I don’t really know the best way to go about this because I’ve never done it before, nor did I ever think it would get to the point where I needed to ask. However, here we are! I don’t even know where to begin but I guess here goes,
Hello potential donors. My name is Jordan, I’m 24 years old and I am from Ohio. I’ve recently found myself pretty much at the bottom of a slippery downhill slope that started earlier last year. When Covid-19 made its wonderful debut! I was in the midst of the hiring process for a new employment opportunity before everything started closing down and the jobs were scarce if not completely unavailable.
Due to the situation I found myself in a spot where I had to make a very difficult decision. Either willingly move out of my apartment and make a payment plan to pay back due rent over the next year or, Take my first eviction at 23 years old with already when i was struggling enough as it was.
A little bit of back story about myself, I grew up in a very rough home situation. My father was/is a major abusive alcoholic and my mother was a battered housewife with a severe lying problem. My 3 younger siblings and i grew up in a very unwelcoming, unloving, and sometimes downright frightening household.
The 4 of us were always told that if we were going to be anything in this world and if we wanted anything we had to work for it and earn it. I have never been one to try and ask for handouts, especially from strangers. See, my dad would get so intoxicated and come home late at night and fall asleep on our kitchen counters, hit my mom, call her names. He would come after us on some days too, depending on what my mom told him while he was at work that day.
Some days, he would come home and it was right to the beating, yelling, fighting, etc. he would laugh in my brother’s faces when they would cry, and say things such as “oh suck it up fat boy!” I could go on all day about it but that’s not why im here.
I recently had no choice but move back into my childhood home, into the basement of my fathers house with my Fiancé. Her past is even more messed up than mine and im not at justice to even begin to tell strangers her business. Needless to say, we both have had a very hard time being in this house. My father is loud and says mean and hateful things to everyone here.
We’re trying our best to get out of the house but im drowning and i desperately need financial assistance. My fiancé has yet to even get her license because her family havent exactly been super helpful in the scenario either. We dont come from very wealthy families and always had times, many, many times where we have had to go without things in order to get by.
I Started off this year pretty well with a good job making great money! After my living situation changed in a big hurry and ive been back at dad’s My anxiety and depression issues have struck me back in the worst way. I would cry and get ill before work. I had to get help. I took a leave from work to get back on my meds and try to get better but i rushed myself. My first day back to work in a month, i sat in a customers crawl space and bawled my eyes out. I had to quit that job and work on myself.
I can now say with Confidence that i am doing much better than i was in the previous months and have also just got my foot in the door with a great company that im supposed to start work on Monday! But, the bills and surprise expenses have completely drained my savings of any and all funds.
My phone is disconnected, Medical bills for my treatments are piling up, My one and only vehicle has been overdue for maintenance for months now, and i cant even put gas in my tank and I’m worried about how I’m going to get to work and get myself out of this really tough spot.
My father has given me a 2 week notice. I’m about to be homeless and cant even afford my meds. My Fiancé is trying to deal with getting her own treatment for BPD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, as well as a host of other things. I owe money for my old apartment still. Im driving my car around with expired tags and no insurance for the first time in my adult life and im really struggling to keep everything in order but i cant do it by myself. With only 1 vehicle and limited funds, only one of us can work at a time and her illnesses are hitting her way worse than mine are since we’ve been in this house.
I cant fix my car to get it through e-check. I cant afford to move into a place on my own with one income and previous debts holding me back from getting approval from anyone without a co-signer because of my lack of credit history, the $450/month extra i have to Pay Courtland due to overdue rent from last year, my meds, doctor visits for both my Fiancé and myself, her meds, food and other supplies to care for our cat.
Ive been beaten down so many times before and failed but ive always come back for more and keep pushing every single day. But ive procrastinated on asking for help and now its getting close to time where i will literally have nothing left. especially if i cant take care of my vehicle situation. I have always been a good person and given money when ive had it to someone who needs it and ive avoided these websites because ive always thought there was someone else that could use it more than me and i didn’t want to take away from those people. I also truly belive in Karma and I and Im very hopeful, yet humble. I am looking to raise $2500-$3000 in order to just start things with a clean slate.
I want to work hard and run with this opportunity and make it somewhere. I have a very high drive to do so much and I have so many ideas. I want to start businesses, learn new trades and tricks to propel myself forward in life and pay it forward someday to somebody else like me who just need a little boost to get back on their feet. Anything and everything is seriously super appreciated and i cant thank anyone who donates enough! If you have any questions or even want to keep up with my progress to make sure you’re making a good investment in me im open to that too. I’ll do whatever it takes.