After a family emergency, I fell behind with my bills and racked up some credit card debt. Thank God my family is well now but I’m stuck with this debt.
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.
I was laid off from a job last year, which was hard finding a new job to replace it. I work in Aviation, and unlike Accounting or HR, Aviation jobs are not as common. Either I commute/move, or I pick a different field to work in. After 17 years in Aviation, I chose to give Real Estate a try. Similar to about 3 out of 4 new agents, I was only able to complete a few transactions and quickly realized that this wasn’t working. During my time in Real Estate though, I found myself racking up Credit Card debt while trying to stay afloat and not miss any bill payments.
I have since started a new job, back in Aviation, working an hour and a half away from my house. Now that I’m fully employed again, I’ve been working to get caught up with my finances, and ensure that I don’t miss any payments, but I keep finding myself falling behind and paying late, which incurs a late payment penalty. These late fees pile up and screw me up for the next pay period.
I have a 7 year old son. His mother and I are no longer together, but we try to remain cordial with one another, for his sake. She’s been watching him more these days, as my finances have been tight enough with just me, and would be severely impacted (negatively) if he were living with me still. I miss him, and am fighting hard to fix my situation so that I can have him around more.
My total Credit Card debt is around $25,000. While I don’t expect anybody to fully pay off my debt, I would absolutely appreciate any help that gets sent my way.
Thank you, to whoever sees this and feels like being generous to me. My son and I greatly appreciate your kindness!
I lost my job unexpectedly (isn’t it almost always? hah) on 9/16.
I received one last paycheck, but it was short because I was out sick.
I’ve applied for unemployment, but may not get it because my last boss was an employment lawyer, and he’s cheap and will probably fight it.
I could really use some help for a time until I find new work, so I don’t lose my apartment and my car (in a city with infamously bad public transportation), and become a burden on my elderly parents, who are already assisting my sister and her 2 children.
I live pretty frugally. I have a cheap apartment, an economy car, and rarely eat out. Please do what you can for me and the kitties, and help us keep our home!
I try to be there for friends and strangers when I can…now it’s my turn to ask. I hope to find a new job soon, and be back in a position where I can be of service to others. All help is appreciated, even if it’s only a few bucks!
Dear Potential Donors,
Thank you for taking the time to read my request for help. I am currently living in my car because I’m unable to afford rent/food/furniture. I’m on a limited income which doesn’t allow me to eat some days. I’m requesting $10,000. I’ve lost everything. I don’t have any furniture, clothing, and I’m pretty sure because I’m unable to work, that an apartment manager will require more than first mo rent/deposit. I know you have a lot of people on here asking for your help. I’m no better than anyone else. I would just like for you to know, that I am a good person that has just fallen on hard times. I indeed to take your kindness and pay it forward.
Thank you for your consideration,
Hi, my name is Jade and I’m a 21 year old University student from South Wales. I have found this website due to desperately searching the web to try and find some sort of solution to what seems like a never-ending and worsening problem. I really hope somebody can help us!
I live at home with my mum. It’s just us and always has been.
When I was younger my mum dated my ex-stepdad and financially, we were okay. All seemed good.
Except a short while after marrying him and they moved in together he became abusive in all forms, especially financially. He would take control of her finances, take money from her that he’d promised he’d pay the bills with and half the time he’d be down the local pub and come back to the home drunk.
Eventually after a few years my mum realised her worth and told him to leave. We thought all was great a few months later until my mum got letters through the door from the electric/rent/council tax companies stating that many months worth of money had not been paid. Because the bills were in her name there wasn’t much she could do. My mum did call each of them and explain – agreed to start paying them back and I offered to chip in too to ensure the bills decreased as soon as possible. Even my mums new partner is so very kindly chipping in despite struggling himself. The initial owed collectively was around £7045 and we had gotten into a great routine of repaying despite the circumstances.
However, my mum then suddenly became diagnosed with cancer some weeks later and therefore has not been able to work at all. This leaves just me and my mums partner to try and pay off the bill whilst tending to her.
Due to everything going on the bill was left unpaid for quite some time. This meant bailiffs were coming round often and the company who ordered them kept adding bailiffs fees etc. Because of this the collective amount now stands at £10,329.22. Everyone is suffering so heavily with mental health right now and my mum is currently on anxiety medication.
I’m pleased to announce that my mum is now cleared of her cancer and has returned back to work, but she has no quality of life! If there is anyone out there reading this then please send anything you can to help us. It’s so unfair that she has this mass debt due to a toxic relationship. I absolutely despise having to ask for money and feel awful…
My mum is my world and if I can get rid of this debt I would love to give her that peace of mind, finish my degree and start saving to take her on her dream holiday so we can finally start over.
Hello, my name is Darren and for the past few years I have been struggling so very much with debt. When I was younger I got myself into alot of financial troubles and kept shrugging off anything that involved paying back, and before I knew it I was owing out more than I could possibly think of paying back…but my stupid young self didnt care and kept acquiring more and more debt as a result of it. I was broken in every way imaginable. After years of trying to finally get myself back on track, I’ve managed to get myself a proper job where I work so hard to earn as much as I possibly can. I have a wonderful fiance whom one day I would love to make my wife but due to my debt I never see it being a reality. I’m at the point in my life where i want to start to settle down and to create a life for myself and my other half. I managed to get all the owings that I got myself into debt with consolidated, so im paying it off little by little every month, I give all that I can possibly spare to help relieve the debt I have but it will still take me 7 years to pay it off. This crushes me deeply. 7 years i have to put on hold my life, my partner’s life because of stupid decisions I made as a teenager. I want to provide and be everything a man is supposed to be to their partner but I see no end. I smile, I laugh, but inside I’m broken I’m so distraught that waking up most days all in think about is the debt I have. The debt I have stops me being able to get a mortgage, its frozen by credit rating so anything involving finance I cant touch, so I’m paying extortionate prices paying for rent which clears the majority of my income a month. I feel so helpless so sad and ashamed of my younger self and I only wish I had seen and done things so differently. I need help I just need someone to see how much I’ve changed since then and that ive grown into a man who cares and wants what’s best for those around me. I care for everyone, even with money I cant afford to give away, if I see a homeless person I still try to help as I feel that could have been me. I dont know what else to do anymore…7 years of my life to go before I can actually have one is soul destroying. I’m lay here on my bed thinking about how I’m going to afford to get to work how I’m going to ever afford to pay for a wedding how I’m ever going to afford to pay for a home for my family..I just wish I could change things. I really really do. Part of me thinks I’m being naive as to think anyone would help me for something I caused to myself, but if only people could see how much I try on a daily basis they would understand. I need help I cant take not being able to provide properly anymore. So i guess, whomever if anyone is reading this I plead with you to help me. I hate asking for anything its something I’ve always hated doing as I want to do things for myself and not bother anyone else with my own issues but in struggling so very hard. I hide my feelings from everyone as inside I’m crumbling away. I want to be strong but im finding it so hard. I plead with anyone who can feel my pain to please help me, anything would help me get closer to being debt free and all I can do is pray that someone reads this and realises that I’m a good guy that destroyed my life before it even had a chance to blossom. I believe there are kind people out there that have big hearts that can help me, i just never want to be a burden to anyone. I want what’s best for my partner and i feel the more she waits the more she may fall away from me and that kills me inside to think of..shes amazing to me and i know she will wait for when i can, but 7 years is so long to ask of anyone to wait to be able to start a proper life. I’m 27 years old and I’ll be 34 before i can even think about starting.. just thinking of that brings so mainly pains to my chest. I ask if you, whoever you may be to please heed my plea. I pray someone reads, I pray someone can help. And if you read but cant help then thank you for hearing me out, I’m a wreck that’s got so much to give.
Hi. I am 45 years old. Have always tried to do the right thing. Throughout my life, I have Opened my house to many people in need. Being there for others is a great thing but when it’s you in need and having to ask, is altogether different. But I do need help. Let me explain…
for 24 years, I was a music director and praise & worship leader for a church. Loved every minute of it. Once my Dad became sick, I had to help with him and a lot of planning for a career was put on hold. And I would do it all over again just to have a few more days with my Dad. He passed away 3yrs ago. In the meantime, my Mom became quite ill. So, I moved Out of my home and in with her. Took care of her for 3yrs until she passed, suddenly, last Nov. Needless to say, my whole world fell a part. I moved From Tn to Sc because of needing new scenery. Once here, I stayed with someone for a little while. It was supposed to be until I could get on my feet. With only a part time job, making $7.53 an hr, that was impossible. I finally have a job with a hotel. I’m a night auditor and though it’s not much money, I do Love my job. The problem is, it’s so expensive here. I need to get a car but can’t come up with a down payment. I’m driving my dads car but have to turn it into the dealership because it’s not in my name, tags are out, apartment complex is going to tow it, utilities are late, rent is almost due again, $840, I’m working all the time to try and stay afloat. The storage unit is due and has all of my parents treasures in it. I just Feel so overwhelmed. I cannot Completely grieve my Mother because I’m always having to turn some difficult corner. I have 2 little dogs that have been with me for 14yrs. They are ALL I have. I do Not know where else to turn. A shelter is impossible because I’m not giving up my puppies. I’ve lost way too much already. I also Don’t spend money. It’s only on the apartment, utilities and some food. No extras. I’m trying to do door dash but can’t now because my tags are out. My best-friend passed away 2 months before my Mom. It’s just all been way too much. Anxiety & depression is at an all time high and I need Help so I can get ahead.
If you can do anything at all, please help me? I don’t Drink, smoke or do drugs.
I just Want to live.
Thank you so much!
I just got off parole for criminal trespassing im a recovering addict. I dont look so good on paper. Im a single mom, a survivor of narcissistic abuse i think. Two months ago my son and nephew were shot and my nephew was killed. My son survived but is paralyzed. The boys that did this are under age the defence is trying to get them tried as juveniles. Police report tells a story that has the same verbage the DHS case worker has that the caller (confidential) told the department on aug 20th. They came and interviewed my 8 year old without my knowledge and without my presence or permission without anyone there with him. From what my son told me and what dhs told me i have reason to believe that the defence is trying to raise reasonable doubt so they can get the boys that murdered my nephew charged as juveniles ( a reverse transfer). I cooperated until i found out the two stories were the same. I need $2500.00 for my lawyer. I need $1500.00 by Monday the 22nd of sept 2019. So my lawyer has at least a week to get the information he needs together for court on oct 1st. I have a nice bedroom set not sure what its worth but will sell it and everything else i own or am willing to work it off
I was just catching my breath been steadfast and have never given up. Im a good mom and im gonna lose my son if i dont have a good lawyer please help.
My name is Stephanie. I don’t really know how to go about this whole process, and I don’t feel altogether comfortable reaching out to strangers for assistance, but I have no other resources at this point.
Nearly 6 months ago my husband and I were involved in a terrible car crash, that has essentially ruined our lives. As a result, I not only sustained a brain injury that has changed me as a person, but our family business has collapsed. We are currently without an income and have fallen very behind in our rent and utilities.
So far, our landlords have been gracious, but as can be expected, they’re beginning to grow impatient.
I am typically a proud person, who finds it difficult to ask for assistance, it is due only to a great need of financial help that I find myself in this situation.
We have two young children who have also been impacted by our current circumstances. The fear of homelessness is such a terrifying reality that I find it difficult to draw any sense of joy or hopefulness from life.
I would be so completely grateful to anyone who is willing to offer us a bit of charity, and if ever our circumstances become such that we can help those in need, it will be a lifelong priority of ours.
We’ve sold just about everything of value, short of our sofa and one vehicle.
I don’t really know what else to say, except that I now fully understand the sadness and hopelessness of poverty, having children makes this experience even more frightening. Even though the events that lead to our current position in life, were not of our doing, we still feel a tremendous sense of failure, particularly in regards to children. We are unable to provide for them in the way that we once were. It often happens that my husband and I go without meals so that our children can eat. We have applied for food assistance with the state, which we hope will be approved shortly.
I suppose it’s of some importance to me that I express how out of character it is for me to accept or seek help from others, and that I am reaching out now only because I have nowhere else to turn and no immediate prospects.
We are working to regain our financial independence and have every hope that we will be able to rebuild our business in the future. We just need some assistance in finding our footing and getting our lives back on track. In order to become current with our rent and utilities, we are in need of $4,675.47.
Any assistance at all will be sincerely appreciated and will help our family heal.
To get started, my name is Ashlyn. I am 24 years old and I am currently enrolled in the Los Angeles Recording School and attend full time. I’m originally from South Carolina and moved to Los Angeles to chase a life long dream of producing music. I also drive for lyft. I actually normally do this 60-75 hours a week while in school to be able to attend school and afford a place to live.
Recently my life has turned into a series of unfortunate events. My car was totaled, I have to park on the street at my apartment and I had to park on a corner after coming home late from work on a Saturday night. Another driver hit my car and completely totaled it. I couldn’t even open the doors to get my stuff out of it. But if you remember, I drive Lyft 60+ hours a week in order to be able to afford school and housing. So this hit me hard. My car was band new and unfortunately I owed more on it than the insurance was able to give me so I now have no way to actually make a living.
I have been applying to places all month to try to make up for it but I have to pay my rent or I won’t have a place to live after Sunday. I know I will probably have to crash on some friends couch this close to the dead line but hope to gain my own space soon.
Depending on how much money I can actually raise changes my outcome drastically. My real goal is to raise $15,000. If I can raise this I will be able to keep my apartment and get my car back so I can get back to work and stay in school. If I can’t raise this amount I will take the money I can raise and get on a plane and go back to South Carolina and use whatever extra money I have to live on until I can get a job back there. I would really hate dropping out of school and heading home but I have to be practical.
GOAL BREAK DOWN:
New car down payment and 1st month payment: $5k
Behind on rent + what I’ll need for rent before I’ll get a paycheck: $5k
What I owe this month and next month in Tuition: $400
Laptop/ equipment ruined in car: $4k
Food because I’m out of money completely: $200
I’m asking you to please donate or work out a payment plan with me for when I can work again. I am a girl trying to chase my dreams who happens to be really low on luck but I am not someone who waste opportunity. Thank you so much for your time and if you donate, there aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am to you.
Hello. My name is Jess and I’m in need of some help. My husband who is a retired army veteran and I just started a trucking company a few months ago. He has a pick-up truck and a trailer that he uses to haul 3 cars on. We kicked off this company back in April and unfortunately we have had some setbacks in trying to get this business going. Needless to say we probably have spent more money on trying to get this going than we have actually made. But the last two months have been horrible for us and now we are behind on our insurance. We owe for two months a total of $4806.37 and we have until Saturday, September 21st to pay before we are cancelled. Now we did manage to come up with $3906 and we are still in need of $900.
A lot of people are probably thinking why don’t you cut your loses and move on? It’s hard for us because we already spent a lot of time and energy into this. We are both very determined young minorities that want to build a small and successful business for ourselves and our future kids. We have had some setbacks especially in the past week but even with that we are still determined to try and make this business work. Being a truck driver on the road is not easy especially when we are having to sleep in our truck to cut down on hotel stays. We take showers at a local planet fitness. We have been cutting back on what we eat and have been eating lots of sandwiches and noodles. We know owning a business is not easy and that the first year is the hardest and we are very determined to make it in this business because we know the potential and we just need a little more time to make the right connections.
This past week has been one of the most challenging weeks to date. It first started off with our business credit card and debit cards being stolen from us as we were trying to do a good deed and assist a man who needed help. We even gave him $20 that we really needed for ourselves to go and buy food and this man stole from us. He even proceeded to charge almost $300 on our credit card at CVS Pharmacy. Then to top it off one of our trailer tires came off and it wasn’t a fix that my husband could do so we had to reach out to a business that had roadside assistances and that set us back $900 which we planned on using for our insurance.
So if anyone can bless us with a donation we would greatly appreciate
I appreciate you taking the time to read this request. I will try to keep it short but I don’t want to ask for money without providing a clear and concise explanation of why I am doing this in the first place.
My name is Allie and I turned 18 this past March. I’m already financially suffering, although this isn’t something new. My family has always been poor, but it feels like it’s only been getting worse and worse since 2017. In 2017, the year I turned 16, I got a job at McDonald’s to help pay bills and buy some things I’ve always wanted but couldn’t get from my family. I wasn’t making a lot, but I would put $25 of every check away to save for a pair of shoes for myself. The rest of my check would go to my mom for our gas and electric bills. It was around this time that my father’s alcoholism was at an all-time low. He was arrested towards the end of the year and wasn’t around to help with bills or accumulate any income. My mother worked, but she only makes around $4,000 annually. In August of 2017 (my father left home around the 15th of August), I got another job to help pay for our house and car payment. I was making minimum wage here in Utah, which is $7.25 so all together, I was making $1,000 monthly.
In September of 2017, the only car we had to our name was repossessed. It turns out that 6 months prior to the car being taken away, my mother was giving my dad $400 a month to pay our car payment. To this day, we have no idea where that money went, but it wasn’t going towards our car so it was taken away from us. My mom’s job relies on her to have a car. I had to walk to and from two different places of work every other day. We couldn’t walk to the grocery store because it was too far, so we had to walk to a gas station every other night to buy milk and chips to keep us satiated for a couple nights. My mom couldn’t work because she needed a car, so I was the primary source of income for my three person family. I was still 16 at this time. In October, a church leader of mine found out about my living situation and found another leader who was selling an old car of hers. Her name was Emily. She lent me a 2007 Mazda v6 and I drove it around, rent free for 8 months. In around May of 2018, I inquired about purchasing this car. It was in amazing condition so she was initially going to sell it for $4,000. She told me that because of my circumstances and with my father now in rehab, she would sell it to me for $3,000. That was a $1,000 discount. I was amazed by her generosity. We decided I would be able to pay her $150 a month. Since then, I’ve only been able to pay $300 all together.
Around June 2018, I now only had one job at McDonald’s, but I was still trying to make enough for my mother, brother, and I to survive while paying half of a check to make a car payment. I was still in school, trying to keep up all my grades in all of my AP classes. I can’t remember another time when I felt so empty and so mechanical. I never hung out with friends and it felt like I never got a chance to be a teenager. All I did was work and try to keep my family’s heads above water while my dad was still gone. Without realizing, I’d assumed this role of care-taker for my family. I never noticed the crushing weight of responsibility on my shoulders. This continued well into this year, 2019. I’d changed jobs twice. I made the mistake of getting two credit cards that have turned into $800 worth of debt. I have $500 worth of overdraft fees in my checking account and I haven’t even been able to use my debit card. A laptop I had received from my last place of work turned in $1,000 worth of debt since I had to quit. I had to quit because I was hospitalized from a mental breakdown. I have been out of work since I was in the hospital for two weeks. I have been struggling to find a job. My mother is $2,000 in debt to T-Mobile and I am not able to get a new phone service since my phone is locked by T-Mobile, I haven’t received any calls from the jobs I applied to. I can’t afford a therapist or a dentist even though I have two painful cavities in my molar. I was in a dark place when I was carrying the weight of caring for my family. I can’t go back to that time because I know that I would break from the pressure. Being in so much debt makes it so hard.
I wish I didn’t have to ask for help in such a way, but I don’t have any other options right now. It feels like I’m falling to the floor of the ocean with two weights on my feet. If anyone would be able to help me, my paypal url is paypal.me/allietahbo
I’m even willing to pay back what I receive when I get a new job. I’m still looking, but being without a phone makes it incredibly hard.
Thank you for making it this far,
I really don’t like asking for help. I never have, and I never will. But every month is just getting worse and worse and I don’t feel like I have much choice anymore.
I work for a living, but currently I’m the only one in my home with a paycheck. And factory work doesn’t pay the bills, or make sure my 7 year old has everything he needs, and feeding 5 people ain’t no joke. Our rent is almost $1000 a month by itself, and then I also have to pay our bills, and buy groceries. My fiance has been trying to get a job, but it sometimes feels like the entire town has something against us, and now that our only vehicle is broken down with no money to get it repaired, it’s become next to impossible for us to get out of it.
So I took out a payday loan. It was easily managed at first, largely due to working several hours of overtime every week. But I kept having to renew it every week. And some weeks I would have to go higher just to make it through. At first it seemed like a fine enough plan, but before too much longer the monster got out of hand. But I thought as long as I kept getting overtime I’d be able to manage. We’ve been busy non-stop since I started over a year ago, so why would it stop anytime soon? And then the well ran dry out of nowhere. Our company started funneling work to other factories run by our owners, and now we’re all worried about whether or not we’re going to get laid off, instead of worrying about when we’re getting off the overtime.
I have no way to pay the loan anymore. My car is broken down, my credit has gone straight into the trash, so I can’t get a loan from the bank and I can barely afford the bills I have coming this month. I have no way to pay off the loan and I have no way to do anything about it.
I’m not asking for the world. $1500-3000 dollars to get myself out of the cycle, pay some bills and hopefully get my car running so I can get my girlfriend out looking for a job and know that she has a way there. Please, thank you, and god bless.
My partner and I met at a shelter a year ago and have been trying to help each other stay stable since. I do not have any family as I was in foster care ( never stayed in a home fore more than 3 months) from when i was 10 – 18 then I got kicked out due to my age and had to fend for myself. Children’s Aid give me a monthly allowance of 1,052 but that is barely enough to survive on. Due to the hectic circumstances of my life i suffer from many different mental illnesses that prevent me from being ale to keep a job. The government is not very understanding of these things so I’m not getting any help. My partner does not have any family either as they will not help her unless she lives at home where she has never been happy. She does not qualify for government assistance so we are both living off of 1,052 a month. We have been couch hopping and in and out of shelters since October of last year struggling and trying to get on our feet. We are currently staying with a friend who lives quite far out from the city so travelling for appointments is expensive and almost impossible because I don’t drive because i was in a really bad accident a few months ago with my cousin. I have been taken advantage of by just about everybody in my life and would just like to live comfortably and happy. I am now 20 years old and have been homeless since I was 18 and things have been really hard especially because every month the day after I receive my cheque I’m broke because I’m having to pay the person I’m staying with and payback all the money I’ve borrowed through out the month for bus fair and medication for my partner and I. I am sure there are many stories on this site that are much more heart wrenching than this one but at this point when i have less than a dollar in my bank account and my friends mom yelling at me to “pitch in” it gets quite overwhelming. The smallest thing helps and I hope everyone else on here gets what they need :)
We are Miyah and Marcus, the M&M House. When we first got married, our debt was around 10K more than our annual income. Combined. We wanted a home and a family, but we knew we wanted to get out of debt first.
Let’s just say, our first year of marriage had other ideas. In that first year, we ate more soups and ramen than we ever would have liked to, had our only car broken into twice and wrecked once, brought a cheap clunker with a 2K loan, had three deaths in the family, quit smoking, cut out junk food (not because we were health nuts, but because we literally couldn’t afford candy), and had a medical emergency. Since we danced with the poverty level (and worked hard to improve our situation), we’ve never qualified for assistance or relief programs.
For our first two years, we lived in an apartment on the top floor of a drafty building above a bar/restaurant. The hallway always smelled of cigarette smoke, and you could often hear live music from slightly-past-their-prime rock bands on the bar patio while using the bathroom. It was small and smelly, but it was home. For two years, we budgeted, struggled, got jobs that paid us just above the poverty level, worked our behinds off, and moved into a house with a friend. We had paid off about 75-80% of our debt in two years, and we were proud.
We were no quite there yet, but it was a more comfortable spot on the journey…..until our housemate ran out on our contract 4 months into a year-long lease leaving us with a 1K monthly price tag (twice the amount of monthly rent due). Suddenly, we were back on the struggle bus. We set to work, pushing ourselves and boosting our credit score slowly but surely, until we pre-qualified for a house loan.
We were ecstatic! Our hard work was paying off. We imagined toasting glasses of root-beer in our new home and starting our family. We’ve collected and turned in our paperwork, but keeping up with monthly bills and saving for a down-payment has been strenuous. All we need is 4K by September 27, and we’ve got 1K in savings. We’re asking for help, person to person.
If you recognize being “too well off” for assistance and yet “too poor”, give a hand.
Miyah & Marcus
Hello, my name name is Misty. I’m a wife of almost 17 years and a mother of 3 beautiful children ages 21, 16, and 10. (The youngest 2 are at home) My husband works at Volvo Trucks and has been there for over 21 years. We are a very close, loving family!! However of late we have had some tragic events take place. I have suffered 7 strokes, a heart attack and congestive heart failure among other things in the last 2 years. Due to overwhelming Dr bills and meds, even with good insurance we are struggling terribly! With one stroke I was air lifted, one 20 minute flight=$30,000! So far the insurance is not paying! My husband is working 7 days a week when they will let him but they are starting to cut back. With all of our other bills we are in real trouble! We do not have things such as internet, cable, etc.. Our children do not have electronics and phones or computers. My husband and I have a phone to keep in touch because of my health, we let them use them. They do not have many toys. Their clothes are not the “cool” clothes. Most are from the Goodwill. They are clean and not faded or ripped or anything, just not cool! I feel so bad for them because I feel like it’s my fault we can’t give them the things other kids have. Most weeks it’s a struggle to have enough food. We always manage but it’s never good, nutritious food like I’d like to give them. We can’t get any kind of assistance because we technically “make too much” which is VERY unfair!! Because they do not take into account what we are paying in medical bills plus all of our other bills and provide for our two children all on one income because I can not work. We have a 2012 car now that we are paying $500 a month for but we are getting ready to lose it. Then, I don’t know what we will do. We do not have public transportation to get my husband to work. We can NOT lose that job! Also, almost all of my teeth are broken and messed up due to chronic illness and medication.
I have to have surgery and have dentures made but our dental insurances is not great so I can’t yet. I’m terrified that my teeth will cause another heart attack or other problems! Last week I was stopped by the police for a bad inspection sticker.
The officer kindly informed me that my license is suspended due to no insurance because I let it lapse last month because I didn’t have the money to pay it
Now I have to pay the DMV $645 to get my license back and file an SR22 and get insurance which will go up!! My husband lost his license a couple of years ago for the same reason but he had to keep driving because I’d just had one of my strokes and was unable to drive, he got stopped again, now he has to wait to get it back, so I’m his only ride to work. I HAVE to take him or he will go to jail!! He is 45 years old, the only time in his entire life he’s been in trouble was over a suspended license due to no insurance and they sent him to jail for 10 days!!! It’s honestly just one thing after another!! We have worked hard ALL of our lives!! Never asking for anything! (I’m embarrassed to do this really) We don’t do drugs. We don’t drink at all. We don’t go out. We don’t buy anything unless it’s necessary except maybe a candy bar every now and then for my kids at the gas station. We really just need a break! Please understand I am NOT asking for a HANDOUT!! I will pay back ANY AND ALL of what I get!! I will sign whatever legal document you have!! We just need a break and to get straightened out. Please help us! Please! Or if you can’t please send us to someone that may be able to. And if you can’t do that, please just say a prayer for my family. Thank you for your time. If you have any questions just let me know! Thank you!
Pic is of my youngest and I just trying to have a bit of fun and be as happy as we can given the circumstances.
My name is Shirley Fason. I will try not to make it too long, but it says to be honest. To be honest, I have never done this before. It’s very hard for me to ask my own family much less complete strangers. I am pretty much writing this in tears, but here I go.
I am 40 years old. I was a single parent all of my kids life. I took care of my bed bound grandmother for almost 12 years before her passing. I had my kids at a young age and always work two jobs. I am a good hearted person that have made mistakes like any other normal person. I was a medical assistant for 13 years until I lost my job in 2012. I moved to TN where I struggled still with my kids and boyfriend. He didn’t have to be homeless with us, but he did. We got up on our feet. We ended up moving back to Florida because I wanted to be around my family. Pretty much, bad mistake. We came down here and got more in debt than we already was. Our truck broke down. My boyfriend turned into my husband. He was the only one working at the time. We had to invest money into another car. We have lived with a woman for two years that did help us financially but basically a loan. I started working three delivery jobs delivering food for Grubhub, Doordash and Postmates. But Everytime we get up on our feet something always happens. My husband lost his job and everything was on me. I have gotten behind on both of my storages in TN(this will be auctioned on and 09-09-19) here in FL…we are still behind on our carnote…we are homeless right now and our car is the only thing we have….I have wrote checks from my husband’s acct to my acct just to get cash to pay what bills I can but this week it will bounce…my car insurance cancelled on 09-07-19…my husband hasn’t talked to his kids in months because he can’t pay child support and his kid’s mother blocked him from calling because she hasn’t gotten any money. We can’t afford to get our own place because it’s too hard trying to save money while homeless and paying for motel here and there. I would like to go back to college but I owe 945.00. I only owe that from wen my grandmother passed away. My husband would like to go to truck driving school, but financial aid only covers up to 5000.00 and we have to come up with 1000.00 for Roadmaster because we don’t have good credit. I have several health problems but no health insurance. Can’t afford it…I could probably go on forever, but I know this is too long. My storage I will lose on Monday is 248.00.
I am not asking for certain amount. I would just like any help u can give me….
If you did take the time to read this, God Bless you and thank you again for taking the time to read it.
Also, I don’t have bills I get for my carnote or storage in TN, but I do have contact numbers and my acct number. So you don’t think I am lying.
I will need a little help please , i am a young woman living by myself since i Left my country after the earthquake in 2010. i went to school to be a preschool teacher and had to take a student loans, life have been hard but i always did my best to manage school and work .
I have been working but lately the start cutting my hours, i know that not people fault and i feel that asking to strangers help is not appropriate but at the same time i needed to talk and clear my head talk about reaching the Breaking point after trying so hard think and tried all the solutions possible , feeling like your trying for nothing . I am not asking for millions i only have 5,000 dollars left to finish paying my debs and start fresh. i asking for help whatever you have even ideas or advices .
Thank you for your help, and I would be happy to repay in the near future .
A few days after Christmas, on December 29th 2017, following several attempts to contact my mother, as we spoke regularly several times daily. I decided to drive to her home, for the simple fact that something did not feel right.
When I arrived, I entered her home and screamed her name several times with nobody answering. I walked down the hallway, all the doors were opened except the door to the spare bedroom. I attempted to open the door and it would not open. It was quite obvious something was behind it. It was my lifeless mother who layed there dead. It was bacterial meningitis, she was only 57 years old.
I had an amazing relationship with my mother. therefore this being very hard to overcome. Although like any other hard-working father I returned to work.
Although not even a month following the death of my mother. On January 23rd 2018, my wife Tanya & I heard the news that would forever change our lives, and our sons’ lives. Devastating, excruciating, worst-nightmare-type news … the kind that breaks your heart and brings you to your knees. “It’s a brain tumour”… the words used to describe why my beautiful, healthy 31 year old wife and partner of 16 years was having unbearable migraines.
I had to take charge and We chose a clinical trial that required her to attend the treatment every two weeks. The treatment was 500 km one way. It also required us to stay overnight every visit. We did successfully complete 19 treatments and spent our savings. Sadly on October 29, 2018 she passed away at the local hospice.
I lost my best friend my high school sweetheart and on top of that I’ve become me a single father of two boys that I had to protect and take care of.
In April 2019 I received the phone call from the head of HR, from what was then my current employment of 12 years. They informed me that due to low commodities for such a long extended period of time they had to cut back and 250 employees will be out of a job and I was one of those. Therefore not having a job to return to.
On August 15 2019, my maternal grandmother passed away at the hospital from lung cancer.
After not working for almost a year and going through our savings for the clinical trial this put me in a bad financial position.
I stand here today in the brink of bankruptcy hoping that my story can catch the eyes of some amazing people that can help me through this. I would even love my children to have an education fund it would make their mother so proud.
This is why I am now struggling with my pride in order to ask for help. We just need a break. So if anyone reads this and your here to just help. Pls consider my family. I know the list is long. I know there’s always someone who has it worse then me.
Humbled by your consideration and I appreciate your donation of any amount.
Thank you so much from the bottoms of our hearts.
Hello, I am recovering from open heart surgery and due to being unable to return to work and some complications from my surgery, I have fallen behind in my bills, which include daily living expenses such as rent, food and utilities, as well as other bills.
I was born with a heart valve defect. As I grew into young adulthood, my heart problem required medication to keep my symptoms of heart valve disease under control.
As the years went along my heart condition required more frequent monitoring, medication, and periodic testing such as stress tests, ekg and echocardiogram tests.
Eventually, after a series of tests and consultations, my cardiologist referred me to a cardiac surgeon for further consultation and it was determined that it was time for me to have valve repair surgery.
The surgery was a success. I have had some complications here and there along the way during the recovery period.
Having open heart surgery is no joke. The recovery from it is difficult and very painful and it’s a long road back to excellent health.
As a result of having open heart surgery and subsequent complications, I have been unable to return to work and have therefore fallen behind financially.
I usually don’t like having to ask for help, especially money. However, my current situation leaves me no choice but to do so. Family and friends have helped as much as they can. I have gone to social services organizations and charities and have received limited help.
Still I am in great financial need, with medical bills left over from the surgery, rent, food , utilities, doctor visit co-pays, medicine, and other bills, it’s more than I can handle. I don’t have the resources to take care if all of this.
I am hoping that there are some kind-hearted people out there that will find it in their heart to help me.
I know there are a lot of scammers out there, especially on the internet. That makes it hard for people who need legitimate help to find it. I understand that. However, there are people who truly have legitimate needs. I am one of those people. My need for financial assistance is legitimate. I really did have open heart surgery (I have the scar to prove it) and I am in desperate need of financial help.
I will attach a few pictures showing me in the hospital, directly after surgery in the Cardiac ICU, and later sitting up in my room in the Cardiac ICU.
I am hoping someone will have kindness and compassion in their heart to help me. All donations will be greatly appreciated.
My PayPal link is:
So my tech friend recommended this site considering the situation I placed myself in. I was informed that overly nice people help complete strangers from all walks of life. So here I am. My name is Joseph and two years ago my girlfriend and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl into the world. The entire pregnancy we were planning and had everything set so when she arrived we could provide for her the very best that we could. As most sad stories go, all did not work out. The plan was to pay my mother in law weekly to watch the baby while we were at work but instead a month before the due date, my mother in law was offered a in home care position that she could not refuse. That left us with a month to figure out the new plan. After many visits to day care facilities we found out that it was out of our pay range to put her in day care. I had to put aside my desire to start an accredited school for app design and her desire to do online schooling to further her medical career and implement plan B. I had to resign from my position as an Optician to stay home with our baby. I figured I could get a “from home” position but that did not work out. I wasn’t worried because I have been frugal my whole adult life and I could use my savings when needed. Now the sad story. In April of this year my girlfriend and I woke up at 6 A.M. like any other day. She was out the door at 7 like usual and at 7:25 I received a phone call from her. She was on the side of the freeway with her car broke down. We got a few references and found a repair shop not too far from us and had it fixed. We got the car back almost 3 weeks and 1.4k later. 2 weeks later it was deja vu. Got a call shortly after my girlfriend left, had it towed and called the shop. Real stuff here, they were out of business. Turns out they pulled a quick fix and this time we need a complete rebuild or replacement motor. After making about a dozen phone calls I found and had an engine swap. We had no choice. At the moment I have an all time low in my bank account and bills are piling. We were both denied a loan and have no one to ask for help. I have already sold many things and had garage sales and then moved to a place that doesn’t have clean water just to try and keep up. The landlord is constantly busy and we were given a great deal on the place so fixes have been on my very limited knowledge of home repair and wallet. The funds received would go straight to bills and anything that exceeds will go to repairs and then possibly a used family vehicle we aren’t worried about everytime we pull out of the driveway. At this time I would like to thank anyone who viewed this and would like you to know that a lot more people out there need your help more then I do.
Hello. My name is Brianna. I am 20 years old and I am in need of some help.
Last month my mother ended up kicking me out of the house. She does not approve of my partner and hated the fact that I continued to help her. My partner, Dakota, has been homeless since late last year and had no other friends or family that could or wanted to help her in this time of need. I had asked my mom prior if she would be able to come live with us and of course my mom said no, so I offered my car as some kind of shelter because I felt awful knowing I was sleeping comfortably in a bed and she was out on the streets. She stayed in my car in secret for a few weeks until my mom found out. Instead of kicking her out like I thought, she welcomed her into our home and tried to get to know her but that didn’t last very long. She ended up kicking her out because she didn’t want anything to do with her anymore. Even though Dakota was working, we stayed to ourselves, we bought all of our own groceries. She didn’t want her in the house anymore. Again, I let her stay in my car.
When my mother found out this time, she was furious. She called me home to talk and ended up yelling at me and threatening me. When I tried to leave, telling her I will come back when she’s calmed down she refused to let me leave and tried to fist fight me. My siblings ended up calming her down, but in the end she kicked me out. I was in shock and it escalated so quickly. I never once thought my mother would lift a hand to fight me or even kick me out because she couldn’t support who I’m with. The next couple days after that she packed up all of my belongings and left them for me to come get. I have since been living in my car. But I need some help. I have part time job but it’s not even to to keep me afloat anymore. I only receive $300 to $400 biweekly, my car note is $284 and my insurance is $354. Before I was able to live off what ever was left but now I can’t. I have no where to shower, wash my clothes, even sleeping in the car has become uncomfortable because of all of our belongings are in the backseat and trunk. I can’t afford my car anymore, let alone the insurance. I’m scared I might end up getting my car repossessed.. I am asking for help now because I have no other family and I wasn’t the most popular so I don’t have any friends who can help me either.
I’m just trying to get back on my feet. My goal right now is finding a place to stay and pay off my car. Thank you so much for any donations. Anything helps at this point. Bless and thank you again.
I have made some mistakes and need help quickly before I completely ruin my credit and future. I have some credit card debt that I’m working very hard to take care of, but I’m falling short. I currently am in need of $15,000 to get 100% out of credit card debt and caught back up on life. I know there are several people in my shoes, but I’m just hoping to get some help. I am taking care of my grandmother and children on my own with no help.
I do not live on any type of assistance and have to work full time plus help them. I’m also currently in school full time to finish up my Human Resource Management degree and just need some extra help to get through right now.
I know that no one has to help and I would greatly appreciate any help that’s offered. I give help any time I can to those I see stranded on the side of the road or needing groceries to make it through.
Please find it in your heart to help me to get these credit cards paid off so I can stop living so tight and get my life back on track.
In this moment I am writing this request very emotionally. I say that to state that I will likely delete this request hoping this situation isn’t as bad as I think it is.
When I was a little girl I was molested by my mothers husband. It was a very traumatic experience that haunts me mentally, emotionally and physically till this day. He was over 200lbs and I was a 10 year old child. This went on for almost 2 years. He never penetrated me as I would fight him every time. My mother seemed to not notice my torn clothes or bruised body. And I got good at pretending I didn’t see those things either. Believe it or not, for my 12th birthday I had one wish and that was that he would disappear. Somehow, he ended up being arrested that night and going away to jail for a very long time.
When I was 17 I was having problems in school and my mother sent me south to stay with family. I began to notice my family acting weirdly toward me and whispering about things.
I had a job. I bought a ticket back home to my mother. In my heart I wondered what the snickering was about but figured maybe it was about my stepfather?However, believing my mother hadn’t known a thing, I decided I’d go home to talk to her about it. I did. & she told me something as well. She told me that her step father, was my father.
I thought I could die in that very moment because I knew this man as my grandpa.
I couldn’t believe that my step father would hurt my mother by trying to force me into the same pain. I left home immediately and never looked back.
I’ve been okay on my own. But I am literally on my own. I have not one family member that I can contact for help at all.
I have two degrees although I also suffer medical conditions due to the trauma my body endured fighting off a man 3xs my size. My bones were affected by the weight, pressure and fight I gave, leading to a childhood surgery that hinders my mobility.
5 years ago I saw the man who hurt me and immediately went into shock. I considered leaving the state. I prayed and never saw him again.
Until, about 3 weeks ago. Well at that time, I thought I saw him again. Entering the elevator of my apartment building as I entered into the building. I was sure I was wrong and it had to just be my mind playing tricks on me and a serious resemblance. But I saw him face to face in front of my building as I exited tonight. He was with a female neighbor of mines. The weather was cool so I grabbed a sweater and had the hoodie up but due to how my body moves since having surgery, I’m sure he knew it was me. I had my dog with me and walked off as fast as I could.
I need to move! I know that I don’t want to keep seeing this man and that it is going to do something mentally that I am not prepared to deal with. I can’t even believe that the world is really this small.
I can maintain my rent but I am going to need a security deposit, first or last months rent and moving fees. I know that, that will be at least 3-4K that I don’t have.
I had just started saving for a car in which I have saved almost 1K. I really would still like to get a car because my body needs it. The surgery I had as a child has caused me to have severe Osteoarthritis and in need of having a total hip replacement but due to my age I am not the best candidate for surgery as I am too young and expected to have far more complications than I do now, prompting multiple surgeries-mostly surrounded around dislocating the hip.
I’m hoping that this site will be able to help me because I’m not sure of what to do. While I’m sure 4K would be more than enough to help me move covering all fees, I figure I may as well see if I can get help with a vehicle as well. If by chance your a landlord looking to rent to a tenant in NY that pays rent on time please I’ll take that service over the money. Likewise if you are able to provide a moving service or have a running vehicle your not using those would be a blessing as well. The total including a vehicle I would be asking for is 10K.
If your touched but not able to do none of the above please pray for my safety and peace of mind. Of course my health and better days. Thank you.
(PS I am trying to be as discreet as possible as I just don’t really wish to have the people I know be made aware of my traumas) #MeToo 😢 & #MomToo #HerToo “It doesn’t get easier, you get better!”
I’m just trying to heal. I have shared my story and am not afraid per se, of who I am. But seeing as more than just myself is involved and I do care about how my family feels- although no one deals with me at all, I just really don’t need the extra stress, bad vibes & negative energy.
Besides I miss them and the more vocal I am around them about the families history. The further away from me they move.
I also have cashapp
My life story
So it begins with me, a young man, who failed on life. My parents educated me, but i was drawn to the dark side of the teenage life. Got into alcohol and gambling, and in like no time i got addicted without even realizing that.
At the age of 23 i started making debts all around, since i was not working. I know i was a parasite of this society (please, if you can don’t judge). As i said, i got a lot of debts, so i started working, trying to earn some money to pay back what i owe… But i failed again.. I got a credit from a bank (15.000 $) to pay all my debts, and this is the moment where i made a big mistake. The monthly pay was more than half of my salary, which i didn’t payed attention when i signed the papers.. Two months later, the only person that kept me on the right path left me, cause i was a mess..
That was a devastating moment. I lost myself again in alcohol and cigarettes, and was about to lose my job too (but managed to keep that).
I realized then i need to make a change, to work on myself and get rid of these toxic and destructive habits, and i did..
I got rid of all the alcohol in the house, and stopped buying cigarettes, and i’m proud to say that now I’m 1 year sober.. It feels great… Oh, and started to talk with my ex-girlfriend again. She keeps telling me that she loved me, and she still does, but can’t be with a guy that’s a mess. And want me to prove that i can do the right thing and be supportive in the family.. And i can understand her… She want a man, not the mess i was..
I’m fighting to get a fresh start in life, trying everyday and working hard for that.. But the problem I’m having is that the bank is keeping me in place. Taking more than half of my salary, is kinda hard to live from one month to another.And i took some time to think this over, i know is not ok to ask people for money, but i hope that if there are people that can feel me, or understand what is to make a BIG mistake in life (and the power needed to realize and start making a change), will know how much little support can do.
I’m only trying to raise the money to cover the credit from the bank. But no matter if you will help me even a little, i did this mostly to ease the pain, tell my story, and maybe if there are peoples reading this that got trough what i’m going, I just wanna tell you, keep up the good work, heads up, and keep fighting. Don’t give up on life.
‘Cause even when is hard, life is beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to read, God bless you all, and if you can’t help, please say one prayer for me. Hope i will be able to make my parents proud, and make myself a family i can be proud of.
Donations link : https://paypal.me/Capitanescu
One of the hardest decisions to make is asking for help. Having no- where and no-one to turn to makes that decision a little easier.
Pride would keep me from begging, but the suffering of those around me trumps any imperative that I have to retain any of what little I have left.
My parents and I entered into a loose agreement that they would help me out by purchasing a house for me. It also helped their credit situation which is why they were looking to begin with, and I was paying rent elsewhere.
It was incorporated into the mortgage so it was paid through my payments every month and they weren’t out any money. The bank fiddled with the numbers to make it work for them.
I became sick 2 yrs after the purchase, I was deathly ill, growing large lumps everywhere starting over my eye and down into my face, neck, thyroid, into my arm and back. Chronic fatigue and pain became my constant companions.
I was 34 and in the best shape of my life when this happened, you know, the epiphany you have at around 30. I went from doing backhand springs in the park with my kids to being unable to even lift my feet or my head without trembling, jerking and shaking from the exertion it caused. It was worse than that of course, the mental fatigue is exhausting. At 48, I move like I have Parkinsons and sound like I have Alzheimer’s. I shake from any exertion mental & physical, and lose more of my cognitive abilities steadily. I am also losing my eyesight due to the damage this sickness, infection, whatever it is, is robbing me of everything. They have no idea what is affecting my immune system or nervous system.
I received no benefits from where I worked when I became sick or help from WCB or AISH or my doctors.
After staying home and raising my kids, I was ready to start life! It was the cruelest blow.
I grew up in an alcoholic abusive home, My step-father is a mean drunk and my mother is an enabler. She picks and picks and nags until he becomes enraged and physical.
Hi there, I am a 26 year old female who is asking for help to cut down my credit card debt because of my ex-boyfriend. In full disclosure, I broke up with him because I felt like I was digging myself into a financial hole and was emotionally abusive to me. He then went and spent as much as he could on my card. He is now refusing to pay. I am asking for donations to decrease my credit card debt(pictured above). I want to do good in this world and I just don’t want this situation to hold me back from future opportunities. I want to start saving for my new independent future.
I also co-signed on a loan with him for 10,000 that I so badly want to go away so it does not show up on my report.
This entire financial mistake huge learning experience. I hope there is an individual(s) out there that would be willing to help me fix my mistakes. Thank you for taking the time to read and considering helping me.
I’ve come to this website to try and raise some kind of money for my parents to stop working. My Dad is 73 and still having to work doing driving work for the local University, local gardening work and even a paper round in the mornings which does make me sad sometimes as he shouldn’t have to be doing these things at his age. He used to have his own business but things didn’t work out and he had to sell what he had about 15 years ago for not much at all. I his son, am 23 so a big part of this is because he had me at a fairly old age of 50 meaning when he gets to the age he is now, he can only really retire if I’m able to help him out money wise but my job doesn’t pay enough for him and my Mum to just retire and not do anything. He also has £50,000 worth of debt due to a loan he took out recently just to make some improvements on the house that were needed but this is another reason why he has to keep working, to pay that off over time.
My Mum on the other hand is 61 and still works part time in a clothing store for not very good money at all, I do give them both some house keeping for what I can afford but it’s nothing compared to what they need to pack up and retire.
As I said it does make me sad and frustrated when I see them both still working hard because of all they’ve done for me I don’t believe they deserve to still be working and I think to myself, when will they be able to stop working? Once I’ve got a better position/job? I work hard myself at what I do in Construction but there’s still only a limit of what I can achieve and it doesn’t seem anytime soon I’ll be earning six figures and be able to support them and allow them to enjoy their well deserved retirement.
So what I’m really asking is just for someone to help me out but not for me, for them because all I want after all their years of working is to not worry about work and be working till they can’t walk and enjoy what retirement they have left.
I’ve never done one of these before and not to sure how it works or if it works but it’s worth a go and just hope someone out there who likes to help others reads this and chooses to help us as much as they can. I guess when you look at the £50,000 loan my Dad took out and for them to quit their jobs and retire you’d be looking at £100,000-£150,000 donation overall, I can’t really believe I’m saying that likes its nothing because it’s not but I guess that’s what this website is for and how amazing it would be if this was achieved.
So that’s about it really, I know there’s plenty of people in the world in situations like this and worse but this is just one of my ways of trying to solve it and I really hope it works for my parents sake.
For any donations my PayPal.Me link is
I am asking for help for my children, not for myself.
I can’t imagine a situation in which I would actually ask for money for myself. It’s hard to believe it has come down to this. But, despite working every waking minute and selling anything that isn’t tied down, I need help.
I am the, completely sober and over-time working, mother of 4 children. I do not receive child support and due to my over time, I do not qualify for government benefits.
Aside from the considerable amount of debt I have acquired over the years trying to just stay afloat, in the last two weeks my car engine blew up and my phone quit working. I don’t have transportation and even if I had the money for uber, I don’t have any way to communicate or request a ride. I spend more a day just to be able to work then I make.
Even before the last couple week’s events, I have to find twice as much money as I make just to keep my children fed and under a roof. I am 3 months behind on car payments and I have to pay last month’s rent before I can even worry about this month’s. I have prided myself on mangaing despite the odds against me. But there is no room for pride and it has become an emergency.
I’m not asking for new things or a Disney vacation, my children know that I can not give them that and I am blessed that they are so understanding. The most I would even accept is the opportunity to get on my feet with a firm foundation underneath me. I want to be able just to get to work so that I can provide for my family.
I sincerely believe that the view from the top could never truely be appreciated without the firsthand perspective of rock bottom. I have the drive to climb out of this and hope that one day my children see how hard I worked and are proud of me. They are the reason I live and the reason failure isn’t an option.
I hope to pay it forward one day and be blessed with the ability to help someone who feels they have lost all hope.
When I grow up I want to be a princess, the President, a Rockstar…. I dont recall ever hearing anyone dreaming to be a victim of domestic violence. Its shameful, its embarrassing, its humiliating. It is such a huge array of emotions resulting in confusion, self doubt, low self esteem. It is a constant drive to be better, to look better, make better decisions, be smarter, be more in tune with his immediate needs, knowing what he wants before he speaks, to constantly work for approval and love and never, ever being able to live up to the expectations put on you. You become worthless. A failure. Well that’s not entirely true. Just when you feel like giving up he rescues you from the deepest , most toxic part of yourself with just enough love to keep you hoping the worst is behind you. Its like a honeymoon. You are so happy and elated, floating on cloud 9. Then just as quickly as he brought you back up he sends you plummeting back down even farther than before. This time the hurt is accompanied by guilt and confusion and anger. You start to doubt your sanity when he puts all the blame on you. You begin to believe that you have been ungrateful and unappreciative so you swear to yourself you will do better. You are a scavenger hunting for any small glimpse of the man you love.
You are alienated from your friends because he is uncomfortable with them for whatever reason. The takeover is so subtle and so easily excused. Then you become distant from your family. You stop calling your sister or mom because you don’t want to tell them what he did..you don’t want them to dislike him. The last link to normal and to a world outside of this world you are now entangled in. His world. You are only in his world to please him. To meet every demand. Do not dare say no.
“Well its not like I punched you with my fist. You would be knocked out
Is that what you want? ” my cheek still stinging from the aftermath of his slap. I feel my eye starting to swell.
“Great.” I think to myself. “How am i gonna cover up another black eye ?”
The other day I tried to leave for the 100th time but I did it the wrong way. It was a dramatic exit in the middle of a fight. I ran out the front door. He chased me. I heard him coming. I stopped running and froze in fear hoping he would be more forgiving since I gave up. He grabbed me by the throat and squeezed. I was in shock at the severity of the attack and also terrified by the potential outcome of strangulation. “Please… Im sorry” my words barely audible because of the pressure around my throat.
He let go and grabbed onto my hair instead and lead me home.
How brazen and arrogant of him to attack me in the middle of the street in our neighborhood. Oh it didn’t matter any more what the neighbors saw. We were the subject of everyone’s gossip.
My children are staying with friends because my situation has become so volital I could not keep them with me and this monster I have invited into my life.
My plea to this site is to ask and pray for assistance to leave quietly and without incident. We don’t need to have anything fancy. Just a clean and decent place where we can be a family again without fear. A house of love and faith and peace. I don’t ask for help ever. No-one knows my fear. But I am afraid for my future and my kids futures. They are teenage girls. Beautiful, smart and worth so much more than this. Thank you to all of you who read this to the end. Every dollar is a dollar closer to freedom.
I can’t imagine that I would have to come to this website to get help financially. I wonder what good are banks if they don’t help people with a second opportunity? At one time or another we all need a little help and today I find myself in this need. Because I always put me second I turn my faith to God that my issue will get resolve. I have my parents in a nursing home, and I keep paying whatever issue arises for them, and than I am stock on how do I pay my things. I don’t ask family because than I become the whisper, the gossip, and friend say it will ruin the friendship, but if God willingly I recover form this I will have the opportunity to be a lender not a borrower. I am asking for $6,000.00 this will help me pay $3,500.00 of credit card debt, and $2,500.00 of personal loans. This will help me get back on my feet increase my credit score, and learn to change my financial ways because knowing that you loose sleep, sometimes can’t breathe, cry, and pray to God that this will get resolve because I realize that yes in this life like the Prince song “Lets get crazy” when he says” In this life you are on our own”. I am saying this because only when you are at the bottom that you find yourself alone. yes when I had lots of money the banks would roll red carpets, now its all about credit. Well sometimes we don’t put ourselves in bad situation life happens. So I asked you the good strangers out there to help me get back on my feet. I know that kind of person that I am like my parents taught me we give the shirt of our backs to help another. Today is me, tomorrow I can help you. THANK YOU in advance for those willing to help.
Dear Internet Strangers,
This feels… really bad to do. It makes me feel like I’ve hit rock bottom, which I suppose I have, really. Anyway, here we go.
I am a university student in the UK and, to be blunt, life is hard right now. Along with the usual stress that comes with university education, I have a few more reasons to be unhappy:
For 6 years now, my parents have been married, and for 6 years, they have been at each others throats. Hearing their fights and shouting from my room night after night has been driving me further and further into a sort of mental hole. As a result, I think I’ve developed some kind of condition. I don’t know what this condition is, but it’s a terrible thing. It ties me up and ensnares me and makes me want to do nothing more than just sleep, because if I’m asleep, then I can’t hear or cause any arguments, because I do blame myself for my parents’ unhappiness. I don’t want to, but it just happens anyway so I’ve gradually come to accept it. Anyway, despite the fact that I always want to sleep, the same condition keeps me up, which meant I would hear more arguments, which would make me feel even worse, which would make me even less likely to sleep. For a long period of time, I was so tired that my usually high grades at school began to drastically slip.
Then, I discovered that there were two things that I could actually motivate myself to do; study and play video games. I don’t know why, perhaps it was because both of those things blocked out the world around me so I couldn’t hear any arguing. I decided that I wasn’t going to let my depression or whatever it is restrict me any longer, so I studied day and night in the months leading up to my final exams in school and managed to obtain top grades and get into my ideal university. Before that study period, I had also gone out into my local area and done every job I could find. The reason for this was that, although I loved video games, I only had an old laptop that could not begin to play the games I wanted to. My family is not exactly poor, but my parents are not the generous type, made worse by their unhappiness. So, after a few months of constant work, I had saved up enough cash to buy a gaming pc. I was so happy. Finally, I had a machine through which I could enter my own little reality, where my parents’ arguments could not reach my ears and my condition could not hurt me. This machine was the answer to my troubles.
However, my joy was crushingly short lived. After going on a small trip with my mother while my father was at work, we returned to find a broken back door and a van speeding down the road with its door half opened. As I ran up to my room, I felt like I already knew what I was going to find there. Or, rather, what I wasn’t going to find. My pc, monitor, keyboard, mouse, even my mouse pad and cables, all of it was gone. My momentary escape from my cruel reality had been ripped away from me by someone the police were unable to find.
I had to move to student accommodation with this horror fresh in my memory, and with the harsh expenses of student life tying me down, and my student loan gripping my future, I doubt I will be able to replace my pc for many years.
That’s why I’m here, asking you, kind stranger, if you will help me. I want to replace that pc so that I can fight back against this condition which has once again closed in on my mind. I am looking for $1200. My original rig was cheaper since I built it myself, but also due to that fact it had no warranty, so I could not have it replaced. This time, I will purchase it from a company that does offer a warranty, so that such a horrible event will not affect me so deeply again.
If you can put anything towards my goal, it would mean absolutely everything to me. Knowing that there are still people out there who care for me, even indirectly, will make me so happy, and I hope that happiness will allow me to overcome this condition one day.
Thank you so much for reading.
So. Here’s my plea. I was hoping I would never have to do this. But I can’t wait anymore. I’ve been applying to jobs like crazy, and I am finally earning some small amounts of cash online working through freelance methods, but it’s not enough and I can’t survive on it yet. I am physically unable to do most labor, I stand to lose my ability to walk if I’m not careful according to the only Orthopedic doctor who’s believed me and run tests. I have a job, but it’s seasonal and unsteady.
I tried to go to college, I made it through a semester and a half, and I want to go back eventually if the freelance work I’m doing still can’t pay the bills, but the situation at hand not only made it nigh impossible, but a particular professor continuously contributed negatively to my mental health (Which has already been confirmed by multiple doctors and therapists to be disability-level, even though I am desperate to work.
Even on multiple, strong medications, in a wonderful work environment that I am blessed to have at the current job I have, simply functioning is in no uncertain terms, a miracle.) which in conjunction with my current situation and levels of stress, landed me in the hospital for a week and a half back in February. I am sick of this, to be quite honest. So, backstory.
I grew up in a confusing home. I never knew we were poor until I hit my teenage years and it truly hit home. My mom and dad worked almost paycheck to paycheck, never making enough to save, but we never felt it until my father lost the job he had had for 10 years one day after his original boss passed away and was replaced by a corporate manager because he refused to lie to a customer about a sale involving the customer. Even through this though, my Dad got a job relatively quickly and as children, we were never aware of the problem for long. Until I turned 14.
I had always known something was… wrong at home. Aside from the belt whippings that were merciless, which I was constantly assured were “normal” and “deserved” and “punishment”, the constant threats of beatings, the repeated threats to be given away to strangers or dropped off at “orphanages” or homeless shelters, the near-endless screaming and fighting, or the constant reminders from my father that we were, as girls specifically, expected to be quiet unless spoken to and were not to disobey any “orders” ever. Even if it interfered with our school work.
However, I never knew I was right until one day, during a birthday celebration for someone, I said something as a joke. I don’t even remember the joke. I just remember that it was something we repeated a lot, to begin with, yet My father got angry with this iteration, and took me, in front of family and friends, immediately to my parents’ bedroom and whipped me with a belt. Yes, it left marks. I vaguely remember being ordered not to have pants or underwear for the interaction, but I cannot remember the incident itself, I have blocked out a lot of the incident. Reminder I was 14. I was then forced to rejoin the “party” while visibly shaking and crying.
The family that was in attendance, save my mother and sisters, found nothing wrong with this or at the very least, never spoke up. The friends in attendance however, took notice. They asked me what happened, and they asked if it happened a lot. They asked if I was okay, to which I assured them I was, and then one asked if I wanted to call the police or child protective services. That was the first I realized that none of this was actually normal. It’s commonplace in some areas and socioeconomic classes, but it is not normal. I say normal. I mean appropriate.
This was not the beginning or end of this behavior out of either parent, however. I’ve been smacked, hit, punched, screamed at (both from afar and inches from my face), told I was useless, worthless, lazy, stupid, etc. all my life (I won’t say I was never called positive things, this is not true. However this kind of thing, especially when it switches consistently and often is a hallmark of mental and emotional abuse.)
In the years since reaching legal adulthood, the threats of these abuses have not subsided, especially from specific family members, they’ve just become infrequent. This is because when I turned 18, I started threatening legal and police action. That’s when it finally stopped being a daily occurrence, and when they finally stopped putting their hands on me.
I have had multiple jobs of different kinds in my adulthood. I’ve worked fast food, retail, grocery, factory, and office jobs. Some were better than others. But I know how to work, and I am diligent when I do so. I earn my keep when I can. Unfortunately, even at 25, my body is breaking, and quickly. Likely due to injuries I sustained as a teenager, my lower body often has insane amounts of nerve pain as well as pain in general, my legs fall out from under me if I stand for too long, and I cannot lift over 35 pounds without severe pain (technically I’ve been told not to lift over 15 pounds, and even that is supposed to be infrequent and only when necessary.) Walking hurts. Walking used to be the main method through which I traveled. I can no longer walk for more than 10 minutes without severe pain. Working one of my favorite jobs, in fact, had me in the emergency room 3 times in a six month period for steroid and muscle relaxer injections just to be able to walk. I refuse opioid pain medications. Addictive behavior runs in my family. My father is an alcoholic, as was my mother’s mother, and my mother’s brother was disabled yet also addicted to his pain medication (even though he needed it desperately, he abused it often.)
Through all of this, I have been in therapy for 5 years with the same wonderful and amazingly supportive and helpful therapist. I have been on medication that has helped, I have a job that I love and work when I can, I have made strides with my mental health, even according to my therapist and psychiatrist. (I never would have been able to apply to college, let alone survive a semester and a half. I got good grades even then. I was so happy and proud.) I had a 3-year relationship, and even though it has ended, we are still trying to be good friends to one another.
Unfortunately, I live with my father, and this has put many obstacles in my path, especially recently. My doctors in the hospital, my therapist, and my psychiatrist all believe and keep insisting that I should apply for disability, even with my improvements, before trying to go back to school, if I can. Earlier this year I tried to begin the process, I talked to my father about this and he promised he would support me until I could get it. Since then he has lost his job and refuses to apply for any work, even while I apply to everything I can. His reasons for this are 1) He hates the way corporate businesses work, and hates working for them. I provided him information on local shops looking for workers. He has not explored them. 2) My “failings as a woman.” 3) He is absolutely sure that when we become homeless, he will be able to find an Amish family in the countryside to take him in and let him work on their farm for room and board. Yes, this is verbatim.
All of this is compounded by my inability to drive legally. (I know how to drive, however, I am usually nervous and along with needing someone who can accompany while I practice both by law and to help me get used to driving, I needed at least 24 hours of driving experience spaced out over multiple days before I could get my own license, my father promised to help me with this. I never was able to receive my license before my father’s license was suspended for a DUI and operating a vehicle without insurance in the state of Ohio. He needs to pay almost $4000 before they will re-issue it.)
I have contacted a Pastor whom I think may be able to help and who I feel my father will listen to, even though It’s not what I believe because it’s what my father believes in. However nothing is a magic cure for any of this, and I am well aware.
TL;DR: My father is abusive and is struggling to cope with reality. I have nowhere else to go, and my disability application is being processed, and even if I am approved it could take anywhere from 3-5 years to get approval. I have multiple 5-year plans for true independence depending on which efforts I am making end up paying off. I cannot, however, do this alone with my current circumstances, and we are now facing homelessness for the 5th time in my life, this time with nowhere to go, and my father refuses to put in even a single job application.
Ideally, I would ask for a massive amount of money to help support myself for a year in our current apartment with the current bills necessary for me to keep working online. My rent is $695 a month (water and trash included). Electric bill ranges from ~$80 in the summer to ~$200 in the winter. My internet (not great but it works) is $25 a month. I can eat alone on ~$400 a month, less when I make things from scratch (which I do whenever I can.) this is roughly $1320 a month or $15,840 a year. I would in an Ideal world, ask for a job that guaranteed $20,000 salary a year. If however, I could raise all of this for at least 2 years worth of funds ($40,000) I could have a good, trustworthy friend manage my money and expenses while I could push through and see to my application for disability (I have found some reputable lawyers in my area who would accept payment out of back-benefits who have a high success rate and short turn-over time.) Afterward, I would either re-enroll in school or survive long enough to see my freelancing truly pay off so that I would hopefully no longer need disability or other financial assistance. I will not ask for this, however. All I ask is that, if you can, you give what you can to my PayPal: paypal.me/princesslizzie94
I will remove this post as soon as I can ensure that I have a steady and secure source of income.
Many Blessings to you and yours, simply for taking the time to read this, thank you. Please. If nothing else, take this as an opportunity to learn how to love and persevere. Don’t hit your kids, and don’t make them feel worthless. Help them become functioning adults while you can and while they’re able. Please. And please. If you need help. Always ask. And always apply for social assistance when you need it if you can. Please. (The only reason we haven’t is that my father’s income must be counted on applications, and he refuses to provide any documentation, including his SSN. I know he has all of it, I’ve filed his taxes for him before. He simply refuses to provide it, and I fear if I tried to find it or somehow successfully used it, not only would it be potential grounds for fraud, but this man makes me legitimately fear for my own life, often, just for asking him to take out the trash.)
If you do end up giving: Thank you. For everything. You are part of the light at the end of the tunnel, and I appreciate your kindness, I could never thank you enough.
Over the past few years, there have been a lot of ups and downs. From engaged, employed, and working toward furthering my education… to 4 days from having nowhere to go, with zero in my bank account, no car, and a child to support.
I will spare you the depressing details, though I will be happy to share one-on-one if you’re interested.
I moved to a new state one year ago this month. I had a fiance, a car, and a new job. I was working toward something. Over the course of this year, I lost the fiance, and the car. It put me in a tough position to go from dual to single income on such short notice, but I did what I could to make it work. I was working 16 hour days, still barely getting by, but hopeful. Then a few more things sort of… unraveled.
As of today I have no job (company sold), no car, and 4 days to be out of my current residence (lease ended, not lack of payment), with no money to acquire housing, or transportation, and an 8 year old. Housing is first priority… however, a car is necessary to accept any job – I have had to turn down 5 so far due to lack of transportation.
And before you ask;
- Yes I have thought about working from home – I even enrolled in online schooling. I still would need a place to live, with internet access, in order to make these things work.
- I have already applied for child support, it is a long process.
- Government assistance is not as readily available as you would think.
- No, I don’t have friends and family that can help – if I did I definitely would not be on the internet asking for help!
I know God has a plan. I know good things are coming. I am intelligent, hard-working, and hopeful… but right now I just need help. I have tried everything, and now I am looking to you, whoever you are, to give me a boost so I can stand on my own two feet again. Thanks for reading <3
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Hi everyone thank you for taking your time out to read my story. I’m not really sure where to start. My name is Rachel. I am a full time mommy of 3, a wife and caregiver! I have 3 beautiful children ages 5, 3, and 3. They are my world, my reason, my everything! They are the main reason I’m reaching out for your help! Which I appreciate greatly! I live and have always lived in a tiny town smack dab in the middle of the USA. My parents also grew up here. Besides my babies and my husband. My mom and dad are my world. Well a big part of my world came crashing down about 7 years ago almost! It’s been a steady decline in certain areas since then! In 2011 I got the devastating news of my father who was in his early 50’s was diagnosed with dementia later on to be fully diagnosed with FTD (Frontal temporal dementia). Along with his diagnosis came a trickle effect of unfortunate circumstances! My dad was the financial rock for our family. Shorty after his diagnosis he was unable to work and drive. My mom picked up overtime to try to make up for it. She would work from 5-6 am to 10-11 pm everyday but Sunday only because they were closed. I at the time was working at a salon. I got my cosmetologist license in 2011. Well with the diagnosis of dementia my dad started to decline to the point of needing 24hr supervision. Which led to me ultimately giving up my career doing hair. I was the only one who could stop working and still have insurance thanks to my moms insurance. Started to become very forgetful of basically what was going on. He also very sadly became violent. I have been a Daddy’s girl since day 1! He was the most fun loving, playful, dad imaginable. Don’t get me wrong. We have never had money but childhood was so fun and memorable thanks to my amazing dad! Well not too long after my dad’s diagnosis my best friend, most favorite person I. The world died November 1st 2012. At the same time my grandma died we lost my childhood home to a foreclosure. My mom tried and I tried but the waiting period for my dad to get his disability was detrimental. So the crazy thing is. The day my grandma died I was in my childhood home by the time we had her funeral I was living in an apartment. I never grieved her the right way and I’m still paying for it. Well fast forward about 1 year to November 13th 2013 the day my life changed forever. I welcomed my brand new baby girl!! With welcoming my brand new baby came the crazy world I never ever thought I would be apart of the NICU!! My sweet baby came 7 weeks early being born at 33 weeks gestation exactly. Thanks to me failing her. I ended up with serve preeclampsia. They let her bake as long as they could before they induced me. Getting me to go into labor was a little difficult so I got 2 rounds of all the medicines. Everything went pretty smooth other then the epidural didn’t work that well. Well she was born @3:39 pm. I got to hold her tiny hand for a second before she was taken off to the NICU. Well @ about 8:30 pm I got to go see my baby for about 10 minutes! She was so tiny 3lbs and cute!! Well they wheeled me back to my room and got me all settled. About 30 minutes later i noticed I started to bleed a little heavier. Being a first time mom I was like I think this is norma. Thanks to my boyfriend at the time now husbands gut instinct to get the nurse he ultimately saves my life. I was actually starting to hemorrhage! I had every nurse in my room! It was the most indescribable feeling the world. I guess putter body like. It felt like slow motion and HD vision. There was one nurse up by my head checking vitals, another trying to get an IV ready for a blood transfusion, another nurse in the phone to the doctor. Another one stabbing me I. The leg with some kind of medicine to hopefully help. I have 2 other nurses at my feet collecting blood and weighing on the baby scale. I remember how they all worked well together but I could definitely feel the nervousness in the room. My husband standing by my side. Trying to keep me calm, rubbing my head, and he just kept saying it’s ok! It’s ok! Then the weirdest feeling in the world came. My grandma!! I could feel her next to me!! I knew she was in my room at the very moment and at that moment I looked at my husband and said I’m going to die! Well I didn’t instead the medicine shot into my leg started to work!! It stopped the bleeding!! I remember after it was all said and done I called my mom. I said I’m fine I just wanted to let you know I started to bleed but everything is good! She was at home asleep. She had basically been at the hospital for 7 days with me. So she was still half asleep and said do you need me to come up and I told her no it’s ok. Well the next day the actual Doctor made her appearance. By then my mom was back at the hospital. She walked in an said man did you have them nurses scared you were going to bleed to death last night. At this point my mom nor my husband realized the extent of the situation. We all cried at that point. I said well grandma came to save me not take me!! I went and seen my beautiful baby a little later! She was doing so good! She did have to have an iv for her first day or two I believe. I remember walking in the day and seeing this huge iv in the forehead of my sweet baby! Pretty devastating to see! Then they decided she needed a pic line instead because she kept pulling them out! That was nerve wrecking as well. After a couple of weeks of trying to regulate blood sugars and everything she kept moving up in the NICU milestones. After exactly 30 days she was released! With a few extra goodies like a heart monitor. Eventually all of that got better! Going through that as a new mom was extremely hard though on me emotionally. While she was still in the NICU they decided to put me on anti depressant to help with all the new emotions. Well that medicine ended up causing more harm then good. I eventually stopped taking it and just tried to deal with it on my own. Which for the most part was ok. Well fast forward a little I’m now home with my baby and dad. I was doing hair a couple days a week when my mom her husband was off to stay with my dad. Well in the hair industry it’s either go big or go home basically!! Well then my husband got this phone call. A phone call we have been dying for!! A great job opportunity considering no college and our location and good jobs are few and far between! I remember we were standing there talking about how this is it we are finally going to be set! Well so I thought. I though wow we can finally do this. You work full time, I will work full time and we can afford daycare finally and it actually be worth it money wise. Then my husband straight up said wait no we can’t. I said why not?? Then he said the words “Your dad” Slapped straight back to reality! See I have a brother but he wasn’t able to sacrifice his life and his wife well we she is a, well we just won’t get into that one! Anyways fast forward a little further. Mind you my dad is steadily declining as time goes on. Which came with more violent tendencies and lots of other stuff that goes along with the dementia nightmare. Anyways here we are and it’s November again this time it’s 2015. I’m talking to my husband on the phone and I remember saying. Les I’m not gonna lie and I know this sounds crazy and I’m not even late but I’m pregnant! I could just tell!! Well I was right! Right and shocked. Not going to lie I’m still trying to figure how this happened. I know what causes it but still thought I was preventing it. Wrong!! Well fast forward a few weeks. I am miserable! My belly was already getting big then I started feeling the baby! I told my mom this baby is huge I have definitely got to be further along. Some how my ob and her nurse practitioner both failed to get my first six week sonogram. So here I am at my 20 wk anatomy scan. I remember telling the technician I think I’m further along then we really think. I said I feel this baby in my ribs but on my bladder at the same time! Well she is doing her thing scanning my tummy looking at my new sweet baby who was a girl!!! Right when she is saying it’s a girl!! I said yay!! Is there just one baby or is she just and then boom another little head pops up on the screen. The technician literally jumped a little and said “ope” midwestern saying! I hit huge eyes and literally said OhSHIT!! I look over and my husband is smiling ear to ear! Then we find out Baby B is Boy!! Well being a previous NICU mom all my fears and PTSD from my first pregnancy all came back and with full force. My depression had basically settled for the most part! Except for my dad!! I am always sad about that! So everything is going ok! I’m seeing specialists and making sure I take all the right test needed to keep the twins safe! My stress level though is still through the rough! Then here it comes!! My mom basically called a family meeting to inform us she had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Another devastating blow to the family. So during my pregnancy we would both have appointments at the same hospital. I would drop her off and help her get all set up for treatment then I would waddle my way over for my stress test and what not for the babies!! Still crazy to me! Well fast forward to now!! I know this has been long and if you’ve read this far thank you!! Here I am on here asking you for help??? We have been trying to get everything straight and worked out for us. It’s been a rough year to say the least. We have had to place my dad into a nursing home which has been so hard on everyone!! I never thought this is where we would be !! I didn’t realize such anger and violence came with dementia but it does! Just since my dad’s diagnosis he has been physical with my mom at least 4 times, me twice and my husband once! The last time he got violent was with my mom with a soy itching triggering him. I tried to pull him off of my mom and couldn’t. Mind you he was in the army and also very physically fit compared to my mom whom has arthritis all over her body, has had to a total knee replacement and has cancer. Now imagine being beat by the man you have lived your entire adult life and to have on top of you pounding his fist into you. Or how about being 4, 2 and 2 seeing your papa beat the crap out of your granny and your mom screaming for help and calling 9911 trying her hardest to pull him off! Or see the cops show ups guns drawn at your papa and taken into police custody. He was not charged due to the unusual circumstances. Thankfully that would have made him progress. Even though my dad has done that. My family all knows he would have never done so other wise. I was never even spanked by him as a child. This disease is the devil!! So we had no other choice for our safety and his. Right now we are working on my husband and I’s credit though. So we can get a house ASAP!! We have been wasting our money renting. It has to be big enough for our family my mom and his parents his dad is sick with severe epilepsy. Right now I live across from my grandmas old house and it kills me! I see this whole new family making memories there and I just want to pull into her driveway and show off my babies!! I have paid off most creditors but 2. One of which needs disputed! We are in need of money!! We have both taken credit cards out and are paying them back but they are just expensive. I also have student loans. We are also in need of a newer car it has to have 3rd row though due to 3 kids and a mom who is currently taking chemo treatment again and my dad’s neurologist appointments that are in the next state over. I have a car it’s just seems to be going out. I’m trying to get ahead and every time I try I feel like I fail harder then the last!! My depression is full force back and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I am trying a new medicine and I’m seeking help. I checked myself in once for in patient therapy and it that backfired bad! Last week though I went to a get help again!! Depression is definitely a tough war To be battling and sometimes I feel like I’m loosing!! I know I’m not alone in this dark world of depression, anxiety, dementia and cancer!! It just feels like I’m really super stuck in a situation I don’t want to be stuck in it anymore! I know money doesn’t buy happiness but it pays for bills which when are paid on time and in full helps create peace and less stress! Thank you for all of your support!! I am forever grateful to whom that has taken their time to read this entire post. I could have made it short and sweet but I’m just trying to be hones! I’m trying to build an honest and safe life for my children! I have been poor since birth and I’m just over it!! I want better for my children! They deserve it!! I’m trying I’m just having no luck!! I don’t want to be stuck in this quick sand hole!! I thank you so much for your kindness!! Bless you all!
To whom it may concern,
I, Danielle Moore generate this formal appeal today seeking assistance to afford a vehicle, therefore, I do not lose my position with my client & I may utilize the vehicle to live in. I am uncertain as to how much to request but, any running vehicle would suffice. I am beyond grateful for your generosity & I sincerely appreciate all your collaborations in offering a helping hand.
I am 33 years of age, I have never been married and I do not have children. I currently work one job, part-time as a PCA (personal care assistant) & I am attending school to become a certified Master Herbalist & Aromatherapist. I will be homeless in the next three weeks, as I am exiting out of an abusive relationship of five years. If I had a vehicle I will be able to keep my position, find a second opportunity, save money to find a place & in the meantime utilize the vehicle to temporarily live in.
I had been able to work by the help of my now ex-boyfriend and I was using one of his vehicles. I asked him if I could please still use a vehicle or buy one off of him or even trade my furniture for a vehicle (cost of the living room set is the same value of his 1999 Dodge Ram van, Zephyr). Naturally, he declined my continuance to use anything of his nor would he agree upon a trade. I explained to him I am moving out to literally nowhere, I am going to be homeless and the van I could live in. He does not care and is making the process of my departure much more difficult then it should be.
I have read that I need to provide proof of my current situation. I have to state that I did not once go to the hospital when I should have, I not once made reports to police. What I do have is dental records from last year when my teeth were knocked out. I also do have a handful of people who can write up statements in regards to the relationship I have been in. Once the police did show up at the house from a friend of mine who was worried and requested a wellness check on behalf of my safety because he was dragging me out the front door by my hair. My ex-boyfriend happened to go to school with one of the officers so nothing was reported on file and I did not tell the officers what was actually happening because I feel that only makes matters worse, which in turn it really did.
I also am living with my now ex-boyfriend in the house he rents. I am not on the lease nor do I get any mail here, as my he did not allow this. I could ask him if he is willing to write up his statement that I am truly moving out of his house by September 14th. I am uncertain if he would do this for me but, I am just letting it be stated beforehand.
I am moving out to no destination. I am utterly petrified of my future but, I can not live this life of abuse any longer. I used to work two jobs, I had my own car, my own apartment and I lived with my dog, cat, and turtle. I moved in with my boyfriend of two years in October 2016 and I have been living a nightmare ever since. In short, I have had a severe concussion, multiple black eyes, nose broken twice, my teeth knocked out and a fractured tailbone. I am afraid if I stayed my life would be at risk, for he can not control himself and it all happens for no reason at all, he just starts to go into rage fits. Nearly half of my belongings he destroyed smashing to pieces even each of the urns that held one my sisters’ ashes held and the other my best friends ashes.
I slowly had the domino effect once moving in with him, losing everything. I got into a car accident which totaled my car. I kept the car and was going to fix it with my ex-boyfriend’s help. The car still functioned normally I just needed a new bumper, fender, headlight housing, and windshield. In the end he declined to help. So I then donated that car and my older car both to Kars 4 Kids (I do have proof of these donations). I then lost both my positions and no longer had anything going for myself. I had a great opportunity at the beginning of the year working with the mentally disabled, I was able to use one of my ex-boyfriends vehicles to do so. I then was able to get my second job back working as a PCA for an MS patient. I had to resign from my full-time position because “it wasn’t working out” for my ex-boyfriend. He claimed he did not like the clients I oversaw because four out of six of them were males and that I also had male co-workers.
I decided I love myself more then anything and that I need to get out of this revolving door of abusive misery. I currently make a total of 400$ a month, about 100$ a moth will be paid for a storage unit, I am then left with 300$ which leaves me with not that much to live off of. The finances I had saved up I recently exhausted out from car rentals. I desperately need a vehicle as this will ensure I do not lose my client again and that I have a safe place to sleep at night. I know there are shelters I can go to if not and that if I do lose my job again my client would hire me back when I am finally mobile again.
I would greatly appreciate any help with acquiring a vehicle and I am so grateful just being able to apply for assistance, as this would truly save my life. I thank you tremendously.
I’m a 29 year old woman suffering from severe social anxiety, agoraphobia and depression. My mental health making it almost impossible to keep a job longer than a couple months I’ve been unemployed and, as a result, struggling with money for the past few months now. I have no family to help me and I’ve isolated myself so much lately that I don’t think I have anyone I can call a friend anymore. That’s why I’m here, begging strangers from the internet for money even if it feels like the hardest thing to do. Pride and all…
Honnestly, this is a last desperate attempt at saving myself. The good news is I may have found a job starting in september. The bad news is I’m short on cash (I need 300€ to be exact) and I will get evicted if I don’t find money in the next couple days. I’m terrified right now and desperate. I really, really do not want to be homeless. In fact, I’ve been thinking about suicide more and more lately. There is a part of me who wants to live though, which is why I’m writting this, there’s also a part of me, getting louder and louder, who is tired of fighting against her own brain. I’m tired of hearing people say things like ‘it gets better’ because in my experience it never does. I’m just tired.
But I also still have a little hope. Hope that somehow things WILL get better. Hope that I will get the job I got interviewed for. Hope that I can go back to therapy. Hope that I will get better. Hope that someday I will be a cat owner again. This is litterally all I want in life: a home, a cat, and a better mental health. I don’t think I’m asking for much?
So if you’re reading this and can, please help me. Help me so I can keep a roof over my head until I work again and can afford therapy again. Any donation will be appreciated. And if you do decide to help me, I thank you with all my heart. I will be forever grateful!
And if you’re reading this and can relate, please don’t do what I did. Don’t isolate yourself. Talk to someone!
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read my story.
I am currently facing some great financial troubles. I am a 25yo single woman who lives alone. I recently lost my job because it closed down, unfortunately this turned my finances into shambles. I couldn’t afford to pay rent, hydro, internet and cell service as well as credit card and student debt. I often had to choose which bills to put first which cause other bills to fall behind. Soon enough I had no internet at home and no cell service, both of which are important in getting a job. I feel like I lost many job opportunities due to not having a phone number as employers couldn’t really contact me. I am here today to ask for some aid in moving, a friend let me know of a great job opportunity that will pay good money and he even offered me a place to stay(shared rent) but it’s in a different town so I have to move. Unfortunately I don’t have the funds to make such a move. I barely have enough money for a hotel for tomorrow(I actaully don’t). My landlord gave me notice to vacate the apartment by Aug 22, but since I’ve lived there for almost 5 years I managed to ask to stay a little longer until I could find my bearings. Unfortunately I’ve had to vacate the place as they want to do work in it to rent it out again. I spent the whole night last night in the ER, as I was in a lot of pain. I was still in pain when I left since they couldn’t really figure out what I had, I was given a prescription and I cried thinking I probably would not be able to afford to fill it. Thankfully the cost came to zero.
I want to be able to stand on my own two feet and would just like a hand to help me up.
Any help given is appreciated.
Hello. My family and I are behind on our propane bill. We got a call yesterday stating the are going to lock us out of our account. We have less than 5% left. Which would mean cold showers and no heat with it starting to get chilly outside at night. I have 4 children with my youngest getting ready to turn 2. I absolutely hate asking for help but I’m also in a timely manner of paying my home taxes so I can not afford the propane bill. I do work full time but things have been slow and I work on commission. I’m so embarrassed. I got into a motorcycle accident a few years ago and I feel like nothing has been the same since. School fees have came up, I needed new tires for my van…ect. I try not to let my kids know we are falling behind. Please help my family out. We owe 2448.37. I tried to post a pic of the bill but it says the file is to large. My paypal acct is email@example.com
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I’ve just had a SubTotal Hysterectomy and a Bilateral Salpingectomy (Removal Of both Fallopian Tubes). I’m home now as you’ll see on my videos, so it’s great to be close to my family but boy it’s taking its toll on both me and my partner… The heat wave (34•c) at present,🥵is absolutely awful. Would you kind may help me buy a fan or three? Please 🙏🏻 I beg of you…The kids are going crazy stuck at home…😢 But we have nobody else’s help. I’ve not been down stairs in my own home since I came out of hospital 9 days ago. I am a prisoner in my own home right now, I’ve broken down a few times this week, even had a mini meltdown this morning!😫I can’t even go out even if I wanted to. Surgery wound wise, I think everything is going okay, but I’ve also suffered a lot of black outs just travelling to and from the bathroom to bedroom. I even had a major blackout/fainting episode while sat up in bed. God it made me feel so poorly, so sick… It was an absolute head spin!🥴🤢🤮It’s not nice being sick at the best/worst times never mind trying to hold pressure on four surgical wounds at the same timesavers wretching your guts up, accidentally peeing yourself and forcing pressure on FOUR open wounds! Hell no, I ain’t even risking splitting these stitches!!!😵I’ve been off balance all week and can’t stand for long due to weakness in the legs. Possible side effect of having a spinal block, who knows. All I know is I can’t be left alone, I need my partner almost 24/7. I can’t even lift my legs over the bath panel. So of course my children are missing out massively, unable to enjoy themselves and be kids. I feel so sorry for them.🥺No wonder they’re tearing into each other. They’ve had nothing to do for a long time, no family fun days or no family holiday… Would you kind sir, or you sweet miss? Would you kindly offer to help fund a family holiday? We’ve never even been abroad, one of my four beautiful babies is that madly in love with all things princesses.💖Would you help us fund a disabled chair for me, and travel expenses flight and Disney exclusive family holiday of a lifetime. Please? I beg of you, me and my partner met each other a long time ago, it started in a hostel, Sheffield City – England 2005. I was a homeless sweet sixteen. He was eighteen and looked about fifteen. Haha I still remember taunting him about that.💖😂Anyway just to cut through a long story of multiple living arrangements, from hostel to hostel. Sofa to own temporary housing etc etc we were quite unstable for many years. Throughout those years our housing may not have developed into a home yet but the love for each other never stopped and our family grew just a little, over a period of ten years. Starting with a girl 2006, boy 2008, boy 2014 and finished with another girl in 2016. Yay two of each, all healthy babies.💖My partner is a full time stay at home father, and I worked part time 25 hours a week on minimum wage… Obviously the paydays were looked forward to but it never stretched far and after full rent and council tax gas and electricity were bought and travel fare tickets were purchased. There was barely anything left to even cover food and toiletries, never mind tv, phone and broadband connections, mobile cell phones, taxi fares for me as I am unable to walk to hospitals appointments. Then last September – 2018, I got too poorly to work and my Statuary Sick Pay £75 a week ran out on the 01st of May 2919.😏Now we’re living on just the Children’s Benefits and that doesn’t cover any extras. They’ve needed a new wardrobe of clothes for a while now. And a decent coat and pair of shoes each ready for winter. I have no idea how we’re going to support ourselves. I’m laid here begging please, would you help me? 🙏🏻I am in so much pain tonight, I’m now entering day ten after my first of three surgeries. I fear I don’t have long at home now before I end up back in hospital.🥺 I never even got the chance to save any money for their school uniforms. What am I going to do? I’m so scared.🙁I’m already panicking about Christmas yet I’m laid here in bed at 23:30pm in absolute agony all over my abdomen. There’s even extended hard areas in my sides between the hip and rib cage…😟😭I Think This is the bowel hurting me right now, and that’s going to be my second major surgery! An ileostomy – Stoma bag on the large intestine.(Colon) But I’ve got to get better and recover properly with this one first. Would you kindly send me a generous donation please, to fund a shopping trip, for groceries and for clothes? Would you kind sir send us off on family holiday of a lifetime? Would you sweet girl out there kindly send me a generous amount of money to help me renovate my bathroom so I can safely use it? Would you right there reading this at this very moment help my partner have a restbite, or me to have chiropractic treatments, or the kids go out on a fun day trip, or help us renovate our back garden so I can safely enjoy the outdoors while our children play on a fun trampoline or in an amazing playhouse??? Is there any chance in this world that you could help fund my partners driving lessons and family 7 seater car so we could spend more time as a family for once. Could I ever be lucky enough to reach out to one of you reading this now? If I reach out my hand, will I find another? You don’t know how much I need this, please. I am begging you all, please help us.💖💖💖
I am a father of 3 with a lovely wife who stays at home to take care of the children. We’ve been in a bit of a financial shortage for about a year now and are just about at the breaking point. I work full time to get the bills paid and food on the table, and with my wife taking care of the kids we are able to save about $1000 a month we would be paying for childcare. Lately she has been picking up odd jobs to earn a little extra cash to help out.
I still have another week before I’m paid again and I have more bills to pay, and no money to pay them. I wrote a check for the water bill last week, with plenty of money to cover it at the time, but life happens and now the money isn’t there. I’ve got about $60 in my bank account, and like I said before, still more bills to be paid. The check for the water bill hasn’t hit the bank yet, but I know that when it does it will surely bounce, and my water will be cut off.
I have 2 car payments that I still need to make, one is already almost a month late, the other is just a few days late. I feel like my whole world is crashing down on me and I have no way to stop it. I’m doing everything I can to keep my family afloat and it still doesn’t seem to be enough.
Just so you know, we don’t live crazy extravagant lives. We don’t live in a big fancy house or spend money on useless things, we stick to the necessities and that’s it. I feel bad for the kids because I wish I could offer them more, they deserve more than what I can give them. I would go to family for help, but most of them are in about the same situation we are. Last month we gave my father in law $500 for a similar problem. Looking back that may not have been the best financial decision, we wouldn’t be in this spot now had we not done that, but we help people out when we can, and we sure appreciate it when other people do the same.
Anything that you can offer is greatly appreciated, be it $10, 20, 100, 200… every little bit helps. Whatever we get goes straight towards bills and anything extra will go straight back to this site, to help someone else out in need. Thanks for hearing me out, and thanks for your help.
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My name is Kelly and I live in New Jersey. It is not easy to ask for help but I am in such a state of despair that I am praying and ASKING FOR THE KINDNESS OF A SUPPORTIVE PERSON(S) TO LEND A Helping Hand-Up! Life has really taken me through some uncertain changes over the past 5 years and never would I have imagined myself to be in such an overwhelming state of lack. Where do I begin?! I was employed by a major corporation for the past 17 years and when the company downsized, I tried very hard to replace my $75,000 salary. I currently work 3 jobs and am NO where near making that salary anymore and it’s a challenge to meet basic needs. I took out a $20,000 loan to help carry me through and thought it would have lasted until I obtained another job making at least $60,000 but that money has been used to cover living expenses. As a middle-aged woman, between health challenges and outsourced jobs, it’s been difficult finding jobs; I am really stressed and overwhelmed and unable to get restful sleep.
Myself, daughter and 2 grandchildren live in a modest condo, which is showing signs of wear and in need of major repairs to remediate the mold and moisture in my basement (foundation issues), which causes me to be ill very often. The repairs to install French Drain, sump pump, straps to secure the walls and remediate the mold is $13,000 – this is a priority repair that I need to have fixed as 2 of us have asthma. I am a honest and hard-working person who has always been able to pay my bills on time, care for myself, help other family and friends, BUT life events have me crushed. My 28 year old son had a stroke and also suffers other health issues that are challenging his recovery, I have been trying to help care for him with medication and therapy; my car broke down and I am using a used car that is on it’s last leg! You know the term “Robbing Peter to pay Paul?” well I am way beyond that and I have no other source of support.
To make matters worse, I have fallen 2 months behind on my mortgage and struggling to maintain the current monthly payment of $1,717.00; my mortgage company is requesting the $6,869.68 by September 30, 2019. I’ve been living off my credit cards and just able to make the minimum payments (the interest rates are ridiculously high!). My credit card debt is $6,232.00. I have sought support and resources from community resources, charity, friends and family and no help! I PROMISE YOU THAT I WILL NEVER revisit this state of disparity again with your help-Please..
SUMMARY: Repair Basement Foundation issue and remediate Mold: $13,000
Mortgage delinquency: $6,869.68 / Loan: $20,000 / Credit Cards: $$6,232.00
TOTAL NEEDED PLEASE: $46,101.68
Humbled by your consideration and I appreciate your donation of any amount. Thank you,
I want to give a little background on my situation so maybe you can understand a little better why I’m asking for help. I’m 58 years old and so is my husband. We have been married 41 years (most of our lives). We have both always worked to support ourselves with my husband being the main bread winner. This was up until December 2006 when he woke up at 4am to get ready for work (hard labor) and fell out of bed. He could not get up, could not walk and could not feel his legs or feet. He ended up in Oregon Health Sciences Hospital in Portland Oregon, hooked up to all kinds of machines and having test after test and MRI’s . They were afraid the paralysis was going to move up to his heart and stop it. Luckily it stopped a little bit above his waist. To make a super long story short they think he has a syndrome that is a form of Guillian Barre syndrome which is an acute disorder of the peripheral nerves, the immune system attack itself causing weakness and paralysis of the limbs. He has not been back to work since 2006. Sense this happened he has had many medical problems such as major depression one day your a healthy hard working guy who is very physical next day you can’t even get to the bathroom on your own. He has fallen several times one of those times resulting in a compound fracture of his ankle which he has had several surgeries on in the last few years. He can walk with a walker or cane at times but then a lot of the time he can’t walk at all. The nerve pain is always there and he cannot shower or bath by himself his balance is terrible. I could go on all day about his health problems but that is not why I’m asking for help. We finally made it through the big medical bills a couple of years ago by using every penny we had and until about 3 months ago we had been scraping by on my part time job (I am my husbands only caregiver) no pay in that. And his disability check which basically pays the rent. But wait 3 months ago my dad (my mom passed a couple of years ago) had a stroke and ended up in Portland, Or at the hospital in need of 2 surgeries to clear the arteries in his neck. The first surgery went great he was home by the end of the week. But then he went back for the second surgery and there were problems as soon as they came out they had to take him back into surgery to stop bleeding. He didn’t wake up fully for a week and a half from the anesthesia. And then he didn’t know who I was or that my mom had died. After another 2 weeks we were finally able to transfer him to nursing home/ therapy facility. Now he is home and needs lots of care they have already pulled his drivers license so he has to be driven everywhere he needs to go. All of this takes extra money and time which I do not have and excess of. Between all the gas going back and forth and the time away from work I have gotten behind on almost every bill I have. I just need to catch up.Thank you for your time.
where to start… I guess we shall start in 2006.. At this time I’m a single mom with three beautiful children. Doing pretty well for myself. The Fourth of July in 2006, was the day that changed my life so dramatically. I mean mentally it was so hard to be emotionally stable for a good year. You see this day my 1 year old daughter caught on fire from a four year old neighbor child’s sparkler.. I close my eyes today and can still see my child running towards me when flames burst up and over her head, then back out just that quick. Her skin hanging there and the smell.. to shorten the story she was life flighted and spent 10 agonizing months in a hospital fighting for her life with surgery after surgery, as 62% of her body was 3rd degree burns. Most every night I begged and pleaded with God to pls spare my child, I couldn’t make it without her. She finally made it past this and spent another month in another hospital who helped her learn everything all over.. During her hospital stay I had my fourth child. After my daughter, Makya came home from hospital we knew it was a long road ahead. Hundreds of surgery’s and will continue to have surgery’s the rest of her GROWING life.. her skin will not stretch as it should without these surgeries. Some how we made a way to make it back to the hospital hours away for years on end.. I’d lose job after job because let’s be honest no one wants an employee who has to be gone so often. Yet along sell me insurance. Anyhow fast forward to 2016.. we’ve made it this far, kids playing sports, getting good grades, finally, FINALLY, I’ve taught my daughter confidence. She has hated herself for so long and mental doctor after mental doc told me to admit her in mental institutions. I guess so she could feel abandoned on top of everything she already felt. 💔 ok so now, she has this confidence, and I’m feeling great as a mother.
But then, my youngest son, Malachi, suddenly starts falling. And I mean 30/40 times a day. I’m watching him quickly deteriorate. He’s only 10, he’s played football and baseball, everything has always been fine with him. So for yet another 10 agonizing mo the AGAIN, I’m begging and pleading with God, crying myself to sleep. As no doctors can figure out what’s going on. We had a doctor from a children’s hospital make a close guess for a diagnosis of Gillian Bare Syndrome. I knew it was close because his symptoms were gone as long as he had these IVIGs, but when I said to the doc I don’t think your right… they treated us like crap. So I snuck him out dragging him and my other children hours away to another children’s hospital, as I knew my son was dying. He could no longer walk, his muscle mass was disappearing- he has no reflexes- his eye shape changed. Anyhow Christens hospital of Philadelphia saved my child. Gave him the correct diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Demylating Polyneuropathy. Basically his immune system is attacking his nervous system. A 10 day plasma transfusion seem to get him back enough strength to get him eventually back to health with minor damage.
During all those months, my daughter Makya, develops alopecia, which was yet ANOTHER devastating thing for her to deal with- she’s been surviving kids torturing for years and this was just more to add to it for her.
Still as a mom, I’m hanging on. Trying my best to give my children the best lives possible. It’s my only goal in life. Job after job, I’m losing it- trying so hard to be strong as I battle depression, and PTSD myself, and with the kids doctor appointments I have no time to get myself help.
Until I was forced to have a surgery. It put me down for MONTHS. I’m so far in debt, I can’t see a way out. I’m trying so hard and it’s like, life chews me up- spits me out- stomps on me- and does it again and again. I pray hard. I try hard. I’m 10,000+ in debt- 2400 behind in rent. Constant shut off notices- car is going to be repo’ed-
I just need a break. So if anyone reads this and your here to just help. Pls consider my family. I know the list is long. I know someone, somewhere has it worse then me.
Just pls help. Anyone. Please.
So, this is very hard for me because I have always been independent and wouldn’t ask for help. But here it is, my name is Cassie and I am a 34yr old Mama to the 3 most amazing kids ever. Two of which are teenagers, and my youngest is 8 (She is the most considerate and sweet 8yr old you will ever meet).
I own a Hair Salon in a small town with so much overhead it makes me feel like I’m drowning. I’ve tried so hard for the last year that I have been divorced but 3 babies and a salon is alot for one Mama. I know alot of people would say just get rid of the business and rent a room somewhere, but to me…. It’s so much more than that, it’s showing my babies that even when things are hard DON’T give up. I want to show them that even when its hard having 2 Rent bills (Salon & Home) 2 water bills, 2 electric bills and then all of the daily bills, phone, insurance, car payment, food (Lord knows my babies can eat 😂) and anything else they need I will do whatever I have to for them. Right now my bills are over $4000.00 a month total and I’m just lost.
I’ve tried loans or cash advances but unfortunately my credit is not the best due to my divorce and loans that I was co signer on for my Ex Husband which I am working on fixing because he won’t, it has made this struggle even harder for me. I’m not asking for hand outs to depend on for constant [Read more…]
I am needing help to feed my family. I lost my job due to the diagnosis of a chronic illness. While we are learning to cope, I have applied for all the different state resources for health insurance, food assistance, etc. I had sold everything I could and today my sister and I tallied all the spare change we could. It totaled $8.
I am begging for just a little help. Once I’m on my feet, I fully intent to pay it forward.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
hello, everyone, this is my story:
I lived in a dysfunctional family my whole life I was born as a man in a feminist family so they always told me I have to do every hard and dangerous task
i have been leaving with 3 girls my whole life (mother and 2 sisters) the problem lies in the treatment I had no judge I had no freedom I had no speech I couldn’t decide my partners I couldn’t decide when or with who to have sex I couldn’t do anything since I’m a kid. I don’t have freedom, I wished for freedom
they have treated me like a slave my whole life, every time since I’m a kid they taught me that men are evil and so I am, they have told me I cannot cry or feel pain and I shouldn’t contradict them not in the most stupid request. every time they want me to do something I do it, wishing for them to tell me I did good, I never had not even 1 good job but I always got your worthless (load rocks, dig, break wood clean the house cook, etc) the only thing I didn’t do was wash the clothes
to sum up some of the most horrible things they have done to me
they throw me the food that I made to my face. if they don’t like it
they always tell me I’m worthless and I don’t deserve anything
they always miss treat me every day physically
I had secretly a girlfriend they found out and made me finish with here so I did, later that day she committed suicide and I told them they laugh and tell me she was dumb and a bitch and she deserved so do i.
when I got bully in school they laugh at me and tell me that I deserve it for being a man they proceed to punch me and send me to get punch again
I was in a point that I was so sick i couldn’t breath they told me that I should stop exaggerating that a men don’t feel pain so I proceed to be like that 4 days in a fucking horrible pain until I couldn’t anymore and I collapse they didn’t call an ambulance, that was a standby that called the ambulance, they didn’t fucking care if I die.
but the worst part is that they made me finish my last girlfriend because she taught me to be self-dependent to THINK finally for my self TO desire A BETTER LIFE to believe that even if I’m a man I’m good
I try to escape and they drug me and hit me with a stick and when I scream for help for police my sister start hitting herself to the wall saying if the police arrive I will tell them you hurt me
I manage to get up even if I was a little drug at 3 am and escape but I have nothing
anyone knows where I can get a job please I need a fast job anything I just need money I DONT WANT TO GO BACK THEIR GOING TO KILL ME
they told the police I disappear I’m so afraid I want just a calm life I don’t want to be a billionaire or recognize I just want TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE
so please someone tell me where I can get money
EDIT: I lived in Mexico, Veracruz.
my family its powerfull in this city and tend to bribe anyone, my mother is a medic, psychologist psychiatrist she told me that she was going to say i was crazy and was going to force me to stay forever with her, my sister is a lawyer (With power in Mexico) and she told me she could just bribe anyone if i went to demand them
Hello. I’m asking community to help my family from Ukraine that to relocate and start a new life. Our city was destroyed during the war between Russia and Ukraine that is still actually going on. We lost practically everything including some of our friends and loved ones to this horrible war. We ran out of money during these past 5 years and therefore are not able to move anywhere from our city. We have 4 kids. Three of them are over 20 and are trying to make their ends meet in different parts of the country occasionally helping us, but the youngest one still lives with us under constant bombing and unrest. He deserves a better and brighter future just like any other child. If God blessed you with a little something extra, please help us to raise $100,000 so that we can buy a new house and start a new life giving our boy a chance for a happy future. Our hope is to be able to relocate to the United States of America – a true home for all the afflicted and suffering from events that are outside of their circle of control. We will be forever grateful for your help. The situation is truly devastating in Donetsk, Ukraine. All the businesses, banks, good doctors, and other professionals left 5 years ago when the war started. I lost 2 of my businesses that supported my family of 4 kids and my dear wife. We looked up prices around the United States and realized that $100,000 is going to be barely enough, especially if we want to buy a house, but I’m sure we can make it work with your help. We also have friends out there that we can stop at while we arrange everything and can support ourselves. I also talked to this friend to see if he knows of any jobs that we will be able to do to provide for ourselves. He actually runs a small business and said that we will be able to work for him for the time being. So, we feel like we have more or less solid plan of how to escape this everyday terror but without some kind heart’s help this whole plan is impossible. So we ask everyone to not overlook our situation and help us to make this plan come true for the sake of our sons that lives with us as well as our older ones that are struggling pretty bad as well. This request was written by our friend immigrant that we talked about in this post on our behalf. And here is his link since this website doesn’t work in Ukraine.
Hi, my name is Jaime. I am in some hard times right now, I was diagnosed with a time of disorder that effects my autonomic system. I was working lots of different jobs before I got pregnant, including being an exotic dancer. After I had my son I had extreme postpartum depression and was terrified to leave him alone. At that same time I was in an abusive relationship. My son’s father would break me down every day and tell me how unworthy of love I was. I left the day he laid his hands on me and I never looked back. Now he is not apart of my son’s life, he had another child that I believe he left behind as well, and the child support office cannot find him. So as of recently due to extremely hard times, I went back to the adult entertainment industry because I will do anything to make sure my son is supported. Unfortunately, I began fainting, vomiting, my heart rate began to skyrocket for absolutely no reason, I felt like I was going to die my heart hurt so bad, daily. Not only that I’ve begun developing allergies to nearly everything it feels like, blood pools in my legs and feet often making them swollen. I have developed a type of neuropathy that makes a lot of my body feel painful to the touch, and my feet feel like they are on fire. Due to these issues dancing is nearly impossible. The physical stress is nearly unbearable, not to mention the mental toll it takes. But I get up every single day with my son, and I make sure he never knows that I am sick because he’s only 1, and his mommy is his whole world. I would never take that from him. I’m not saying I won’t work, I’m actively job searching for a job that isn’t so physical. Unfortunately that takes some time, which I do not have a lot of. I also plan to go back to school. I’m not a deadbeat parent, I’m not a bad person, and I truly just want something to help me and my son right now while I look for a job. We have bills, food needs, and of course diapers. Please consider us for your help, we could really use it.
I feel so embarrassed and guilty to even be doing this but right now I am so stuck and I can’t see a way to get out. I am an artist and I feel like I have no workable skills yet. I’ve been abused as a child and have been working through it emotionally through self help books since I can’t afford a therapist and most therapists just try to hospitalize me which makes things worse for me money wise. I am half blind which makes driving near impossible, I tried to get a degree in college and was discriminated against for my anxiety and blindness, so I had to leave because it got to the point where there was death threats. Due to how my family was raised I got mixed up with an abusive boyfriend who beat the crap out of me and took all my money. I just started to do the healing work and am trying to apply to jobs but it’s so hard because I feel like all I’m doing all day is crying. I was never really taught how to take care of myself and learning that has been expensive. Last year I was married and abandoned with rent as my now ex husband was cheating on me with his cousin, the divorce process was expensive and I had to pay for it, as he ghosted me, but if I didn’t he kept messing up my taxes. I know I can get through this but I want to be smart about it and I keep getting in worse Financial situations because I’m not taking the time to heal. My family is unhelpful and abusive, all my other friends are poor and I don’t want them knowing about this. I feel like I am running out of time and I do not want to die anymore or be put in any more bad situations. My paypal is Theadora.firstname.lastname@example.org, any cent helps. I’m so sorry to even request. I wish I could figure it out myself but I haven’t been able to yet. I am trying many different things and then I just run into a bad situations. I have eliminated a lot of toxic people from my life but now I am cleaning up the aftermath and I don’t want to be so stressed out I could die anymore. I want to live.