Not sure where to begin….but here goes. I’ve been a single mother for quite some time. My son and our pets are the joy of my life. When I sit here typing this, I wonder “how did it get to this point”. Are things really that bad that I have to resort to begging for help from people who don’t know me? This is about the most humbling experience of my life. I’ve always been so proud to be able to provide for my family without any help from anyone for so long.
The company I was working for, like many other’s stories, made cut backs on the last day we were all to be in the office for 2017. That was on a Friday, December 22, 2017. We were notified via “email” that due to budget issues today is the last day of employment. I just happen to have notifications for my email on my phone, otherwise I probably would not have seen the message until after Christmas. I immediately made phone calls and found out they had even demoted my manager to a “consultant”. He was a father of 4 and the only income coming in. All this, just a couple days before Christmas.
Since then, I have applied to hundreds of jobs and have not received any offers. The system is so difficult for job hunters these days. The system weeds out so many outstanding candidates.
I have now exhausted Unemployment benefits (as of July) and all of my savings. I do not have family to help, both of my parents have already passed. My mother was taken from us too early in life. She was in a car accident and killed instantly when a teenager passed on a ‘double yellow line’ and hit her head on. Sorry, memories coming back as I think about life leading up to my current situation.
We only have a few more days left here in our home before we have to be out of the house. We will be living out of my car for a while until I can find work. I still have no idea what will happen to us. I can’t get food benefits because I’m not working at least 20 hours a week at the moment. My family could really use your help right now. I really do not want my son living out of a car. He has enough issues just being a teenager in high school.
I am willing to work for funds as well. Please contact me if you need work done.