I need to help my Mom. She is na 88 years old lady. Then I need to have in a couple of days an amount of US$5000.00 to pay some bills. We live in South América.
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’m writing this with a mixture of shame and desperation.
Shame because I’m a 57 year old man who is prideful to a fault. But more than ten years of serious illnesses have pretty much stripped me of what pride I did have.
Desperation because this is what it’s come to. One last chance at getting the help I need for the woman I love, our dog, and myself.
They’re all I have. And yes I do have an immediate family, but dysfunctional would be the kindest word I could think of to describe them.
No. Cheryl, the lady I’ve loved since the day I met her over seven years ago, our little dog Budger, are my family.The ones that I care for and worry about so much.
Over ten years ago I started dragging my left foot. And after alot of tests, found out that I had a severe case of spinal stenosis.
Too many decades of using my body instead of my brains. Over time I adapted to it pretty well, then towards the end of 2009, around the same time I met Cheryl, I was diagnosed with a testicular mass that had to be removed.
During that whole process, the doctor’s found out that my left kidney was deformed, contained eleven kidney stones, and was cancerous.
The tube coming from my kidney was blown out by a stone. That’s how they found the carcinoma.
I declined treatment, because over a decade before, I had taken care of my mother for two years with cancer till she died, and then my sister a year later of the same thing.
I experienced first hand what they went through fighting the disease, ultimately having to let go in the end so that they could pass on with some level of grace.
I’ve been fortunate for a number of years since my diagnosis. I’ve been able to work right up to this point. But that’s changing, and that’s why I’m writing this letter to ask for help for the three of us.
Since my diagnosis over six years ago, and declining treatment ( which was invasive, that’s why I turned it don ), I’ve tried a number ways to maintain my health as best as possible.
But that’s all changing and not for the good.
The stenosis has progressed to the point that its hard to walk. And regardless of what the doctor gives me, its getting worse.
I’ve lost fifty pounds, which is a direct cause of the cancer, and I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up.
On top of that, we look after Cheryl’s mother and step father, who live in an assisted living home.
They do pretty well, but her mother is 84, and has had two open heart surgery’s, and her stepfather’s 90, and has his share of issues.
Cheryl suffers from severe depression, almost paralyzing at times. And yet she fights through it and goes above and beyond to help her parents.
I curse her affliction, and praise and admire her efforts to get up and work through it everyday.
But now the reality of what I’m going to have to face, as we all are, is drawing closer. And I’m worried enough about her well being, that I’ve written this plea for help.
Not only do we stand a very real chance of losing this place we live in due to my illness, it is a certainty that she alone will not be able to afford to live here on her own without some kind of assistance.
We need help now. And although I know all too well that there are literally millions of people out in the world of all ages and types who need help, I ask that whoever reads this to put themselves in my shoes.
All Cheryl and I have are each other and our dog, and her parents that she takes care of, and we need help!
Anything you can give would help and you would have my eternal gratitude, long after I’m gone.
God Bless, Gerry, Cheryl, and Budger
I have had a number of circumstances that have happened to me in the past 45 days and I have been tested in every shape, form and fashion. I have a 13 year old daughter and she inspires me to NEVER give up.
September 8th, 2015, was a beautiful day, normal like any other. I went to school like usual. I was a 17 year old early grad who only had two classes each day for one semester until graduating in January rather than typical June. Civics was a drag that particular day. The class seemed to never end! Finally 12 o’clock came & my school day was over. I went home to rest and do homework before having to be at work by four. I worked at a local McDonald’s, and ironically I had just changed my hours from 5-11 to 4-11 since I got out of school so early. On my way to work I was cruising with the windows down, no music blaring thru my ears. I was just enjoying the beautiful day and scenery of a small country town like mine. Almost to the city limits of Burgaw, NC, I was coming around a curve and immediately see an oncoming car in my lane! Thinking fast, I slow down to about 40mph (speed limit was 55) but there’s no where to turn, no way to escape it. The oncoming car is playing zig zag all over the road and BAM! My life had changed in the blink of an eye. I had been involved in, rather victim to, a head on collision. All I saw in front of me was broken glass and smoke! Lots of smoke! I immediately go into survival mode thinking “oh my God my car is going to blow up with me inside”. I look down at my arms to make sure they’re still moveable. They were, I look at my door, but then notice my car has ended up on the brim of a ditch so if I crawl out of my door I’ll be in the middle of the road. I knew I had to thrust myself into the passenger seat & crawl out of that door so I would fall into the ditch and be out of any further danger. I unbuckled my seatbelt, and knew I had to try. I was able to do it…as soon as I hit the ditch though I began to feel excruciating pain, so painful its numbing. I know something is terribly wrong with me from my waist down. Laying in the grassy ditch, I think back to nursing class where my teacher always taught us to remain calm in emergency situations and to try to figure out what we can do… With that advice ringing in my head, I think “I should try to wiggle my toes…if I can that means I’m not paralyzed and maybe my legs are just broken”. So that’s exactly what I did, and I could. That instantly gave me so much hope. I could move my neck, spine and toes, with that I knew I was not paralyzed. I was doing so much in my head It took me a while to even notice the perpetrator in their car in the ditch a few feet ahead of me yelling and complaining of chest pain. Finally EMS got there and tried to get me on the backboard. The lifting and turning caused me so much pain all I could do was scream. I yelled to them what was causing me pain and they rushed to cut my pants off. He starts to press up and down my legs and I know my hip, my left knee and my right lower leg is whats giving me hell!!! I let them know that and he presses on my hip and tells me it feels dislocated….at this point I pretty much concluded that for myself. He presses down on it really hard and jerks and I feel immediate relief! Putting it back in place feels so much better than taking it out!!!!!!! With that they’re able to load me onto the stretcher in the ambulance and send me on my way to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. In the emergency room during xrays, I learn that I was 25 and a half weeks pregnant!!!!!!!! All of my anxieties and worries quadruple as I began to worry more about the health of my baby rather than myself! I had cuts, bruises and abrasions everywhere. Especially on my stomach from the seat belt locking. Not knowing whether or not your baby is okay is the worst feeling a mother could face… Eventually though OB’s assessed me and said HE, a beautiful baby boy, was fine. All in all, my hip was back in place and giving me no trouble, my knee was just deeply bruised and would take a few weeks to heal, my son was healthy..but all the bones in my lower right leg and ankle were shattered. I had corrective surgery one week after my accident where they inserted rods and screws to mend what they could of my bones…. It is now October 24th, 2015 and I am still not able to walk…. I am not expected to be able to until the new year which is a stressor because I am due December 17th. Though I will be able to walk, I am told I will have troubles with my right leg and foot for the rest of my life. I wont be able stand or walk on it for long periods of time without pain. So how is work going to go for me? What about walks in the park with my son? That irresponsible driver has taken so much away from me. I cant work so I dont have any money, my car was totaled, playdates with my son will be cut short. How dare she risk the life of me and my child? And you know what, when the sherrif asked her what happened and what distracted her she answered “I reached down to scratch my leg”. Pitiful, im really glad that “itch” was worth it. September 8th was a beautiful day, although it was life changing, my greatest change is finding out I had a little one to be strong for. [Read more…]
I’m an 18 year old who was just kicked out of her house for protecting her siblings against her abusive father, and is now sleeping in her car. He’s threatened to throw me out before, but this is the first time he’s gone through with it. The police won’t do anything, and the shelters around me wouldn’t take me in because they’re all full. I have nothing more than my car and the clothes on my back. Any family that would take me in is all in another country, or across this one. I don’t have the money to get to them, and I really am hoping to avoid my father finding out where I do go in the future. Doing this as anonymously as possible is the goal.
I don’t have any money left, the last was used on gas so I could heat my car up every now and then to fight the cold. Any money would go towards me getting a room in a motel and food for a while, and hopefully will get me a head start towards getting on my feet.
I just don’t know what else to do. I don’t have anyone who can help me that lives near me. I don’t like asking for charity, but I don’t know what other choice I have, really. I’m scared and really need help. I’m currently crouched in the corner of a McDonalds getting wifi just to post this, in hopes that I can get something to help me, at least for a little while. Anything and everything donated will be repaid to others in need in the future, when I am better off and able to help someone that isn’t myself. I really, truly appreciate any and all charity. It would mean the world to me to get a little help.
Hello sir first of all I want to thank you that you give your time to read my post.
I am manish and was a business man in India I said I was because my partner cheeted me and by crook he snatch every thing from me including my home. He left me on the rood having no home & no money. I don’t have a singel penny even for food. I asked every one whom I know but no one helped me even to let me stay in his home for a singel night because they all know now I am for nothing. Now there is only one way remaining in front of me to die eather by killing myself or by hunger.
I don’t know who are you but I know you are a humen and have feelings. I don’t know how to ask and even my self respect stoping me but my hunger is forcing me to ask you Please help me immediately by a little donation if you can. I thankfully welcome any little donation from you.
I don’t know you going to help me or going to ignore me but in both setution I thank you once again to give me your time.
If you wish to help me could transfer your donation to my paypal email account
I am recently out of work having a hard time getting by with my kids and fiance,any help would be appreciated because i want to give my kids the world,just having the hardest time right now.I will pay it forward thanks everyone!
My boyfriend/soul mate who is a Civil Engineer and owns J. Kellman Construction Company in South Africa has recently run into a brick wall in trying to complete a road project he has invested in since July 2014 in Dubai. The project is 70% complete but due to an unexpected tax bill this month his world has been turned upside down. He was given an extremely short time frame to pay $150,000 which he raised with the diligence of loving family and friends in South Africa and the U.S.A. Including myself. This was accomplished through loans and personal savings of all individuals involved. He was told to pay the taxes early because past investors did not pay there taxes upon completion of their jobs. My boyfriend has invested millions of dollars in this project which has come from his late father’s inheritance, personal savings, and bank loans. Because of this he can’t pay his laborers salaries this month which is past due. The money was used to pay off the taxes. As a result, the laborers will stop working on 9.24.15. We desperately need $50,000 to pay the workers so work can resume. Upon completion of the project everyone will be happy. Especially myself. He can not return to the U.S. until the project is complete. We are out of options for raising money. Everything is in God’s hands now. If there is a helping soul out there we would greatly appreciate your donation. Thanks so much for reading my message. Sharon
I dont know where else to turn. When i was 18, i got pregnant with my first child. I was homeless for months and struggled for a long time. Her father got arrested and went to jail for dealing and making meth and was locked up for 3 and a half years when my daughter was 2 months old. I had a little money (8 grand) left from both my parents dying that i used to get an apartment and go to school to become a CNA. I worked all night and then would take care of my daughter all day only getting about 2-3 hours of sleep each day while she napped. Once my 8 grand ran out, the money i was making as a CNA was not paying all the bills and i had to work as a stripper. My daughters father told me for 3 and a half yeays while he was away that he was so sorry and he would get out and do his best to take care if us. He got out may 9th of this year. I married him because he made all these promises to me and i believed it was best that my daughter Lillian have her father around and a normal family life that i never had growing up. He recently got me pregnant, i am about 2 and a half months along, and he left about a week ago. He never wants to come back. Everything was lies and he never helped me at all. I have about $1500 to my name and in about 2 weeks, i will not be able to work considering i’m already showing a little. I have about $5 grand worth of bills every month and i dont know what to do. I will be able to work again after the baby but if i dont have any help for the next 7 months, i will be homeless and pregnant again only this time with my 3 and a half year old daughter. Please find it in your heart to help.
i need money for my roommate who is a single mother that is unable to work due to health problems right now. I’ve been helping her out but I just lost my job and I’m no longer able to help so we are on the verge of getting kicked out with no where to go. I was hoping someone may help her, since she would need about 3000 to get out of the lease and a little bit more so she can move back to Florida to find a place to live till she is well enough to go back to work, and be closer to her family. We’ve tried section 8 but it’s closed everywhere. I failed so Please help her and her son.
My name is Veronika and I live with my fiance Goran in Croatia. I’m a student on my final year of Menagement in Tourism in Rijeka, where I live for the last four year.
This year was very difficult and sad for us. My fiance lost his father this year. He died of cancer. Because of that, he had to left his mother and 15-year old brother to come to live with me in Rijeka to find a better jobs so he can provide for his familly. But that didn’t happend. We can barely make ends meet. We find ourselves now in very bad financial situation. We need to pay our bills and rent.
Our landlord will throw us out on the street if we do not pay by the end of the month. We didn’t eat for few days cause we don’t have money. We can’t stand this situation any more. There is no way out of this, we are on our breaking point right now. We need your help. We only want to pay our debts and to start living a normal life. We barely speak to each other now, because of this situaction. Every day brings a new pain. I know that on this web site are so much people who needs help more that we, but I am begging you to help us to stand on our feet again and smile again. This is too stressful situation for us, and we don’t have anyplace to go. I’m sorry for my english.
Hello, I appreciate you taking the time to read my request. I have recently experienced one of those, “when it rains, it pours” type situations. I am a gay male in my late twenties, who is generally a hard worker, kind to people, and always polite. I have had Type 1 Diabetes since I was a child, and I recently suffered a set-back related to this. I was hospitalized and had to leave my job. I’ve managed to cover most of the hospital bills, but my savings are now depleted. I have not yet been able to go back to work, so I am without any incoming finances. I am normally not the type to ask for help or a handout, but I am desperate. My health is still not great at the moment, forcing me to frequent my doctor and keep a very close monitor on my blood sugar, but I am working on improving it. I just need a little help to keep my head above the water, so that I don’t drown. I have rent and bills all coming due; if I could find someone to donate enough to help me cover that, to buy me some time to find a job I can work while dealing with my diabetes, I would be forever in your debt. I don’t really have family I can turn to, so I am forced to depend on the kindness of strangers, as they say. I have worked hard my entire life, but due to my health, I am experiencing a position I’ve never been in. I would appreciate any amount you can give, or any advice you may have on where to look for assistance. I hope that you do not think bad of me for having to turn to this option, and instead realize that it is a one time thing for me, out of pure desperation. Please, if you can, help!
Hello pride will stop me doing this,but this is not only about me.I lost my older sister last year to illness and since that time I have been left picking up the pieces trying to help her children who also lost their father some years before.We are not from a wealthy family and those children look to me for support with food,schooling,clothes and so on,I have a family of my own so it not easy for me,to help at all time,but it breaks my heart when they say theysay aunty we have nothing to eat and I cannot send them any money.So this is the reason I am turning to a wider audience for help so I can help my nieces and nephews and also to get back on my feet.I know life on a whole is not easy,but I cannot do it on my own,my savings have gone totally for helping but I cannot turn a blind eye because they are not my children,and if it was me I would like someone to look outfor my children also.For short term goal I would like to get them even 6 months worth of food shopping,get them back into school properly,where they wont have to stop because they dont have money to go,and long term goals would be to move them from where they are living so they can have a better life.follow your heart please give what you have even if it a penny I will appreciate it.
My name is Falicia I have had so many problems lately I didnt know what to list my category as. About two years ago I had a surgery that was supposed to help my ailing health and it did the opposite as that and due to complications I couldn’t get any relief through malpractice suit so I am here with you good people hoping you can feel my pain and maybe help us. So after the surgery I spent an entire month in intensive care and nearly dying. after that I was just happy to be alive but then I noticed chronic pain and found that they had sliced some of my nerves and caused intestinal damage as well which made eating so difficult. I started losing my hair and not having any energy due to malnutrition but I am a mother of four kids under the age of 5 at that time yes I had them in a row very quickly. Then one year later m,y husband gets deported. The authorities don’t even let me or the kids even say goodbye he just didn’t come home one day to the kids. This has caused so much mental and emotional damage to all of us, but especially the little ones. So now I work 17 hour days trying to car for them but with all my medical issues this doesn’t last. now I am waiting for disability to kick in but this can take a very long time even years. Finally I feel like were moving forward and then I illegally get evicted by my landlord cause she says the kids caused damage to her lawn. So I lose everything including the last items my husband had left for the kids. now my land lord was forced to pay 2000 dollars but that didnt even cover my moving cost as I had to move a state away to find family that would let me stay in their upstairs. which I am grateful for but theres no room for the kids they are literally sharing bed and trying to keep them happy is so hard so please anything will help God bless
Hello, I’m a single male struggling to make ends meet. I am unable to work full time due to condition, legally blind, and all my money goes to bills and healthy eating
Clothes are an item I am in desperate need of as well as furniture for the small housing trust place I reside in. It’s been so hard coping with this and I have no money to buy the necessary things I need. My lounge is old and broken down I only have one wardrobe to hang what clothes I do have and it is also old and falling apart. I need a new lounge and wardrobe badly. I have one good pair of jeans that don’t have holes in them, my shoes are beyond throwing out due to wear.
I have no car as I don’t drive because of my eye condition and it’s difficult at best to do my shopping and getting anything back to the house and taxis are not affordable to me.
On top of it all I don’t have anyone, making friends has proven to be somewhat impossible and I really badly need a girlfriend to love and hold as I’ve never had that either. I’m 39 and still all alone and nothing I can do about it because I can’t even afford clothes let alone taking a girl on a date or even getting out to meet one.
I’m seriously depressed now and I feel I dont want to live anymore because I just can’t cope with the anxiety and need for a companion and the necessary furniture and clothes I require.
I’ve had to call beyond blue a few times as of recent and it helps my anxiety in the moment but it never goes away.
Please, if you can find it in your hearts to help me with a donation it will make a difference for my life. I appreciate any amount you can offer me and I thank you in advance for your generosity.
Please I really need your help.
I am a single mother of three. I have fell on some hard times but all the while I have tried to keep my sanity for the sake of the kids. My husband left us when I told him I was pregnant, he gave me a choice, have an abortion or he leaves. Well I chose my child. I wasnt working, we both agreed I would be home with the kids. I had to move in with my parents. Long story short, years prior I was hurt badly by a stalker he left me for dead, I was just given word that he is in the same town as me, he went to jail for what he did to me and I left the state. He is now in the same state as me. I need help getting out of here asap. I do plan to work and continue my schooling online as I want to get in the computer field. My children are very small so I do take care of them fulltime.
Any little bit counts towards getting out of my parents quicker. I just need a little help to get out of here.
I pray this site is truthful and actually has people that will help us who are in need. This is the only pic I have of him. This was the mugshot from when he attacked me.
Thankyou so much in advance. The thought of thid man gives me the creeps. By the grace of God I am still alive.
ashamed so much.sorry…i need a help.Ι am fr a very small island.i have no job many years now,and i can not work.because i am anorexic and i have one daughter ten years old.i can not do anything i want to provide my child nothing more…please help me.help me strangers thankim them but i can…for a food
It is a great shame to me that I am using a website such as this but I feel that I have no other choice.
My family as of late have always been able to work and have lived in relative financial security – in the last few years my fathers health has declined he has suffered with angina and has received stents in his heart as well as have hips replaced, a knee operation, a spinal operation and shoulder operation which has completely rendered him unavailable for work – he suffers with Osteoarthritis and my mother spends most of her time caring for him making her incapable of working.
My family have no idea that I am using this website to raise funds; I’m pretty sure this will be unsuccessful but I am only looking for a small donation of around 50-100 dollars. This would really help and I would be forever thankful and would do anything to make a repayment if necessary.
I really hope this works and thank you very much for taking the time to read this.
Hi guys I am a 17 year old girl who is financially struggling. I’m currently not working and am a full time university student. I am struggling to get part time work that’ll keep me going, my mother is a single parent who doesn’t work and I’m financially unstable. I would really appreciate some help.
Hello just a little information about my campaign. My on was born two weeks ago with club feet. He has to get about two surgery in which I have to hold of on because I can’t pay for them right away. All together they are going to cost like $3000 I am currently unemployed I just want his feet to be normal. If anyone can help ANYONE PLEASE HELP WITH A DONATION. thank you
I recently had to take custody of my two childern from their mother. One week after getting custody I was laid off. I’m struggling with huge legal bills plus rent and utilities. We’re a family of 6 struggling to keep food on the table and unable to get any help from the goverment. I spend 90% of my time looking for employment but seems like I’m just wasting gas and time. My kids just started school and I had to spend nearly my last penny just to make sure they had school supplies. I’m 2 months late on rent 2 months late in car payment and have no groceries in the house to feed my kids. My baby is out of formula and diapers. I just pray God somehow comes through for me this time because it looks very rough.
Hello just a little information about my campaign. I am almost due with me being a new mother and not being able to work I need help with getting my son everything he needs for newborns. I recently had a baby shower that no one showed up to. I really counted on a lot of people to come so I wouldn’t have to do a fundraiser. But he will be here in less than two months. If you can donate anything to help a needy new mother out please donate. We will greatly apreciate it.
Hey my name Millie I need have raise money for ivf we have 4 beautiful kids but it not my husband kids it ex. But I leave to my mother and ex tell me it tubal untried so do that. But now god bless me with good who love me and my kids, we married for 3 years now he be talk bout only kids I understand wat he come from. but we have money for so ask please help us and we be praying to god everyday and night that one we have child thank u god bless you
Hello,My name is Fondicka.I am single mother of three and times are really hard right now.Its been complicated.Im just asking for help.My Car not for transportation.As well as light bill.If anyone could help please.Its any everday challenge.I am finacially stressed.Im doing my hardest to keep it up. I do everything to keep my kids happy,feed,and loved.Please help
Yes that is a picture of a negative bank account. It’s my negative bank account. I really need help! Please someone! ANYONE!! I have a car payment, insurance bill, water bill, electric bill, cell phone bill and others. I am broke! I work 2 jobs one at Menards and one at Shopko and I’m still not making it!!! So, why is my bank account negative? Because I had to put my priorities first and buy my two younger brothers school supplies, school clothing, and givr them lunch money. I also paid my monthly rent so I don’t lose our home. I’m broke, I’m only 19 years old and I’m struggling. Please, someone help me!!! I promise to pay every penny back! I know thats not how this works but thats the person I am! Please :( I need help!
Hello my self gaurav tyagi. I have lost my father when I was just 12 year old. After my father I was Manege my family carefully but this time I have no money for my family and myself. And my mother is also suffring from some desiease in case I feel alone my self so if u r interested to give me some money then please It’s an emergency. This will last two days of my life if any one not interested to help me. Please contact me……
I am a single father of two boys who is in need of your help. I am currently unemployed, however I am actively seeking employment daily. I have been on numerous job interviews only to be turned down. I know my luck will turn around but until it does – I could use your help.
Thank you so much for your help!
We are in a bad financial situation, I am unemployed been unemployed since December 2014. My wife is the only income in our house,since then our bills and mortgage has fallen behind. I am now under a doctors care for heart failure. Our house is now headed toward foreclosure.We need some help even if its only some money for to pay some of these bills.PLease we just need some help somebody please.We have had this house for ten years and want to try and keep it. This is no joke or game I have never been in this type of situation before me or my wife.We have already let one car go because we could not keep up the payments. We live in North Carolina,could someone help us soon.
Hello! I’m Diana and I need some help as fast as possible! I got an internship abroad and all my saving to survive there were given for an unexpected surgery last week for my father. So I have to leave this Thursday, but I have no money to survive there for the first month till my first payment.
I would be gratefull if someone will help me to collect at least 300$ in 2 days. Thank you!
Hello my ne is Sherri I’m a 20 year individual going through a hard time I’ve been out on my own since I was 17 , I had family problems with gambling drug addiction and alcoholism so I moved out , I worked 2 years as a home support worker u till my mother tried to commit suicide I was dog nosed with post trauma and am only receiving half of my wages before from sick benefits tand I’m unable to return to my job , I’m in debt and in desperate need of help this is my last resort anything helps and if you need any information of mine don’t hesitate to ask !
Iam a 40 year old disabled women.That has had a heart cat last week.I have done everything i can to pay my bills but i keep getting farther behind because of my health.I love to help everyone i can but i cant seem to get back up.There shutting my power off today and also my water.Please if anyone can help me get back up I will repay the favor by helping the next person i can.thank you and god bless