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.
Hello my name is Richard, I am 54 divorced with a 10 year old son. After my divorce I was so depressed I could not get out of bed for two years. I lost everything, job, house my car was stolen I had no insurance then I severed my achillies tendon putting up the flag on the fourth of July. I missed the last step and heard it pop (this was a tradition my Dad and I did on holidays and was passing it down to my son) I had no insurance and it swelled to the point it split my heal. I went in and they did surgery because my heel had a dime size hole to the bone. They can not repair my tendon now every time I am on it for more than an hour before it swells and it will split. I did it again 5 months ago and went to the emergency room and they released me and referred me to a wound specialist. I have no insurance, lost most of my belongings and moved on my friends 4 acres in a trailer. My ex wife refused to let me have over night visits with my son. In the mean time two years ago Jesus Christ called me when I was at my lowest point. My life has improved mentally and I have hope just no money. My X wife had code enforcement make me move so I now live in a RV park. A old friend of mine is a lawyer and took on my case to see my son and will know next month if I get over night visits again. And my hearing for disability is in Febuary some time. It is hard to keep my hope up because I am such a burden to people. I need to get money to get a used car and pay my bills until I get my disability. If you have the means please donate to me, I love my son and want to be able to see him and pay my bills.
Thank you for your time.
Within this year alone, I’ve had many good, and far more poor experiences happen to me, but am glad to state my employment will resume mid-November. In January, I was made aware of an imperative surgery for work-limited pain stemming from endometriosis and pcos. I was immediately placed on a disability leave from my employer.
I was told that the surgery likely didn’t change anything functionally, besides my pain, which still existed for 6 weeks after my surgery- way more than it should’ve, and it occurs today, but to a far less extent. I soon found out, however, that my significant other at the time and I had a child on the way- something I never thought possible. Time went by, as I continued my medical leave considering I was “high risk” for carrying a child. Unfortunately, we ended up losing our child on the 12th of April, 2018, right after I, on my own, purchased a suitable home for our growing family. I resumed work, and then found out yet again, that I was expecting.
Shocked at my ability to have conceived this child on birth control, the second time around, I made sure to check off every important thing I could to ensure the healthy development of my child. I ended up resorting to gaining a financially stable roommate, even, so we could save. About a month later, I was in the same spot, and damaged emotionally from the loss of two human beings.
My partner and I split, which was hard, as I felt the mourning was much lonelier as a result. Around this time, I adopted a service dog, whom I named Kiwi. It was love at first sight. I could not ask for a more polite, intelligent, beautiful, and respectful dog than her.
As time progressed, I learned my roommate, an individual I had grown to know for years, was not who I thought, and began endangering my safety with bringing all walks of life over. I woke up one morning, and my couch, table, pots, pans, hamper, etc. were all missing- even the $700 of rent owed to me she was behind. This was another huge stab at my confidence, and my emotional state being positive.
I frivolously searched for another suitable candidate, and with background checks, and credit checks, I found what seemed like a suitable couple.
About a month past by, and the folks that seemed like amazing roommates, did a complete 180 on me, accusing me of statements that were completely false, through and through.
I was questioned for animal abuse. I was questioned for selling drugs.
I love my dog, because she saved my life from pending emotional turmoil, and she gave me a reason to love again.
As for the illegal substances, I was extremely diminished- as I have two friends out here, that I rarely hang out with, and I was just beginning to gain momentum again.
So, here I am, trying to not lose my home, car, phone, or many other things. Anything helps. I would be so extremely grateful, even if all you have to spare is positivity. :]
I had the worst year ever in my life from my son being sick for weeks at the hospital thank god he is doing better little by little I still have to take him to more appointments . I went on family leave only to lose my job a few days after I returned to work . I really don’t know what to do and I’m applying to jobs but my bills are piling up and I want to know if anybody out of the kindness of their heart please help me with $3000.00 so I can pay some expenses so I can be ok for at least 30 days and by then I will have unemployment payments and a new job . I’m a single mother of three and I’m about to lose more things like my car I’m behind on payments and my car insurance . but I’ve been praying . It’s just now praying isn’t working anymore and I’m at my lowest .
I need to tell my family and others my tragic story that is continuing into the tenth year. My family needs to know what is happening to me. I have tried, but they can not see without details. I need 1700$ to pay storyterrace.com for the smallest autobiography 60 page book. My life calls for special circumstances to have any relief. The book will help. If ever you thought God wanted you to give, it is now! I will provide a way for you to be able to read my autobiography also. Then you can no what your kind, donation has done.
As many of you know in July I broke my collar bone in a motorcycle accident. It left me with massive bills, a collarbone that will never be 100% and nerve damage. That Surgery alone cost me to date $59,000 that my insurance is trying to deny. And now we’re finding a possible torn ligament, and traumatic brain injury. That means more specialists to determine what’s next for me with that. And more bills.
Unfortunately my bad luck doesn’t stop there. I was diagnosed last month with a pretty bad case of uterine fibroids, and while this is all beyond embarrassing to put out there I’m at my wits end. I’ve exhausted all options. I’ve tried for loans, grants and assistance. I’ve cried and cursed the gods and considered just ending it all. But unfortunately again I’m a fighter and I can’t take the easy way out. I’m doomed to stay and fight. But I need help. I had to leave a good paying career last May due to it being too physically demanding on my already destroyed body and I took a job that barely keeps food on my table. My car broke down last month and I’m trying to stay positive by driving my very unreliable project van. Yea, I know I should sell it, but it’s all I have right now that makes me feel like I still have something fun in my life, even though the exhaust leak and constant carb issues aren’t very fun anymore. And honestly, it’s a heap, it’s not worth much at all.
I’m not asking for a handout. I have plenty of vintage stuff to sell, but I’ll be honest the depression is pretty strong and I can’t even face the thought of a yard sale. But if anyone is interested in any of my vintage please, 90% of my life is for sale right now, whatever it takes to get healthy.
This is humiliating. I am the first to bitch about people fundraising for themselves. And if you wanna shit talk me go for it, I deserve it. But if you can help, and you want to help. I’d really appreciate it. This condition is pretty painful, not to get into any details but it’s basically made everyday life miserable. It feels like I’ve been repeatedly punched in the stomach combined with cramps. I can’t even ride my dirtbike without wearing two kidney belts to try to ease the pain of bumps and jarring. It’s also got a pretty devastating diagnosis of the fact that my chances to ever have a family of my own being slim to none. So that’s pretty depressing.
Apparently this surgery’s pretty serious. I have to be in the hospital for a few days and out of work for a month. Anyway, yea, I’m pathetically begging for a handout right now I guess. But I can’t do this on my own and I don’t know what else to do short of something illegal. I’m only asking for my deductible, Like I said I’m not a total shitbag, I work a full time job, I pay my bills and my taxes, I never thought my life could fall apart like this, especially this fast. paypal.me/ellabelair
I am a single mom, 36 years old from Nebraska. My children are teenagers and boy have they grown fast! My one true joy in life. It has always been us pretty much, for the most part. I went through a traumatic, nasty divorce about three years ago and it was back to my two teammates and I. A little hiccups ensued and we had our struggles but I was always independent and self sufficient. I have to be a good example and role model for them. Well, a few months ago, our beloved 12 year old cat unexpectedly became very ill. It was literally like night and day and I still have nightmares. She was found to have several masses on her liver. We brought her home to prepare ourselves but I still had a glimmer of hope that she’d pull through. She was blind and unable to walk within a matter of days. I say my children down and explained what was happening, what needed to happen and that she needed to not be in pain. I made the extremely difficult choice to put her down. I’ll never get the image out of my brain or the image of my two children holding each other, crying their eyes out. I cry over her daily. We had her for over 8 years. It definitely took an overwhelming emotional toll on me and I was given a week off of work to grieve, help the kids transition and get everything back in order. Two days late I was unexpectedly laid off. I have been looking to secure employment ever since. Fighting an eviction and struggling to keep above water. I am desperate. I need some relief to assist me, walk me through the difficult road ahead so that we do not end up homeless. I have exhausted the resources available in Nebraska with no luck. Living on $36 a week in child support for two teenagers and we do receive food stamps, we are barely getting by. Bills are piling up. Car payment, rent, utilities on top of the stress of wondering what I’m going to do. We have no reliable family and no acquaintances can help. I’m scared. I’ve got to continue being the rock. They’ve got to know that Mom’s cape is just at the cleaners. She’ll get it back soon. I don’t know what to even ask for but all I know is that anything would greatly help and be truly appreciated. It is hard for me to ask for help and to accept it. Not that I’m too good for it but I feel if I’m able to, I don’t need to ask. Now? I’m drowning. I need help desperately. We are good, genuine, kind, honest, trustworthy, hard working and loyal people just trying to get by. We’ve never relied on assistance and certainly have not abused what we have been so graciously handed. I ask that you find it in your hearts to help a young family from Nebraska out. It would mean the world. I would pay it back. I’d volunteer. I’d pay it forward. I’d donate to a charity. Please. Help us so that I can continue raising my wonderful humans and maintain grasp on the road back to self sufficiency. Thank you for your time.
I was just released from prison recently and I’m having to start from scratch. I am 27 years old with no family care or support and have lived a very rough life. I had a pretty bad childhood and grew up in the streets. I was selling drugs by the time I was 11 and addicted to drugs not long after that. I made bad decision after bad decision that led to arrest’s, jail time, then eventually a prison sentence. I have lost everyone who has ever cared about me due to my own actions. I made the choice to change my life and live the way a good person should. I am currently living at a homeless shelter and do any odd job that I can find just to eat. Its extremely hard for a convicted felon to start over and there are days and nights that I don’t eat at all. I am trying very hard to get a steady job but my criminal record gets in the way. I really don’t like begging for money but at this point I don’t have much of a choice. It is currently 5:33 a.m and I am about to have to leave the shelter for the day because their rules state that all people staying must leave by 6:30 every morning. I have to be back to wait in line and hope that I am early enough to have a place in the shelter every night. It is very hard for me to not turn to drugs and crime. It is a constant battle for me everyday and I’m doing my best to change. I am afraid that I will lose this battle if things don’t change soon. So I’m begging anyone that will listen or take the time to read this to please send anything at all to help me. I am in desperate need and will be forever grateful for your help. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I pray that God blesses each and every one of you.
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- Hello everyone. I really need some help financially. Our situation right now is overwhelming! We are about to be evicted. We haven’t had electricity in two months. We have been visiting a food pantry to eat. My husband is 51 and is unemployed .I do work full-time at Hardees. I am 45.We have five grown children and six grandbabies. To fill everyone in on how we came to this. First let me give you our back story. My husband has had three back surgeries.His first surgery was done at V.A hospital in Indianapolis. They had him on so many painkillers after and for years. He became addicted. After two years they cut him off of pain meds. He was already addicted. He started buying them off the streets. we met and started a life together. we both worked,payed bills,and took care of the kids. we both had a lot of debt so we filed a partial bankruptcy together to consolidate our bills. Two years into our payments. My husband lost his job. When we weren’t able to pay our bankruptcy was dismissed! I don’t know if I was blind or just didn’t realize my husband’s addiction but I was brought to reality by him overdosing. V.A was able to save him. Thank God. He ais in recovery and fighting his addiction. The electric company shut us off when I couldn’t pay a $440 .00 bill. When I called with the money. I was informed my husband had a back bill covered under our bankruptcy. Now they want $440.00 plus his back bill $700.00 and a $400.00 deposit. We haven’t had electricity in two months!! It is started to get cold and don’t have a clue how to pay. The bill collectors are now garnishing my wages. I can’t pay rent!! We have been visiting a food pantry to eat. I hate to ask for help but starting to worry about living through the winter. My husband is a good man. A proud man that served his country!!But he is human. He is in a program and is job hunting daily. Any advice and support would be appreciated. We need rent $425.00,electricity $1500.00,and not sure what it cost to file for a full bankruptcy. Plus food help. If anyone can find it in their heart to donate or help in anyway please do. I hope one day I can turn around and help someone who is in a similar situation. Thank you for reading.
Hello, little over a year ago my wife and I got married. Neither of us come from any money so it was difficult raising up the money for the big day, so stupidly I accepted a loan. Ever since then it’s become harder and harder to manage on just our wages as now we find ourselves struggling to make back the payments and cover the cost of rent, food, bills and running a car. We have no family to turn to, no way of making up more money other than more borrowing and it’s gotten to the point we are losing sleep and constantly worrying. It’s like so many stories and scenarios I saw on television growing up… Just never thought I’d see myself in this situation. I’m currently working 2 jobs and my wife is working one full time also, we had to move out of our last rented home due to a change in the landlords circumstances and it threw us further into this pit of debt.
I can’t sugar coat any of it, we’re currently owing thousands of pounds to several different people and we just need help. I’m only 25 and I don’t know how I’m going to get anywhere in life with this still hanging over us.
We have one dog, renting a cheap flat in a cheap location and we rarely have any food in for ourselves it’s become so desperate. All in all… I’d say we’re at least £15,000 in debt and I’ve got nowhere else to turn to but strangers. I doubt much will come from this but I have to try… at the very least for my wife and my dog.
Thank you for reading through this and if you have helped, you have my eternal gratitude and if it works, I swear when we’re back on our feet I will come on this site and donate to others in the same need as us.
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I hate asking for help, but I am in a situation where I do not know what to do.
I am a father of 3. I work a full time job and a part time job while also taking classes to become a teacher. My family and friends say I am a hard working man, a great father and a good husband. My current situation makes me feel different.
I have been married for almost ten years and just found out my wife has been having some affairs. The most recent guy she had a whole life with him set up. After what I thought was the truth that came out, we decided to take some time apart to work on things. About a month into the separation I found out she was pregnant. She claimed it was mine. I went with her to a doctors appointment and when I heard the timeline, I realized it didn’t match up and more than likely that she is not pregnant with my child. I told her even if the baby wasn’t mine I would commit myself to the baby and raise him/her as my own regardless. She continued to say that it was and says she still wants to work on things with me. Things seemed like they were going okay, of course there were ups and downs. Then she said she didn’t want to have the baby and that it wasn’t up to me and that I had no say. She went thru the process of an abortion, and I did everything I could for her even though I didn’t agree with it. After everything She has done And said to me I still continue to be there for her. I realize now I am fighting for something that is no longer there and hasn’t been there for a while.
I have spoken to an attorney and the state I live in, is a no fault state and everything is a 50/50 split. Custody of our children is a 50/50 split, which thank goodness is not an issue, but I will have to pay her hold support because I made a little bit more. I will be losing pretty much everything and starting completely over, even though none of this is my fault.
I am asking for donations please to help me pay for a divorce and to help me get a new place to live with my kids. I cannot afford the bills I will be left with by myself and be able to continue to go to school currently at the moment. I know I got this and can do It on my own I just need a little help to get started, please. When adding up the divorce, bills and getting a place it comes to 12-13 thousand and that’s not including my classes, but honestly anything will help me and I would be speechless and extremely thankful for any type of help.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and hopefully helping me out.
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I have been independent my entire life and this is the last possible thing I thought I would ever have to do but I have no where else to turn. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer about a year and a half ago. I elected to have surgery to remove it and prayed that it would not spread. At the time of diagnosis I had an amazing job as an ophthalmic technician working for a great company. My fiance and I had our own place and were doing well. As with anything though, life can change in an instant. The recovery process was difficult for me. My fiancé left me. I lost my home, my job, my car. I went from having a good life to crashing on couches and feeling alone. It’s hard not having a stable home. Or vehicle. Or any money to get to and from work. I haven’t been able to afford my meds in over 3 months. My parents who I attempted to reach out to as a last resort have completely shut me out saying that they didn’t not work all their lives to retire and take care of someone else. I just need help to get back on track. Like securing an apartment, getting a vehicle and working full time to get my health insurance back. I never thought I would be in this situation at the age of 34. Any help would be appreciated.
I am currently a student in my second year at university with no money.
I got an overdraft last year to help with living costs and ended up maxing it out over the 12 month period; as the title states, I have £1.87 of that overdraft left to spend. I’m not careless with my money, I have about £3 in cash left, but for transport to and from university (only when needed, otherwise I walk). I am currently awaiting approval for my student finance just to cover living costs which was supposed to be sorted at the beginning of September, but for some reason there is a major delay (they are going over some technicalities with the university). I have limited my spending every week awaiting the payment but it keeps being delayed and now I’m asking for help because I can’t keep waiting anymore; I’m always hungry.
My parents are unable to help because they have debts of their own and they believe I’m doing fine. I didn’t lie to them, but I don’t want to burden them with my problem because they have more serious ones, but honestly, I’m struggling. My food is running out; I have about 4 days worth of food left and I don’t know what I’m going to do when it finishes. I’ve eaten at my friends houses and even borrowed money from my younger sibling to sustain me while this is being sorted.
I am not being lazy and wishing for an easy escape; I am currently in the process of applying for jobs; one I’ve applied for is in collaboration with the university and we only get paid in December, January and April. I’m applying for other retail ones but I know I won’t get paid for another month or two from the date I start (knowledge from prior experience).
Any contribution would help and be greatly appreciated. I wish I could disclose my identity but I’m honestly ashamed of my situation.
Thank you in advance.
Well my current situation is unfortunate but maybe not as terrible as other poor folks going through hard times. I am about to get behind on some bills hence my title of the letter. My main bill that is due soon is my car payment I been paying it fine for months now but this month I ran into some difficulties getting enough funds. My payment is usually around 340 a month and I have a job but haven’t gone a few days and my last check won’t cover full amount. Reason why I haven’t went was because actually my poor grandfather was in the hospital for a few weeks actually battling colon cancer. Ultimately and very unfortunate my grandfather lost his battle Oct 21, 2018 early morning I am very thankful and at peace that I was able to grieve and share my goodbyes before he passed. I loved him very much so I would gladly take off work again to see him so in the end it left me a little low on cash I don’t wanna ask for much because I did this to myself. However I would appreciate any donations to help me this month especially since I’m probably gonna get overdrawn on my bank besides car payment I have my phone bill but that I don’t care about as much as my car payment. (Phone bill is 30) My parents have so much on their plate with funeral plans and going to support my grandma plus their own bills I can’t borrow from them. So at the end of the day I have maybe a 100 bucks but that unfortunately won’t cover even half of my car I have never done anything like this because I usually find a way or have some saved but I have nothing left in my checking besides the last hundred. I also have to spend some of that money because I am actually gonna be a pall bearer for my grandpa and need some black jeans and white long sleeve shirt. Also I don’t have a photo of my grandpa yet plus if I did I don’t know if I should post it out of respect for him and my family. I wish everyone a happy life at the end of the day and to love everyone in your life to support one another is a beautiful thing. If you are able to give I am very grateful and appreciate any support or if not then find a cause to give to. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day. Paypal below if you’d like to support.
I know you do not know me but I appreciate you taking the time to read my current hardships. I am a single mother and It has been a rough few mths. I had to withdraw from a school last minute, stop building my business, and was ripped off by a realtor(for rental properties) and I had items damaged in storage that also ended up affecting the funds I had to provide.
It has been a very rough few months. I have spent so much time giving in my life that now when I have finally needed the help all those that were close to me were not who they seemed to be. Luckily I have had a couple friends that have tried to be helpful anyway possible.
Unfortunately, no home is the current situation. I would like to work again but it is impossible with no home. I can give back to those who have read this and may help. I have always worked hard for everything but it seems that I have hit a very high mountain that I keep trying to climb over but I now know that I cannot without help.
I have no real family and need your help. I have not posted any pics because I have no idea what pic I would post. I am very honest amd positive but now I am tired and in need of help to get a home to rent so I can work again immediately and get everything back on track. I had many goals and I am very ambitious but I had put all that on hold im the last few months im order to sort this all out.
Single mother in desperate need of help
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Hi my name is Christopher Johnson and on august 28 2018 i fell off a ladder 16ft which i end up breaking both my ankles and heals. It has been very painful. I have had 3 surgeries already and still require more. I have been in and out of the hospital for the last few months. I end up getting a pressure wound on the back of my ankle after my first surgery which end up leaving a huge hole on the back of it. It is healing now slowly because i have a wound vacuum on it. Which i have to go see a doctor to get it examined Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I have filed for disability but have been dined the first time but i have appealed it and are waiting to hear something back. My finance and i are having a baby in march and right now we have no way of making any money. She has to stay home and help me because i cant get around on my own. They day i wont be able to walk for another 6 months and no telling when i will be able to work. We really need all the help we can get because it is become really hard to live and eventually we will have no where to live. We are trying to make it thw best way we can. All we have is each other. I dont want my baby boy Legend Lee Johnson to enter this world and have to live in this struggle like we do. So please help and anything is better then nothing.
I’m 22 years old Active Duty Military, Successfully completed 2 deployments in 2.5 years, Did nothing but save & look forward to all the opportunities that were available for me. My life took a turn for the worse in early 2018 when I was offered a new credit card with a $20,000 limit. I was never Financially savvy, however I was wise enough to not spend money I didn’t have, or so I thought. After my second deployment I ended up losing money in every way imaginable. It started out with a flight back home, I haven’t been home in such a long time, decided to treat my self, I’ve always wanted to fly first class; booked a $1000 flight to NY, ate well & purchased a designer purse for my mother & sister. Paying back the debt wasn’t hard, so I got accustomed to using it & started using it more often, Which started this vicious cycle of debt I find myself in. $5000 in debt turned into $12000, $12000 turned into $15000 & before I knew it. its been 4 months & I’m at an astonishing $20000 debt. $20000 & nothing to show for it. I started Panicking, I was completely blind to how bad it has gotten. I was so dependent on this card I didn’t realize that I’ve been paying bills with it as-well. My cards are maxed out I can’t eat make rent, I feel completely helpless. now Here I am with $35000 of debt now between my 2 credit cards. Decided to get a consolidation loan. Made so much sense to me consolidate the debt 1 payment. Some how this just made things worse they only approved me fora $20000 loan, I spit it between the 2 cards as best I could but I just managed to dig my self in a deeper hole $55000 of Debt! Its so bad I moved out my apartment and started staying with a friend. How did manage to get this out of control. The worse part is I only have 6 paychecks until my contract is up. 3 Months and then ill have no income. I have no idea what im going to do. I don’t even think bankruptcy is an option for me. can someone please help me. I don’t want to get out of the military and be broke and end up being a statistic I already spent all of my savings and withdrew my retirement to help. but unfortunately it did not. I learn from my mistakes I was young and dumb. I’m ready for a fresh start and get back on my feet so I can move forward with my life.
My name is Michelle and I am a 3rd grade language arts teacher who works at a title one school. 90% or more of the students at my school are low income and qualify for free or reduced lunch. Whenever my students are in need I am always able to find resources within the community to get them some help. I went to Donor’s choose when my students needed technology resources for the classroom. I was granted help. I went to the Houston food bank when my students needed more school supplies. I was granted help. I’ve even reached into my own pocket when my students needed new uniforms or a lunch to take on a field trip. What’s sad is that when I am in financial need for myself, the resources are harder to come by.
I basically live paycheck to paycheck and I don’t really have any extra disposable income. I pay the minimum payments on all of my bills, and fortunately I’ve been able to scrape by. That is until about 6 weeks ago.
In late August there was a beehive discovered in the floor beneath my apartment. There were no downstairs tenants, I lived over a garage. The larvae from the bees were seeping through the cracks at the baseboard in the kitchen and the apartment complex was unable to get rid of them. We (my daughter, my young niece and myself) were told that we would have to move to a different unit, and we had to do it with just a few days notice. The apartment complex helped with some of the moving expenses, but we were still left with close to 400.00 worth of expenses we were responsible for. I sacrificed my car note to pay the moving expenses, and when the car note was due I sacrificed a few other bills to make sure it was paid and that we had transportation. Since that time I’ve been juggling late bills and late charges. I’m trying to pay the essentials such as rent, food, gas, electricity, insurance but the late charges and fees added to the bills are putting me further and further behind. My checking account is currently overdrawn $294.63 and I won’t get paid again until the 1st of the month. I’ve tried to find resources online that would help me in my time of need, but unfortunately my income is above the poverty guidelines and I don’t qualify for help. I’ve also tried taking on a second job as a checker, bagger, or customer service rep at Walmart, Target and the local grocery chain, but apparently I am over qualified ( I have a Master’s Degree) and was declined an employment offer. Quality loans are out of the question because my credit score has plummeted. I’ve sold personal items online and on Offerup to keep food on the table. I’ve had payday loan offers, but the interest rates are outrageous. (one was 198%). I’m doing all that I can to keep from drowning.
I really find it ironic that I am able to help others when they are in need, but I am unable to get help for myself.
I am asking for help from anyone that would be willing to do so. I believe that if I could raise $2,000.00, this would help me pay off the late fees and overage charges and bring my accounts back up to date. Once I am back on track, I should be able to keep up with my expenses with my current income.
Please help if you can.
In July of last year, after burying my little brother, I was the victim of a shooting and robbery. My 14 year old daughter witnessed the shooting. My mother and I both were shot. I underwent 2 surgeries to repair my hand and wrist, and am supposed to be scheduling a third. Physically I did better than expected. I only took 2 weeks off of work, because they begged me to come back and help. Working has always been important to me, do I agreed, despite feeling that I should have taken a little while off to regroup. I was fine for the first month, but then I began to have a difficult time concentrating and experiencing some other PTSD related issues. I left my job (a nurse) took some time off, and lived off of my 401k for a couple of months with my Fiance’s permission. 2 weeks ago, just after my 401k had run completely out, my Fiance kicked my daughter and I out of the house. I don’t know why, but suspect that drugs were involved. It was the middle of the night and I only had $15.00 to my name. No job. Less than a quarter tank of gas. No where to go. We lived in my car for 5 days until I, by some miracle, received a refund check from my old attorney in the mail. The check was for $1900.00. This was enough for me to put down on a rental house. I start my new job in 2 weeks, but am about to lose my car, my storage and all of my belongings. I’m not going to be able to make rent. My phone is already turned off. I am desperate for help. Please help me get back on my feet. I think if I had $3000.00, I could make it until my first paycheck. We don’t have any furniture and have been through a lot. A lot more than any 14 year old should have to go through. Please help me get back on my feet so I can help her have a better more secure life.
It’s going to be difficult not to write my whole life story because it has all been hard. If it was only me needing help I wouldn’t even be here, I would just trudge through like I always have.
I was raised by a family of meth-heads, pedophiles, and general outlaw scumbags. We were always moving from place to place because my parents were constantly running from something (the law, each other, various other degenerates) so I never really had time to make friends, much less any romantic interests. Until I became an adult, I had never lived in a single place for more than 6 months. A lot of bad things happened, to many to list here. The life I lived in my childhood caused me to grow distrustful, but also I think it made me want to be a genuinely good person. It had an opposite effect on my siblings, who now live a life that mirrors the evils of our family’s past, but that’s a different story.
Life isn’t all bad though. I first met my wife when we were working at a fast food restaurant together 13 years ago. She was 18 and I was 20. For some reason I can never discern, she was immediately smitten with me. Through her efforts we became friends and eventually lovers. I proposed to her 5 years later and soon after we got married.
She worked as a c.n.a. to pay for everything while I attended college. The plan was for me to graduate then get a good job so she can go back to school and further her medical career. After six months she became ill and couldn’t work anymore. I had to quit school and got a job at a gas station to support us. She had a surgery that was supposed to fix many of her health problems, the surgery was a failure and she pretty much died on the operating table and they had to bring her back to life.
I worked overnights at the gas station 50+ hours per week for over 4 years. It kept us afloat for awhile, but the money wasn’t enough to put any towards our student loans or medical bills, just enough to keep our rent up and to keep from starving to death. Money isn’t everything though. I still had my wonderful wife and we made the best we could out of the situation.
I hated that job so very much. It was a run down gas station on the real scummy side of town. There were two homeless shelters nearby, each within half a mile of the store, and being that it was the only place around opened overnight, it was where all the degenerates wanted to hang out at. It was a very dangerous place to work, and after the last time my life was threatened there about 4 months ago, I quit.
I have been through 3 different jobs since I quit the gas station. At first I tried being picky and only applying for jobs that paid more than the meager sum that I was used to making but I’m having trouble staying employed. I got laid off from a seasonal berry picking job a week ago and now I am desperate. All of the few valuables that I had have been sold including my very own blood (plasma) and I will now do anything for work.
I have exactly $0.00 now. I don’t expect anyone to pay off all my debts or anything. I just want gas money to continue looking for a job, I would walk myself but we live in the woods 20 miles from town.
If anyone feels inclined to help us I would be very appreciative.
Ok so my Queen and I are having an incredibly hard time, She just got diagnosed with Lunch syndrome ()
We are 42 (her) and 35 (me) and so far were able to get most of the testing done she needs, still got plenty ahead of us though, because of this we are now behind on every bill we have, we owe this months rent, and 250 from last month still (and it’s already the 21st yikes). I am going to go talk to our landlord and pray he can see it in his heart to give us some more time on that. I am very thankful for her family, who has helped us out tremendously with extra funds for some of the medical stuff, kept her phone on along with a few extra dollars. My family is relatively small and lives mostly in Germany (I was born and raised there) and have also provided some, but are currently having a rough time as well. We also have a car payment coming up (only 2 more and it will be paid off yay) but we do need brakes, my knowledge on vehicles is slim, but I believe we are almost to the rotors if not there. We both share this vehicle to get around. She had just started a job but was not able to keep it due to the long drive, with everything going on it really added a lot of stress to her day. But She is looking for something a little closer, with several promising opportunities (I am so proud of her, she is one of the hardest working people I have ever met)
I am currently looking for a higher paying job as mine is bringing enough money in currently. I also help a friend mow a couple times a week plus i am a artist. But I do not have a lot of extra time to find the market and create my artwork.
I do woodburnings, lettering (names, quotes, signs, graffiti, tattoo artist) portraits… Just about anything.. if anyone is interested in helping out I am definitely willing to create something personalised, or just anything in general as a thank you .
We are also getting plenty of help from out local churches with food (thank you so much !!)
So then recently Her daughter finally got tested for the same thing (Lynch), and also tested positive (breaks our heart) her two children (3 and 4 yrs old) are to young to get the testing done. But we already pray everyday for a negative.
I will work 5 jobs, already gave up my cellphone and will continue my artwork and do every and anything I have to to make sure my beautiful queen gets the testing, and if necessary the treatment she needs, but am praying for a miracle so that we do not loose our residence or vehicle. Anything would help and I will do anything to repay you , by sending some art work or money once I can . . Or if close by I am willing to work it off.
Please I don’t know what else to do here, I feel like it’s my fault that I am not successful enough to take care of everything. And it truly breaks my heart to see the love of my life stressing out and being scared instead of enjoying her life like we all should every single day.
I will send some pics.. because of all of this we end up behind on other bills, (also had to take loans out already) but that’s just to show that we really are struggling to make it.. we really just worry about our place to stay and vehicle…
If we could somehow get anything at all to help, to ease the 550$ + 250$ to catch up on rent and another 300$ or so to get a headstart on the car payment & the maintenance needed to make sure we can keep our vehicle, I would be forever in your debt and endlessly grateful,.. thank you so much
Need financial assistance (cancer patient)
My name is Scott, I am looking to raise $5000 to help pay for medical bills, Utility Bills and food. I was diagnosed with cancer back In April and I am asking for the $5000 to help me and my family.
I lost my job due do my sickness and have applied for disability. I have used up my saving, and 401k. Chemotherapy and Radiation are the hardest things that I’ve ever gone through. Medical bills come every day in the mail and with no insurance now, things are just getting worse. Radiation is 5 days a week and chemotherapy are 2 times a month.
I have a feeding tube in me which the nutrition for it is over $600 a month. A feeding tube is a device that’s inserted into your stomach through your abdomen. It’s used to supply nutrition when you have trouble eating.
The feeding tube is placed in people when they are having trouble eating on their own, due to reasons such as the following:
• You have difficulty swallowing or keeping food down.
• You aren’t getting enough nutrition or fluids by mouth.
I also suffer from congestive heart failure. I had a heart attack in 2011. A heart attack occurs when a coronary artery becomes suddenly blocked, stopping the flow of blood to the heart muscle. A heart attack damages the heart muscle, resulting in a scarred area that does not function properly.
I have two stents and defibrillator, so with my heart only functioning at 10 percent and going through cancer treatment, I don’t need any more added stress on me.
This is the last resort for me. I am not comfortable asking for help, but I know that I can’t do this alone. I’m trying to keep a positive attitude through it all! I believe in GOD, I have faith that everything will work out.
Once I get back on my feet, I hope to pay it forward!! Anything that you can donate will be most appreciated.
. Thank you for your support, Me and my family are forever grateful for the support. ❤️ ❤️ Donations can be made online at
My Name is Joshua, 22 and I am here, asking for the generosity of others, which I am ashamed of but find myself doing out of need. Let me start with a thank you for taking time out of your day to read this an consider this cause
I find myself in the middle of a separation from my wife of a year and a half.
We started off happy, looking forward to out future and completely in love with each other, head over heel for each other. I moved to Ireland, where she grew up and lived, to be with her, dropping everything and giving everything I had from my home in the US to make a life with here.
It was great, or I thought.
Recently she came to me, with her family, and told me I should return home as she needed “Space”. I was given a day to get my affairs in order and then on 10/13/18 I was on a plane back to the states, all I was given of $400.00 to make a start. In hindsight I should have spoke up more, but I didn’t as I was confused and lost at the situation.
So that brings us here, asking for help. I have nothing really to my name, just some luggage and a bit of money to get me by. I have a struggle ahead of my, physically and mentally, to re-establish a life and find happiness again.
So if you can help in anyway, I am forever grateful.
What am I looking for?:
What will this money be put to?
-A car for work
-My Mental Health
-Putting my life back together
A Thank You
Again, I would like to thank you for helping, in anyway you have.
You’ve no clue how much this means to me, you are literally helping me build my life up from the rubble.
My Paypal is: paypal.me/JChaput96
the worst feeling in the world is feeling helpless and I feel just that.
When you lose your Mother, the oldest sister always take the role of nurturer and begins to care for you like a mom. And you pray every morning and night for having such a wonderful, loving and caring sister.But What do you do when you get the news that your oldest Sister, whom is like a mom has cancer??? You panic, cry and pray to God for a Miracle.
Khaitra is my oldest sibling of 5 and mom of 4 children under the age of 18. She is diagnosed with Stomach cancer. Her recent diagnosis shook us beyond belief! She is currently in India for treatment but unlike American in order to get any sort of treatment the payments have to be made upfront. I sent her all I had but they will not continue until they have all the payments. At this point I have no money, I don’t even know how I will be my car insurance or my child school tuition but I know that saving my sisters life is more important to me than anything else.
I can only hope to raise funds here to be able to get her the help she needs right now. We don’t have the access to Cancer care in Afghanistan like we do here in America. I am pleading for help to aid her as she begins a tenacious battle against cancer.
Any donations will help our chances of getting my sister the care that she so desperately needs. Please share tare his with your friends and coworkers. Your $5 donation could save her life.
If You have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask I will be more than happy to answer all of questions.
I met a boy through a karaoke app.
I lived in the United kingdom and he lived in texas. There was no way anything could have ever happened under normal circumstances. But something happened. We had no idea what. We had Long conversations. Mild playful flirting.
Eventually we both started crushing a bit. And then more.
After about 6 months of talking online he eventually asked me if I wanted to just make it an official relationship since we were both single. So we did.
We would talk on the phone for 7 or 8 hours at a time(which is hard as fuck when you have a 6 hour time difference) and texting 24/7 We were both falling hard as fuck for eachother. I actually said I love you first.
We couldn’t stand the distance. It was hard work on both sides. After a short time we decided to really go for it and make things happen for ourselves.
I said i wanted to come to Texas because he has more family than I do. So I quit my job and moved back to my parents while I was getting my stuff in order for something so big.
So we begin to plan a trip for me to visit America. My parents said they would only want me to come for a 5 week visit for the first time we meet and so we went with that out of wanting them to be as ok with this as possible.
We had 5 weeks together. Which went by so so fast.
He took me to a lights festival to see a load of floating lanterns like tangled(one of my favorite Disney movies) he wrote “Will you marry me?” on one of our lanterns and proposed that night. I said yes 😄
When it came close to the end of my visit we didnt want it to be. So we called my parents and told them we were extending the trip and they had to deal with it.
We changed my plane tickets home. Giving us 3 more weeks for an even 2 months of time together. Which again went by too quickly. So we just extended again.
We changed the tickets for another 4 weeks(3 months is the maximum time allowed for someone on the visa waiver program i came here on)
3 weeks into that last month we decide to go ahead and get married before I left. So we went and got hitched at the court house the very next day. We were so happy.
When the day came for me to head back to England we got my bags packed and took me up to the airport. Both crying and flippin out over it. We hated every second of that damn drive.
We got to the airport and we couldnt do it. I didnt wanna go and I he didn’t want me to. So we said fuck it and went back. Called my parents and explained that I’m not coming home. And that i was sorry. They were flipping out at first but came around rather quickly.
We immediately started the paperwork to get my permanent residency card until we can get my citizenship. Forms upon forms upon forms. Hours of time. Huge stacks of paperwork. It was worth it though.
My plane very first arrived here August 8th of last year. I’ve been here that whole time and were so happy. Our lease finally ended so we just moved out of the house we lived in with roomates into our own place. We’ve got 2 dogs. Both my parents and his own have absolutely no idea were married.
We are now 26 years of age and asking for money towards the visa paperwork and our wedding so we can tell our parents and prove to them that we can do this.
I haven’t been able to get a job due to not receiving my work authorization.
Please and thank you so much for reading, Elizabeth.
My name is Maddy, I’m 22 years old and I just got out of a very bad abusive relationship and was also addicted to opoids. I was living with my grandparents and dad and I was taking care of them, but the only way I was going to get clean, was to leave the situation which was very hard, so I decided to move away for a little while until I felt that I was strong enough to come home. I am now 3 months clean, and I just moved back to my grandparents house last week. I am very upset with my Father for not caring for his parents the way he should. While I moved away, my grandpa had fell and broken his hip and had to be taken to the emergency room. May I add in, that he just had a pacemaker put in a couple months before that. My grandmother has been stressed because of all the hospital bills. When I came back home, they had told me the only toilet wasnt working and that they needed a plumber. I was gone for almost 3 months, and I believe that’s how long this toilet has been broken. They have been letting the toilet pile up and using a portable toilet, as well as a bucket. My grandpa can’t get around too well so he needs working toilet. I have done Nothing but clean since I have moved back. There is only so much I can do for them. They also have roaches very bad. I’m needing money so I can get their toilet fixed and get a dumpster so I can start clearing the house out and get them new kitchenware. They eat fast food everyday since the stove does not work and it’s very unsanitary in there. I hate to see my grandparents living like this. They refuse to go to a home, and I do not blame them. I do not mind taking care of them, I just need some financial help so I can get this place looking like a home again. My grandpa is supposed to have surgery again on Friday and I want this home to be a place where he can come and relax and heal from surgery. I don’t want their last year’s to be spent like this. I want to fix the bathroom, help pay some medical bills and get them a stove so I can start preparing them home cooked meals, like they deserve. My PayPal is https://www.paypal.me/madbro24 I appreciate you taking the time out to read my story, thank you all and have a blessed day!
I was a 34 year old mother of 4 beautiful girls. I worked part time, had a 4 bedroom home with a garden that the girls and I loved, I drove a good car, I enjoyed time with family and my friends, I travelled at least twice a year with my girls to visit family interstate, I had a great life!!
Until February 2018 when I discovered that my partner had another life. He had a serious drug problem that I was oblivious too and another girlfriend who he used the drugs with…once he had been caught out he became extremely violent and controlling, to the point that he would lock us all in a room for hours refusing to let us out.
One night he had completely lost his And I was fearing that if I didn’t do something he would kill me or one of my daughters.
So at 130am I found my two eldest children (11&8) hiding in their closet and told them to put as much of their clothes and special belongings into 1 backpack each as quietly and quickly as they could. I gathered some of the younger 2 children’s (2&9MTHS) necessities and clothes and hunted for the car keys.
Before I could find them he came home and caught me…..my 12yo grab my 8yo and woke my 2yo and ran outside, I grabbed the baby bag and tried to run to get her but he caught me. I could hear them all screaming while he beat me. Eventually he stopped, to smoke more ice. I crept over to my crying baby wrapped her up and walked out to my other children. We never ever returned to our beautiful home.
My, now ex, partner spent the next week calling every child protection agency you can think of and every family member I have telling them that I had gone mentally insane….
I have just finished proving that I am not insane nor did I go insane. I have been forced to give children away to family members because I have no home, no car, no job and very minimal income ($540every two weeks).
My beautiful girls desperately want to live me again and move past this horrible part of our lives.
I am asking for donations to help me pay for furniture and such things to out into a house.. ..we have nothing at all, aside what was in our backpacks. My family are not financial enough to help me and with the income I get and trying to still provide ad much as I can for my girls I just can not afford anything at all
Thank you for reading the short version of the worst year of my life.
My name is William. I recently became unemployed from my job due to the company laying off people at the end of August. I was a carpenter. We finished all of the contracts they had for repairing homes that were storm damaged from Harvey. I then went and found me a car sales job the next day! Well they were not honest and really lied about the compensation plan. I left because the 70 hours I spent there was not paying off (below minimum wage) and if I wanted another job I would have no time to find one. So left at the end of September and it took a week to find something. Well I have found a job!
The only problem is that I will not start work until Oct 22nd and getting paid November 2nd. I will be getting further behind on my bills and just need temporary assistance.
I was just getting caught up on all my bills and repairs after being displaced by hurricane Harvey. We all suffered quite a blow living in Friendswood, TX. I just do not want to get back to that financial place again.
I have called all my loan, bill, credit card, people and had many help me but some will just not help. I took out a personal loan after Harvey that was helpful. My job as a carpenter was paying everything. With the recent layoff and the dishonest car dealership, I need assistance.
My cell phone bill is now $150 dollars with the late fees. I do not want it cut off. My new job it will be a must. I am going to be in a management position;
I have a loan that is past due and it is about $150. They are really hounding me and will not quit calling.
Another loan that is $117 due on the 19th as well as others totaling about $400. These are the ones that have worked with me but its time to pay.
The overdrafts/NSF fees have left me in a bind as well. At $90 right now but another $70 is going to be added.
I am doing odd jobs. I am not lazy at all. Just nothing is predictable money.
If I can get $750 – $1000 to make ends meet until Nov 2nd then it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount will help. Gas, food, car and phone are my main priority right now.
Hello kind soul reading this,
My name is Valerie Lopez and I am a 24-yr old medical student in Texas. Please allow me to share a bit of my story with you.
My parents were in great financial ruin, so I was asked to lend them funds from my medical school loans. Without batting an eye, I gave them the money that they needed. They cannot repay me at the moment or anytime before the end of the year. I lent them $7000 which was part of my $12000 loan to fund my living expenses for the Fall 2018 school semester. I now find myself with an incredibly tight budget trying to make ends meet by January when I get my second loan reimbursement for Spring 2019. I have only had money enough to pay my apartment rent, electricity, and internet bills and am left with next to nothing to pay for groceries, gas, and miscellaneous items. I do not want this post to allude to grown adult female begging for money, but instead a young woman who is hoping to receive a love gift from somebody if they feel it in their heart to do so. I do have canned food such as corn and refried beans in my pantry as well as oatmeal and rice, but those options are really spreading me thin. My parents do not realize the situation I am in and think that I am financially stable and happily studying and nothing could be further from the truth. Although I am remaining optimistic, winter is coming and the heater in my car has decided it would be a wonderfully convenient time to malfunction on me. Living alone and independently is by no means an easy feat and I just pray somebody could be generous enough to ease the financial stress of the current situation I find myself at present.
I’ve always had it rough but through it all you couldn’t get me to admit that I’ve been struggling . From growing up with my family to being split apart due to hurricane Katrina. From having my dad with me to only getting to see him once every couple years . Things were crazy and I thought it sucked but I still didn’t lose an inch of love for my family. Through all obstacles I still love them unconditionally but it seems as if they were the opposite towards me. I go to end of the road and back for my people but I could never get full appreciation; it’s as if they’ve became comfortable with knowing I’ll always be there to help so they could treat me however and I’ll still do. I still do , but it comes a point where I start to realize nobody cares about my well being . Nonetheless I still manage to be the strong person I am. I couldn’t take it much longer so slowly but surely I started weeding out the few I felt were holding me from my maximum potential. I began noticing that I was changing my character because I wanted to feel more secure in knowing people were with me and not against . I started being more assertive and people were more use to me being calm and collected. My intentions were to eliminate all the bad energy so that I could continue growing and walking the path I chose, while still keeping the ones that meant the most to me close . Nobody really liked the fact that I was becoming an even better person, even through the rough times, it came as a shock to everyone. This game became even more harder for me but I over came it by sticking to what I knew and by no time I became co-owner of a very lucrative family owned company. By that time I had already made plans of what would happen with this company within the next 5 years. Things were getting great I was living well but I started to see emotions change within my family. It was hard for me to figure out the problem; I was home everyday , midday , and the day’s work would be taken care of . My schedule stayed organize and my payments to the owner were always precise and on time. It was no reason to have conflict but the company was doing even better than it had been before. My agreement with the boss was to pay $10000 for the company and it would be mine. I payed it plus interest, and when it got time for me to take the next step , I was stripped of it all and kicked to the curb with nothing to show for it but lost time. Family is one thing I cherish most , but when this happened I felt as if my family didn’t mean a thing. I could expect this from the next person but to receive this type of hurt from my family , was worse than anything imaginable. From then on I knew that I would have to live differently . I still can’t fully understand why it all happened the way it did but it was very harsh. They kicked my wife , daughther and I out after that. Then I had to make arrangements to make sure my daughter would still have a place to lay her head and something to eat. I have no job now for the first time since high school and so I’ve been trying to stay afloat while waiting for another job to respond. Im at a point where i cant even put gas in my car or wash clothes. It’s been pretty hectic but hopefully things take a turn for the better soon. If you can help me with anything please do , it would be greatly appreciated.