I am 41 years of age and dependent on social security disability for income. I was in 3 accidents or fall events that have caused my disability in my teens and early 20s. As I am getting older the problems I am having are getting worse and I fear that walking a distance of more then a football fields length is possible in the near future. I can not drive or work because of nerve issues affecting my hand, back and legs. The Government shut down has been happening my disability had stopped due to a paper work mistake. While I have already taken care of the paperwork issue payments will not resume until the beginning of March. In the mean time because I have had no income in February I am now facing eviction from a landlord that will not work with me and facing having other utilities cut off as well. I have tried local churches or organizations and government agencies that assist with such issues but all are telling me that funding is used for this month or they have not received funding for this month because of the shut down. It was suggested to myself I would need to go stay in a shelter and start over again once disability starts paying again. This is not a viable option as I have mental health issues and it would be a bad environment for my situation. In addition to the physical problems the mental issues include panic attacks, anxiety, depression I am asking for this assistance so I can have food in the refrigerator, keep utilities turned on, and a roof over my head. The total amount I would need to make it through to March and be caught up is $1500. For some this is a lot of money but I am a believer in the saying many hands make light work. I did not want to have to join a site to ask complete strangers for assistance as I am sure you have needs in your life to meet as well, however, I have reached the point where I am desperate and need help from anyone that cares to not see someone living on the street in the winter.
If you can assist me or spend the time to read this and refer it to someone else I want to thank you very much for doing so