It definitely gets harder before it gets easier. I have never been a person to ask for help or admit to needing help. I am a married mother of 3 energetic, loving, appreciative and humble children. My husband is a hard working, loyal, family oriented man. A man that would work his hands to the bone to provide for his family. I am currently a student working very hard to study and excel in my education in the hopes of being rewarded for my hard work and sacrifices by obtaining a education that will give me the skills I need to obtain full time, decent waged employment. My family has recently suffered financially when my husband was let go from his job due to shortage of work and we are not being able to make ends meet. When I say not being able to make ends meet, I mean we have been unable to pay for our children’s school lunches, gas for transportation for myself to get to and from my school, groceries…. It has taken a lot of courage to admit this. It is especially hard to admit this within our community as it is a small close netted hometown where judgement is usually negative. A place where everyone knows everyone and others’ hardships are gossiped about and you quickly become a celebrity but in a negative light. A place where parents speak freely about anything, anyone and everything and a lot of times in the presence of their children. I would like to save my children some dignity while hopefully showing them to also have faith in humanity. A little can go a long way… I know I am not the only person who has been or will be in my situation and a lot of people have the same hardships but I’m choosing to bury my pride and do everything I can to get through this hard time even if it means asking for help from strangers. $300 would provide my family with enough groceries and gas for the next 2 weeks and hopefully by that time things may turnaround for us. $300 probably seems low for a family of 5 but I am not asking for more than I need and I am confident that I can make every cent count. I am thankful in advance for anyone willing to help. I pledge also to pay it forward if I am ever in a position to help someone. Why did I say if I am ever in a position to help? I am a fighter and I will put one foot in front of the other until I am in a position where I can be the helper! Love to you all!