My name is Evelyn Canada, I am 27 years old and live in Austin Texas. I am in a rough place in life and figuring out how to get my life back together. I am currently living in my Honda Accord with my 9-year-old daughter. She means everything to me. I try to shield her as much as I can from the downfall I’ve taken but we are her and in this together. I was laid off from my recent job as an account executive and could not keep up with my bills and lost everything, When I say everything I mean my house, and all my things inside of it. We were left with some clothes and phone I drive my daughter to school every morning and go look for jobs, go to temp agencies, pick her up and find somewhere to park and eat for the night. It has gotten extremely hard for me to maintain the only payment I can afford to keep right now is my car and I don’t know how long that will be after the last payment that I made I have nothing left. I am currently trying to raise money to get into an apartment and get some furniture and continue to pay my car note at the very least. I am asking for help even though it takes everything in me to do so. I am hoping to raise $4000 in order to get into my apartment get a bed for my daughter and her some more clothes and be ok until finding another job. I know I will be able to fix my situation if I just get a little help. My mother passed when I was 15 due to illness and my father when I was 25 due to lung cancer, so I don’t have anyone else to ask or go to. So, I’m asking the world to help hoping someone will find it in their heart to understand my situation. I know what I’m asking is a lot to ask of a stranger but I feel this is the only option I have left. I have been to homeless programs in my area, churches and even city hall to talk to the mayor and no one is able to assist with my situation. If anyone can find it in their heart to help me get back up from this fall it would be greatly appreciated.