Hi everyone. I know no one wants to read a novel, so I’ll get to the point…
My family and I are in a financial bind. We recently relocated almost a month ago but things have not been going well. I was hired to a decent-paying job, but now I am in jeopardy of losing it because we don’t have anywhere to live. The apartment we were originally going for fell through, while others we looked at were either too expensive or not available.
Both of my debit cards had to be shut down due to fraudulent charges I had to dispute. Not only that, but we’ve been staying in a hotel this whole time. Hotels are insanely expensive, and the money I do have access to is running out. I haven’t yet been paid by my job, so we’re stuck in that grey area between barely getting by and being out on the street.
My employer already told me that they are limited in the help they can provide since my employment is so new. Fortunately, I found an apartment, along with an organization that will help me with the security deposit and first month’s rent. So all we need is a bit of money to help us with a week or 2 in a hotel to tie us over until the organization can get us into the place. This will allow me to keep my job since they will see this as just a temporary situation.
But, if we end up in a community shelter or on the street, I will be let go from my job since the role requires me to work from home part of the week. There are security and confidentiality issues if I try to work from a shelter. Plus, many shelters make you leave during the day. And obviously, I can’t work if we are on the street.
Losing my job will then mean we will no longer qualify for the apartment program since one of their requirements is that you have to be employed and able to afford the rent in order for them to help.
It’s me (35 y.o. female), my 55 y.o. mother, and my 15 y.o. younger brother. I have been taking care of us for the past 15 years. We don’t have any trustworthy family, or any friends in a position to help. We are honest and simple people who don’t need much. No drugs, no evictions, no criminal history.
It’s been difficult doing this by myself all these years, but by the grace of God, we have made it. I’m hopeful things will work out for us soon. The last thing I want is to see my family out on the street and feel like a failure because I wasn’t able to keep them safe.
So if you are reading this and feel led to help us out, I’d sincerely appreciate it. All I’m asking for is $500 – $1000. That should be enough for us to get by in a cheap hotel with a reasonable wi-fi connection.
Here is my paypal.me link: paypal.me/onyxwolff
Thanks again, and God bless.