I am a stay at home mother to my three boys, ages 10, 7 and 2 and my two step children, ages 9 and 8, in all we are a family of seven. We live in a tiny town with barely 300 people and a serious lack of employment opportunities. My husband typically works 12 to 14 hour days for 5 to 6 days a week but during the month of December his hours were drastically cut back to practically in half of what he usually works. His check when it came in, was nowhere even close enough to cover rent let alone barely cover a couple smaller bills we had for the month plus food. Now we have till the 15th of January to come up with rent and also money to cover a couple more bills, food and gas. We are just looking for assistance for this month as I am starting back to college this month and will have financial aid coming in next month and then taxes to help us get back ahead with rent and bills.
We really cannot afford to lose the house that we are in. The living situation we had before was seriously not the best and if we lose this house, which will happen if we are not able to come up with rent by the 15th, we will have to go back to that. We had to move to our current town at the end of 2017 and move in with my mother and stepdad. My step dad is an alcoholic and not someone that children should be raised around. My mother is bipolar and un-medicated. Neither of them wanted or was willing to work and expected up to pay all their bills plus our own and buy all the food for the entire household. There was constantly fights within the house between my mother and stepdad and it was to the point that all the children were scared to be in the house, and eventually scared that they would come over and do the same things after we moved, but it was the only place we had to go unless we wanted to have seven people living on the street. We literally jumped at the opportunity to move into the house when it came open because it was the best thing to do for the children and now we are on the verge of losing it. Please if you can donate it would mean the world to my family and me.