Hi, my name is Joan. Thanks for considering my family for assistance.
First, I am a single grandmother raising 2 grandchildren. Things were going along fine until 2015, when my employer of 15 years, closed my division. 26 of us lost our jobs. At 56 years old, I found myself unemployed for the first time in my life.
It took 14 months to find another full time job. During that time I worked as a dishwasher food server, paper carrier and babysitter to pay our bills.
It was just announced my new employer, Kerry foods, is closing. This time hundreds of people, most younger than 60 years old, will be competing for the same local jobs.
With so many losing their jobs, it isn’t likely our house will sell for what we owe. My kids would like to graduate from this school, as it is the only place they have ever attended.
I promise I am and will continue to look for work. But I am really scared. Will you please consider helping me pay my mortgage until I find work again. If it takes 14 months again I will need $10,000.