I had a regular life for 58 years. I went to school, got a job, got married, raised a family, the american dream. I decided at 58 years of age that I would try and start helping those that weren’t quite as fortunate as myself and thought assisting lower income families find the proper medical and/or financial resources to help them cover their everyday needs would be a good thing. It has been over two years now and I was right. It is a good thing. The reception I receive when I visit these families is worth more than I can explain. The look in their eyes…I can’t explain.
Anyway, during these times I (singular now, she wasn’t on the same page) have adjusted to a very meager lifestyle, sharing a very modest apartment with a (male) retiree who is on SSA and lives a similar lifestyle, and not really missing the “other” things that seem so necessary for some. I have used funds from my savings and a small amount from as part-time insurance agent. (which I was required to have a license in my state that allowed me to “advise” others about the programs they qualified for, government, grrr).
Up until recently this arrangement was working, albeit very close shaved at times, but livable. I was just informed that a number of previous clients with small policies (almost all less than 5k life) were transferred to another company and my commissions earned would be “charged-back” to future payments. No, not over a period of months as they were accumulated, but all at once! Ouch.
I was unable to offset this amount and have become past due on my rent to the tune of $1550.00 (two months) and am facing eviction if I do not remit payment within 3 days! I have exhausted all lines of credit and family assistance and am at wit’s end about what I can possibly do avoid this and not become homeless.
Since this would obviously affect more than just myself, I am asking for all the families I help…PLEASE, if there is anyone that could help me cover this onetime need it would be most wonderful. I know there is somebody with the passion I have to help others. Please, now is the time.
God bless, and thank you.