My name is Kelly. I’m married and have three kids. For the past 2 ½ months, we’ve been struggling financially, but this past month has really hurt. We have a son in college and two other children in high school. Recently, our oldest said he needed money for some online books at college, but we can’t even buy them. We have never been in the position we are right now.
My husband’s hours were cut a couple months ago, but then almost a month ago he was laid off. He’s been looking (and started looking when his hours were cut) and applying to multiple jobs without callbacks or offers. Not only can we not pay for our son’s college books, but we’re not able to pay our rent, electric bill, and we’re overdrawn in our checking account by just under $1300. We don’t have anyone to ask or even help us and the fact that I’m not able to work right now (medical reasons) doesn’t even help.
I’m asking for your help as my very last resort. I’m hoping to raise $3200 to cover our overdrawn bank account, our $1200 rent, my son’s college books, and to buy some food. We’ve applied for food assistance, but everything takes time and they have yet to make a determination.
We are unable to take out a loan because we’re currently not working. If you can give anything, we would be incredibly grateful. We just want to put some food on the table, keep a roof over our heads, and get the books for our son. We have cashed in every can and bottle and counted every coin in our house just to have milk and cereal, but we truly have reached the end. We no longer know what to do and as embarrassing as it is for us to ask, we are asking.
To anyone that can help or has taken the time to read this, Thank You & God Bless!