Hi my name is Brittany and I am hurt and saddened that I have to search the internet on how to get help, and asking complete strangers but here I am. I’m 29 years old and I spend my life in and out of the hospital and I can’t hold a job because of it. I am disabled and the Gov. Gives me 500 dollars a month to live on but that’s not nearly enough to cover everything I need. I have tried asking family and friends but nobody wants to or can’t help. I am about to be homeless and lose my car I worked so hard to get, but I only asking for anybody to donate me some spare change to get my meds and medical supplies so I can live, because with all this that is going on, I just wanted to give up. But I want to get better, so I can pay it forward one day when I’m on my feet. I have exhausted everything I have to try to stay on top, maxed out everything I have and about to lose everything. I’ve tried to ask ssi but they said I literally need to lose everything for them to consider helping me a little. Whatever you need to see, you can ask me on my email, I’m just trying to get 200 dollars to buy meds, supplies and some food. I’m a fighter but at this point in my life I feel so defeated. So thank you in advance, may God bless you and your family.
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.
Hi, I’m Gabriel and I’m 21 years old, I study, I have two jobs and I live in Venezuela. Maybe you know about the situation in my country, but the truth is that every day it gets worse and living under a dictatorship where even the expression is a crime, it’s a terrible thing, to live in a place where even more and more work every time There is less food on the table and where my opportunities to help my family are increasingly reduced. Not to mention the nonexistent opportunities of emergence that Venezuelans are experiencing. My only chance to emerge as a young man within the confines of my country is to become a corrupt person, but I would never do anything like that because I have principles and I believe in God.
In my family we are 7 people and every day it is difficult to move forward. But, like many Venezuelans, I decided that the best way to help and help them is to leave the country to do what I can in another country where my efforts are well paid and to be able to help my parents, grandparents and brothers from the outside. But I found two problems to get out of Venezuela, and are that my passport will expire in just a month and a half, 11/14/2018 and here in Venezuela it is virtually impossible to get a new one and the other problem is in the money. Here in Venezuela every dollar is a large sum of money which is not easy to get, even having two jobs it is impossible for me to save because of the responsibility of contributing with food for my family.
It’s because of everything I mentioned earlier that I need help. Help to get the money I need to leave the country soon. I’m against the clock because of my passport. I just need the money to get out of here and have the opportunity to help the people I love, my family.
I calculated the price of the money I would need to get out, and with only $ 300 it would be enough to achieve it and each small contribution would help me reach my goal. I just need an opportunity to come up and have that money in a month. Thanks for everything
This is the story of Cheryl.
Over 20 years ago, she suffered repeated domestic violence abuse. Often, she would be to unrecognizable. A few years ago, she started showing delayed symptoms from the constant head trauma. She lost the ability to care for herself. She can’t speak for herself. She can no longer write. Her mind is like a young child.
Her son, who endured the abuse as a young child, has been trying to get her home for almost 2 years. She lives in a different state and became ward of that state. He is hoping to get her at the end of November, and she will need a wheelchair-accessible, handicap-friendly home. He has a small 2BR mobile home which has been suitable for his family; but it’s not wheelchair friendly. The space is just not big enough for 3 bedrooms and a handicap bathroom. He’s always lived humble and has never had anything extravagant. All he wants a home just big enough to accommodate his mom’s disabilities and to be in a safe neighborhood for his mom and his daughter. A suitable home is not expensive where he lives.
Cheryl’s income came from her father. When he passed, her inheritance was entrusted to her brother. He used her money for himself and left her with no money. She has no assets. She owned nothing. Her son, who lives a poverty level paycheck to paycheck life, will be her sole provider. Cheryl needs lots of medical care and a caretaker while he works. She is not old enough for Social Security yet, so all financial burdens will fall on her son.
He and his daughter have been praying every day to get her home; and they have been praying for financial blessings. I hope that this will help with their prayers. I gain nothing but satisfaction of seeing a family reunited.
Please show your support by making a donation for this abuse survivor. She will never be independent ever again because of what happened to her. This family needs help. He can’t go out and buy a home. It will hurt him financially to take 2 weeks off of work to drive across states to get his mother. He has no other source of income. So please help.
God bless you ten-fold for your donation. Thank you.
Hi there, my name is Kieran and I want to just say I made another request but forgot to put my paypal link at the bottom so I’ll just write this out again.
I’ve been working at a small family company that was growing well and I though it had a lot of potential. I worked there for roughly 8 months and all was going well until it started to not generate as many orders as it had.
I’m not sure what had happened but the company kept telling me there wasn’t much work and they’d let me know when they needed me to come in.
I wasn’t too phased by this as they’ve done this before but it would only be for a day.
3 days go by without any work and I’m not getting payed for this as I’m not actually working, so I call them and ask and they gave me the same answer.
Fast Forward 2 weeks and I get a phone call off them and I’m hoping it’s for me to go in but they tell me that they’re gonna have to let me go as they need to cut off some employees and I just happened to be one of them.
I had some savings that I used up to try and find a new job but I haven’t been able to get one yet, and now I almost have nothing and trying to find a way to pay my rent.
I’m afraid I’m going to end up being homeless and losing everything that I’m currently paying for i.e. phone, computer.
Even if it’s a small amount it would be of great help if you could help me out just a little bit until I can get myself back on my feet.
Many Thanks, Kieran.
Hi. My name is Rebecca & I live in New York. I am 30 years old. I am disabled currently & living on SSI. My income is $837.00 a month and my rent alone is $750.00. As you can tell, that is not enough to live on. I receive help from my mother for getting electric paid scarcely (currently $1,205.00 behind with shut off notice for 10/02/18. This will be bad because I require two breathing machines. I go without basic needs met every day. I have to scrounge for food & I have to ask for my med fees to be waved or paid by charity. I live with two abusive men as well. I have tried to get help moving out & called the local Women’s Shelter, but they said the fit was not good for me due to my health needs. Recently, I found a facility that can let me in due to my disability. I would live there & only pay $251.00 for rent. No utility or cable fees. That is free. Meals on wheels could be delivered to me. The thing is I need to pay off my debts (electric @ $1,205.00, and credit card fees that I had picked up to survive off of. Those will be likely anywhere from $500.00 to $1,000.00-ish. ) I will then have to pay probably about $500.00 to $750.00 to move in. That would be first month’s rent & security. I don’t know if they will ask for last months rent as well. I also have to pay for my Emotional Support Dog’s second rabies shot & yearly check up, plus any meds that he may need on 10/02/18. This SHOULD be less than $250.00. Once I live in this facility I will have opportunities I never had before. I will be living alone but under the care of the facility. This will grant me stability & order which I have never had. I have Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Agoraphobia, etc. I have had these illness’ since I was not even a decade old. Living in this facility I will be able to get out of my apartment, roam the halls, start up a social life with other members, etc. I will be pushed by staff to go outside & conquer fears. I will be able to pay off debts, get my GED, learn to drive, & hopefully get back to working. I don’t make enough for SSD to up my income because I had worked outside the USA & it doesn’t count for my hours worked, even though I am a US citizen from birth. My goal has been to work in Biosciences, Biotechnology, &/or Pathology. I have always had a brain for the way we tick & I am intellectually blessed in these areas. I love art & cooking as well & hope to hobby in that. I stream games from time to time for viewers but the income is not significant & that is more for fun. I plan to do good with my life & I actually had gotten an opportunity like this in the past, but they could only keep me for 6 months. They phase high functioning members out after then. I had made tons of progress but was not quite ready to leave & have been depressed since I have fallen back into my old troubles due to money & lack of care. I would like to take this opportunity, that will be indefinitely available to me until I am ready to branch out from the facility. I have to get in my papers in on for application on Monday 10/01/18. I hope to be moved in by 11/01/18. I have done the hard work before & I know I can & will in the future with your help. I am not one to let opportunity pass by. I will fight for it. Please help me to be able to take on this amazing opportunity! I will pay it forward someday. I promise!
Total Needed- $3,205.00 at MAX.
Rebecca W. – paypal.me/UhItsRio
so this is extremely hard for me asking for help. Ive spent most my life helping others not asking for help. However I at this point don’t know what else to do other then just give up and somedays i just dont even want to wake up any more. I have even questioned God and my faith in him knowing better but feeling so angry and in pain I did.
7 years ago I met the love of my life feeling much hope and renewed faith in so many things I thought I finally had a chance to love be loved and have a family. She had children most older but her youngest son 6 at the time for whatever reason thought the world of me, wanted to be just like me, heck getting ready for school all of a sudden wasn’t a problem cause he even wanted to dress like me. We were so happy until I became sick.
I was self employed and my new love gave up caregiving so that we could work together. Even had some of the kids help on jobs once and awhile but of course the youngest always whenever school or sports would allow. Before i knew I was sick it was harder and harder to finish jobs or even get jobs due to the fact I just couldnt work like I used to. Eventually I got further and further behind. Then one night the pain was just to much I ended up in the er where I found out I had cancer.
My new little mini me at first wanted to take my place going as far as to ask people if he could rent their garage because he wanted to have a shop he could work out of and make money. He one day fixed a little girls bike free of charge of course just let anyone else know who may need a bike fixed where to bring their buisness. I remember the smile on his mothers face as you glowingly laughed telling me the story and saying how cute he was with grease on his face. As amazing as all this has been it still has yet to pay bills.
I have put surgery off a couple times now knowing we just didn’t have the money to make ends meet and trying to just power through but it always ends the same. I end up sick and in more pain. I just cant do it any more I need to have this surgery if I have any hope at all. And I can’t do it on my own I need help.
On top of all that my now fiance and still the love of my life has with her need to over work and stress herself added to our house hold with a 22year old kid who is a best friend of one of her older kids but has uncontrollable type one diabetes and has lost a lot of feeling in his feet and hands.
We now have a 30 day notice to move with less then a week left to move, a diabetic kid with no insulin, and a cancer surgery date in a few weeks. Im so sick and on most days can hardly get out of bed. waiting on disability to be approved because i now finally have a lawyer to help but that wont come anytime soon im told. But when it does I will pay whatever help forward that I can for others who maybe struggling in these hard times.
I need help to move my family feed them and for insulin so that I can get through this surgery and enjoy the blessing of my family and make memories with my mini me. I have so much more to teach him and dont want him to be angry with me any more cause he feels ive given up by not getting better sooner. I want to see my fiance smile once again instead of hearing her crying at night thinking im asleep. I am not a weak man but feel like I am because I need help and asking for it is so not easy for me. I don’t know what to do anymore this is my last resort other then give up. Thanks for taking the time to read.
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am in need of financial help. My husband and I are both disabled navy veterans. We both served in the military for 10 years. We have four children ages 6, 12, 14, and 16. Two boys and two girls. We bought a home in Texas back in 2011 with our VA loan and since then our home has caused our family to become ill. A few months ago we learned that we have black mold and 3 other types of mold in our home. It is caused from various different cracks and leaks in our home that came from a leak in our foundation slab under our home. We have 2 sewage line breaks under out home and the back half of our house always smells like raw sewage. We also have several cracks running from the ground up that you can see right through to the inside of our home. Our roof also has cracks and leaks, when it rains we have water coming in from many different places. This also causes mold to grow in our drywall and walls. My children are all suffering from headaches, allergies, skin rashes, and loss of sleep. I suffer from chronic migraines from the smell and mold inhiation, and many different health issues. Our home has become unsafe for us to live in, yet it is all we have. We want to get if fixed and safe again for my children to live in but we feel hopeless in our situation. My husband and I are on a fixed income and we are unable to get any extra income due to our health conditions and disabilities. To fix our home and get rid of the mold it is costly and we cannot afford to fix any of it. Our home owners insurance does not cover any of the mold or broken slab, sewer line breaks, and cracks in our home due to restrictions. My pride and military back ground has taught me to not ask for handouts and to work for what I need. It is very hard for me to ask for help and I feel I have no other options. I have no one to ask for help, and my family is living in this home, continuing to get sicker. I am asking for help to whoever can help. I am truly grateful for any donations or even advice.
My paypal me link is paypal.me/jenniferdotson81
hi everyone, I’ve worked hard all my life but recently found myself unemployed and with mounting debts. I had never thought about going online to ask for help ever but was told about this site. My partner is also pregnant with our first child together and I don’t want to burden her with the problems we face but look to see how I can help her us back on an even footing. I’ve taken work back in a low paid environment as I believe you have to work to provide but this pay doesn’t come close to covering what we need to pay to clear our feet. I ask for anyone’s help in just small donations that I can use to give us that new start and hopefully reduce the stress for both of us before our bundle of love arrives. Thank you kindly in advance.
I have also have been fundraising by having car washes and bake sells I have earned $5,000 dollars on my own so far. still need to earn $55,000 more.
This is my little girl Katelyn’s Story
On August 25, 2013 at 9:36 am Katelyn was born. Approximately 4 hours later a doctor walks in and says to me, “Your daughter has a heart problem”.
She was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit leaving her me in tears.I felt the fear of not knowing what would happen to MY new baby girl.
The following morning I meet with an amazing cardiologist who tells me Katelyn has Tetralogy of Fallot and before age 1 she would require a full
heart repair surgery. Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth.
These defects, which affect the structure of the heart, cause oxygen-poor blood to flow out of the heart and to the rest of the body.
At the age of two months katelyn is ready for her first surgery. She had a full heart repair and came out of surgery with news of her heart function
being low. After 10 days in the hospital and no improvement the doctors tells me Katelyn needs a 2nd surgery to place a pacemaker. After 21 days in the
hospital she is discharged and required regular monthly then every 3 month appointments. Ten months after Katelyn 2nd heart surgery during a
follow-up appointment it was found that one of the leads from the pacemaker had broken. A 3rd surgery is required to replace the leads to the pacemaker.
Now 2 years later I find out that the patch placed over a leaking valve during her first surgery has continued to leak.
The effect has now caused the left side of her heart to enlarge severely diminishing her heart function.eight more months have passed and Katelyn’s
heart function has significantly dropped. Preparation of a 4th surgery is required for the placement of a biventricular pacemaker.
My hopes were for the biventricular pacemaker and the medication to successfully help the left side of her heart with contracting.
I did ask her cardiologist what our plan would be if the biventricular pacemaker and medication did not work.
They responded with the only one answer…….”heart transplant”.
Now 2 months after the biventricular pacemaker surgery it seems to have failed. Katelyn’s heart functions have gone from 20% to 5%.
Lab results are a concern and have required Katelyn to be emergency admitted into the childrens hospital in Tennessee.
Due to the poor blood circulation of this heart She has developed kidney damage, liver damage, and most recently has developed a blood clot on the
left side of her heart. After 10 days of evaluation by the Children Heart Transplant Team it was recommended that Katelyn undergo the
steps required to be on the heart transplant list.She is currently at Children’s Hospital in Tennessee and this is where she will stay until
a new heart is available.She requires 24 hour care and is undergoing 24 hour IV medication, Milrinone, used to treat those with heart failure.
My daughter is a trooper and has been my little fighter since she was born. It breaks my heart because she has no idea in her 5 years of life
what she has already been through.It’s going to be a long road ahead but this little girl has proven to us she was born to fight. paypal.me/DanaCR86
Hi my name is Amy and I am so gutted to even be in this position but I’m afraid it’s time that I asked for some help. Basically my little family are struggling and I don’t know where else to turn..
We set up home just me and my partner 3 years ago and fell pregnant shortly after. We were so excited as we had been trying for 5years and were told we couldn’t have babies. I had a rough pregnancy and ended with an emergency section. My little man was well but I unfortunately developed pnd and ptsd. During this time we suffered a miscarriage of an unexpected pregnancy. My little boy was only 3months when I had fallen pregnant again. This also had a big impact on my mental health.
I then went onto have another baby. A little girl who is exactly 18months younger than her brother. And thankfully I coped a lot better. I unfortunately had to make the decision to not return back to work as childcare is so expensive but in hindsight I feel this may have been a bad move. They informed me that I have to pay back some of my maternity pay. I have no income now and cannot do this. My partner works so hard and barely makes ends meet. I don’t want him to have to do much more.
My little girls first birthday is next month and I am heartbroken to not be able to throw her a party or anything. I feel like the worlds worst mummy at the moment. I’m over my overdraft and can’t even afford to pay my phone and internet bill.
Ive just started to run my own photography business and it had started to take off but considering all that is going on I can’t even afford to call my clients. With no internet I can’t take bookings. Again, no income.
I don’t want this to go into a downward spiral for us and we need to get back on track quickly. I don’t want our little family to be ruined just as it’s starting. I don’t want to feel down again. I think we would need about £1000 to get back to where we were and hopefully things will blossom. I can then focus on the children and my business. My partner can finally get a break.
Honestly though any amount will help. 50p in the right direction is all I ask. Thank you for taking your time and understanding. My family is my world and I don’t want to let them down.
Love us x
My name is Jessica.
I am a mother of three children and a wife. I have never done this before, so I don’t know where to begin but I do know that the tears are coming too easily tonight. This is a last resort and I am at my wit’s end. The photos below are the only photos that I was able to take this evening. The photos include my credit card statement as well as my electric bill. My husband’s credit card statement is just as ugly as mine. The electric company is currently threatening to be turn our electric off. They haven’t shown up yet, thankfully. But they continue to call. We make small payments as my husband receives paychecks weekly but it isn’t enough to sustain the amount that they want in order to keep the lights on.
Our rent is $995 each month on the first, and I have college debt I’m trying to pay off while still attending.
We were able to take care of everything, but when my husband’s father passed away we gained a huge amount of depression on top of the loss of a very important income.
To top off the theatrics of this scenario that is my waking nightmare. My molar fell out three weeks ago and the canals are still lodged in my upper jaw with a possible infection. My dentist will not get in contact with me ever since he learned of the insurance carrier that I have. (I have state aid) It doesn’t help that my truck broke down last week due to some kind of leak in the wheel. Winter is coming up quickly, without my truck I can’t drive my children to and from school safely. My husband is changing shifts at his job soon, which means he will be gone all day instead of all night. That means it’s all up to me to get this truck thing figured out.
I am now trying not to completely lose myself, it is 2 AM and the children are asleep, if I cry any harder they’re sure to wake up. I am begging you, anyone, please help us make it past Christmas. I’m asking for so much, it feels absurd, but without your help our family isn’t going to be able to make this work. I’ve been fearing the worst as I watch our account hit the negatives each week. Please, PLEASE HELP us. Thank you so much!
Bless your hearts <3
After all the bills I’m looking in the face of an evil $14,000 in debt before college debt :(
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Hello, my name is Michelle Mouat. I’ve come into some hard times and been having a very hard time staying afloat. I am trying to not give up and reaching out to anyone who will listen. The most pressing matter currently is my electric bill. I have set up a payment arrangement but coming up with that has been very difficult. I owe 253 on Friday or else my payment arrangement is canceled and if my electric gets turned off then I am in trouble with section 8. I have three beautiful kids who I feel like I keep letting down.
I feel like I started out my adult-life in the hole. Family life growing up wasn’t something I would wish for anyone. I am not as bad off as some people, but to me it is soul crushing. I’ve got mental health issues, that I’ve gotten through and feel, giving the opportunity, wouldn’t take me down anymore. I want to be able to help more people like myself. Although I am not sure what that is yet specifically, I hope if I can somehow get through this hell I can be of some service to my community.
I got fired last March from a job I was at for almost 2 years that I loved so much and it seems like I just am stuck in a rut trying to recover from that. I did end up finding another job and was driving 30 minutes each way but then I crashed my van so transportation had become an issue. I was getting rides but I couldn’t help but feel like a burden. Then I was riding a bike and got a job downtown but it ended up being a split shift so a half hour on my bike both ways turned into 4 trips on a bike. And I just didn’t have the energy to do that.
Now my days are mostly spent dealing with immediate problems. Finding a ride to the food bank, or scrapping enough money to pay for whatever bill is due, or getting money together for school supplies or whatever else my kids need.
I am trying to find my worth to get a keep a job. I think if I could somehow just lessen some of the crisis that would kick start a better feeling of good. I try very hard to stay positive and keep moving forward. It’s not a good excuse but normal life situations seem to weigh on me so much harder, every hit feels like a bomb going off and I’m still busy scrapping up the pieces from before. I just need a miracle to happen to relieve some of the stress so I can work on getting out of this situation completly.
I’m not sure what is available for people like me. But I’m just tired, and almost want to give up completly. But I know I cant. I have been counting the numbers and to get all of my bills caught up and to get into an A to B car with insurance I have been looking for a way to borrow 2,000 dollars. I can either pay back with my taxes or work off, Or both. That is my big idea. I am trying to keep the faith and realize that that’s probably not going to happen. I’ve been stubborn and held down with pride and I won’t get any help if I don’t ask.
Please let me know of any help you can offer, or point me into the right direction.
Thank you for spending the time to read.
I am a single mother and college student with zero financial support.
My son is 15 and is an amazing Aspy and had to undergo major surgery on both legs and we also learned that he has scoliosis. I was forced to quit my job because I had to be home with him since he could not walk. I have applied for everything imaginable in search of financial help. I was denied unemployment and social security. I sold everything I own to keep up with bills. I have done odd jobs on upwork and fivrr, even paid surveys, but these jobs have amounted to maybe $100 total after endless hours of getting there.
I was anticipating an income tax refund, and it was to be my saving grace. The IRS decided to audit me this year and I have no idea how long this will last, so I cannot count on that.
I decided to go back to college when I found out I would have to stay home. I attend Purdue University Global and just entered my 6th term (I am enrolled in fast-track courses), and I have been on the Dean’s List, President’s List, and Chancellor’s List for each term.
I finally found a part-time job that works with my limited availability, but I do not start until next week. Even then, it will be enough income to cover rent and electric only.
I no longer have a car, my credit has plummeted, and my landlord wants the rest of last month’s rent in his account by tomorrow morning.
I am so tired of being so incredibly worried for over a year now. Every day I face some financial crisis that I have to scramble to solve.
I am proud, so asking for help is difficult, but I have begged to anyone who I thought could help point me in a direction to someone who can help. I have written letters to local, state and federal government members in search of some assistance. I have not received a response from any of them.
My son needs to see a therapist desperately because he has become depressed between the surgery, my financial hardship, and an unsuccessful attempt of us trying to contact his father who lives in London and chose not to be involved in his life.
I have no one in terms of family, friends or significant other because I have been stressed out and miserable and so incredibly stretched thin for far longer than a person can take.
I don’t know what happens when you give up, but it is looking like the only option left for me and it makes me ill to think of how close I am to achieving my goals. If by the grace of God, I can make it, I will have my degree in about ten months and will definitely be able to find work, as I have years of experience to go with it.
I would give anything to not have to worry about money for just a minute. It is destroying me. I am depressed. I am exhausted. I am ready to wave the white flag.
If I could just get as little as some encouragement from people in my life, I might be able to muster just enough fight to actually make it, but I am beginning to feel invisible.
I am not perfect or more deserving than anyone else, I am just a person who tries to do what’s right and who has been taking hit after hit after hit of bad news. I just cannot seem to catch a break no matter what I do.
I do not have a penny to my name and that is a feeling I know too well, but as a mother, I have found ways to make it work. I am out of ways. I have nothing left to give, trade, or sell, and now, since my credit has been destroyed, my name has become worthless.
Please help us.
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
I’m not sure about this but were going to try it any way.
My wife of 5 years and mother of all 4 of our children has eloped and absolutely gave up on being a mother. She’s done this a few times before and I always took her back for the sake of family. However this time due to her history and the damage she is doing to our kids, I cannot in good conscience allow her to come back when she is ready. She once left and had no contact with her then 5 year old daughter for 6 months. I was always able to maintain because we only had one child at the time and childcare was a lot easier to obtain.
We now have my daughter (who is 7) my son Elze who is 2 and Evan and Ely who just had their first birthday this month (twins). With 4 kids, no partner or other family to help and a job that offers limited vacation and no leave for this type of emergency. The day she left us was the last day I was able to work. My mother definitely would love to. But she died in 2010 of ovarian cancer, 3 months before my first child was born. My dad has trouble walking and taking care of himself due to health issues. So watching a toddler and two soon to be toddlers is out of the question. However he is sometimes able to pick my daughter up from school which is appreciated. My mother in law is the last person you’d want around your kids. She only cares about her prescription drugs and has no will or ability to watch them while I’m at work. Also she abandon her 3 kids for 8 plus years when my wife was a child. Her father ended up dying in prison.
Point being, I have no one to ask to help look after them while I work. I’ve been keeping up everything with the little money I had saved and by selling what ever I can. My wife has taken our baby’s wic benefits card that we used to get milk, baby food, ect. Along with the the kids social security cards. So before I reapply them for benefits I have to get them new social security cards which is a hassle itself.
So I’m here trying to raise a little money to pay for them decent child care for a couple weeks until I able to get employment and maybe help with groceries until the payroll checks start coming in. I hate asking for help but when it comes to survival of my children, my pride takes the back burner. Thanks for looking and hopefully thanks for your help.
My name is Shannon, Im 20 yeaes of age and I’m sure this is not a surprise to you all but sadly me and my fiancè have both recently lost our jobs due to the business going bankrupt. We have both signed up for help and have been searching non stop for anything that can give us some income (even survey sites). We live in an apartment that is fairly well priced in terms of rent and we only 8have the basic bills to pay but we are very short at the end of every month. We are both clean and straight edge people so if your worried about us spending money on ridiculous drugs or some alcohol then you can rest easy. We only need a small amount to put in some advances so we can have a big weight off our shoulders. We also had to move away from family due to a toxic environment so they won’t even look in our direction anymore which leaves us in even more of a bad situation.
If you are wondering on all the figures we get just under £500 a month to help us with everything. We have a monthly cost of £325 just for rent and we have our water, electric, food, phone and internet bill which takes us over. We would have more like a tv licence but we had to get rid of our tv just to save on money. The cost of our water is usually around £30. Our electric (on meter) is usually another £35. Our mobile bill is £40 a month and our internet bill (contracted so sadly we can’t cancel when we want to) is £32 a month. Which only leaves £28 for a full month of food. We do have a food bank in our small town but they do not get enough donations to be able to feed everyone and there are people in a worse situation than us so we only receive a few tins and some fresh fruit every week.
We both understand that is very low to be begging people for money but we don’t want to be malnourished because a business couldn’t afford to stay open.
If anyone has it in their hearts to donate some money to us please get in contact with us as we would want to thank you personally and when we get back on our feet we will send a thank you gift.
My paypal is linked below so its stress free payment and may god bless all your hearts.
I’ve been married for almost ten years and we have three amazing kids. A month ago I found out my wife has been having an affair.
My first reaction was to get a divorce. When we sat down and discussed it, she literally begged me not to leave and that she would do anything to make us work and keep the family together. I still really love her and decided to push a divorce back because I wanted to see where it was going to go.
Three different times since the initial conversation I have caught her lying about staying in contact with him. So now I am preparing myself for a divorce, because I am just so mentally and physically exhausted by her and her lies.
The problem is I can’t afford a divorce and I can’t afford my half of the bills on my own. The state that I live in is a no fault state and split 50/50. I will be losing my house because we will have to sale it and I won’t be able to make a profit. She will most likely be going after my retirement because the state says she gets half, and she’s doing everything against me even though I’m willing to work with her. There’s a chance the court will make me pay her child support because I make more, even though custody goes on a parental sharing program. I am literally losing everything except 50% custody of my children. I have not done any wrong doing and this is still what happens.
My kids are my world. There mom and I always worked opposite schedules. I was the one who was with the kids every night doing homework, dinner, soccer practices, coaching, taking care of the house and just being there. It sounds cliche but I really am a hard working man/father/ and I was a good husband. I work a full-time job, a per diem and am currently enrolled back into college to become a teacher.
I would like to be able to continue the things I am doing do be able to provide for my children. I will never make their mom look bad to them but I have no idea what she is doing or what’s going on with her.
A goal for me is to raise $25,000. Honestly any amount will help me, but That amount will cover my bills and schooling, especially after what she takes from me.
She has broken me and It has been family and friends to tell me this isn’t my fault and that I am a good person. I’m not afraid of the divorce, I am afraid of not being able to provide and make ends meet for my children.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story
I have several chronic illnesses, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, and severe Osteoarthritis in my spine. I also have Chiari I Malformation, which has required 3 brain surgeries. I also have a prolonged prothrombin, which basically means my blood doesn’t clot as fast as it should. It takes longer which puts me at a higher risk for bleeding out in surgery or in case of an injury.
Every moment of every day, I am in pain. Sometimes it is worse than others. Some days I can’t get out of my bed. I can’t do anything I used to be able to. My body is deteriorating faster than it can be fixed. I’m only 21 years old. I’ll find out next week if my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is the vascular type, and if it is, my life expectancy drops to 35 years. That would leave me with 14 years left.
I have applied multiple times for disability benefits, but been denied every time, even with a lawyer and letters from my doctors stating that I am unable to work. They say that I don’t meet the eligibility requirements and that’s it.
Luckily, I am still on my mother’s health insurance because I am only 21. However, my fiance has to support both himself and me, along with our dog and cat. Where we live it is impossible to even be able to afford rent and he makes more than minimum wage. We are forced into a tiny room at his mother’s house. We can’t even afford groceries most of the time. We are behind on our car bill, and are in danger of having the car repossessed for the second time. We have credit card debt from using them to buy food and gas. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle.
I don’t know what to do anymore. I physically cannot work, and my fiance does all the work that he can. We are getting married next month. Honeymooning is out of the question. We could only dream of that. We just need help to get by. We don’t want to be rich, we just want to be okay. Anything would help us at this point. I hope you can find it in your heart to help us out. We would pay it forward in any way we could.
Thank you for your time.
Hello. My name is Kelly. I live with my boyfriend and our roommate and her pup. We have been moved out since about June because we got kicked out, and our roommate lost her long time boyfriend and their apartment. We did okay for the first little while until my car was totaled in a bad car accident, now I had to lose my full time job of three years and can no longer help my roommate get to her job. I’ve been applying and have a few interviews lined up this week but things are looking grim and between bills, doctor visits, and the car situation we are sinking quickly. We all struggle with mental illness and depression and at least in my case I have been hospitalized within the year (thanks to my lovely family for helping me get the help I needed) but the money issues are making our other issues even worse than they already were to begin with.
I’ve managed to keep the cupboards full of non perishables from the dollar store and the local market, and to keep tons of fresh produce since it’s the cheaper alternative to going out or to other kinds of meal prep. So luckily we have been fed but even then we can’t afford meat and things very often. Even buying toiletries has become a bit of a struggle.
We have been selling some old clothes and video games we had lying around to make ends meet enough to keep the place for now, but we really need help so that we can get mobile again so the roommate can stop using all her money to Lyft and Uber to work since it’s too far to walk.
We are all working our hardest to make ends meet but any and all help would be greatly appreciated so we could pay off some of our credit and get ourselves out of the hole of debt we have been quickly plummeting into.
Thank you so much for your time and for reading this. I am eternally grateful to anyone who can help support our three person household through this hard time. We’re really scared.
Hello… I cannot believe I am even writing on a site like this, but I have gotten to the point where I just don’t know where to turn. I am 32 years old, and a single mother. I have 2 little girls from a previous marriage that rely solely on me (aside from the $15/week in cs from their father). I really don’t know where to begin with my story, but I guess the beginning would be a good place.
After divorcing my abusive husband 5 years ago, we have been on our own. I had a decent job but the company downsized and I was no longer employed. I worked a few different jobs here and there after that and continued to maintain. Fast forward a few years later…. my mother was willing to buy a house for us (with a land contract agreement on our end), so my girls and I would have a house to call home. We got a really great deal… but once we moved in, the house began falling apart.
Last year I was working for a company that went under… but the owner didn’t want to tell anybody. Instead, he just kept making excuses and I stopped getting paid. It was summertime and I couldn’t afford summer camp for my daughters, so i had found a few other people that needed childcare and decided to stay home. Once school started last year, I was able to take on a few more children… i became registered with the county , and was making just enough to make ends meet. After a bit…. things happen and parents changed jobs or schedules changed, and i lost almost all of my income.
Fast forward to NOW… I have fallen behind on everything and am struggling to stay afloat. Currently I am so far behind on rent that if i can’t come up with $2500 asap my mother is going to put the house up for sale, and we will have nowhere to be. Yes… she really will. I owe over $700 on my gas bill and they are not willing to do any type of arrangements with me. That will be shut off Oct. 3rd. My utility bill is $370 because there was a water leak… and they utility company will not give me any payment arrangements either. That will be shut off on the 5th. I owe for my car payment this week which is $215. I have tried to get assistance from churches and the local dept of social services, and because when i was married my husband had gotten assistance that he was supposed to pay back and never did…. they aren’t able to help me. I have applied for food stamps and have yet to have an interview to determine my eligibility. Our refrigerator died over a month ago. I have been able to use a friends mini fridge in the meantime but cannot fit a lot in there, so we have lost a lot of $ in food. I have a friend who has a fridge i can have but can’t afford the u haul to go pick it up, and don’t know anybody with a truck.
I honestly I don’t know what i am going to feed my family for dinner. I don’t have gas money to get my daughters to/from school and the one school is too far for her to walk. My power steering pump is leaking in my car and i don’t have fluid to even get it from place to place until i can fix it.
I am a musician as well… and have always had a dream of opening my own studio, and working for myself…. so on top of this all, I am currently in school full time online for audio engineering , and I graduate in February. I have been trying to get a business going but just don’t have the money to for a start up. My credit is ruined because of an (almost) repossession on my car last month. I would love to find somebody willing to invest in my business. someone who sees the passion and the drive I have.
I honestly just need a restart. I need somebody who believes in me and my girls. No child should go without food, water, lights, or heat…. honestly I don’t know what we will do in that event. I have always put the girls before me, and am very creative with dinners and food when we don’t have much…. and made do with what i was able for my girls school supplies.
Honestly, I don’t know how I got here… but if you are reading this…. I am BEGGING you to help. I promise to not disappoint, and if you are able and willing to invest in my business plan we could work out some sort of compensation plan for you as well. I am a smart individual, and believe that I am destined for greatness. I would like to give my daughters the life that they deserve, however I can’t do that when I am depressed, sad, and emotional all the time.
Lately , I will be completely honest since I have already shared so much…. I have struggled with depression, sadness, loneliness, and just been so down in the dumps that I wondered if it would just be easier to give up. People say money isn’t everything… but to somebody like me, $5 would mean the world right now.
Thank you for reading this and I really hope somebody can help us. God Bless.
I’m in a very tough situation right now and I have no one to go to. I’m living by myself and life have knock me down to rock bottom. I’m very stress out and depressed .
I recently got out of a long term relationship and she took everything. She cheated on me and left me hanging. Now I’m dealing with a break up and I’m dealing with a job change. I was let go from my previous job because I asked for a few personal days off and they told me it would be okay only to find out two days later that I was not approved and got fired for unexcused abstentions. But I just started a new job today and I really just need some money to get by. I have $10 to my name. No car no food to eat not enough money to get on a bus and go to work. Not enough money to buy food to survive.
Family is no help because I try asking. Everyone is struggling with their own life too. I tried getting approve for loans too but was denied. I really don’t have anything left but to keep pushing forward and build myself back up. Any donation can help no matter how small. God is watching and I know he is leading to the right path.
My life right now is a disaster But I’m trying my absolute best to turn it around and grow to be better. Just need some Financial help to get me by the next few weeks. God bless!
My name is Renee I am 31 and I am a single mother with twin daughters that are currently 4 years old.
Here’s a little bit about my life/situation…..
My children’s father and I had a hard time with making babies.. the first time I got pregnant was in 2010 I lost my child at at 2 months.. I got pregnant in 2011 I was 4 months when I lost that baby… 2012 I lost my baby at 8 months! To be honest during those years he didn’t make me work. So I’ve been out the working field for a long time…
In 2013 I got pregnant in 2014 I gave birth two my beautiful angels! Unfortunately my children’s father went to jail over a Marijuana case in 2016… 30 days before his released date he died of a heart attack June of 2017. It’s been hard I wasn’t paying bills because my girls loved going to school so I would pay their daycare and put my bills on the back burner… I’ve been depressed cuz the love of my life is gone… and what hurts the most is when my girls say “daddy don’t call us anymore” they know he past away and we won’t be able to see him ever again… they sill be like “mommy I want a new daddy” it hurts and it hurts even more when I see their pain in their eyes… My mom was helping me out financially so that I can take care of the girls.. but she no longer working so now I have to hurry up and find a job… I’m behind on bills.. I owe people.. I’ve taken out loans in which I can’t pay pay… I’ve pawned every pieces of jewelry I’ve owed… anything will help!
Thank you for taking the time out to read my post.
My name is Todd. I am a 52 year old recently unemployed Male. I suffer from major depression and generalized anxiety.
I was diagnosed in 2013. I missed some work while I’ll and seeking therapy in both 2013 and 2014. I recovered a great deal in 2015 only to have my wife leave me in April of that year. My three sons live with her.
My mental disorder took hold again and I missed a great deal of work in 2016. I attempted suicide that year. At the end of 2016 into early 2017 I realized I could no longer afford child support and my bills had accumulated to the point that I was forced to file a consumer proposal to deal with my debts. That is still in negotiation.
I maintained hope that when I was ready to return to work I would be able to catch up somewhat and get some breathing room. Unfortunately, due to the amount of sick leave I used since 2013, my employer terminated my employment last month.
I have employment insurance but it does not cover my monthly debts. I’ve been looking for work but there isnt much out there for a 52 year old, fired guy with a mental disorder.
It breaks my heart to ask for money from strangers but I am desperate. It will soon lose my home because I cant Pay to keep a roof over my head.
I need money to help me get back on my feet. I can beat the depression but right now I’m taking the beating.
I could open a one man, residential demolition company if I had the means. There seems to be a market in this area. That’s a pipedream at the moment.
Please. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated. If I could reach $20,000 I would have the breathing room to break this trend and start to live again with passion.
Thank you so much
My daughter, Diana, and I left home in May. Our manufactured home was falling apart by day. At that time we were seeking to buy a property and build a home. Running out of time (the building season here in Wisconsin is short), we took an apartment in haste. A couple weeks ago we fled the apartment in fear of our safety. With cold weather due to set in any week, we decided to head west to warmer and drier climates.
About the time we got to Omaha I realized something was medically wrong. We turned around to head back to Wisconsin. Somewhere between Waterloo and Dubuque, the pain got so bad I stopped at an emergency room. The doctor there instructed me to return to Appleton to seek medical help and rest. He also said no more living in the car or long travel or I could lose my legs. So we continued our journey home.
Returning home took a very long time. The doctor had given me opiate pain pills. Every time I needed one required a 3 hour stop. I finally returned home with nowhere to go. I went to my parents for help. But things are so crazy there I cannot stay there. I feel like the stress level is going to cause me to implode.
Winter in Wisconsin is a bad time of year to move. With the cold weather coming in, the shelters are full and apartments available to rent have become scarce. I have been Scouring craigslist daily for a potential place to live. Many of these ads they never get back to me.
I also have been peeking around at homes for sale. We have found a cabin that is nearly exactly how I had envisioned our hand built home to be. We want this property so badly, but the owner informed us today he would be unable to do creative finance. We so badly want a home, and this cabin in particular.
We so dream of settling down in a quiet part of the country. Northern Wisconsin seems to be a good place for us. We feel a healing presence from the vast number of trees. It seems to be just the kind of healing we need. We need a little place where we can feel safe and settled in. We are tired of moving from apartment to apartment and are ready to settle in.
$45000 is the asking price but he said he would negotiate. We would also need a more appropriate vehicle to get to town to fetch the things we need. Thinking $5000 would purchase one in reasonable condition.
Help with this situation would be greatly appreciated.
Hi, my name is Autumn. I am 24 years old and I live in South Dakota, it’s a bit of a story I have, but this is how I am where I am. When I turned 18 and graduated HS, I went to college a few months later, got a job there lived for one year gathering some slight debt. After my first year, my grandma asked me to take care of her after she was to go have back surgery for scoliosis. I agreed and took care of her for a year while she recovered, something however went awry the first time in surgery and she went in for the second time and took another year to recover. I didn’t go back to college and instead came home to South Dakota. I was homeless for about a week until my boyfriend invited me to live with him. I stayed with him for 2 years and got a job delivering pizzas, however… A car crash caused by a second party lost me my job, car, and almost my life. I was taken to the hospital to make sure I had nothing wrong internally and was left another 5000 in debt from hospital bills. The other driver did not have a license or insurance, but had settled the case without me in court and I got nothing but debt. About a year goes by and I finally got another job working as a cashier for a local grocery store. I worked hard and proud for over a year, but things happen in personal life that can affect you anywhere. Back in April I lost my aunt Robin, a sweet woman with down syndrome who shared a birthday with me exactly 30 years apart. Have you ever been told by someone, that someone close to you has died and you don’t process it right away? I couldn’t believe it, I was in complete denial… But it just hit me one day. I’ll never see her again, and I couldn’t keep it together at work. Several customers complained about me and I was told by my manager to take the rest of the day off, the next day I was fired. It’s been two months since then and I have been working very hard to acquire a new job, but to no avail. Rent piled up on us and we were almost evicted last week. The rent is caught up, but bills have stacked for water, gas, internet, and debts and I can’t catch up to save my life. I’ve tried applying for loans but without employment it’s near impossible, unemployment checks are out too… I’m desperate, and I don’t know who to turn to. If it’s crazy, call me crazy, just please don’t call me lazy.
My name’s Mike and I got laid off in December 2017.
“No big deal,” I thought at the time as I had my unemployment benefits and savings to tide me over until I found another job.
10 months later, I’m still unemployed, my unemployment benefits and savings have run out, my credit cards are maxed out, I’m behind on my bills, and I’m stressing out.
I tried to find another job, but I am not well-liked in my rural community because of my previous job as a traffic cop and it’s negatively effecting my job prospects. The electronics store I applied at didn’t call me back even though I have 2 years of experience as a sales associate. The grocery stores I applied at didn’t call me back even though I have 3 years of experience as a department supervisor/manager and bookkeeper. The restaurants I applied at didn’t call me back even though I have 4 years of experience as a manager. Even the shady liquor store in the bad part of town that is chronically understaffed didn’t call me back. Last week, I dropped of resumes in person at every business with an active job posting to no avail.
I don’t know what else to do. I cut all the expenses I could, even moving back into my mom’s house to save money, and sold pretty much everything I owned, but I still fell behind. My creditors gave me until this week to come up with the $700 in missed payments I owe them or else they’re sending me to collections and I only have $20 in my bank account. I’m seriously considering taking that $20 and buying a rope to hang myself with. Can’t get a job, can’t pay my bills, can’t even afford gosh darn bankruptcy, so why not end it all?
So, please, I’m desperate, if you have any money to spare, I would greatly appreciate it. You would be saving my life. Literally.
Long story short , im a 25 year old college student whose in need of a bit of help if you will. I dont have much going on for me right now except school and I am struggling really bad sometimes I can’t even afford to feed myself , yes I have went to pantrys and everything but I am in a lot of debt from medical bills from the hospital to my current situation with my last job.
I am just so tired and so exhausted I dont know what to really do anymore and I am in need of some money big time it’s not like me to be the type of person to ask for help but I dont know where else to turn to and if you can spare some money to me I would be estactic and to prove I am not lying I have provided pictures of the amount of money i owe towards the hospital towards creditors. Its honestly ridciulous and on top of not being able to get a job because of my disablity. I have to try and pay things off as well.
Over all , I am devastated and would very much enjoy some help from you all please if you will… There’s more to it but these are just a few…
My mother is currently in hospice. Bills were accrued prior to her going into hospice care. We are trying to pay those bills off before she passes. The bills total $45,ooo. I am currently on leave from my job to care for her. (The last couple of years have been like a soap opera). Any help is appreciated and we will be grateful.
My name is Sharon, I am a 50 year old soon to be divorced woman who is disabled and on Social Security Disability. I have accumulated a lot of credit card debt due to my mom using my card and not paying me back as she promised she would.
I suffer from depression and this has made my depression worse. I am heartsick over how to pay this debt my mom has left me with.
I am on social security disability because I suffer from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobile Type. I have arthritis in all my joints including my spine. I have had a total of 3 hip replacements in the past 25 years. I also have had two wrist surgeries. I also struggle with depression.
My husband has chosen to file for divorce and demand that I leave the house and live somewhere else. I have no where else to go other than a homeless shelter.
I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college. She also has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome just like I do. She is a bright smart girl who deserves a college education but we cannot afford to pay her tuition any more because of this unexpected credit card debt.
I also have two rescue dogs. Rhoda is almost 11 years old and she is a terrier mix. Charlie is 5 years old and is a Dorkie (dachshund and yorkie mix). These pups are my children and I cannot imagine having to give them up but I will have to as their vet and food bills are beyond my reach.
I have never had issues with credit card debt until my mom did this to me. I am trying to get on a DMP (Debt Management Plan). But even with that I will have to pay $1,316 a month for 5 years until it is paid off.
I only receive $1.028 a month from social security disability. The debts are in my name so my husband is not liable for them.
I am ashamed and embarrassed that I was deceived by my own mother but I thought I was doing her a favor and that she was going to pay me back.
I am scared and I don’t know what is going to happen to me. I did not want to ask for money because I try very hard to be self sufficient but I have no choice other than to rely on the kindness of others. If those who read my story can help me in any way they can, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you very much.
Hi there – Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my post and for any help you may be able to send my way (every little bit helps!!).
I honestly have no idea how to ask for money (which contributes to where I currently find myself financially), so I will just begin with my current financial state and go from there… I have had a consistent negative bank account balance for over a year now. And I have managed to max out all of my credit cards (there’s 5 cc ‘s total and the highest balance is $4,012. I quite literally have no money. I was recently evicted from my apartment because I was unable to pay rent and still owe the landlord $22K. (There’s an entirely separate back story there). …Even still, I am now currently living with someone I used to call my boyfriend. He is awful towards me, because he believes he is my only option. …and right now he is the only option I have to keep a roof over my head.
I have a great job and take home roughly $4,600/mo, yet I have not bought new clothes or shoes in over 3 years and I do not travel, nor do I go out partying or go out for expensive dinners. I’m not even able to buy gifts for friends and family’s birthdays.
So where does all of my money go? I have basically been trying to play catch up for probably the last 5 years. And I have been stuck in a vicious cycle of “Payday Loan” hell. One after the other to pay off the last. Every paycheck goes first to covering my negative bank balance of usually anywhere from $1,000 to $1,600 made up of mostly NSF charges and then the rest goes to paying the minimum balance on my credit cards and to pay the payday loan I had to get to be able to buy groceries and cat food… and then this cycle continues, month after month. My bank account racks up NSF charges, putting me into the red again and alas, we start all over, every two weeks.
I just cannot get ahead. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention my student loans…
I have officially hit rock bottom, scrounging up loose change for cat food. I am a young single female (not married, no children) and should be enjoying my life! Instead I’m wondering where my next meal will come from.
Again, I have no idea how to ask for money, but maybe I came across this site for a reason…
If you are still reading and have any interest in helping but would like to hear more of my story, there is a lot I have left out… please do not hesitate to reach out.
Otherwise, I am providing my PayPalMe link below, should you feel so inclined.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.