, all of our savings, and even all the kids’ college funds. Down to the very last penny. He did this all behind my back and needless to say, my trust was broken with him. We had no money, very little money coming in, and nothing to fall back on. And he literally didn’t tell me until it was past the point of no return. We almost lost our house twice after this happened, we had people from our church bringing us meals, I sold off all or our personal belongings just to make ends meet (including my wedding ring). He left us with nothing and we had to file for bankruptcy. This has been extremely stressful for me and I worry all the time about money because of this. On top of it all, our oldest son went off to college and paying for that has added to the stress. I went and got a full time job and he picked up the pieces after his business failed, but with his job now he makes next to nothing of what he used to make and I do a lot of side jobs, but it’s so hard catching up after what he did to our family. I stayed with him although I really wanted to divorce him. I only stayed because of the kids. What I am asking for here is some money really just to help make ends meet each month. My hope would be to get at least $10,000 into our savings as an emergency fund. I can barely breathe each day thinking about “what ifs”? What will we do if the car breaks down? What will we do if we have an unexpected medical bill? To add to the stress…… we have 3 kids needing braces and our next son is about to go to college. I just am hoping to get enough to have a good emergency fund. I am Catholic and have almost lost my faith over this and I just feel desperate and hopeless about our financial situation, not to mention the betrayal I feel from my husband. Thank you so much for considering donating to help me and my family. God bless you.