Still haven’t figured it out very well but I’ve been told to try this. I’m PCSing to Texas In 3 days ( only an E-3) and Moving has been a financial nightmare. I’m the sole provider in my family, 2 kids 4 and 10 my husband and 2 pets Dog and Cat. I’m in charge of all the bills, food, and necessities. We have no car which is why husband doesn’t have a job (Didn’t used to be a problem because we’re from NY) But we moved to Ohio for my Tech School and He stayed home watching the 4yr old and i carpooled to work. Once we move to Texas His mother will also join us and he will be able to find work.
PCSing is Hard. I had to fork over so much just to catch up on bills before we leave (Cable $352 (was behind) Couches $252, Washer dryer $166, phone $144, Food $400 for the month of April through 2 weeks of may, and the vet bills ($266)). not to mention the plane fare for the pets ($325 for dog because she has to fly cargo) ($125 for cat) and the hotel fees ($150 for pets) ($700 for the difference in nights because military only pays for 10 days) (Yes i did get a DLA advance which i used to do majority of above Minus plane and hotel fees) its still not enough because I still have to pay to move out of my house ($458 rent,$300 carpet replacement, $250 cleaners, $100 carpet cleaners, $60 electric bill $20 curtain $15 mesh enclosure and then anything else they can charge me with) . I had 3 weeks prior to My PCS before i found out if i was staying in ohio or moving to texas and I got my orders pretty late in the game. Really I’ve done all i can. I asked leadership for an advance in pay but they say it looks bad because i had 9 months to save. They can say that because They dont have 5 lives resting on them on a single income and make way more than me. Its kinda hard to save on my own. I told my husband He needs to find work immediately in Texas as we can’t survive with just me. But that doesn’t solve the now. I still have to find us a home because i recieved my orders on such short notice i couldn’t find housing on base. Now i recieve BAH and Im going to finally have money in Texas because its higher than in Ohio which is GREAT! pretty happy about that But thats not right now. Right now is where I’m seriously struggling. I need to rent a house in san antonio. I found one for seriously affordable rent. Its humble but it’ll hold me off for a year while i get my license and such. its $975 per month but before i can get said home i need to pay $600 for the pets ($300 each) plus a down payment before june 1st so thats $1575 And i wanted to see if this community could spare Anything close to that. I can provide proof of anything I just need a helping hand. I’ve tried every loan company but Some won’t take military. Please let me know if you’re willing to help a stranger. I’m Trying my best but I’m not a person who wouldn’t pay. We can work out a schedule. I can show my worth. Thank You kindly for taking the time to read a moms plea. Im grateful. Words can’t express how at least you took the time to hear me out. I don’t know what else to say. If you need more information please let me know! Thank You. (Not berating my job or anything I love the military, They’ve done more for me than any job i ever had, Military Move is just pretty stressful for me right now). I am more than ready to pay back. this isn’t a give me free money plea. I’m willing to pay back. I just need a hand.