- Im in an awful worrhing situation with debt.i have rent and council tax arrears.i suffer mental health problems and im finding it hard to bring up my daughter who is 8.i feel for her and it hurts when i know she worrys aswell as me from being evicted.i get scared when my door goes incase its an eviction.im on jsa and dont have the few thousand pound to get rid of my debt.would you help me
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’ve always done my best to provide for my children, im a single mother whose in a helpless situation, my daughters are 15 and 13 years old. I’ve cleaned houses for the last 8 years on and off to earn a living, The last few months work has been slowing down more and more. It’s now to the point all the utility bills are past due and will be shut off with in the next few days. I need help please to pay my water ,gas and electric bill, my job I got paid cash so unemployment isn’t an option. I am receiving public assistance but it doesn’t even cover my rent, I started collected recyclables (aluminum cans) . For extra money , my daughters help out as much as they can. I refuse to believe this is a hopeless situation, im not giving up on hope, I have faith there someone out there who is willing to help us out of this financial nightmare. I pray this plea for help touches your heart and you find it in your heart to help me and my daughters at our lowest hardest time in our lives. I am a single mom and have been since my daughters were babies. It’s been hard and full of sacrafies , that id do anything for my children yes Even ask for help from a total stranger . I have no one to help me out financially, I lost my mother 6 years ago and losing her was the most difficult thing I’m sill coping with. She was my everything my strength my reassurance my mom. Even though she’s not physically here. I feel her still encouraging me and telling me don’t give up. And I’m not. I just hit a rough spot in life and I need a little help an act of kindness for someone who this reaches. I’ve always been a hard worker sometimes life knocks us down, we get back up and keep going forward . we all need help at some point in life. This is mine I need help please find if in your heart to help me and my daughters
In advance, I would like to thank anyone who takes the time to read this. Thank you so much for your time and consideration and for any help that you might be able to offer. I have never had to ask for help like this before, so I will just speak frankly before I change my mind. However, I am against the wall so to speak and have nowhere else to turn. I am living with a terminal illness that requires that I make frequent trips to the doctor. My constant companion is my eleven year old therapy and emotional support dog pictured here. She has become aged over the last year and I am worried about her health. As for myself, I have to go to another clinic, besides my regular physician’s office, for blood tests every six weeks, sometimes more often. On top of that, I have to go to a pharmacy twice a month for medications. Between the two clinics, and the pharmacy, I have to have transportation that I can depend on and that I can use at any moment. Right now, I find myself in dire financial and economic hardships due to the fact that my 1989 model automobile is no longer operable. It is a major mechanical breakdown, this time, and it would cost more to repair this car than it is worth. I am very thankful that I still have my freedom and am healthy enough to drive. I have to do so in order to maintain my health. I am very fortunate in that I have a wonderful doctor with medical insurance. However, I am on disability and unable to acquire a loan from my bank and live on a fixed income. That is the predicament in which I find myself and I desperately need funding for reliable and economical transportation. I have few friends and no family, live alone, am fifty four years old, take care of myself, live a healthy lifestyle as stress-free as possible. I However, now I am missing doctor’s appointments and find myself in a lot of emotional turmoil and depression. I would like to acquire the funding to purchase a reliable, dependable and economical used car for $5,000. I am not looking for anything more expensive than that so that I will be able to avoid the liability insurance. Therefore, I am looking for a used car that will last me the rest of my life and with which I can transport my dog to the veterinarian and myself to the doctor, blood clinic and pharmacy. It is not easy to live with a terminal illness and I have done so until now by living a healthy lifestyle with this devoted dog of mine. She is truly all I have at this stage of my life and again, this is the first time I have found myself in this type of situation. I would like to thank anyone for any type of financial assistance that he or she could provide. And I thank you all for your consideration. Bless you all.
I am seeking money to ensure I am able to provide food and shelter for my son and I…along with having reliable transportation. The money would be used to cover day to day living costs: food, gas, medication along with rent and utilities. If possible, I would like to upgrade on my transportation as my vehicle is old which has had me drive it when the dash is lite up stating check gages with no money to enable me to bring it in to have it looked at/fixed – leaving me concerned for the safety of my son and I driving this van. I do not have a savings or credit cards to help me in this crisis. Long term goals: I would love to own my own home to have a place for my son and I to build memories in, have our own yard to take care of and enjoy gardening, mowing the lawn and having a place to call home. Lastly, I would love to have enough money to start a family run gift shop business which has been a dream of mine for over 20 years. My son is old enough to be able to help me. I have always had my parents support and encouragement to know they would assist me in this endeavor. I would also love to write a book on my life to help encourage and inspire other people living with their own challenges.
I am wanting to turn my situation around due to medical reasons that got me to this point. Since the age of 16, I have been living with a chronic illness called Crohn’s disease. An inflammatory bowel disease. In March of 2015, I had surgery at the Mayo to remove an enlarged gallbladder, total hysterectomy, major intestinal surgery due to colon/small intestine sticking together, fistulas, adhesion’s, abscesses. I woke up from surgery with an ileostomy. Since my operation, I have had many set backs: blood clots, pneumonia, 7 inch abscess etc. Picc line needed for 24/7 IV fluids. My son needing to help me change my IV bags. If not in a nursing home, hospital, wound care or medical setting, I needed home care and my mom to stay with me around the clock. In July of 2015, I had more surgery that lead to an ICU stay. I lost my long term care social work job. I have not had a pay check since March of 2015 which has made it a struggle to figure out how I am going to pay my rent/bills. On March 28th, I will be going back to the Mayo. A biopsy on my thyroid came back abnormal with doctors wanting to do surgery to determine if I have cancer. I am going to the Mayo for a 2nd opinion. My son has visited me in the hospital at some point in his life on every holiday. I have spent years dealing with bowel obstructions (monthly). I have had surgery for a perforated bowel. Life has put me in near death medical situations. But, on top of poor health – I can never rest as I always have to think of a way to pay my bills. At times, asking my doctors to unhook my IV, so I can go on a job interview and than return to my hospital bed. I know I have sickness to deal with that may modern medicine can not cure. But, my community, the people around me, a total stranger can help turn my financial situation around, so I do not have to live in poverty. I do not have to have the burden to wonder how I am going to provide a meal for my son and I. Or, be scared I will not have rent money and get evicted. Someone can take that stress away from me. And, be my miracle. My healing in this area of my life.
- I was doing well untill i lost my job my car stopped working my mom lost her house so i was forced out not kicked out. I some how lost my way in depression and let it take the best of me. I really dont like to ask for help but at this point im hopeless and i dont even see a near future at all. My car is falling apart as is and my mother now live in 2bedroom apartment with 3kids and her and my step dad, which is a full house. I was disowned by my father for whatever reason, which screws with me considering he abuse me and my mom and went to prison for it. I was even taken there illegally when i was very young to see him in prison for a couple years. Last i talk to him was b4 i started working my senior year and i invited him to my graduation which he didnt show up but calls me on the 4th of july to tell me his mother died and i missed her funneral. I thought i was mentally strong but everyone i guess has a certain amount of things they can handle. My cousin tried killing him self 3 times which i know of and the last time permentaly damaging himself cutting off oxygen to his brain. I always was the last for anyone to worry about in the family and was kicked out of my grandmas house because of my cousin not placing blame she just said i took his side and thats why i had to leave. Which made me totally baffled considering my close relationship to them my whole life and how she talk about all the dead beat dads in the family that could care less about us and she did exactly what she was preaching about. I always heard about every ones problems and stressed for them my grandma honestly over looked the fragileness of my emotions and could care less. She would always worry about my cousin asking me to help him always, but he honestly is so screwy he wont listen and when i lash out at him like making fun of him or just plainly telling him to shut up he gets super weird and feels like hes being mentally attacked which i always have to appoligies to him cause i dont want him to hurt his self because of me. He is so fragile kind of like a baby mentallity you have to watch what you say and believe me god test my patience with him hes super irratating. Then my grandma told me she would take my cousin back after he check him self into a ward because of her and his gf which stress him out to the extreme. two weeks ago b4 harming himself and made good progress got out a few days later and she feels guilty about it and it blows my mind cause i was the innocent bystander i mean innocent in the reason she made him leave and he dragged me down with him which i told him not to do. So now im super screwed and i got my suscidal cousin as well with me. I honestly dont know how much i can take as a human being. I love my mom all my siblings which have a different father then me which doesnt matter at all but it bugs at me seeing affection i never had from a caring father not even jealousy ether just confusion missing hole in my heart.. i get along with my step dad descently he helped my mother raise me and my sister. Just always felt unwelcomed till he had three kids with my mon. Im a uncle to the most beautiful kids in the world 5yr old 3yr old and a new born and i dont think i would be here if i didnt see there innocent faces and be able to play with them. I dont know my lifes a mess and im only 21yrs old. My mom helps here and there but its asking allot its killing me inside cant get hired cause i have a huge hole in my experience 1yr off of work with no car or a job or a girlfriend no life changing memorys just everyone elses. Idk whats going on i was religionless for ever untill i seen my sisters babies and thought there has to be a god for those beautiful kids to be born healthy and amazing. Im not a drug addict i dont drink cant afford it i thought i was a caring nice respectful man and intelligent in many different ways didnt have a silver spoon and didnt have no help at starting life or guidance. Highschool was very important to me considering i really hated it but i did it . i played sports and was in choir. I really need your help i probably wont be here to much longer if i cant get over this hurtle in life. Im not going to talk to someone cause the only way im going to get better is to feel good about myself and be proud agian. Not have someone pick at my problems and make me feel worse. Ive been out of a home for almost 2months my cousins got a baby due next month which is another horrific thing being it has problems and his gf is sucidal and crazy. Hes for what ever reason riding my back pretty hard . i almost went a week without eatting. Thank god for good people and my mother that invites me over sometimes. I have a tent that i sleep in the woods with. I have sores or warts on my foot from walking so much and its super painful. Cant afford the hospital. Cant see well considering my glasses are broke and i feel like shit from sleeping on the. Ground . i know this is super long maybe boring to you and you might think im a little bitch tough up, well your probably right i have no self worth or self respect im a loser to my own eyes. One year of helping people and listen to other peoples problem countless appilication filing out. Working side jobs just to have a little bit of money. getting invovled with my brother and his wicked baseball talent. My uncle once my closiest friend and father figure listening to him tell me to do this and dont do that. Him getting my other uncle a job overseas for big money. They flaunt it like they make millions which they dont. My mother got sued for 150000 for a guy hitting my german shepard. After his insurance paid him he came after us for the lottery and his insurance to. Winning the full sum cause our german shepard had unlimited energy and was super slick at getting out the back door espically for the little kids. This guy is living big off my mothers dream and its terrible. She later lost her job because of the garnishment from her paycheck. Barely getting by more and more shit always happens. So i litterally was suppose to figure my life out to quick not being able to afford college. Was never able to save money cause my mom would always need help or borrow i never got a head it. Makes me cry how unlucky we are and how she went from the house she loved and could afford to smaller and smaller. I honestly dont know what to ask for and even if people are going to see this or say you did it too your self kid . i fell into a hole that nobody could help me get out. Parents arent able and can not even possible help me. Please help me please. Where else can i turn to nowhere i rather off my self then live like this when im young. Have not even experienced loving someone or being loved unconventionally by a women, a lost soul in a empty world.. I dont want my picture on here i will put my email ill come to the library a few more times but probably hopeless. Not asking for thousands of dollars or an easy way i just want enough to fix my car the most important task, just need like 600 and ill be able to fix and buy the parts to get it running and maybe go get my foot checked out or get a new pair of glasses idk even know im a pathetic fucking mess idk even know how much health care visits are probably astronomically last time i went because i was assaulted and suckerpunched in the eye it put 800$ on my credit score collections negative credit and wasnt able to press charges in time to make him pay for it getting the bill 5months later finding out i was dropped off my familys insurance so im responsible for all of it.
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Mike, I’m 25 years old, my hometown is Galati and I’m currently living in Bucharest,both cities are from Romania. I don’t want to bore anyone with life’s story,cause I know everyone’s got their own problems, but I’m gonna tell you why I am in desperate need of help and if anybody is willing to give a helping hand I will be forever in debt.
Here is a short history of mine:
I was born in August 1990. My biological parents didn’t want me so the’ve put me up for adoption. I guess I was lucky because I grew up in the arms of a loving family who gave their best to make a good man out of me, even though they were struggling with financial problems due to health issues. My mother passed away when I was 16, and my father had fallen in a great depression by which he had barely escaped. You can imagine that with the problems he had on his head, he couldn’t have had time for me, and I understood him, but I was very hard caouse I had no one to talk to, no relatives, barely any friends and so on.
At the same age my mom died, an angel appeared in my life. This angel has a name,Diana. We are the same age 25 and have been together since. Diana plays the piano. She has a bachelor degree in piano performance and soon she will get her masters degree. Her dream is to be a piano teacher, and to teach children the beauty of this instrument and the wonderfull world of music. Her parents have the same financial conditions as my parents, so we both had to work very hard to achieve out goals which is fine by me cause we’ve always been hardworking people. I dropped out of college in order to work and help her fulfill her dream, cause making her happy and starting a family is my soul purpose. In Bucharest, we live in a small apartament with only one room, and the rent is starting to kill us. We have periods when at the end of the day my eyes and hers look like the eyes of a person doing hard drugs due to tiredness.
Even though we are struggling to pay rent,bills etc, our bond has become even stronger than before and decided that we should take our relationship to the next level and get married,we don’t know when, but we are sure of it.
And now the reason why I wrote this:
My and her biggest dream, for our future family is to own our own apartament Bucharest, so we could get rid of the rent and use that money to build out our family. The bank won’t help us, and no matter how hard we try to save up some cash, we always end up spending it on bills and unforeseen event (like health problems). I feel very ashamed to ask for help, because I know there are people in the world with far worse problems than mine, but I myself can’t seem to see the end of this tunnel anymore, even becoming a little desperate.
Any help would be useful !
Diana dosen’t know about this letter and she would break my neck if she found out.
My name is Lindsay i am 30 years old and a single mother with 3 beautiful children. I am a survivor of domestic violence and i am doing the best i can to raise my children to be the best they can be. My daughter is the oldest and her father is no where to be found. He finally decided to meet her when she was 5 (5 years ago) acted like he wanted to be part of her life then took off an we haven’t seen or heard from him in 5 years now. I applied for child support 2 years ago and my case is active but i am not receiving any financial help because they can’t find him. I have 2 boys also an their father is incarcerated. He beat me the last two years of our relationship. He was physically, and mentally abusive. January of 2011 he hit me in the back of my neck with a metal pole an fractured my C7 vertebrae. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Since then, i have done everything in my power to be the best mom i can be. I went to culinary school and got an associate degree in advanced culinary arts. I have worked myself to death trying to provide and i am failing. I recently lost my job where I was managing a restaurant. That is a huge responsibility and i felt the pressure all of the time. I was working late at night not getting to spend enough time with my children, i was tired, stressed, losing weight, and eventually ended up in the hospital for severe dehydration. I asked my boss repeatedly for a couple days off to recharge my batteries an he would not grant me that request until I had a complete breakdown. I was still not 100% but returned to work anyway. The other manager working with me that night was also dealing with his own issues an him an i clashed the entire night. He eventually cursed me an spoke to me like a dog in front of the entire staff an my reaction to him was me walking out an leaving my job. I had a severe panic attack and i was humiliated and angry at him and myself for not handling the situation differently. I am so tired of struggling. I am a hard worker and very talented and people tend to take advantage of me. I was killing myself at work and not earning the pay that comes with it and losing time with my kids in the process. I am now about to lose everything. My kids and I need new clothes and shoes. I can’t pay my bills, my insurance is about to lapse and my car note is overdue. My children and i are living with my parents again. Im so tired of this stress and i have found myself desperate for help. Im asking please if anyone can help me please just 2 months worth of help so I can get out the hole. Please.
This is my story, The way i was past tense, I had a rewarding career, two beautiful children, i rescued dogs and horse’s, (animals are the love of my life), I was able to pay my bills, of course i struggled as everyone does, but i kept food and a roof over my childrens heads..me today, im alone, i more than struggle for my daily living, i have been diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety disorder, among a few other things going on in my emotional life..im not on this sight asking for any handouts by all means, ive worked very hard in my life for alittle of nothing, and im the person usually on the other side, trying to help with whatever i have or can do, but ive found that i have no where else to turn.i left my job in 2014, i had been caring for my mother since 2011, only now she required 24/7 care, so i had to completely quit, with a promise i could return, i lost my home, my automobile and all my horses, but id do it again for my mother.. we both lived on a tight budget, but we were happy.i had of course my two dogs, of everything i lost, i still had them and mom. in sept of 14, i lost my female, and in nov, my mother passed. i was lost, i slipped into a depression so bad, i thought id never see me again..i couldnt focus, i was scared, and i didnt know what to do. my brother moved me, my 11 yr old dog, and 8 mo pup in with him, trying to help me grieve, and get on my feet again, i started working in feb with a different co, (the company that said id always have a job wouldnt even talk to me) and i moved out, i feel there is nothing beautiful in this world, due to the loss of my mother, but i struggle hard to keep my head up, on feb 1 2016 i had to lay my male of 11 yrs to rest, my car is on the brinks, im behind in rent, but im still trying, and instead of things getting better i feel they’re getting worse, i still have my pup, a full time job, and my car is hanging in there, until the end of feb, when my car broke completely down, and on 3/2/16 i lost my job…ive managed to save alittle, but not much, and i can get moved into a cheaper home, but i cant come up with enough to fix my car, move, and my bills..im not giving up though. im asking for anything, until my unemployment kicks in, and i find another job.. any small amount would be greatly appreciated, and as always ill keep passing it on, thats what we’re supposed to do, sorry my story was so long, and thank you
Hey there. I’m Harley, I am a 16 year old girl who has recently moved out of my parents house. I now live with my boyfriend and one of his best friends.
I left my house due to the instability of the two. Each with all kinds of issues; my dads, more health related and based, my moms, more mental health based. I love my parents and wish to be able to visit them and mend our relationships over time, but it’s proving to be insanely difficult. As my father procrastinated my Ontario Works too far, my boyfriend lost his job, and I’m in full time high school. Leaving me no time or money to be able see them.
Now, I wouldn’t be asking for money if this situation ended at that… I don’t like taking charity and I believe in working for what you get, but even our roommate is currently almost $2000 in debt on our place. He had also lost his job, and had a kid with a women who should have had the money to pay the bills. Did, actually have the money. And this is frustrating, because obviously nothing was paid… And this debt started before I moved in, and she was still living there. We don’t know why, but there’s nothing we can really do anymore. She moved out after having the baby to be closer to her family, and our roommate stayed behind in hopes of having a better time finding a job again… No luck.
That brings you to today. My boyfriend and I are sitting on the couch together just staring at the mess that was once our apartment. Listening to nothing but a space heater we’ve been forced to ask the neighbors to plug in for us as we have no hydro. Why though..?
We went out for a full night, for the first since I moved in to just see what there was to see in this new city of mine, and when we walk back into our apartment at 2 in the afternoon? All of our valuables are gone.
Sentimental things like this beautiful diamond ring my dad got me, the last thing he got me before I left… (He saved up for that…) Gone. Things with value and use like the TV and PS3. Gone…
I’m heart broken. We all are. In this shitty situations some of those things could have been turned into money to pay things off, kind of being our back up plan, and now that options gone.
We need help, desperately..
And I guess, yea, I have the option of going back to my parents, they would take me. But I wouldn’t finish school there. I’d hate myself to much, and be to depressed.
Honestly, I love my boyfriend and we are trying so hard to figure this out, staying strong through it all…
Some of my friends seem to think I can just up and leave all this, but I don’t believe that just because it’s hard, it’s not worth it. We just need to get past this… Get our money situation down, with jobs and maybe Ontario works if they don’t refuse me because I took too long with the paper work…
There’s 5 days left until rent is due again, and I’m scared we’ll have no place to go.
This is my final option, and any donations would be, more, than appreciated, life changing, really…
Hi my name is Tamar. My boyfriend and I have two beautiful daughters. This past year we’ve have a lot of bad luck. I was just getting everything together and then bam! It just went down the drain. My job was good. I was getting paid some really good commission checks. Set some money aside. Then my job changed how they paid our commission and I wasn’t getting even half of what I had been. My boyfriend’s job didn’t pay too well. My money covered our rent, electric, insurance, etc. We got behind a month in rent. Our apartment flooded, twice from the septic tank. Owners weren’t sure what caused it to happen but tried to blame us. We had to stay in hotels. Some of it the landlords paid for. It ruined some of our stuff. They finally got it fixed and decided to tile our apartment. We had to stay in hotels for a few days. Some of it we got taken off our rent. Meanwhile they ran up our electric bill. No reimbursement for that. We had to eat out and stay in the city 20 miles north of us. No reimbursement for that. My hours got cut all through this. Then, I found out I was pregnant. Happy but horrible timing. I got sick a lot and missed some work. My boyfriend and I had our own cars and one day he hit an animal on the way home. His car insurance had ended the day before because we couldn’t pay it and so they wouldn’t fix it. We couldn’t afford the repairs. His car was not driveable. Our work hours made it hard to share a car but we made it work. Took months until someone offered to help. Then his car went down again because of the engine or something from the accident but he had a warranty he was unaware of and the dealership was suppose to fix it. But he didn’t have car insurance since he couldn’t drive his car for months and saved us some money. So he couldn’t get a rental. Meanwhile we were having issues paying rent and electric. The electric got shut off. We had to get a hotel. I took out a car title loan and paid the electric. Eventually we got evicted. The apartment was in my name because we weren’t together for some years. We found an apartment nearby but it was $100 more a month but we had no choice. We had 5 days to move out and there’s not many options in our small town. We both have bad credit and there was just no time to find anything else. We had to pay deposits on the apartment,electric and gas. Meanwhile I just got an eviction on my credit. Missed work going to court and doctor’s appointments. My boyfriend was still working but his job just got new owners and they were cutting hours big time. He was barely getting 10 hours a week so he started looking for work. We were just using my car at the time so I told him to work where I work because my job sometimes had overtime. It was hard for me to work overtime because I took care of our 8 year old like picking her up from school and helping with homework. We couldn’t afford child care. My mom and sister helped a lot though. He finally got a job where I work but in a different department and they didn’t pay commission and he barely got 40 hours. My job wouldn’t let me off for some of my appointments. I worked Monday through Friday during business hours and had to make my prenatal appointments during those times. My job penalized me for missing work and took a large part of my commission. Then my boyfriend got let go about a month before I had our daughter. We were in debt. About to get evicted from this place. Late fees piling up. Unable to pay our car payments. And other bills. My boyfriend reached out to his grandmother and she helped a bit. I had a c-section and couldn’t even drive for a while let alone work. My boyfriend did find a job nearby but it pays minimum wage. And bonuses but he didn’t work long enough to get the bonus until just this last month because he started in December and you have to sell so much. I had to borrow money from my mom to pay the car payment for December and January to keep my car from getting repossessed. My boyfriend was behind in his car payment too. Last Wednesday they took my car. Now we’re using my boyfriends car which is out for repossession. I barely rest because I have to take our daughter to school in the morning. Then get my boyfriend and take him to work. Then get my daughter and usually by the time we get settled I have to get my boyfriend. In all of this my baby is almost in a car seat all day. I’m looking for work and in the meantime doing side jobs to pay for gas and food. I still haven’t gotten our baby’s birth certificate. I have a few more days until I can get my car but we can’t afford the fees. Yesterday my boyfriend’s check engine light came on. And last night, to top it all off, his grandmother who held the family together, who helped us a few times passed away suddenly! He’s devastated. We all are. He can’t take off from work because we’re suffering financially. But he has to go to her funeral. It’s five hours away. But we’re just drowning in debt. I need to work but I cannot leave my infant in a daycare. My friends work or live far away. Our internet is off so I can’t work from home on the internet which I was trying to do. My mom can watch my daughter but my dad just had a major surgery and can’t drive and has appointments so my mom and him are gone all the time. Also they can’t help much financially because since my dad isn’t working for a little bit they have to be careful with their money. They just paid for my sister’s wedding. I can’t sleep. Our oldest daughter is suffering. Our baby has some health issues as well. A heart murmur and horrible skin issues. Plus I’m breastfeeding. If we just got some help to get us out of this hole that we just keep getting in further and further I know we would be able to maintain. It’s just hard to get out of his hole when bad stuff keeps happening. We’re good people. We pray, go to church and it’s just not getting any better. I know I said a lot but please someone help us. We’re about to lose our home, our cars which is just going to mess up our credit even more. I just want to get my rent paid, my car back so I can maybe turn it in and get something cheaper. Anything helps.
I am a hardworking 33 year old male residing in MA.
For the last 5 years I had a great job.
A friend who is wheelchair bound asked if I could be his personal care attendant. We both love sports and he lives close to my office where I was a Healthcare Recruiter so it seemed like a great idea.
The first year was fine. It felt good to help someone less fortunate. I got so good at it nurses asked me to stay at the hospital when he was sick to care for him as he preferred. After year 1 it started to wear on me. I had no social life, was constantly under a time restraint and made a lot less money at my commission based job where I had thrived in the past.
At my small office I was referred to as “the golden boy”
It was a lucrative job but my energy was lacking. This hurt my annual income badly.
Although I never did a single bad thing to any of my colleagues, they took advantage of my situation for their own personal gains. They made up stories about my personal life and a few of them collectively told the owner I would take extra long breaks when he was away. This eventually got me fired. They also told him I had a horrible attitude while he was away, another completely false accusation.
I am days away from losing my car and my credit has taken a horrible hit for the past year, preventing me from being able to get a personal loan. I want to start my own recruitment firm, give back to the industry I work in – (Long Term Care) and then provide lucrative opportunities to hard working individuals that come from the lower middle to lower class.
Someone once told me about “The Secret” A great book regarding the law of attraction where if you think it will happen and really believe it, then it will.
I need about 8k to get out of this mess and get going with my business. I know someone more fortunate than me will read this and make it happen for me today, March 12th, 2016.
I am very grateful and look forward to receiving your generous and well donated funds. I look forward to making you happy for your decision.
Please read my story in full. I speak now the truth, as it is, of the struggles of being completely and utterly alone in the world. Completely bereft of resources or compassion.
I am a 24 year old homeless male who has struggled to find a stable job for six years and has been homeless since both my parents passed in 2012. I have supported myself totally by washing cars, putting leaflets on peoples doors, finding little carpentry gigs, and begging for food and pocket change.
I have three surviving relatives, and none of them care about me or associate themselves with me. None will help me find work, let me stay with them, or even loan me money despite their well established finances.
One uncle told me if he saw me near his house he would call the police.
What did I ever do to these people?!
When I go looking for government assistance, the government tells me there’s nothing wrong with me and that I don’t qualify for anything. I can’t even prove I’m homeless to Welfare for food stamps.
No banks will give me any kind of loan because I am homeless.
I hitchhiked from PA to MD to find work and still nothing has worked.
I’m so tired. I spend 12 + hours a day walking pointlessly to find some kind of break. Everyone looks at me like I’m scum. It’s gotten to the point where I’m afraid to even ask people for help because there’s simply no one willing to do anything for me.
I’ve been approached by people offering to help me with me find a job that I’m not qualified for (stuff that you need to go to trade school for), but when I look for a job I CAN do, I either make less than $50 a day doing heavy manual labor (usually while suffering hunger pains) across one or two days a week, or simply don’t get hired at all.
Nothing ever goes my way. EVER.
I have no friends ; no one even wants to be around me because I’m “dirty” and I “stink.” The only church that feeds me won’t even help me take a freaking shower or wash my clothes unless I cry about it long enough.
I can’t save money because I make less than I can survive off to begin with.
I can’t stay in a shelter more than three days at a time at any given time, and I’d honestly rather die in the street than enroll myself into one of those disgusting Gulags anyway.
If you’ve read this whole thing, then by now you’ve probably realized how articulate I am. I’m clearly not crazy, I DON’T DO DRUGS, I am NOT SUICIDAL, and I’m not going to lie and say I am ANY OF THESE THINGS to reap miniscule benefits that won’t solve anything but fueling the social stigma around me already.
I JUST WANT THIS NIGHTMARE TO END!
Please, if you have any decency at all, help me fix this mess. Help me get my life together. I don’t know where to start, but I know that without money (specifically, a large sum), I will die of starvation and/or exhaustion long before I fix anything.
First off, if you’ve given your valuable time to read my profile even this far, I want to let you know just how grateful I am and that I genuinely appreciate your attention more than you can imagine, because I really didn’t think anybody would read this.
I am a 26-year-old unemployed British Indian female with living in a run-down area of greater London, UK.
I have been suffering with bipolar I disorder for years now and have been in and out of recovery several times. I’ve undertaken three kinds of therapy and been on four kinds of medication, yet my illness is still pervasive and a daily struggle, and I am once again in recovery.
My disorder has been getting more debilitating and is impacting my life worse than ever. In fact, this year has been the most difficult for me by far. This has included being unable to hold down any kind of job and consequently, struggling to pay my bills. I cannot ask for money from my family as they are also dealing with financial hardship, I am £1300 in debt, I have no savings and currently have only £13 available to me that has to last me until my next benefits payment, which is barely enough to scrape by.
As such, I’ve become desperate for a solution. I have already sold my body so that I could afford groceries, but this was such a traumatising experience that I cannot do it again; doing so would be extremely triggering for me and cause my disorder to be more unbearable than it already is.
If you can spare literally any amount of money that you can, I cannot express just how much your generosity would be helping me during this period in my life. I will eventually get back on my feet so that I can once again work and earn for myself, but right now I am in such a hopeless situation that I honestly have no one and nowhere else to turn to.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your empathy and time. I will never forget your kindness.
I thank you for taking time to read my story. My name is Alexandria. I am a sixty year old blessed mom of two. My son, John who is twenty-eight and my daughter Victoria, twenty-one. Victoria has had health issues since she was ten or so. Diagnosed with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis, RA, as well as learning disabled. She manages, but everyday I see the pain and frustration she endures. I have assisted Victoria through the years, but in the past ten, I have had a myriad of illnesses as well. From cancer of seven surgeries and chemo, several other major surgeries,..two herniated disks, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Arthritis. I am now faced with recent news of a mass in my left breast. I have always faced any adverse challenges with a very positive and hopeful outcome. I believe that it why I am still here!
Though I have been employed in the “mainstream workforce” through my years, I am not able to work as I once did, but continue with some of my artwork at home. I cannot make a good income with that alone.
Which brings me to the crux of my quest. When growing up in the Bronx, I never knew what it was like to own a home. We had some pretty run down places… but it was home to us. As I became an adult, I never had the opportunity to own a home, but always wanted to. At this point, it’s not about me, …its’ about Victoria and her future. I want to be able to give her what I didn’t have. A home to call her own. There are several that I have found at sites online in upstate NY that are only 25K. Some even less!
I am hoping to be able to purchase (cash, …as my credit is not great) something small for her so she won’t have to worry about where she will live when I am no longer here. I do not own a vehicle at this point, as the thirteen year old Ford we had, recently coughed it’s way to the supermarket parking lot and retired. I take the local shuttle bus into town and since I am on Medicaid, I make use of their transportation assistance to my doctors’. It’s been a few years since we have even visited a beach or forest. I reside with a friend, which can be difficult at times, as I would definitely like to be independent, ..as well, giving Victoria a home. I also don’t want to be on the “system”, but I am between a rock and a hard place right now and nowhere else to go. I do not have family to assist me.
If you can assist me in any way possible, or if you know of someone who may be able to help with the purchase of a small, inexpensive home, …please let me know. I am hoping to at the very least be able to get a used car and start from there.
If you would like to see some of my work, I can send you an email with some of my best. I usually keep my FB account info private and that’s where I have them posted. All of my art is recycled from one item or another, (i.e. plastic containers, metal cans, etc.) as well as natural pieces.
Again, I thank you so very much for your time and consideration to possibly assist me and my daughter, Victoria.
I AM in need of $8000 to pay my rent and utilities for 6 months so that I can try to save my paychecks and possibly be able to pay off a irs debt that is not totally my own fault. After getting married 36 years ago to a true angel and soon thereafter becoming a father to a beautiful baby girl I took a night time job working for my mother-in-law on a cleaning crew she was running cleaning off ice buildings but after about 2 months of this I was simply to tired to continue I was working construction during the day leaving the house at 5 am building houses in the heat then getting home at 6 pm to go to work at night get home at 1130 pm. Eat go to bed start over the next day. Well my mother in law decided to use not only mine but my wife’s ss# to create ghost workers collecting checks and keeping the money I didn’t find out untill that had. went on for close to 5 years . When I found out she told us she would take care of the taxes but never did . I was blessed with a son after the second year of marriage and then when he was 12 years old tragedy happened. My wife ,son,and mother in law were in a auto roll over accident they were traveling.to Mexico to give clothing to the poor people in. Sabinas Mexico. They were driving down highway 77 doing 70 mph when the driver who was my brother in law.fell asleep at the wheel. My wife sustained head injury the roll of the vehicle threw my son thru the winshield.and my mother in law went out the window in back seat. The vehicle rolled over her killing her instantly.My son spent. 5 weeks in a coma his head stapled together with 137 staples holding the skull together. Then my father in law who was already in poor heath suffered a brain anurism he consequently died I could not even think of how things could get anymore difficult. I was wrong they get worse.Now my wife’s health is failing quickly after being hospitalized several times even going code blue twice she tried to return to work and help with the Bill’s.July 4th 2015 she was hospitalized after the mesh used to repair a hernia got caught in lower intestine and began to cut off the blood supply . Emergency surgery was done and after having manipulating the intestine the blood flow returned Thank God but she developed a pocket seroma which she still has. Even the doctor who did the emergency surgery doesn’t want to try to fix that so she suffers 28th the pain. That has caused her stop working its just to painful so now she is very depressed won’t go outside.She has developed heart trouble and her cardiologist recommends EECP therapy but that is 5 day a week for one hour each session for 7 weeks and the closest place to get the treatment is some 40 miles from where I live.one way I don’t have reliable transportation and every penny I get goes to Bill’s My bank is constantly overdrawn from paying the Bill’s from last month and it scares me to know that if I was to lose my job I could be homeless in less than a month. I do have a job I work for a homeless outreach and have for 11 years. It is so difficult to have to admit that I AM afraid I AM afraid that I will lose my beautiful wife because I can’t provide the proper care and I AM afraid that we will be homeless soon if a miracle doesn’t happen. I don’t like to ask for help but I also realize that if I don’t I can’t expect help.I know that the Lord will never forsake me. But I AM truly scared and don’t know what else to do.I AM asking for any help I can get no matter how small if only a prayer anything will help” Also I AM not ungrateful and will pass along any and all blessings I receive as much as I can. If you can help in ant way I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If not please allow me to thank you for reading this and perhaps if you know of anyone who would be willing to help me please pass this on to them. Thank you and God Bless. James Moore
My name is Scott, and I’m a 17 year old student based in the UK.
I’m here on beggingmoney.com because I have nowhere else to turn to. To be genuinely honest, I did contemplate suicide or harming myself to try to buy myself some time whilst I try to sort out my life – it disgusts me to openly admit to this, but I have long gone beyond the point of dignity; I have nothing.
My family has very little money, and we live in a high poverty area – I am 17 years old, and yet my life is in meltdown.
I owe my best friend money.
The intentions for borrowing money from him are entirely pure (to support my family through harsh times we were facing) but he himself owes someone else money, and so he needs me to pay him back – I know it sounds simple, tell the guy that it’ll be a while, but there’s only one offer on the table with this other guy – either pay him immediately, or end up hospitalized.
My friend, who did a selfless act of kindness on my behalf, would be the victim to a very horrific result – because of me.
I am here to ask someone, anyone, for their help. I will not be able to live with myself if my friend gets harmed. But I have no way of getting this money – I wish I could practically get down on my knees before you and ask you please to simply consider helping me, as someone who has made a mistake in life and acknowledges people get second chances.
If you help me through this time, I do have a form of gratitude which I will live down. If someone helps me today, I swear to donate exactly the same amount I need to a charity of your choosing when I can afford to.
Let it be known that you have absolutely no guarantee I will live through with my commitment to my gratitude proposal – all I can say is, trust me please. I’m not a bad person – I’m a good person caught up in a bad way.
If you would be interested in getting in contact with me, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount needed: £90*
I solemnly swear that this same amount will be donated to a charitable cause as soon as I am financially capable of doing so – there is a job opportunity coming up in the village I live in, so if so then I will happily contribute a portion of my paychecks to a charitable cause in respect of the human being who offered a helping hand to me in my time of need.
God bless you, whoever you may be,
I walked into my classroom after I had come in from lunch. I sat down on the floor where everyone else was sitting. I sat next to my best friend Jessica. My teacher looked me in the eye in the way that he wanted to speak to me or ask me a question. And then he said “Chloe, did you watch the news last night” I answered “Yes a bit of it, why?” My teacher replied “Did you see the report about the poor people?” “No” I said to him, confused. “Ok, then I will play it” My teacher turned on our class T.V.
The news reporter said “Have you ever thought to yourself what the people in the poor countries are doing right now? I can tell you. They are dying from hunger every 5 seconds! A lot of families are trying to help. But if YOU help them it will make a very big difference. Even if you send a few dollars every week.”
“Well, there was a family that wasn`t very wealthy at all! They only had a little bit of shelter and only a little bit of food and water. Every day the Daughter would go and fetch some water from the lake. The eldest son went with his Dad to learn how to kill animals with a bow and arrow or a spear. The Mum collected twigs and bamboo with her 3 year old child and took them to her home where she made them into blankets to sleep with, and mats to sit on. She also made some extra ones to sell. They didn`t have very much, but all that changed when a very kind family helped them. They supplied them with better shelter, food and water, warm and cosy blankets, some mattresses and some furniture. The family was so grateful for what they had done! For the rest of their lives they had enough food and water, all because of one family!”
“After today a lot of people have died. But if you can maybe resist having a coffee at the coffee shop and spend the money helping people, maybe just maybe you might change a family’s life! Or even the world!”
After the news reporter finished talking it was only then I realised how poor those people really are. My teacher turned the T.V off and by then the school bell rang and the class was dismissed.
When Mum picked me up from school I asked “Mum, can we go straight home instead of going to the café and the money that we would have spent at the café can we send the money to the poor people?” “Yes, of course we can, I am so pleased that you are thinking of others, rather than yourself!” answered my Mum.
After that day I have only been going to the café once a month and that makes me feel very happy!
Please help me
My name is Samuel ,I am having problem with debt from african bank, i am temporaly employed and the only way to be permanent at work is to continue with studies and right now i can’t ask for loan to pay for my studies. The department has given me one year to complete my degree otherwise my contract will be terminated from work. I am already behind schedule of which I afforded to pay one module this year ,out of 40 modules i only have 10 modules
I got a job at a reputed institution in Boston and a few days later my boss stopped paying me. This happened for almost 5 months and hence I have fallen behind on the rent payment for a month. It is approximately 3000 and my family lives in India so I can’t ask for money from them as it would be an additional burden on them. I did not get paid and so bad accured some debt because of which I cannot get approved for a loan. Really need help paying the rent and preventing the eviction.
Hi, my name is Grant and I have managed to get myself in trouble due to not being prepared for the struggles of the real world. I made a huge mistake when I was 17 and for that mistake I spent 19 years in prison. I was luckier than most as the widow of my victim forgave me and showed me the value of my life which I so many times tried to end.
Since being out I have managed to aquire over $10000 in debts due to not knowing and understanding the value of money. My Credit Card was also hacked and I lost a lot of money which the bank is now attempting to recover but I am not able to give any. Worse still my girlfriend has also now managed to get herself in debt as I currently cannot support her or her 13 year old daughter as nobody is willing to employ me due to my criminal record.
My request here is more for Rebekah than me. Her bills are mounting and with animals requiring vet treatment we are at a loss to come up with what we need to get back in front. I don’t like to ask and I’m sorry but in this instance I have no other option.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Grant
We desperately need your help. Casa de Fe has existed for 14 years with the purpose of caring for children of the jungle region of Ecuador. We have always managed to scrape by but now are faced with serious trouble. We are facing a projected shortage of over $60,000 over the next 3 months. Casa de Fe has been through a period of transition and we are very excited about the changes that have been made and the direction we are headed. There are many factors that have brought us to the point we are at today but we believe none of these reasons to be due to poor operations, or mis-handlings. I believe we simply failed to adapt to a changing landscape quick enough to avoid hard times. For the first time in over 13 years we are unable to pay our staff; people that go above and beyond every single day. These people are not at Casa de Fe simply for a paycheck, but rather they work tirelessly because they love each and every child that they care for.
We hope to report to you in 3 months that we are out of financial trouble and on a path to true stability. Only time will tell, but I can assure you that it is not our intent to be in this position again.
Me and my family have lost everything because we had to move locations. We are trying to get on our feet. We at having to walk everywhere and it is hard I have had back surgery and now I need knee surgery and we don’t have the money for that. I am just asking out of the kindness of your hearts please help us. My fiancé has a bad back also from a car wreck. I usually wouldn’t do this but I am really in need of help. Please and thank you for bless.
Hi! My name is Jeff. I moved here to Reno Nevada in 2001. I got a decent job with Glacier Water co. I worked for them close to 11 years making a good living. I always used the company truck to get where I needed to go because at the time I moved here with no car. I had bad credit due to a past divorce.
Problems started when my company decided to downsize due to loss of locations the company had in this area such as Scolari’s and a few other store’s. After losing my job I managed myself by working part time as a car prep at a local rent a car agency. I worked for them for almost 2 years, I got dismissed from that job due to an accident with one of the rent a cars. I ended up for the first time on unemployment, I was able to manage renting a 1 bedroom apartment since I still had no car, I always used public busing for I lived close to downtown. I’ve tried hard to find a job but I am not having any luck. To make matters worse my Unemployment ran out, no extensions, my rent is past due.
I feel everything is hopeless at this point, I need a new start. I have a Cousin in Minneapolis who will take me in, I hear jobs are more plentiful there.
I am asking someone for the kindness to help me with a bus ticket from here Reno Nevada to Minneapolis Minnesota, the ticket is $197.00 I know this move will give me new hope for the future. Thank you and God bless! Sincerely Jeff
Hi! I don’t even really know where to begin, besides thanking you for even considering helping us. This is a spot I never thought we would be in, but here I am literally begging for money. My husband works a factory job, and all it took was a lay off for a couple months for things to spiral. We’ve been getting payday loans, but those are money traps and were drowning in interest now with no end in sight.
If you could find it in your heart or mind to donate anything, I would be forever grateful. I do believe in paying it forward, and it will be my goal to help someone else as soon as we get back on our feet. Thank you so much.
My name is Nikola Dimitrov. I am 42, married to my wife, Helen, and we have two girls – Anna (16) and Mikaela (15).
I will explain why I am making this Fundraiser, but first let me share about something else:
My family is doing everything possible to help needy people and to provide spiritual, emotional and financial support to them. We are volunteering in several charities in our region and beyond.
Some of the people we are taking care of, are totally illiterate people in need of basic education, some are terminally ill people, who need a friend, some are financially devastated people who don’t even have what to eat on a daily basis, nor can they pay their bills. One of the families under our care, before they came to us, had their electricity stopped by the Government for 6 months, including the winter, and they have a small child. I can go on and on. We are doing our best to share our food, our knowledge, our spiritual support and prayers and our finances, with our people.
A year ago, on March 30th 2015, we started doing this work full time. We started with 5 people in our region and now we have more than 30 people in several surrounding villages.
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Now for the Fundraiser. We were very happy to do our work among the needy, but several months ago I lost my job. This comes in a time after we, after living 10 years in a very small rented apartment, took a small loan to buy our own. The amount of the loan is NOT big at all, according to Western European or USA standards, but according to Bulgarian ones, it is a LOT. So, right now, our work is endangered severely, and not only our work, but there’s a VERY REAL danger of the Bank taking our apartment. If this happens, we will become as some of the people we are trying to help, if not worse.
The only thing I want right now is to somehow raise some money, if not the whole amount, then at least a significant portion of it, so I can pay off that loan, or to put a significant amount against the Principal, so our monthly payment can be much smaller, which would allow us to continue to serve our people.
I have documentation, photos, credentials and everything needed if anybody wants to have more info about our work, our loan and our family. My personal Email is: email@example.com
Thank You, guys.
I’m a single mom who finally escaped a domestic violence relationship only to have everything taken from me by my bitter ex. He took my car and I lost my job due to that. I Will lose my place this month without some much needed help. My ex is now going after my son and I’m in a brutal custody battle that costs money to fight as well. I would be so grateful to have any type of assistance. God bless
Hi I’m Myles I need desperate help paying some debt, I’m on the verge of becoming homeless and I have Crohn’s disease so I’m unable to work. Please I need help now if you can. Thank you and God bless
Hello, my Name is Samuel, i am 17 Years old, living in Austria and currently unemployed.
After working as a Salesman since June of 2014, i sadly lost my Job in August of 2015. The Company i was working for was not making enough Money in the Location i worked at so pretty much all of us were given the Christmas Bonus and our wages and were naturally also given a cold pat on the back and a push into the World of unemployment. Since then i have been trying to get another Job, but sadly to no avail. My Parents had told me to move back in with them when i lost my Job but since then it has really just been going downhill. I Gave up Drinking, Smoking and even started walking around town asking if people needed help in return for a bit of money. Even so my Parents now have a total of 4,800EUR worth of Debt built up, sadly because of me, as they have had to pay for my fuel so i can drive to the unenployment office which is in the nearest City and they have had the heart to pay a total of 1,400EUR to my Girlfriend Sophia, who was also affected by me being Fired, not because she lived off of me but because she was a work colleage.
I don’t like to talk about it in front of my Parents but i know that some day there is going to be either a knock on the door telling us that we have so and so much time left or a letter saying if we don’t pay the debt until a certain date we will be thrown out. I may not understand much about Debt and everything, because i used to be financially aware (i thought at least) until i got fired. I have never asked for money and neither have my Parents. But there is a first time for everything, and i don’t think my Mom or Dad would have been the first to do it. But i don’t want to be the cause of them losing the House which they have been trying very hard to pay for or the cause of any hardship for my Family.
There is nothing more for me to tell really, other than it is slowly tearing us all apart. Not really the ideal picture i had for myself and Sophia, as we agreed that we would try and have a baby almost a month before we both got the letter from Work.
All i can really do is say this : Please help My Parents, or better put, Please help my Family. It is the only thing i have left that is worth something.
I have never asked anyone for anything but this time I am really stuck you see I am a carer for the elderly in their own home and to keep doing my job I need a car as mine is at the end of its life. I cant get finance as Im on a zero hour contract even though I work a 7 day week between 12 and 16 hours a day, but the wages arent exactly great but I love what I do and have been asked by the people I look after not to leave but if I havent got transport I wont be able to carry on what I am doing. So really Im taking the only chance that is left for me and to ask if there is anyone out there that can help me keep looking after the elderly. There are not many of us carers left so it would be letting these elderly people down to leave just because I dont have transport. So im hoping there is someone out there who can help me.
We tried and hung on as long as we could but he was perpetually drinking for four weeks straight. When he wasn’t in bed, he was yelling, destroying the house and saying terrible things. I had to take care of my 5 month old son and work a full time job while cleaning up after him and taking the constant emotional abuse. He has gone on these binges every month for weeks on end and refuses to get help when he is sober. During his sober time, he was getting more angry for no reason, talking to other women and acting in ways that seemed like he may be using drugs as well. He has spent almost every dime I had and shows no remorse for what he did when he drank. I had to leave to save my son from the inconsistency and heartache as he grows. It hurt enough to see him react to the yelling and extreme bipolar moods of my husband. I have a job where I can work from home so that I can raise my son but I don’t have the income to find an affordable place to live after all the bills are paid. I’m living at my sister’s house, crammed in one room with my son and all of our things. Please help us to move forward with our lives so that my baby boy can grow up in a loving home and not endure the nonstop pain of an abusive, alcoholic father.
FOR SALE AMOUNT IS THE ACTUAL BALANCE ON MY CAR LOAN. IF I CAN GET THAT MUCH I WILL BE GRATEFUL TO FULLY PAY OFF THE LOAN TOMORROW. SINCERELY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP. I REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL SO I CAN THANK YOU PERSONALLY.
My wife and I have exhausted our resources. We’ve had to use our local help agencies over the past four years [Salvation Army, area churches, Total Ministries, PCA, etc.] Once a year we can use PCA [Piedmont Community Actions] for assistance and Total Ministries will only help applicants 5 times “in a lifetime.” The Salvation Army “always eager to accept donations” has never helped us [lack of funds they’ve always told us.] Goodfellows Christmas Food Assistance was advertised in a December 4th Go Upstate Newspaper [visited the listed website and the deadline for application was December 1st.] Do not be mislead by respected charities that sell your donated items to the needy “rather than give.” Organizations that gladly accept your financial donations but tell those in need “I am sorry we do not have the funds.” Goodwill will accept your vehicle for a donation,..”ask them if they have ever given a needy family a vehicle.” We use to donate annually to The Salvation Army and Goodwill, thinking as you “we’re helping those less fortunate.” It is simply not the case, the non-profits are profiting 100% and without “any overhead.” My story is long or else I wouldn’t be here writing this. What is important are the three children above, our children [Leanna, Nathaniel and Brianna.] My health problems stem back nine years, a simple cateract surgery. Two weeks prior to surgery I was prescribed some experimental drops to soften the cateracts and the day of the surgery the anestesia and the drops interacted. They lost my vitals, heavily drugged me to get them back and I’ve never been the same since. Stroke symptoms left side, type two sleep apnea, diabetic neurapathy, permanent nervous system damage, etc.etc. I applied for Social Security one year too late and had to forfeit SS Disability for SS Income [I always thought I would get better.] I require an in home care provider due to falls and my type two sleep apnea so my wife fills that position and is unable to work a normal job anymore. At one time I was on eight different medications and within a two year period my teeth became extremely brittle, losing all enamel and began breaking. I have since quit all of the medications with the exception of three [blood pressure, arthritic pain and acid reflux.] Our income is unbelievable for a family of five. I draw $730.00 a month SSI, we receive $289.00 a month food assistance through DSS and $300.00 financial through DSS. Our rent alone is $575.00 a month and all extra we have covered through yard sales, ebay, pawn shops, car title loans, extended family members, “you name it.” I live with consistent pain in my mouth because medicaid will not cover the $75.00 per tooth extraction [when I had perfectly good teeth before the prescribed medications.] The diabetic neurapathy in my feet causes me constant pain [a sensation similar to being sliced with razor blades.] My wife and I have made every sacrifice for our children, even our wedding rings to a cash for gold store. Our greatest necessities, “for the children” are food, a dependable vehicle and Christmas Assistance.” Our youngest [Nathaniel] loves Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, 3 DS Game System and any games, clothing of course. Leanna loves horses, I cannot afford one for her but I take her to a state park where she can interact with horses and their owners. She loves anything to do with a horse [from a toy to clothes, a western hat to cowboy boots.] Brianna is a girly girl, 16 and aspires to be an actress and singer one day. I cannot bust her bubble you understand. She loves clothes and jewelry, makeup, movie star magazines, pop and rap music, any gaming system and games. She really wants a new comforter and sheet set for her bed. They all love things that other kids have [that we’re not able to give them], computers, game systems and the pricey cell phones with the camera. Both Bri and Lea have cell phones but we’re not able to keep service on them. It is really sad from a parents perspective. You can tell from the Halloween photo above that my wife and I do all that we can to give them the norm that we really cannot afford. I took them all over town [houses and churches] until their Halloween bags were overflowing. They’re all humble children, I believe Nathaniel had three items on his Christmas wish list. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I pray daily but in thanks for what we do have rather than for what we want. Any donations can be sent via Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you do not have a Pay Pal account, our mailing address is; C/O Daryl or Vickie Cromer Box 863 PACOLET, S.C. 29372. Many Thanks and God Bless, Daryl & Vickie
Hi!, my name is Deborah .I’m a cancer survivor. I need some help paying my bills. Example-medical, rent and phone bills. I use to have a good credit score and now it is not good due to paying the bills late. This is causing me to have a hard time purchasing a dependable car. I also need some money for a down payment on a car. I really need one because the one I have is old and is in need of a lot of repairs. I do not know how long it will last.
The reason I need some funds is because I couldn’t work due to the chemo and radiation treatments. My cancer treatment also caused me to have some dental problems. I need some crowns and some dental implants. I can’t afford to pay for the expensive dental work. Therefore , I need some help in paying for this also.
My medical insurance is about $400 every 3 months. I’m still going to the doctor for checkups because I’m having side effects from the treatments. I have doctor bills running about $300 a month. The insurance doesn’t cover it all. My rent is $500 a month. My electric bill is $100 a month. My credit card payments are about$400 a month. By the time I get paid and try to pay the bills, I don’t have much left.
I have been looking for a part time job, so far I can’t find one. So therefore, I’m asking for some financial help. Just send me what you can. I promise when I get back on my feet, I will give back to charity. Scammers and dishonest people , please don’t respond. Also, I just would like people who are willing to give without complaining and judging. Sometimes people just need a little help. I’m a Christian, I will appreciate anything you donate. The Lord will bless those who help others. Thanks.
Hi my name is Daniel. I am a first year business student at Carleton University. I have come to this website to ask for donations to help with my recent financial situation. Due to recent family issues I no longer live with my parents as of 2 months ago, I live with 3 friends and pay rent monthly. I have been using the money I made over the 2 summers I worked as a camp councilor to pay for my rent, food, car insurance and gas bills but the sheer amount of payments has left me with a quickly depleting source of funds. What I thought would last me the year, right now with my new budget will be gone by the end of February/ beginning of march. Getting a job as of now isn’t an option for me because finals are around the corner but I do intend to start working come second term. To those who donate thank you so much, your donations are appreciated and I promise they will be put to good use. The bulk of all funds collected will be going towards my food, other living expenses, and buying my second semester books. The rest will be saved for another rainy season like the one I am currently in. With your help I hope to see the lifespan of my current budget extended by 2 or 3 months simply so that when I start working again in January i’ll already have money saved up to add to. Thank you for reading and thank you all again to those who donate.
Hello, my name is Michael and here is my issue. In late September 2004 I noticed I was quickly dropping weight and my coworkers,family and friends would ask if I was dieting or working out,but I was getting tired after only working a couple hours every day and not wanting eat most the time,finding it hard to get my but out of bed on my day off. This was so depressing and i was worried that something was very wrong with my body.Im not the type to run to the doctor so I pressed on, working 50-60 hrs a week, was employed with a company that had me delivering heavy equipment all over the U.S. and mill work deliveries for fidelity Investment kiosk’s throughout the U.S.also.When not on the road I would be cooking in local establishments as needed by various employers as cooking is my true passion,but the delivery work paid a lot more. The money was needed for the birth of my fourth child due in feb.2005.In jan.2005 I had unbearable pain in my chest and my legs that I drove myself to the hospital emergency room.I was checked out from head to toe about 4 hours later after all the test,poking,xrays,and such,3 Doctors enter the area I was placed in and informed me that there is a major problem with my blood counts and Iam going to be seen by an oncologist in the morning.My life was about to change for the worse and the fight of my life was underway.That evening on the way home from the ER, I pulled my car over and sat for nearly 2hrs,wondering what they were going to find,and should I worry and make my family depressed with my sickness, so I hid it all til after march 2005, my youngest just 1 month old and broke the news to my family.I have myelofibrosis an incurable blood cancer at age43,I was placed on an oral form of chemotherapy and I worked as much as I possibly could,volunteered for clinical drug trials in hopes to find a medicine that would make it go away.In 2011 I had to stop working and had to go onto Disability. during the 6 years I had spent all of our savings on medical bills,had to move 3 times,sold everything of value to fight this horrible cancer,now I live in public housing,cant afford anything but still fighting to stay alive. 10yrs old now is my youngest, the medicine I have been on since 2012 has slowed the progression but still no cure,limited energy,bone pain but still alive.Iam in desperate need to pay my bills, and embarrased I have to seek help, but Iam at a loss. I need to pay 2500.00 in back rent,utility balance just to get a little jump on things, any amount would be helpful to get me by until tax refund time at that time I usually get a chunk of my prescription co-pay refunded.Please help if you can.Thank You
Hi my name is heather i am a stay at home breastfeeding mom. I am starting this fundraising for myself so i can better myself and get on my feet. I really want to pursue a career in nails and hair. Even if i have to work from home for now so i can get on my feet i just need to buy the stuff to start off with so i can slowly make money. Its just hard with breastfeeding and my two month year old. My boyfriend who provides for me and my son barely has enough for us because hes stuck trying to pay off his debt so were stuck living from paycheck to paycheck. Its hard. I already gotten sick twice going to the hospital for inflammation in my breast due to block ducts sometimes i want to just give up because its hard. I see my boyfriend stressed all the time because i ask him for things i need or for the baby and he does try to give whatever he can but we just stay stuck in the same place. I look around this place of ours and we hardly have anything i want to get on my feet to provide for my family so bad. So even if i do hardly get anything i will put it to good use even if it means me using it for gas money to get a part time job. I appreciate those even hearing me out this takes alot of courage i’m just tired of struggling because thats basically what i been doing my whole life. I been from place to place. I been paycheck to paycheck. I just want to finally stay in one place. Something to call my own but i know i need help to start. I want my son to have the things i didnt have. I just want a better life for him. I dont want him to see me struggle i want him to look up to me. I appreciate those hearing me out. I dont ever really ask for much but i’m asking now to please hear me. Even if its just $5, $10 dollars. It means alot just by you giving. Thank you.
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.
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!