First of all, I don’t know how to explain what happened to me. I lost my job in December; I worked at a check cashing store. I was a shift supervisor. My duty was to verify checks were real and verified funds. I was terminated a few days after a check bounced back from the bank due to it being forged. Apparently I got scammed and the company had to take the money as a loss. I spent the whole month of December going to interviews back to back but nobody hired me. When the beginning of January came around I finally got hired by Whataburger. But it was the beginning of the month so rent was due, and I had nothing more than $100. I managed to get an extension of a week and when I got my first paycheck I only made around $60. I managed to stall the leasing office one more week but they finally told me I must move out by this upcoming Monday the 21st.
- I don’t really have furniture I just own my bed, clothes, shoes, toiletries, and kitchen ware. I’ve packed most of it in boxes and it’s all jammed up inside my car. I plan to strap my bed to the top of my car and I have no other choice than to live in my car.
- What I’m basically trying to say is that I never thought this could happen, I was earning a good salary in my previous job and not having that income anymore really impacted my life. I’ve been working every day but I’m making around $300. I’ve been looking for places to stay and the cheapest rent I’ve found was $550, and that’s not including the deposit fees and application fees.
- I really need help. I don’t know what I’m going to do living in my car. Your donations would help me have an extra income of money that I can save up to move into a new apartment while I work and look for a new, better paying job. I believe I can find a job that pays $12 an hour and can finally get back on my feet and have my life back to normal. It is greatly appreciated; the idea of having to sleep in my car parked somewhere, is very frightening. It’s something that I had never thought about. In the future I will make sure I save money here and there in order to have some type of backup because this situation is something I wouldn’t ever wish on anyone.