First I just like to say I wish I was in a position to help some of the people that have requested help on this site. I have an old house and l have not been able to afford the up keep on my home and as a result 3 of my floors have fallen in. A bedroom, the hallway and the only bathroom in the house. The hallway fell in March and hit the gas pipe. I had the utility company turn it off. We have to heat the water by way of the microwave we can’t bathe in the house we have to go to a relative house and bath at night. My car broke down so I had to get a car payment. I do have a job but after I helped my daughter with her son and her going to college,I helped my son with college but he only has a part time job he is trying to become a policeman with our city. I am now currently helping my youngest daughter with college and living near school. She can’t live at home because we can’t get a house phone nor the internet with the wiring and the floors. I have to help with her car, her food and gas we are going to share her rent this school term which is her last year. I just recently got into 3 payday loans which are killing me and are preventing me from fixing my credit score so I can get a home equity loan or just borrow some money to fix up this house. Last winter when the bedroom floor fell in my brother had to board it up the mice and rats were coming in. The bathroom floor is so hazardous. I am so scared we will fall in it any day. The hall floor fell in in March we have boards across it and they may go in anytime. Can someone please help me to get my floors repaired . I am so scared the entire house is going to cave in soon. Thanks for taking the time to read this letter and yes this a true story.
Emergency Rental, Food, and Bills Assistance Programs
How to get help with rent?
At times, many families find themselves homeless, or unable to continue to occupy the premises of their choice. This may be due to fire, accident, storms or many other causes, but often it is merely a problem in paying the rent. Illness that forces a breadwinner to stay home, or loss of a job; any and all of these conditions can put a family in need of temporary assistance to tide itself over until the members of the family find themselves again in a position to pay their own rent without the need of subsidising or other rental assistance.
Agencies have been set up in many parts of the country to help in this regard. Non-profit organizations, these charities, such as The Salvation Army, as well as some governmental agencies are often able to offer emergency rental assistance for families who are being evicted by a landlord, or who simply have no way to pay their rent at the moment. Realizing that landlords, despite the old cartoon imagery of a rich greedy person feeding off the work of renters, the vast majority of landlords are not really making a profit at all on the current tenant. This is only a stopgap so that the landlord may pay the monthly house payments in the hope of some future profit if housing increases in value some years later. If the tenant can’t pay the rent, the landlord may soon find himself in the same position with regard to the lender. Lenders do not want to hear sad stories.
Although these different programs for rental assistance may be available, much depends upon the funding at the moment. Some programs quickly run out of money and are simply unable at the moment to provide further help to persons in need of assistance.
The vast majority of families in need of temporary rental assistance are those to be found in the low-income range; seniors, disable persons and children are among those most often affected. Others too, faced at one point or another with a temporary emergency may qualify for assistance in these cases.
In most cases, those in need of longer-term assistance, persons who have not been gainfully employed for a considerable length of time with not prospects for the immediate future may not qualify for rental assistance under these temporary emergency programs.
Those more likely to receive aid are persons who are able to convince interviewers of their willingness to do what is necessary to get back on their feet along with the ability to do so. Since emergency funding is considered a short-term “fix” for a crisis situation, the grants may be only issued for a few days, perhaps to defray the cost of a motel room, pending the applicant’s ability to find other lodgings.
Therefore it is important, in most similar cases, for the applicant to show the interviewer the imminent possibility to become self-sufficient.
Most non-profit agencies as well as other agencies attempt to work closely with rental assistance applicants to help them with any additional support as needed depending upon each applicant’s situation. Often applicants are further given counseling and referrals to other agencies that may be more helpful to an applicant.
In such cases, any additional services rendered are free to the applicant in crisis. This may include lack of employment and such other problems that may arise such as medical emergencies. Most agencies participate in these endeavors as well as teaching applicants the processes involved in applying for governmental programs, immediate rehousing and how to apply for Section 8 vouchers as well as information about low income housing, and assistance in paying the security deposits that are almost universally demanded by today’s rental market.
Since the goal of all similar agencies to to render aid to persons in immediate need of emergency housing and other crisis situations, the funds issued to applicants for rent or other necessities is only meant to allow the applicant extra time to deal with the emergency. However, at the same time, applicants will normally be provided with support in the long term to guard against similar future emergencies.
If you have an eviction notice or expect to be unable to pay the rent in the immediate future, or even realize that you need to find less expensive living quarters, now is the time to apply for assistance. Often with early application, money may be available to catch up unpaid rent as well as other options that may be explained to you.
Assistance may also be available to help with the security deposit, the initial rents and even moving costs. In some cities non-profit agencies may offer other emergency assistance to those in crisis. These funds are normally paid out on a one-time basis. Depending upon the location, resources that may be in place for housing crisis families can be wide-ranging.
Potential applicants are advised to find the telephone numbers as well as any other information available to them and educate themselves about the different programs that may be able to help with emergency assistance.
Not only non-profit private agencies, but many governmental agencies, are able to provide interim assistance, depending on the locality. Massachusetts has a program called RAFT, while in Texas a rental assistance program called TDHCA is available. Florida has a similar program called EFAHP and in Connecticut their program is called RAP. Many other government programs around the country also offer assistance to pay rent or a portion of overdue rent in their ongoing efforts to reduce the growing threat of homelessness in their particular communities.
Another program, called the Federal Stimulus Program is a little-known program through which our federal government provides billions of dollars across the nation to provide rental assistance for qualified applicants. These funds have become invaluable to families that find it increasingly difficult to keep up with the rising costs of rent and other housing needs.
HUD the Housing and Urban Development, agency works throughout the country as well. A number of families approaching two million are able to use this program, a program that can not only help those in need to pay their rent and/or security deposits, but HUD can issue vouchers to provide temporary housing as well as providing assistance to senior citizens and the disabled to keep up with overdue rental payments.
These programs not only offer grants to help pay rent, but the government Rent Voucher Program aids applicants to seek housing in the privately owned housing market.
These agencies can, generally, offer legal advice to those facing eviction. Every year millions of people receive free legal advice and assistance to educate them with the eviction process and their rights as well as responsibilities. The government provides funded Legal Services Corp. which provides attorneys who may mediate a solution between landlord and tenants in addition to advising tenants of their rights as well as help them apply for Section 8 or other assistance and another positive aid they offer is help and counseling on housing discrimination.
Counseling may also be provided to help applicants apply for government and/or private grants. Money is available for many of these crisis situations.
It is the goal of these agencies to prevent evictions wherever possible. The federal government as well as the many non-profit private agencies strive wherever possible to help applicants remain in their current quarters without the fear of being summarily evicted. Often these agencies are able not only to prevent evictions, but subsequent lawsuits that may be brought against a tenant. Alternatively, the agency may be able to find more suitable and affordable housing for an applicant facing eviction.
Many churches too offer funds that can help those in short-term financial difficulties. United Way and The Salvation Army are only two of the better-known charitable institutions that may be able to offer help when needed. Generally they give priority to those living in apartments and facing short-term financial crises.
A good number of other national and local charities are ready to help with the expenses of rent and other essential needs as well as providing case management and many other social services. No all charities have ready money all the time, but even those may be able to help by helping an applicant with information about other resources and assistance in applying for free grants to pay overdue rent.
Other agencies that often provide help might be, for example, Catholic Charities, Social Service Offices, United Way, the American Red Cross, the Legal Aid Society and as mentioned earlier, The Salvation Army. Aside from these examples there exist many other emergency aid agencies for those who are able to become informed.
While most of these programs provide only short-term emergency aid, they are designed for the most part to tide a family over until a longer-term solution becomes available. Often these same agencies will be able to direct qualified applicants to resources that may assist them in finding an apartment or house for more permanent security.
It is important however, during these times of crisis, to keep in touch with creditors and the applicant’s current landlord so they understand what you are doing and what you expect to accomplishment. It is important that the applicant be extremely honest with everyone about the situation and it may sometimes be possible to have monthly payments temporarily lowered, or even be allowed to skip a monthly rental payment. Other plans may be devised and put into place to avoid being evicted.
It is well-understood that not only landlords but other creditors too are much more willing to cooperate with persons who are up-front with them, honest in their discussions and show a willingness to cooperate and do whatever they can to improve with situations.
How to get help with bills?
Ask The Energy Company
if energy bills are the source of the hardship, then the energy providers’ own in-house programs are often the quickest way to help rearrange and meet repayments.
LIHEAP: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
This national program’s focus is on subsidies for repairs, weatherproofing and utility bills that families cannot afford to pay.
LIHEAP covers any energy related home repairs for low-icome families, including seasonal expenses like air cooling systems and winter heating bills. The local LIHEAP office is the first point of contact for those in need of energy or utility assistance. Eligibility varies from state to state.
WAP: Weatherization Assistance Program
The WAP is a federal grant organized by the Department of Energy that helps needy families improve their homes’ energy efficiency, and has assisted over 7 million households across many states, territories and Native American tribes since its inception in 1976.
According to the DOE guidelines, a household with anyone over 60 is eligible for the WAP, as are legally recognized disabled people. Most states make families with children eligible, and the website for the WAPTAC (Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center) can advise others if the grants are available in their area, and whether they qualify.
LifeLine Assistance: Free Cell Phones
Americans in need of a cell phone plan but without the means to maintain one can get assistance from LifeLine Assistance‘s free phone program. This is indeed a lifeline as daily life and business in particular is practically impossible without a mobile phone.
LLA is an FCC mandated scheme offering a free cell phone with at least 250 monthly minutes included. It’s available in the 49 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico, and typically requires a household income below 135% of Federal Poverty guidelines. For some states it is below 150%. Eligibility varies across participating states, with slightly different rules around qualifying income.
Other sources of help are available at state government level, or many national and local non-profit and charity organizations, and the energy companies themselves.
How to get Food For Free?
It doesn’t always require money to eat, and there are many ways to gain free food without adding to your debts or joining the 10% of Americans who have resorted to shoplifting. Ask people you know, or traders and restaurant and store owners.
Above all it’s important to explain why you are asking for food: because you can’t afford to eat. And not to be critical about what food you eat. Without a certain amount of money, there is no longer the choice of what to eat. So meat may become harder to get or if meat’s all that’s on offer and you are a vegetarian, it’s best to accept it with thanks.
Grow Your Own, Share With The Community
The most sustainable – and satisfying – way to provide free food for yourself is to grow it, and you can start with just seeds if you live in the country or with just a small space in the city. Guerrilla gardening is an interesting urban option, more organised community gardens and allotments can share space and expertise for growing, and seed swapping communities among gardeners are a good source of materials and encouragement.
Ask A Farmer
Out in the sticks there won’t be the option of stores and restaurants as a source of food, but ask any farmer and there’ll be some left on the fields that they didn’t or can’t sell. Many will let you pick these leftovers.
A rapidly growing movement in the United Kingdom and US is the organized and charitable distribution of food to those who can’t afford it. Most of the food is donated, and food banks are one of the easiest ways to obtain some nutritious food. Many banks have conditions for who they can give food to, but there is no need to be ashamed about visiting one.
Links to Food Banks in various countries
Offers and coupons
Online and direct from the stores, many coupons are available to promote new products. And companies across the United States send out free samples of new products. They’re unlikely to provide a healthy, balanced diet on their own but could supplement free food from other sources.
In an affluent country there is an abundance of unsold or waste food, and a little social interaction and resourcefulness can unlock access to a surprising amount of it.
Ask at the market
Often around closing time, stall holders will sell off any remaining stock for next to nothing, and it’s always worth telling them you have no money and asking if they’ll give you something for free. You can often pick up some fruit or salad, and if they can’t offer anything, thank them anyway and ask at another stall.
Free Supermarket Food
Ask at the big stores and you’ll be too far down the chain of command: “My boss doesn’t allow us to do that” will be the usual answer. So smaller supermarkets and neighborhood stores are a better option, where you can talk to that boss. You may find warmth and generosity among Muslims and immigrants to the West who run stores.
It requires some patience, a little nerve and a bit of practice, but it’s possible to get free, professionally prepared food, even a table to sit and eat it at. Restaurant districts in cities are obviously the best place to try this, and expect a success rate around 5%, so it requires persistence, but will sharpen your bargaining skills, and who knows where else that could lead?
Turn up at a restaurant after the busiest time but not too late, and explain that you have no money and ask if they have some left overs in the kitchen. It can help to have a container such as a plastic box ready in case they do have something, and if they’re friendly and can’t offer anything the first time, maybe they can put something aside the next day.
Searching and Foraging
It grows on trees, on the ground and some seasons there’ll be abundant fruit and tasty plants such as dandelions or chickweed. Even cities can produce some tasty wild food, and anyone near downtown Seattle has access to America’s first Food Forest in a major city.
Growing media coverage of the colossal food wastage at supermarkets and restaurants has made it much less weird, and more popular, to search through the dumpsters in search of some quality food to turn into a meal.
My boyfriend and I were trying to make our everyday lives a little less stressful by relocating to Texas from California. My boyfriend was lucky and got hired as an executive chef from the first place he interviewed with, and as soon as we got the news that he got hired we started making our plans to move together. I was still working at my job and needed to put in my 2 week notice so I had to stay in California while my boyfriend moved to Texas to start his new job. Unfortunately some financial help that was going to help us get moved into an apartment fell thru at the last minute and we were depending on that help to find a place to live in Texas. Since that happened we have spent what little money we did have saved on hotels rooms for my boyfriend to stay in, but unfortunately now all the money we had saved has been spent and even with us both working we cannot afford to get moved into a place to live. We also cannot afford for me to even get moved to Texas right now, so I am stuck living by myself in California while my boyfriend is now forced to sleep in his car at night and he is using truck stops to shower in.
If anyone could help us to cover the cost of moving into an apartment (first and last months rent, security deposit, basic furniture necessities) and also the travel cost of getting me to Texas it would help us out so much.
Thank you for your time reading my story, have a blessed and wonderful day!!
Good day. Please I am asking for help of $10,000usd to pay bills and relocate. I have not work for the past nine years due to chemical imbalance in the brain. I lost my only child in an accident who use to help me. Please I need your help. My PayPal is email@example.com my phone number is 1876-310-8122.
- I’m currently going through a financial crisis. I’m a mother of two girls 11 months and 8 years old. My 8 year old attends catholic school and I’m behind on her tuition by $810. My husband is currently out of work I am the sole supporter of my family at this time. My check isn’t much since I’m currently on disability from my job due to severe depression. We are currently in a bankruptcy for the second time this year that money is being taken out of my check for $885 dollars every month. Our rent is $1,300 which is where all of my money is going since keeping a roof over my girls heads is my first priority. We have a water bill due of $600, gas due $300, and an electric bill almost $500. I have proof for every single one of my claims. I have no family to turn to I just don’t want to let my children down. Please help us
Hi there, my name is Zaii. I’m a 19 year old boy (Transgender) desperately needing help. Currently, I don’t have a home or a family anymore, spending my nights on co-worker’s couches. Here is some of my backstory, please give me a chance, I’m running out of options.
When I was 17, I identified as a girl. Unhappy and ashamed of my own body, I never felt the self-love everyone praised about. I knew the change I wanted but I had a very religious and closed family. Finally built up the courage to tell my parents that I felt like a boy. They, of course, told me how disgusting I was and how they would never approve. I knew I’d never have their support or love, it has been the very first heartbreak I’ve felt. I was functioning on medication and energy drinks. I had gotten three part-time jobs just to stay away from home and distract me from the pain and unhappiness.
I waned to be myself, to love myself, to be comfortable in my own skin. I went to my family for support once more and I got kicked out of my home, disowned. I was told I was never able to speak to my parents or siblings until I get my “sickness cured.” Falling deeper in depression I spent many nights in and out of the hospital from self harm, suicide attempts and overdose. Some close friends told me that it was too much and they couldn’t be around me anymore. Losing family and friends and even two of the three part time jobs I had because of the absences, has me at an all time low.
I’m grateful for the co-workers who let me sleep on their sofa but I need money to get me back onto my feet again. Get an apartment, even if its a crappy hole in the wall. I need money to pay off the hospital bills, my parents cut off my insurance when they cut me off. I want to do so much with my life like go to college, work on getting a car and work on myself- my transition. I just want to be happy, that’s all. I know I cant give up because life goes on. Please help me start my path, I know I have a long way to go. Thank you for your time. paypal.me/seamonster64
I think this is an amazing idea, and find myself wondering about you and your life/wants/dreams quite a bit since I first visited.
This is my first not to you though I’ve been aware of this site for some time. I find it pretty embarrassing and distasteful to just ask for someone else’s money, lol! But you asked for it and I’ve slid closer to the position of not many options left, so here it goes!
Summer 2016, midday I was stopped at a red light and heard the loudest, longest tearing screeching sound before a very drunk driver slammed into me so hard it pushed the car that was in front of me to the side and my big Lincoln navigator through the intersection and halfway up a very steep hill. 2 of my kids were with me. My son Jeremiah, 9, was slightly injured but recovered fairly well in just a couple weeks. My daughter Vivian got bruised up a bit but she has asthma and allergies and suffered such a severe panic attack that it took 3 paramedics almost 45 minutes to help her breathe normal, she kept crying constantly and asking them if she was going to dye, she’s going to be 9 next month and still, to this day, panics every time we get in the car and begs me not to get on the freeway.
I had a preexisting back injury from falling off a horse and to keep the story short for you I’ll just say I went from a moderate stable injury to severe progressive and had a spinal fusion last Oct. at 38yrs old. It didn’t help and I’m still not able to work, we had to move in with my sister. I used to be a server at the Vin11 restaurant at the Marriott hotel in Napa Valley, and Olive garden before that. Now I get food stamps and spend too many days arguing with doctors and trying, unsuccessfully to get unemployment or disability or anything pushed through so we can start to breathe again. I have aprox $10,000 in severely overdue bills and debts, but feel pretty uncomfortable asking people I don’t even have a way to pay it back/work it off when I eventually can. So I would maybe just like to ask for a couple hundred, for back to school clothes & supplies for my 4 kids? I’ve been feeling the pressure of that coming up and feeling terribly guilty I can’t do better for them. I really don’t want them to be embarrassed, esp their first day.
I have never been one to ask anyone for help, i was raised to work for what I want; but sometimes even the strongest people need help.
I recently moved back home to help my mom and my kid brother out as my mom is getting a divorce. But as life normally does we’ve been thrown a couple curve balls, when i moved down here my car died on me which in turn has made me struggle with finding and keeping employment.
My mom’s soon to be ex husband left her with the old truck that is not safe enough for my brother to be in let alone is as adults; but it’s a means of transportation. We have put $800+ worth of repairs/tows/labor into it since April only to find out it was a waste of money seeings as the head gaskets are cracked and warped and the axel is ready to snap at any given time. Our rent went up last month and I lost my bartending position at the beginning of the month. My mom works full time at an ER and has been the sole provider in the house all my life, with the divorce and everything falling apart she’s struggling to keep it together..
Everything is crashing down around us and we can no longer do it on our own, if someone; anyone is willing to help us out even in the slightest way possible I would be eternally grateful and would do everything in my power to work off or repay any amount.
Well First of All thank you for taking time out of your schedule to read this. I just want to begin by saying I don’t need much. All I’m asking for is 120$. I will explain further in this message. So this is my situation, or as much as I can reveal comfortably. My Fiance & I are both 18. It is very urgent that we move with my mom in the next state over. Neither of us has jobs. Currently she stays with a friend & the people I stay with (distant relatives) are very unfair & say I cannot get a job because they do not trust me ( due to my uncle ) . They said if I want to get a job I have to move out of there house. Same thing for school. I’m sure they have there own reasoning behind it. But none that they take the time to explain to me. But what my situation is , her friend agreed to take us , saying it would he $60 to fix her car ( a tire alignment) & so I took a week & sold some personal items & I got the $60. Then they say the place took all the money just for looking at the car. Which is nonsense. But what I’m getting at is that would have went into gas. My mother has offered to come pick us up for gas money. But I no longer have the money. Now all I’m asking is someone donate this small amount to help me get there. I need it by Thursday of this week , it is so urgent that I leave. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss further. Please & Thank you. Have a good day . God bless. My PayPal thing is paypal.me/cannon2580 . Again thank you so much. If you do happen to donate to me. Please send proof to my email so I can thank you personally with a heartfelt email.
Hello i am writing this to see if there is anyone who is more fortunate then me at the moment.I never thought in a million years i would have to write online asking for money so here is the story. I am 31 years old with a wife 4 kids and a grandkid. I know a lot of you are saying 31 with a wife get a job and i have worked my whole life my whole issue is that my bad luck started when i was 15 years old and threw a baseball the wrong way and my knee popped out of place and cracked my knee cap i got a surgery had a full leg cast for 8 months and 5 months of physical therapy i sort of have my left leg back now fast forward 16 years here i am to the point were its hard to work because of my pain in both legs after not knowing why my knees were so weak for years i find out i have a hereditary ligament problem and find out the doctors want to do a double knee replacement at 31 so I’m stuck I’m writing this to ask for help in buying a vehicle since mine has recently broke down and me nor my wife can work she was involved in a accident that broke 3 bones in her neck and she has had neck surgery i really hate asking for hand outs but i have no family but my mother who is not that well off herself and haven’t seen my father since i was 8 years old trust me this was hard for me to do so if there is anybody out there that can help out a family in need it would greatly be appreciated just need a vehicle for doctor appointments if i could get 5,000$ for a reliable vehicle that would be great thank you all and have a great day!!!
The house that I rent a room in was struck by lightning last week and burned down. I am completely devastated. :( I lost everything, including my car and my 2 dogs. I recently moved to the city I live in for a job at a new startup and therefore I do not have any family or friends near who can help me. I did not have renters insurance, and I don’t have any incoming funds to cover the expenses of the things I lost. I do have a job so little things like my cell phone bill and food are taken care of but I make $1400 after taxes for 60 hours+ of work each week.
I estimate it will take me about two months of living in a cheap hotel to find a new room for rent and that time to repurchase the basic necessary items I need (such as a new bed, clothing, used car, etc)…
I would greatly, greatly appreciate any help with the following expenses (which I’ve estimated for the next two months):
Hotel stay for one month: ~$1500
Car rental for 60 days: ~$1140 before taxes and fees
New mattress: ~$800
Metal platform bed frame from Amazon: ~$70
Funds to buy new work clothes and casual clothes: ~$1,000
I plan to pay it forward and help someone else once I’ve gotten past this if anyone out there is kind enough to help me out.
I am currently seeking assistance to getting to my next step. Firstly I want to say I’ve been working since 17 years old everything I’ve gotten or have done has been on my own and I am now 26. I have PTSD and quit my job just because the environment wasn’t healthy, I was carrying a lot of dead weight of my colleagues working 14 hour days getting underpaid and manipulated by my bosses and I was about to POP. I used all of my savings to pay out the rest of my rent to the ending of my lease, utilities and bills. I had nothing left over and now I am scrounging money for food or eating through friends, some days barely eating. I am finding out that I cannot stay here to extend my visa in Europe and need to return to America within the next week or so. I also have nothing back in LA due to high living expenses and have no family to assist. I am on the brink of starting my own business and I am seeking investments, I have my plan and cost layed out and people really are interested in my business of fashion. However I cannot show up to meetings in distressed with lack of sleep food and peace due to my financial woes. I am seeking help to do a few things, firstly pay my ticket back to America (to avoid getting a repatriation loan, I cannot have my passport revoked by the US government), I need to be able to pay for lodging in Los Angeles for at least two months, I also need assistance for food, transportation and necessities. Lastly I need assistance to complete these prototypes to present to potential investors and partners for my business. This hardship won’t be for long and I am stepping in with 100% faith and putting my all into my business, so I can be a successful influential woman in life. I’ve seen a lot, had near death experiences, cried endless nights but now it’s time to turn a new leaf. I am asking for 10,000 to get me by for the next few months and to get my prototypes completed as well. PS If anyone is also willing to see some of my prototypes listen to my business plan and see my launch cost please feel free to ask. I am not expecting money for my business from this page but the assistance to help me move forward in this transition would be deeply appreciated.
I’m not sure if Im in the correct place or if you can help me but I’m going to tell you my situation and pray if you can’t help me maybe you know who can. It all started a year and a half ago. Before that I worked very hard and had a beautiful home trucks boat side by sides money to buy my children food and cloths and medical insurance our pets food and pay vet bills. I’ve worked sense I was 15 and in co-op in high school. I believe you work for what you have and help anyone that needs it and that’s exactly what I’ve always done. Today I sit in a very dark very scary unknown hell. I never thought I would be here. I’m homeless have no transportation and zero money. My husband and I had a company we opened in 2012 that was lost due to credit card fraud and that’s where the nightmare began. We lost our house our trucks our personal belongings that were thrown out on our front lawn even our family pets. My children are afraid and confused and as a mother would prefer death over watching them suffer with no way to change it. I’m so low at this point I have no options. It’s a daily struggle to just feed them. I need a job but require a car. I live in Houston outskirts and transportation is a must. I’m capable of getting back on my feet with some help. I need help with a car and a home. My kids start school in two weeks and have nothing. I have to have a address to even register them and a safe place for them while at work. Having to ask for help is very hard for me but I have no choice. I’m a hard working honest person and can show proof of everything I’m telling you. My old address is 3707 oak crossing dr Pearland Texas 77581. Our house was auctioned off January 2017 and Our company name was Direct Wholesale Tyre and Tires locations in Houston Dallas and San Antonio. I need financial help so bad and don’t know where to turn. Please if you can direct me to someone that could possible help me I will do anything I have to in order to provide my children the security they so desperately need from me. Thank you so much for your consideration
Cerissa Evenson Clark
If anyone had told me a few years ago if I would be in a position where I would desperately seek out financial help, I would have said no. In fact, a few years ago, I was a woman who sought out the Angel Trees at Christmas time so I could help families in need. I was a woman who grew my hair out with my daughters so we could donate it to cancer victims. I was a cancer victim at one point (which is something I thankfully beat) and I understand the pains of it.
However, a few years ago, I wouldn’t have known that my extremely abusive ex, the father of my kids, would find cruel and unusual ways to turn my family’s life upside down even further. We suffered tremendous abuse at his hands. He would threaten harm toward my children and other family members if I ever made attempts to leave. I reached a point that I was too frightened to entertain the thought of leaving.
One night, the punched me in the face and broke my nose. I ran to my neighbours and she called the police. When the police arrived, I told them what had happened. They went next door to speak to my ex and he told them that I had assaulted him and he was trying to defend himself. He had absolutely no marks. The officers said that they would have to take us both into custody.
I asked what would happen to my children, and I was told my children would be taken and placed in temporary care until we could go before a judge. I refused to press charges. I couldn’t imagine my children in some strangers temporary care. The cops asked me if I was sure, and when I said yes once again, they left. The abuse resumed soon after. At that point, I felt there was no one to help me.
It took another few years for me to gain the strength and courage to get out of that horrific situation. My children and I lived quietly and peacefully for that time. In the meantime, we hadn’t heard anything from my ex. He resurfaced roughly a year ago and sought visitation with his children. Initially, he only received supervised visitation because of what I and the children told the judge.
After a few months, his supervised visitation was lifted. My children came to me and told me that they are frightened of him once again. His actions toward them have been neglectful and abusive. Not to the point that he’s left marks, but enough to cause a lot of trauma thus far. I’m talking perverted advances toward my oldest, denying them food when they are with him, denying them the ability to take a bath.
I can’t do this anymore. I cannot let me children suffer anymore. I’ve been back to court and each time, he has his top-notch lawyer with him while I am representing myself. I work hard for my family. I put in over 60 hours a week most weeks, but I’m barely scraping by. I’ve managed to squirrel away some of my funds toward a lawyer, but I’m still short.
I know there are so many people out there in the world who need help. I’m talking sick people with diseases and mounting medical bills (I remember from when I had my cancer). I’m also talking your families who are on the bring of being homeless or have no food to put into their bellies. I will be the first to say that I’m blessed in that regard. That is, perhaps, why I have hesitated seeking financial help from anyone.
However, I am not seeking this help for me. I’m seeking it for my children. I just want to be able to do what a mother is supposed to do and make sure her children are safe. I have near enough for a lawyer to help me win this fight so i can protect my kids, but I’m still just short. I can’t watch the look of fear in my childrens’ faces when I’m forced to send them their father so I won’t be held in contempt of court.
I can’t look at their tear stained cheeks when they come home and run into my arms sobbing because they didn’t get to eat while they were there. I can’t stand another night sitting by their bedside because they wake up screaming in terror from the nightmares he has caused them to have. Please. This is my absolute desperate plea. PLEASE help me so I can help my children.
The image posted below is a picture of my children after we escaped my ex, before he stepped back into their lives and brought the fear back into their eyes. This is a photo of them when they finally reached a point where they felt happy and safe. I want to see these smiles on their faces once again. Children should always feel happy and safe.
If you can help, I’m not asking for much. Out of the $1,500 I’ve needed for the lawyer, all I need is $200. I’ve worked and worked to save up the other $1,300 myself. Unfortunately, hours at work have been cut and the ability to save that other $200 is moving further and further out of reach. I cannot let me hopes of protecting my children from harm slip away over $200 when I’ve worked as hard as I can to get this far.
If you can help, we would more than appreciate it. I cannot even express in words how much it would mean to us.
Here is my PayPal Me link: paypal.me/catico
Bless you and thank you in advance.
Hello, MY name is Felix Ipsa and am 26 years old, I am from Sweden I do have ADHD and have struggled with life since I started school. Many things in my life have gone pretty wrong. the school didn’t go too well so I don’t really can have a nice job. my education is not fulfilled. I have taken many wrong roads and I regret a lot of them. I did abuse alcohol and cannabis for a very long time but did stop and am happy that I could, I m trying to be happy after all but that hard, it feels like nothing can be happy anymore, I don’t enjoy things anymore and that makes me sad, I’m trying to find a job but I really can’t get any job. I do have a girlfriend but even that makes me not really happy. We have gone through a lot of crap together and we still trying, over the years it feels that I am sadder and sadder, thinking of life and what shall I do? I have a dream but I don’t know how to come there! it feels like I am useless and all other old friends they have it all, they have house and wife, kids … where am I? hmm, well I’m for the most a fun guy that has a sense of humor. I like to help people. the example I had worked on hospital once for a few months and there was old people with cancer and a lot of the time I speak to them and they really liked it. because the nurses have not time for that. that made me happy that they were happy etc, am a social guy and love to talk. but not many like that I speak too much. don’t know what to say more, my dad passed away 2016 2 days before my birthday. it was after that i started with alcohol. i don’t know why, but i didn’t know what i was doing. o regret that and hope my dad is proud of me. how ever i ended up with more shit and more bills. i have some boring Financial crisis and i want to take a driver license. i really hate to ask about money, i never win something , and i don’t believe that I’m gonna get anything , i try because I am desperate. i dont ask for millions.. i just want enough to sort things up in my life etc 10000USD / 100000SEK i don’t know. I haven’t pay my apartment bill for 2 months and I dont wanna lose it either. i did take some stupid loan before :( but that’s like scam loans … loan and pay 100x back … etc
Thank you if you read
My name is Ashley Lemke. I’m a thirty year old mother of three. My husband and I have hit a financial hardship and could really use some assistance to help us get by for the next month or so.
I work as a transition coordinator for a local high school helping those with developmental disabilities prepare to enter the workforce, college, or to simply be an active part of their community. My husband is a car salesman.
Recently, my husband had to undergo two urgent knee surgeries. He was put on leave from work due to his injury and will be going back to work at the end of the month.
We have been living off of one income and have struggled to make ends meet. Once he is bringing in money again, I know we will be okay, but right now we’re really hurting.
We have tried to get state assistance, but have not qualified. We applied for a loan, but were denied. We are working on rebuilding our credit because we had to declare bankruptcy due to extreme medical debt due to an undiagnosed seizure disorder my husband has.
My oldest child, 5, starts kindergarten this year which means an added expense of school supplies that I’m afraid we can’t afford.
We also need to be able to put our youngest two children, 4 and 1.5, in daycare since he will be going back to work and I am also working. Right now it’s something that we can’t afford to do, yet we can’t afford for him to not work.
We are both hard working individuals and we just want to be able to provide for our family. We would really appreciate any help that someone may be willing to give. We would even be willing to do a loan versus a donation.
If you have the ability to give us some assistance until we are able to get back on our feet, we would be eternally grateful.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to my request for support,
I am a 34 year old mother of two. My boyfriend of almost 18 years and the father of our two children lost his job and was out of work for just over a year. Prior to him losing his job we were struggling, but getting by. Now with him out of work that meant all the bills feel to me and my part-time job. My checks weren’t enough to keep up with the bill and we fell so far behind in bills. Now he is working yet we are having trouble catching up. The stress’s and my depression is starting to take its toll on me and our relationship and I can see it is starting to affect my kids. My daughter starts High School this year yet I can’t afford to buy her clothes or supplies and that breaks my heart. And now for the 3rd year in a row my now three year old son will not get a birthday party. My son’s pre-school might be kicking him out of pre-school because I still owe back payments of a total $800. And yesterday I came home to an eviction note stating if I don’t pay at least half my back rent ($1500) we will have to move. The only place we have to move to is our car. I am at my end and don’t know what to do anymore. So if you can help PLEASE anything helps winter is coming I live where it get’s a lot of snow and it can get really cold. I don’t want to move my kids into our car.
hi I am a mother of 5 kids , my husband works 10hrs in a factory mon-fri and we still living paycheck to paycheck .. and barley making ends meet.. my oldest is 10 and youngest is 6.
We have maxed out credit card and got one car loan on our shoulders.. that’s 2 loans mortgage and car we have at the end of the month comes to alot, that’s more then we can handle ..
So I’m asking as it embarrassing to ask for help but I have come to no choice .. but ask for help to pay off one loan .. find it in your hearts to help .. it sickens me that it has come to the point to begging other people for money .. I don’t know how I can live with my self .
I did go to work at my husbands job but at night shifts .. man I’m telling you.. it wasn’t easy .. my kids needed me they barley seen me because I would try to catch as much sleep as possible .. the harassment that goes on at work and stress at home and work , I had to quit and be a mother again .. because I felt like a robot .. I don’t know how my husband does it ..
But we really need help in paying some of this loan all I ask is 26,000 $ that’s all nothing more nothing less .. it would help us save money in our savings finally. . Thanks to you who donate .. God bless
I am not really sure how to begin. I work full -time for the postal service and have for the past 3 years. I was living in an apartment that really wasn’t fit to be lived in. A month after signing the lease, the apartment was broken in to due to the windows noting being up to date and being unable to lock them. I am a single woman and that situation just worked my last nerve and my anxiety has been at a high ever since. Long story short, The landlord refused to repair the windows and in turn we went to court over the issue. All in all .. I no longer live there as the apartment is not inhabitable. So I now live in a hotel which seems like a good idea for the short tem but I’m afraid i’ll end up getting stuck there, eventually having to live in my car because I know… I will run out of money. There are many places to rent but getting together the $500 for a deposit has been trying since I still pay my regular bills and am currently paying $260 per week at the hotel. I at this point have tried all avenues, including public assistance but they were unable to help because of my pay. I have twin girls I and patiently been waiting to move in with me but with the current situation that is impossible and depressing. I am stuck, scared and confused.. About 2 breaths away from giving up.
Hi everyone. My name is Darren I am a normal hard working single person with no family around me and very few friends. I had a bad accident at my place of work where I fell off a crane and was out of action for almost a year. During this time my money went from living week to week to absolutely nothing and I ended up going to a illegal loan shark who was recommended to me by a colleague bit I was warned about the consequences however I had to take my chances due to my circumstances. This was almost 2 years ago now. I have since returned to work and every month have been paying 95 percent of what I have to this person and the debt never goes away coz I can never pay the entire amount. I initially borrowed 500 pounds. Which has since become thousands. I have paid in excess of 30 K now and all that is left is 1500 pounds. I have just given all my wages to the man and he said if I pay this 1500 off by end of August I am done. I have been through 2 years of hell. Contemplating ending my life. Nobody to turn to and unable to even live on what I have left. If anyone could help me with a short term loan i would be ever so grateful. I need to end this before it ends me. Thanks to anyone reading this. Urs sincerely. Darren
I live with my wife and our 2 kids. We are both unemployed which makes it hard on us. The only source of money that we get is with my wife school living expenses checks which only come every 4 months, this last time we only received about 200 which wasn’t nearly enough for what we needed. We can’t get things for around the house that we need such as trash bags, shampoo, any kind of soap, etc. We just recently moved into this apartment and before that we lived with my parents with our cat. My mom isn’t a big fan of cats so he had to say outside through the whole winter but he did have shelter. We can’t bring him to our house because he needs to be fixed along with the security deposit before they will let him be here. We also have our phone bills that are due every month on cricket wireless plans. Those are important because of important phone calls that we will get. I have applied at a couple of places but I haven’t heard from them yet. We mostly need gas for our vehicle to make it to places like appointments, stores for groceries, and/or a job interview or hopefully an actual job. We won’t be getting money for another 2 months and until then this is going to be the hardest time for us. If anyone can help us it would be greatly appreciated, like seriously, it would really mean the world to us.
Give to everyone who asks you for something. Don’t turn anyone away who wants to borrow something from you.
Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.
Thank you all for taking the time in helping, every little bit helps and will be remembered forever.
To continue my life
first of all, hi to all who will read this
I am male 21 years old which at Faculty of dentistry at fayoum ( small town in egypt). let’s start from beginning. 1) my collage need too much money to meet their
requirements to be able to finish it in four and fifth year which I didn’t know before joining it. It will need about 100,000 Egyptian pound for both year if i had to buy worst materials in the dental store that high price because of greedy of dental store’s owners and after second revelation in 2013 Inflation get it worst level. So the prices of materials get 4 or five it’s price before that. That materials like handpice high one .and others to heal patient for fixed and removal prosthodontics and operative that patients are my requirements which i mentioned before. Others requirements like assignment which need at least laptop to finish it which my one was broken I can’t fix it so I continued last by borrowing form my colleagues.
2) I never had gone to summer resort in my so I had to fix up stories to my friends. to not fell that I lower than them . So my soul was broken.
3) Even my girlfriend left me because I couldn’t afford a nice present at last her last birthday . to be honest she stayed with me about 4 years without asking me for a something but her bestfriend’s boyfriend got to her a present at valentine so she felt jealous from her so she asked to give her one at her birthday.
4) At last day in a exam a girl made funny from me that i like camel because i have malocclusion class 3 -sorry i can’t send photo for privacy- which is severe and need a orthodontics surgery which I could’t afford
5) When I was young i was good at swimming but i couldn’t continue because i have Gynecomastia and boys made funny from me . so i had stopped from doing it .
6) My life went to much worse by others things but I have shortened it so i decided to end my life by jumping in sea.to end my surfers and my dad too for asking too much money for my college . so you are , guys my last hope to continue it
I need at least 10,000$
Hello, My Name Is Katelyn, My Fiance’s Name Is Jason. I’m soon to be 22 in August and Jason is 26.
We were informed recently we have 30days to find somewhere else to live. We are both working and have money saved but nowhere close to what we need. Our job is wishy washy with hours one week you’ll get 20 hours the next you’ll get 8 it’s crazy. So unfortunately we haven’t been able to save up as much as we’d like after rent, drs. visits, medicine, and the necessities we barely have anything left and it goes straight to the safe. This was very a unexpected and last minute type thing. I hate asking for anything, I hate being judged and I hate feeling like a mooch. But unfortunately sometimes we all have to what we don’t want. It’s way to hot to be on the street, and I have a lot of medical issues and I don’t know if my body can take it.
Neither of us have any family really. The only family we do have helps out when they can but they aren’t doing much better than us. Neither of us have a car at the moment we usually walk, or find a ride somehow. We are living on his uncle’s property and he is selling the property and moving so unfortunately we have to find somewhere else to go.
I’m not begging for money, we will work for the money. I know nothing in life is free.
If you can help please do and if not please share in case someone else may be able to.
Sorry for the inconveniences but thank you in advance.
Have a blessed day.
paying my rent am a single parent to two beautiful girls ages 6 and 4 sadly one of the was born with only one kidney. ? I do work but I only make little money I applied for calworks on the 28 and I still haven’t got in approve ? Please please I don’t want to end up homeless anything helps. That’s how much I have left since I had to buy food anything helps. Thank you in advance. PayPal.Me/lovely827
Our current home has no a/c beyond one window unit so my husband and I started applying for apartments. We live in Texas and have two kids so we needed something better. We have been approved for an apartment about 30 minutes away from his work and are coming up slightly short for all of the deposits and the money needed for moving the one hour from our current home to the new apartment. My husband works hard as a truck driver and can’t help me physically move into the new place because we’re not even sure where he will be at. We are looking for just a little help to finish making ends meet. Our goal is $1000 for the rest of the deposits and the moving expenses but we will be grateful for any help.
I’m a 56 yr old mom of 5 who’s not a quitter. I’m a 6 yr lung cancer survivor. I’ve gone through a lot of struggles not ready to give up but I’m getting pretty close to crawling under a rock. My husband became disabled when we relocated from fl to il . I was hoping once our children where grown we could finally start saving money for us but here we are 10 yrs down the road and we don’t have 2 nickles to together. I was working then was diagnosed with LUNG cancer it was already hard for me to find work as I was a stay at home mom who did housekeeping on the side for a little extra but otherwise no work experience. I’ve tried applying for social security denied 3 times now. So now we live in my husband’s social security which isn’t enough so every mth we rob Peter to pay Paul. So farther in the hole we go. I’ve never dreamed of the day I would be begging for help. I’ve tried to help others I’ve opened my home to help others get back on their feet in returned my home is infested with bugs I need an extermination can afford they brought me bed bugs got that taken care of another lovely person I hugged gave me scabbies my husband had to be hospitalized because of it. I was suppose to get my teeth done but due to high blood pressure they won’t fix my teeth so I can’t even smile. I tried to get loans but due to bad credit no lenders will help. I’m home is falling apart as is my health and all the extra stress is making me worse. I have COPD and the bugs in my home worsen my breathing issues. I’m behind on my property taxes and if I don’t get things together soon I’m gonna be homeless. I’m asking for 20,000.00 to help me get back on track. I can pay off bills get this house exterminated and hopefully find a dentist to fix my smile on the outside. My heart aches I can’t take any more stress. I know there are many who need help I pray you see my request and can help me. God Bless and Thank you for listening.
Hello kind sir/madam.
My name is David and I live in Preston, Lancashire (UK). I’m 27 years old and well I’m a bit down. I’m sure the requests for money on a daily basis are genuine and all I’m sure are worthy of your generosity in some form or another. I don’t come to you with a long sob story or a life changing moment. However I too would like to ask if you would be so generous to me as you possibly have been to others. Like I said I have no story as such I’d just like to tell you were I am in life right now.
Iv had a past of moving a lot and times of being homeless. I’m not overly qualified in anything and the one proud qualification I do have is no longer acceptable. I currently live in a shared house as it’s cheap. I work in a job I hate. The company I used to work for has recently been taken over, and well, this new company is not as focused on its employees, this means we have staff shortages, I myself am a supervisor and as such have had to cover a lot of shift during a company change over . I’m stressed and overworked and on the verge of a brake down and could go off sick if I would but the sick pay doesn’t pay the bills, and I’m a realist, I know I have a job at the moment and it’s silly to let go of that in these times. I’m trying not to go back to my past of using drugs to get me through and I want to rid myself of that part of my life, but the stress and depression is getting to me day by day. I too have my part to play in the situation I’m in, in my early 20s I gained some loans and that’s led to a spiral financially due to poor decisions. I would like to ask if you would be so generous as to give anything you can so I can clear all my debts and be able to look for a new job and home without this burden I currently have. I am sceptical about this, seems almost too good to be true. But I believe that we as people deep down want to do good for others and to help them, because only when we are happy can we help to inspire others to be happy…. And let’s face it, no one loves retail work haha on a lighter note if I got the opportunity to get a new job I think my dream job would be looking after vips/guests at the F1. Anyway I’ll say my goodbyes and hope to hear from you . my PayPal is.
I made a bad decision to take my family of 4 on a vacation. we had the money and everything was going to be fine we made a budget and saved up for this vacation. while on our way home from the vacation we had a blowout in our car and had to buy a new tire. This was totally unexpected as we had just bought a set of tires with our income taxes earlier this year, they were practically brand new. with this tire purchase this has put us in a hard place for these next few weeks. We have around $300 in our bank account but this is tied up in bills that will be paid Friday which simply cannot be ignored (Daycare, and Lights). Normally we could just skip a bill (call phones, internet, or even water )and make it if something like this came up. but with it being 100F outside we have to keep the kids in the cool and without them going to daycare we cannot work (family too far away to watch them for us). We have until next Thursday until I get paid from work but the formula for our newborn and the gas in our cars will run out before then. I am willing to even siphon gas out of one car and put it in the other and me and my wife just carpool to make it til payday but we have to buy formula for the baby. I wouldn’t be posting this here if I had another option I am already going to pawn some personal items after work to try and get some extra money for the formula but I know it will not be enough… any help anyone can give would be so wonderful and would help my family out so much! Thank you for taking the time to read this sob story, and I understand why no one would want to help, I put my family into this situation and I deserve to have to deal with it.
Hello, my name is Heather Borean, and much of our financial woes fall to me and bad decisions in the past. That said, there are also many factors right now that I can not change. My Husband Wayne is on ODSP. Ontario Disability Support Program. So is mt Daughter Victoria and mt Son Micheal. I didn’t qualify, but I’m not really functional. My third child Ian is working and he helps as much as he can, but he has to support himself. My Mom is an angel, she would give us every thing that she has, and has in fact over extended her self to help not only our family but my brothers as well.
This is spring we had our home foreclosed on. This was because we were unable to renew our mortgage. We have water damage from a leak that we were unable to repair. We lost $70 000.00 in equity. Our credit rating is bad which also didn’t help. In the end we followed my son Ian from Cobalt, Ontario to London, Ontario because that’s where he had his full time job. I left behind my Mom who is a widow with a bad heart. She told us to do what we needed to do. London has reasonable rent and jobs.
We did the move move in two parts. The first part is what a big part of the problem is. We hired the job out, none of us are able to do much lifting and moving, and most of our friends are older and not able to help. Our beds, my quilting supplies, and many personal items were in this part of the move. We were quoted $1525.00 plus taxes for this move. This included six weeks of storage. When I called to arrange delivery I was told we owed $2800.00 because the load was heavier than anticipated. That was a month ago. We are sleeping on air mattresses and simply don’t have the money to pay. That total is now somewhat higher because of more storage. That’s $3000.00
My Mom helped with part of the expenses for the rest of things and I would love to give her that back in one fell swoop rather than a little at a time because she is stressing about that money and it’s my fault. That’s $2000.00
Out car is a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The clutch is going, we don’t have 4th gear and well. It’s past time to replace it. If I can get a bigger down payment our monthly payments will be lower. I had seen a really nice 2007 Honda Fit that I figured we could afford, but the banks won’t extend payments for that more than a year. We hope for a 2012 Honda Civic. If we can get a bigger down payment than $500.00 we stand a better chance of getting it.
I have been looking for work, and here is the crux of the problem. I can’t stand for long periods so many jobs I can’t even apply for. I graduated from a Social Service Worker program two years ago but have not been working for a couple of reasons. First where I was living there was not a lot of work, and second during the last semester of school my depression and anxiety became really bad again. It is really difficuld if not impossible to help someone from a lower place than they are at. There are delivery jobs I would apply for, but we don’t have a reliable car. So that part is a bit of a catch 22.
Eventually I want to sell my quilts online, but that’s a long way off. So that amount, down payment for a car $1000.00 – $2000.00. Unless someone in Ontario has a vehicle that automatic they would be willing to give us. ?
So so all in all a total of $6000.00 to $7000.00 would make a difference not only in my life but my Moms and my families. If I’m working even part time we will be able to mange.
Any amount that anyone can contribute would be so much appreciated, I am the only functional person in our home, and the stress of all of this means I’m not really functional, but I have to be, because I’m best off right now.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Hello, my name is Laura and I am in dire need help. I am in a financial emergency – a black hole and every time I think things are looking up, and I have a solid plan in place, something happens and it all shatters. I know I am not the only person in need but for my family’s sake I feel I must try. I have sought help from local resources for rental assistance, utilities, and housing, and I have not found one that I qualify for or its funds are not exhausted.
I have two children, I graduated from law school with my J.D. in 2016 and with my LL.M. in International Law this past May 2017. I had planned to take the bar exam this month- July 2017 – but I could not afford the fees to register. I will now need to plan for the February exam. This was a huge disappointment for me because I want to start the career I am passionate about. For many years I work in food service and restaurant management and I was very unhappy and made very little money.
During law school, I worked as much as allowed which was 20 hours a week. My children’s Dad worked as much as he could but his work was not consistent and he could not find anything full time that would mesh with my school schedule. We lived off my financial aid living expenses and what income we could generate. I did some freelance work when it was available. We still could not keep up; our electricity was disconnected twice and our water once. My kid’s Dad has now moved out and relocated to a different state.
The car broke down in May. I have managed some repairs but a few more are necessary before it will run. It is 17 years old and it may be foolish to sink more money into it. I cannot buy a car because of a low credit score due to paying bills late, a high student loan debt, and no income to balance it out. Thankfully, my loans are still in the grace period.
I am behind on my rent, my lease is up at the end of July, and I do not have money for another place. I have applied for jobs but without a car, the distance I can travel is limited. I would like to work in the legal field to build experience and connections but I have sought other jobs as well. I also have about a week until my phone is disconnected; I do not know how a potential employer will contact me then. Without phone or internet, I will miss calls for interviews. All of this is incredibly frustrating and heartbreaking for me.
School begins soon for the kids and they will need school supplies. My youngest who is 6 is required to wear a uniform and has outgrown last years uniform. My oldest is in high school and needs clothes that meet the dress code. I cannot ask family for help. I have my parents and they helped some in the past but they retired and now have a set income. I will have no home, no car, no support system, and because I live in one of the student houses and owe rent, I cannot get my transcripts until my account is paid. This affects applying for jobs that require one and I need it for my bar application.
I have looked into all the services available. I receive food benefits and health insurance through Medicaid for the kids and myself; however, there is a long wait list for housing and the other programs are either maxed out or I do not qualify for one reason or another (the electric bill must be under $200.00, the agreement the agency has with the water companies does not include the one I have service through, you have to have an eviction notice in hand for rental assistance, etc.) I do not want to rely on public services long-term; I just need to get my feet on solid ground, get a job that hopefully uses my law degree, and find housing for my family and live comfortably without worry that the bills will not get paid.
My dream was to go to law school and then have the earning power to support my family. Now, I feel scared, stuck, and I cannot figure out how to get out of this hole. I feel terrible and embarrassed asking for help. . . I feel I have failed. I must try for my children’s sake though and any assistance will be very much appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time reading this – I apologize for it being so long.
My PayPal link is: paypal.me/llanderslaw
Hello everyone! I don’t usually ask anyone for financial help, but I’m in a very desperate situation.
I need $3500 to repair my roof and windows.
In October of last year, Nassau, the Bahamas was hit directly by Hurricane Matthew – the most devastating hurricane to hit the island in the last 90 or so years. As a result, my house was completely flooded, personal items were destroyed, and my roof sustained significant damage. In fact, a portion of my roof was completely destroyed (see photo).
Let’s start from the beginning:
Early last year, my psychiatrist prescribed me a cocktail of drugs to treat my depression (Seroquel, Lithium, and Paxil) which completely slowed me down. My performance suffered, and as a result I was let go from my fast paced job. I burned through my savings and maxed out my cards trying to maintain my life until I could new employment (paying bills, paying for treatment and medication, taking care of my mother, etc). I still haven’t recovered financially and I’m still only partially employed today (and most of the little money I earn goes to bills).
Because of this, I couldn’t afford to pay a contractor to repair the damages after Matthew, so I used the little I made from doing odd jobs to buy material and did a few repairs myself. I did a patch job on the areas of the roof that got damaged, and covered the part that got destroyed with a few tarps. That did the job for the time being.
Fast forward to today:
Another Hurricane season is upon us and we get hit by thunder and tropical storms about every two weeks. The patch jobs that I did have basically been undone, more shingles and asphalt got ripped up, and the tarps are all either torn to shreds or completely gone in the wind.
My house can’t survive another hurricane!
I’m not asking for money to build a brand new roof or to completely repair my house; I’ll work on that when I find more stable employment. I just need to repair the damages to my current roof and windows before my house completely fall apart in these storms.
My Paypal is https://paypal.me/dtgriffin
Thank you so much!
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read about our family and our current situation. We are a good family who has faced our share of challenges in the past 3 years. We have a daughter who will be 3 in September. On the first day of her life she underwent massive reconstructive heart surgery at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. McMaster had initially diagnosed her with moderate hypo plastic left heart syndrome. This meant that she would need 4 heart surgeries by the time she was 4 years old and this would give her about a 70% chance to live until she was 10. After that serious lung problems develop and they are fatal. Thankfully McMaster miss diagnosed her. She still needed major work done but there was a little more light at the end of the tunnel. We spent 3 months at Sick Kids. During which we were not accepted at Ronald McDonald house. You know they don’t even tell you why. Our home is in Hamilton and the cost to stay with our daughter at Sick Kids was more than we could afford. So we did what any parents would do for their child, anything and everything. We sold our car to afford our stay in Toronto and when we were finally released with our daughter, we took the go bus home from Toronto. A small price to pay considering now our daughter is almost 3. She’s beautiful, smart and her heart and health are both doing incredible. Since that time we have used public transportation for work and it allowed us to save a Small down payment toward our first home last June. It’s not a big house and we don’t have a car, but we prioritised. Then once again, last November, our world was turned upside down. I had been working for a promotional product company for 4 years and it was going very well. I had landed a large account and had built it over a few years through hard work and excellent customer service. The customer was TDL and when Tim Hortons sold to Burger King, their marketing people were fired and the new people had no interest in dealing with a Canadian supplier. So after 4 years with my company, I was let go to help them recoup their losses when the account went belly up. Since then I have worked as a landscaper to pay the bills and we have lived paycheck to paycheck. My wife hasn’t worked since our daughter was born, as the cost of child care was more then what she made. So yes, you can say that we have faced our share of challenges. More recently, when we filed our taxes, mine were paid directly out of our refund check but my wife’s needed to be paid separately. By an oversight, we forgot to pay the $22.60 to efile my wife’s taxes but didn’t realize and get them paid until June 28th. As the new payment year for baby bonus starts in July, we were told that she would not be receiving her baby bonus for July because there was not enough time to process them. This has put a tremendous financial strain on a family who is already stretched about as thin as it can be. We are now tasked with finding away to make it through the next month on $646 less and know idea of how we will accomplish it. Our fridge is already empty and we have used every food bank in Hamilton to try to bridge the gap but there’s just not enough. This is a desperate plea from a good family for someone, anyone, with the means to help to please reach out and do what you can. I know this is a lot to ask of a complete stranger and has be a very humbling experience for both my wife and myself. But like I said before, a parent will do anything for their children. So we’ve swallowed our pride and are asking for help. We only hope there is a saviour out there. Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our situation. All we can do now is cross our fingers and hope for a miracle. Here’s hoping.
Hello my name is Tina me and my family my husband and my ten-year-old daughter in desperate need of some help we are about to be homeless we are already doing without food we were surviving okay it was with we were living paycheck-to-paycheck but we was making it ok. I have been out of work since January due to health issues. and having two emergency surgeries within a year. My husband had a heavy load on him but we were making it. Then about a month ago our only form of transportation ( his work truck) broke down. We was able to have it repaired it took about 3 days and every penny we had to our name. We were still ok had to have it for him to work. So then when my husband returned to work the owner of construction company informs him they have lost the contract they had been working on. And the owner decided he is just going to take some time off. So now my husband is out of work also. We have both been looking. He’s landed a couple small repair jobs. But after gas and groceries that money is gone. I have finally found a job in fast food start next week. IAM very great full. Only bad part they pay every two weeks. So it will be a couple weeks before I get paid. And even then it will only help some. We will still be falling behind. We are hard workers and asking for help is extremely hard for us. We need about 800.00 to help get on ur feet. Our landlord is not very understanding. We pay our rent and all our utilities through him. And he’s demanding some money now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We can even pay back money in a couple months. Thank you in advance for any help you can. We are more worried bout our daughter being without a home. And School will be starting soon. Again thank you so much.
One month ago my main income ended without warning what-so-ever, company just shut down. However, as it is said, “when one door closes another opens,” about two weeks ago I received a job offer in another state, that is guaranteed if I can get there. It is a great offer and it is nearer my children and grand children. However, they do not offer assistance to move and the offer is only good through end of August. So I need to move now so I can find a house and be settled somewhat before the first day of work.
Because of my main income ending unexpectedly in June my income was less in July than the bills and would love to be ready to move by the end of July or first of August so I do not have to pay bills here and there during the same month. Also knew I was in need of a new computer and phone and now it is imperative for this new job and the company requires Apple brand, it is the only one that runs their software without causing severe internet and update errors. Therefore paying for current expenses here the new tech devices and being able to move, in the time allotted, is more than current income and available savings will allow.
There is also the medical expenses for dog, in order to travel across state lines legally, $125.00. Business license renewal here, due by end of July anyway, so there is just a transfer and not a new license fee which is double or more there, $120.00. We estimate the travel expenses to be $3000.00, renting a truck, supplies, gas and few other related expenses.
The expenses there to get into a new home, with utilities and internet and transfer paperwork and license and possibly other unforeseen fees, deposits and install fees we are estimating between $1,000 to $2,000. this is still far short of what I will need to replace my transportation there, estimated $3,000 to $4,000, and selling my van here will not even begin to cover these expenses.
Some one made the comment that I should just sell everything and start over there. They have never done that, as selling all would only make about 1/3 of what it would cost to replace with new or even used stuff there. With the emergency fund I have and the estimated expenses that leaves me about $5,000 to $6,000 dollars short of my needs.
If you can understand that this is a positive move and that it keeps me and my dog from being homeless within a couple months then I hope you are willing to assist. I am asking for help an unforeseen even and would appreciate it if you could and would help.
Hi everyone, my name is Gemma, I’m 26 and from England.
Two months ago I was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma (blood cancer) as well as having to endure chemotherapy which makes me vomit for days, I am not allowed to work.
I haven’t got enough money coming in to cover what’s going out and I have sold all I have apart from the phone I am writing this on.
I lay awake at night contemplating ending it all as it has gotten way too much for me to handle and I have no one to help me.
If you can spare even the smallest amount it would help greatly.
I would like to purchase a wig if I get enough money also as all my hair has fallen out and for a 26 year old female, it’s so horrible.
Thank you very much for anything you can give.
My fiance and I have our first child on the way. We lived in a terrible neighbour in Clearwater, FL with stressful, poor paying jobs that would never allow us to save for a child. We moved in with my sister to be closer to family and to save some money, but it was tough to find jobs for a while.
Once we found jobs they expected us to give them everything we had, which wasn’t much considering we worked at pizza places. I also had to save for doctors appointments and pay back whatever debt I had as well. We thought everything was fine, but then we were told by my sister that they were moving out and leaving us without a place to go. This was the first we’d heard of any issues going on. When they first offered the place to us we informed them that it might take some time for us to find jobs and they told us they understood. Two months in is when they tell us we’re being kicked out. I have nothing in savings since I had to give them everything I had. On top of that my fiance was held at gunpoint the first day at his job. Luckily he didn’t sustain any injuries but a bullet went through his windshield and put his car out of commission. We currently don’t have the money to fix that either.
My fiance and I have nowhere to go and we are worried about the health and future of our baby. I’ve made pleas to Ellen DeGeneres as well as other websites to help us get on our feet for the sake of our baby. I even created a fundraiser to see if we might be able to get help that way. My goal is to try and raise $2000 to $3000 to cover our expenses such as a deposit for an apartment
Hi my name is Cindi and I am asking for one-time help with my auto insurance renewal. I recently just lost my job of over 10 years due to budget cuts, I was blessed enough to find another job quickly but making a lot less and my auto insurance renewal is now due and is double because it is the renewal. It is $514.21 and is with Geico. I have been married 28 years and we have never asked for help. My husband has worked in a warehouse for 28 years and I have been an administrative assistant. I have 2 children and a grandchild. I appreciate any help that I can get with this, I have no family to ask for help. We live paycheck to paycheck right now due to the job loss and pay cut and we are doing the best we can. I am trying to have faith that someone can help and I would greatly appreciate the help as well and someday would love to pay it forward. I cant begin to express the stress that living paycheck to paycheck brings and just trying to make sure the basics are covered. I never dreamed at my age I would be starting all over again in the workforce. My husband and I both came from divorced families where college was not an option, although I did attend college online for as long as I could when my children were little. I hate asking for help and I will say it makes me feel bad and like I might be judged but when you are desperate to pay a bill you will do what is needed to ask for the help. Please know I would not be asking if I had any other alternative and this bill is very important in that we have to have our cars to get to and from work and without our auto insurance we cant legally dive our cars. I will be attaching a copy of the bill and the amount due and policy number so the need can be seen and verified. It would be a huge blessing to have this bill paid and time is very limited before we end up getting a cancellation notice if this isn’t paid quickly. Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this and understand our circumstance and need. It is very comforting to know there are still caring people left in this world we live in.
It all started to go wrong for me after the death of my closest relatives in 2008 I lost my mother to cancer, I watched her suffer for many years trying to fight off this terrible disease, her having this was bad enough but my grandmother was then also diagnosed with lung cancer. Even though my mum was poorly she looked after my grandmother, her mother, helping her wash clean go to the toilet etc she did all this wile going through the sickness associated with the cancer and chemo unfortunately later that year my mum and my Grandma both lost there battle and past away this broke my grandfathers heart and just before Christmas he also past away I think he really did die of a broken heart it was to much for him losing his daughter and wife of many years. My heart was also broken I fell into a deep depression and became very anxious something I had never had trouble with before I was always happy go lucky and the life and sole of the party. I found myself struggling to concentrate at work becoming more and more withdrawn from life eventually losing my job followed by my home as I couldn’t afford to keep up with payments on rent council tax etc. I also made the mistake of getting payday loans a type of short term borrowing option with high interest I’m sure you have heard of. Things have gone from bad to worse the debts began to mount and I eventually became homeless with no family to help me and no body to speak to. I sold everything I worked for over the years, including my car and contents of my previous home. The depression and anxiety became far worse and I found myself becoming scared of life itself I became very anti social and locked myself away from the outside.
I’m hoping for a chance of putting my life back together a fresh start if you like. I would love to get my debts cleared and put my credit score right so in the future I won’t struggle to get help with things like a mortgage or a small loan to help with my business idea’s I have qualifications in Information Technology and also in construction I have a license for forward tipping dumper also, and recently I created my own website offering a computer repair service. I’m currently living in a small town though and there isn’t any jobs in my line of work.
I’m dying to get back to work and make something of myself so my family would be proud of me if they where still around, but I have nothing anymore I really cant even afford clothes to look smart for an interview and not having a car means I cant travel to places to find the work I can do. I have been living off food parcels from the local church for quite sometime things have got so bad. I’m a hard working motivated individual usually but I have just found myself inbetween a rock and a hard place I don’t have the help that most people would normally have by asking family members for support, if there was anyone out there willing to help me I would be forever grateful I will prove to you I can support myself in the future and that you’re donation would not be put to waste. Thank you very much for reading. Please E-mail me for more information. This email isn’t linked to my paypal I would like to speak with you first before any donation was given to me as it wouldn’t feel right to receive anything without getting to speak with you.
My name is Ora and I am a divorced woman that is drowning in debt in every aspect. The judge awarded everything to my husband. My ex husband wanted a divorce after he met another woman. Therefore, I was devastated and chose love over taking care of my business. He pretend to want me after we separated. All the mail went to his address, were I use to live, and he kept the mail for the court date. Therefore, I did not know the court date and did not go to court. I found out 3 months later when my ex started acting mean to me. I was really hurt and wanted to commit suicide. This was the weakest point of my life. Before the divorce, he help me with all of my bills. Now, I have been struggling since 2014. My rent is too expensive for me. It’s 850.00 and my lease expires August 31 and it’s going up to 874.00. My credit is horrible. I was convinced to lease a car and now can’t afford it. The lease is 525.00 and the insurance is too expensive, It’s 309.00. I have to get extensions every month on my lights. That bill average between 150.00 to 189.00. I had my cable turn off. I downgraded on my cellphone to Metro pcs. I can’t get personal assistant because I work for salary. I work 7 days a week and Don’t make a penny more because I am on salary pay. My bring home is 450.00. It is very hard for me to something cheaper. Every where is income restricted, that I can afford. I need some assistance to get back on track and I don’t know where to start. I live here with no family members. I am struggling and need your help. I’m not going to ask for an amount because anything is appreciative.
Thank you in advance!
Here’s my story…. I am in need of financial assistance due to being on bed rest currently. Over the last few years I have lost 7 pregnancies. I was working with each one and never thought I was harming myself by working because my doctors didn’t tell me. They couldn’t find a reason that this was all happening. We truly have always been financially ok with both of us working. Also, we have even moved to try to make his income work out. I lost my son at 21 weeks due to my water breaking June 24 of last year. It was devastating. I sold everything I had because I just didn’t want to look at it. I couldn’t. I got pregnant again in June and now I am 35 weeks pregnant and believe this baby is my rainbow. I am excited yet stressed. My man, who has been my rock this whole time is struggling to keep us afloat at the moment because I can’t contribute to our income. I know bringing a life into this world is what I wanted but I feeling like a failure not being able to help. I go to school fulltime online and wait for each school check to help when I can. I’ve been to agencies, tried to get family and friends to help and nothing is working. We don’t have anything for our little girl yet but a crib. I hate that it has come to this but I really need help. If anything I would love to find a way to pay the money back or pay off the items sent. There just has to be a way to give it all back if I can. I didn’t know I would need to be on bed rest or I wouldn’t have tried again till after school. I was determined to give my amazing man a baby because he wanted one so bad. Now it is just killing me that I can’t help him , help us. This is my last resort to finding a way to provide for my family.
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I want to thank you for reading my letter. I’m a 65 year old woman was a very happy woman and worked everyday.
Then 6 years ago my mom got dementia and i had to stop working to take care of her. Then my husband passed away suddenly
2 years ago. Then my mom passed away a year ago.That left me alone.
When my husband passed away it took all of our savings to pay everything. But i managed because my mom helped.Then
when she passed it took all she had to pay for her.
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can get back to work and get my life back the way it was before.
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This year started out pretty rough with many friends of the family loosing battles with cancer or horrible tragic accidents stealing the lives of people we loved! Even going through that you never think hardship will sneak up on you that way. Then over the past few months one rain storm after the other has turned our world into a complete hurricane!! My mother in law has suffered from lupus for many years but was in remission and living a full Happy life! Then one day it all changed when she was admitted into the hospital. Leaving her unable to work and her pain barley manageable my husband and I agreed to sacrifice all the money we had to save her from being kicked out of her home where she takes care of her younger son as well. It was the right thing to do and we try our best to teach our young boys that family comes first! Just when we were running out of items to sell, pawn, or return, my sister called! My best friend my entire life and mother to 6 wonderful children finally confiding in my family that she is in a extremely abusive marriage and her and her children were in danger! The once strong confident woman that I loved and looked up to, was no longer the same. Beaten down and broken living in a 2 bed motel because her husband didn’t think they deserved any more. The children lost all their belongings and we’re forced to give their beloved animals to the pound, or they would he forced out of the only shelter they had. Between a few family members we have been able to get them out of the dangerous situation and free of abuse for now. But funds are dry and I’m running out of resources to continue to help my family. My husband and our two children have already had to move from our home and in with a couple of friends due to the amount of financial help my mother in law needs and now we are searching food banks and seeking pillows and blankets for all the children. I have never done anything like this before and I’m not so good at asking for help because I’m the one who loves to help!! However this extends beyond just me and my boys, this is about so much more. This family needs a second chance to be a normal family! Where they are safe, fed, loved unconditionally, and never have to worry about the mood dad’s coming home from work in. A second chance to realize that love is real and can even come from strangers they have never met! Our entire family needs a second chance, I don’t want these children to grow up believing that doing the right thing and helping others, will always take the food off their table. Please find it in your heart to show them second chances do exist! Thank you for your time!
Hi. If any person out there is reading this, then I’m going to thank you in advance for doing so. I don’t expect many people to donate, but for people who do, if any, I would be so grateful.
My situation is this: I’ve been out of work for around a month and a half now, scrounging together whatever money I can to survive. I live alone in a house that is already paid off. I can’t afford to pay any bills. I literally have no electricity at the moment, no air conditioning or heat, and my water is going to get turned off any day now because I’m over 2 months behind on it. I got laid off of my job because business was slowing down, and I can’t collect unemployment.
Im using the wi-fi at my local McDonalds just to even type this out. I went to a job interview yesterday, and I’m waiting for them to run a background check on me and then invite me to a job interview after that, which should be fine as I have no criminal record.
I really want to work and provide for myself, and I will do so, but any help that I can get in the mean time would be so greatly appreciated. I would do just about anything for money, just to make each day go by a little better as I wait for this job to come through. Even if I do get it, which I should, it still will be two weeks before I get paid. Please help someone.
here is my payapl link: paypal.me/nadelsa1
Thanks to anyone who helps.
I am in dire need of assistance and almost to the point of begging for it. I am a proud 22 year Retired Veteran that has gone through a very tough time beginning at the end of 2016 and unfortunately still deal with some of the effects stemming from it and simply seek relief. I lost funding for my business that helps veterans transition from the military and left me with little funds personally as well. After some time I lost my home, my car and had to pawn most of my valuables. I did manage to get my furniture and other belongings into storage during that time but now I am almost to the point of losing everything I own including all my military records , recognition, awards etc. I have attempted to land employment but ended up bouncing back and forth from being homeless to sleeping on relatives couches when I could. I have asked for all types of assistance from various agencies that say they help veterans but some sort of way I never fully qualify for the assistance even though I have a stellar 22-year record. I have literally begged for any time of financial assistance from Veteran agencies all across the country and all I have received is offers of food voucher or that I do not meet their criteria for assistance, although I would figure a 22 year honorably discharged veteran going through what I currently am would be more than qualified to assist. I just recently found a position with Amazon working from home. It is not much but it is a start. The problem is I must maintain internet at the places I am residing and be able to attend every day of training. My first check will not be for a few weeks and in the meantime, there are things that need to be done in order for me to survive to the point of being able to get back on my feet. I have not had a haircut in over a month and a half and have had to turn down very nice interviews because of it. I live off p and j sandwiches for the most part and have joint custody of my 10-year-old that I can barely see now yet still have my responsibilities to him and that part is killing me. Still to this date I do not have enough money to do any of that and save my life’s belongings that are in storage that is scheduled for auction on the 14th of this month if I do not come up with $400 and everything I own and all my family memories including my military awards and decorations and the family photos of my mom and dad are in that storage. Every time I get just enough assistance to pay one of the bills then I only get further behind or it only helps temporarily because I need enough to simply get past this little period of time and get my affairs in order. I just pawned my Army recruiter ring a few weeks ago and it is also past due along with other things that keep falling further behind. I am not asking for a handout just enough to pay my storage up, a little extra to get myself together physically and enough to maintain my phone services, cable etc for my new position and then a little to make sure I can provide food and necessities to make it a few more weeks until pay becomes consistent and the United Way has agreed to give me $1000 toward a deposit on a home. So I am close but if I do not get some financial assistance soon I will lose all the progress and be set back even further, I have yet to earn a check due to not being able to maintain a consistent residence .That storage also holds everything I need to reestablish my home when I get it and that is very important because I also have a 10-year old that I have joint custody for and his belongings are in there as well. In the process of moving back and forth, I have injured my knee some sort of way but can not afford time to get it looked at and I am also responsible for assisting in taking care of my very ill father who since I am in my current state is in living conditions that are VERY poor. He is now in end stage and I try and manage to see and care for him when I can with usually only 20 or so dollars in my pocket I need help and I need it fast. My daughter was just incarcerated and will be held until the 22nd of this month and I on top of everything elsetrying to help with my grandkids until she gets out and I in my situation cannot really afford to care for them the way they deserve and need to be able to focus on my work from home job at Amazon and continue to look for employment as well. Anything you can do in the way of financial assistance or refer me to quickly would be great. I am not looking for handouts I will pay back any loan, grant or assistance if necessary I have spent my entire time after retirement helping veterans get jobs and also starting a youth program that teaches life skills. I am just someone dealing with a lot and needing a little space so I can get back on my feet. Losing my belongings would be devastating to me and my 10-year-old and I honestly do not know how many more setbacks I can take as I am starting to have trouble concentrating. I have already reached out to the relief society for the Army and I have reached my loan limit with them. Need help or a resource soon as possible. I will pay it back if necessary. Thanks for your time and please help me and my family. I have also already reached out to relatives….no one is able to assist at this time. All my life’s possessions WILL soon be auctioned off and the bill gets higher every day. So many people and agencies always say they are here for veterans but I am almost tired of sending out letters only to be rejected. Many of those times if I was assisted early in this process I could have recovered before it got to this point. I am almost ready to just give up but my 10-year-old and the pride I have as a veteran stops me from doing that. As I mentioned I am not looking for a handout I would pay back every single dime once back on my feet as all I have done is help veterans. Throughout all of this turmoil, I have continued to support my youth program although I am barely making it and still will do what I can for a fellow veteran although I can barely eat or sleep. I am beginning to lose it and having trouble concentrating. Just need enough assistance to get past getting my storage out, getting into an apartment so I can work this new job(s) and get my life back before it is completely destroyed. I am desperate but can not go this way much longer. Anything you can do or a real source and not another run around would be appreciated. I am so close please somebody help and not the same responses I have gotten for the last 4 or 5 months, please!!! Please, someone, help me not lose my belongings and get enough just to sustain the transition that is possible. I need $300 more now, I got $100 and my military medical records are in there. The auction is Friday morning July 14th PAYPAL is firstname.lastname@example.org
When my husband and I got married 19 years ago we were living with my parents. Then in 2000 we both lost our jobs so my husband went to work for my dad. My dad owned his own heating & air conditioning business. My husband worked for him for 15 years. Things were really bad we still lived with my parents. In 2004 our son was born and in 2005 our daughter was born. I stayed home with them and worked part time. In 2004 my dad hurt his back and my husband had to take of everything. It tore all of us apart the turmoil between all of us was unbearable. My dads business starting shutting down we barely had enough money to live. Even with my parents. In 2010 my husband started an electronics recycling company. it has been really hard because whatever money came in we had to support our 2 kids and us and my parents and little sister. In 2013 i was able to get a full time job. Then my mom had a hip replacement on 2014 and had to quit her job and go on disability. then that November my dad had a stroke and a massive blood clot. My husband and i have tried to move out so many times but because of my family needing us and my husband and I barely making enough to pay our car payment, rent, (my parents rented the house we lived in and we split the rent) cable, cell phone, and food for 7 people. We never had enough money. Well the landlord wanted to sell the house and July 2016 we all had to move out. So yes finally after 21 years my husband and I finally moved into our own home which we rent. But since we moved our business like stopped. We have been trying to build it up but it’s hard when you have no money for marketing. Since we moved in we have been behind on all of our bills except the car. We were 3 months behind on rent until we got our taxes and caught up. June and July’s rent have been paid. But because we had a really hard year our landlord will not sign a year lease we are on month to month now. So if we are not on time we could be evicted. We also are really behind on Comed and Nicor we just got shut off notices. My husband has no work coming in. He has tried to get a job but no one will hire him because he has been self employed for over 17 years. But he want’s to continue this business because he is so passionate about recycling computers and other electronics. We are trying to get into businesses but it’s very hard. I have asked for help from churches and salvation army around my house and they helped use when we first moved in and they can’t help until September. I have reached out to our township they were very rude and no one even the state or government can help us because I make too much. I can’t even get food stamps. I make 37,000 a year and pay for health ins for my husband and I. we were lucky to be able to keep the kids on Medicaid ins. Please we really need to help to pay Augusts rent and our utilities. My husband is waiting to hear from a really big job but we won’t find out until the middle of August. that is why i am reaching out for help. I also really need help to get my kids clothes, shoes and pay for their school fees from last year and this year. We can’t get help for that either because i make too much. We need like 4,000 to be able to catch up and be in a safe place with our bills. Rent 1300, Comed 400, Nicor Gas 400, Water 200, School 500, Cell 700, car 500. Comed, nicor, water, cell and car are over a month behind. We really need to get help. Here is my pay pal link paypal.me/LynnLesniewski
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am really not in the habit of asking for money. I was a hard worker, a teacher and a waitress, for many many years. I brought up two boys on my own as a single mom. I was very good with money. I bought one house for us, it doubled in price, I sold it and bought another one in Oregon where the air is so clean. My boys grew up well honored and our self-sustaining, independent people. They’re happy as well. They aren’t wealthy but they have their own businesses and do OK getting bye and happy. As for me I got cancer and they try to help me a bit because I was no longer working in because my Social Security is quite small.
Some of my family trying to help me through some of my bills after my operation. But they have their own families of their own lives. I had a very hard time after my cancer was removed from my breast. I have what they call costochondritis. That means that I get inflammation of the rib cage which causes excruciating pain. This disabled me to the point where I couldn’t go back to work. So I found a solution. I have travelled in my younger days to Asia’s so I decided to go back hoping it was cheap enough that my Social Security would sustain me. I am now in Vietnam. I went to different places where my Social Security was not enough. Then I found Cambodia and Vietnam and realize that these are the best places as far as my income goes. But for the last year of travelling I went to places that were a little more expensive and I got into a little bit of a financial bind. I had some money taken from a website that offer to housing and got a little bit behind. This put me behind on some credit card bills, I have two credit cards. I had good credit before, but I rented out my house in Oregon and my renters stopped paying suddenly on the first of this month. My Social Security was all going for bills that I used to fix up the house so that I could rent it, like putting in a well. My spring have been wiped out by a flood which FEMA didn’t cover. So my renter who was on a lease to own agreement because I wanted her to be responsible for the repairs, didn’t pay me because the septic backed up. But she didn’t tell me about it and she didn’t tell me she wasn’t going to pay it so this is been quite the shock. Because I was just on my way to the north of Vietnam to get a job paying 3000 a month as an English teacher.
I’m starting to feel well enough to work. The thing is I’m in Ho Chi Minh. I need to get to the north to be in Hanoi. It cost $55 to get there. I also need $1500 for the new septic tank and 1500 for labor to put it in. Right now I have shabby clothes. So I need interview clothes. It’s less humid in Hanoi and The humidity makes my chest swell which gives a lot of pain. So that’s why I want to go up north to get a job instead of staying here. Right now this minute I have four dollars to my name. if I can get the septic fixed my renter will pay me., it’s in she have the septic comped she won’t be able to pay me until August 1. If I have enough money for a skirt and blouse and shoes because I don’t want to interview in rags and if I have enough for food for a week and housing for a week I should be able to get a job. The job I want has accommodations free if I get that particular job. So if I get another job that doesn’t have housing I would need housing and food for a month because teachers get paid every month year. Living expenses here would be about $500 to 600 a month. So to round out a figure of about 4000 would set me up here so that I could be self-sustaining myself and not try to get money out of relatives who can’t afford to help me. It would be so helpful and I would be on the road to total independence again. Plus I would be forever grateful. I have a PayPal account. PayPal.me/kaygillett4000. I am a writer as well as an English teacher. I have been working on a book to help women and men as well who are in domestic violence situations. Please help me get on a clear path again. I apologize for not seeing a picture, but they weren’t accepted.
About 3wks ago my father in law was diagnosed with extensive small cell lung cancer . The cancer is terminal and has spread to his liver and other vital organs . He is a Vietnam vet and has always been a great father and grandfather . He did his first chemo treatment and a week later was rushed into surgery with a huge blood clot . The dr’s were able to remove the clot and he’s now stable for the time being . I’m the wage earner in our household as my husband has heart issues & copd and the dr won’t release him to work this has been going on for about 3yrs and normally isn’t an issue because I love my husband and don’t mind taking care of him and our 3 children (12, 15, 16) ! But I’ve missed so much work the last 3wks spending as much time 3 1/2 hrs from home with his dad as we can before he passes And I cannot pay my bills or buy school clothes and supplies for our kids because I’ve used all my assets including pawning my valuables and maxing out my credit card ! I’ve cried and cried for the loss my family is experiencing and the fact that I just can’t make ends meet at all due to the unexpected emergencies with my father in law . I don’t know what to do or where else to turn if I don’t come up with $380 for my lights in one week they will be cut off the total bill is $800 , my car is a month behind $340 , my phone will be disconnected in 4days $50, my trash service has already been stopped $48 ,I can’t even afford to buy a $12 bag of feed for my chickens!! All I can do is cry & pray that some great miracle will happen so that we don’t loose everything while we loose my father in law ……. If there’s anyone out there who can help us please please do we will be forever grateful and promise to pay it forward and do the same to help others out when we get back on our feet!!
I lost my job as a teacher, and I have been waiting for unemployment for weeks. My husband and I both have chronic medical conditions that require ongoing medical treatment. Between rent, bills, and car payments (as well as car insurance) we have no money for food or medical care. We can’t afford to get to and from our doctor or to pay for our medications (we take over 30 pills between the 2 of us per day, morning and night). The copays plus all the medications we take cost over $150 a month. Then you include blood tests to insure that the medications haven’t caused any organ damage/failure and that month is over $250, even with health insurance, prescription plans and dental insurance.
My husband’s molar cracked, and pieces of tooth are still embedded in his gums because it wasn’t a clean break. We just moved to a new apartment, but it required 2 months of rent to secure it. We knew money would be tight, but we were living in a gang ridden neighbourhood for over 1 year to survive financially. We need to feel safe in order to maintain our “health,” and it is a daily struggle; so moving was imperative. Living in that dangerous neighborhood has taken it’s toll, so we moved once we found this new place.
After waiting this long for unemployment, and with no guarantee of securing it (even though my position was eliminated and I am eligible to receive it according to all the criteria) we have exhausted any and all savings we had. There is one to borrow money from except each other; so now we have no food money. We were homeless years ago because I was too sick to work. But we came back from it stronger; we found a place to live and a modest vehicle to get me to work. My husband can’t work due to his disability. Please help us out. Crying over this has wreaked havoc on my health and my eyes are swollen. I can’t watch my husband lose his will to fight because homelessness and hunger seem to be inevitable again. I fought so hard to pull us out of that ditch, but I’ve run out of hope. Please spare anything, even change; it’s much better than the nothing that we currently are facing.
Thank you and please keep us in your prayers.
It has come to this I see. A once proud, confident and capable man. Arrogant, some would say. And rightfully so. I was. I deserved to be. I served proudly in the U.S. Army for 10 years. In 2 wars, a foreign occupation, and 2 peace keeping missions. I defended the innocent, thrown myself into harms way, protected the innocent, and held the dying in my hands because of the genocide that ran rampant through their country. I have bled and wept for this honor. The physical wounds have healed, their scars only a reminder. It’s the mental wounds that leave me in anguish. That never seem to heal. That have finally taken a toll, such that I am left nearly defeated.
It has come to this. PTSD. An evil, creeping, unseen and misunderstood wound. It manifest in many ways and can take years to develop. And it has its claws deep in me now. I have been unable to work for over a year because of flashes of anger. Fear rules my days, and dreams torment my nights. Days at a time without sleep and depression often make me lose a job. The anxiety, claustrophobia and paranoia have done that as well.
It has come to this. The machine that is the V.A. is very skeptical to grant disability for mental disorders. Even though one of their own psychiatrist diagnosis it. Same with Social security. I have fallen so far behind on my bills I am now at risk of being homeless. I have already lost my car and sold everything I own to keep moving forward. None the less I am at rock bottom.
Now it has come to this. On the bright side, my Dr. has done well for me. Her therapy and compassion has put me on a path that will lead to wellness. It will be a long and hard road, but I will make it. I feel confident enough to have an interview this week for work. I may be down, but not out. But in order to make it, I need a battle buddy in the worst way. I need transportation to this job, and living in a rural area, public transportation is not an option. I also need a place to sleep, shower and exist until I get my self squared away again. Any help in helping me heal and move on would be greatly appreciated. It would not go to waste. A warrior may hurt, but a warrior will never give in no matter the cost. I will make it, but I need a little help. I thank you for your time and consideration.
A Soldier in Distress
I’m 22 years old. Now I live and work in the city. Making bad decisions I’m in money problems. I wanna return to my country side to my family and start all from zero. I want to help my parents and work in the agricultural sector, growing plants, vegetables, and animals.
For a long time, I was thinking what I want to do in my life, but now I have understood. Always I knew I return to my parents to help them, and I should start it as soon it’s possible. There is much work to do and the house is big to live there.
I have seen part of my life visions and I know what to start with. I’m thankful for what I have and I will be thankful if you help me.
I need pay cash debt in the amount of 4000€, I need to solve this problem fast to make my next steps for better life. To do it by my self it takes a long time because my salary is small, this problem makes my days really bad. I hope for your support, any donation will be worth to get back to my road.
Best wishes for all.
Please help my children . To begin with I’m going to lose my house. I am seeking legal help which is not cheap so it’s on hold for now. My ex fiance walked out 1wk b4 Chrissy last year leaving his 6yr old and myself plus my 2 other children in alot of financial debt. We have a mortgage to pay but unfortunately being on a single parent pension with other bills, food and everything else in life it’s not easy. With my age and fibromyalgia it’s really hard to find someone to employ me. My 6yr old loves to dance but that comes with fees. I’m trying my best to provide for my children even to the extent of putting a ad on a site just to make ends meet. I am at my lowest of lows and I’m asking please help my children. Thank you for taking time out to read my story. God bless x