To whom it may concern,
Hello, first I would like to introduce myself, My name is Eric, I am the father of four great kids, and I have been married for about 16 years now,my wife is the mother of all of my children, and we have been married since we were 19. I went to work straight out of high school, actually left high school and got my G.E.D. while working, I had a son on the way,I worked at the same airport for years, we were a cargo airport and the work was hard, but after I worked there for five years I topped out in pay and was making good money, my wife worked there too and we were fairly prosperous, during this time my parents who were both trying to get on social security (my Dad had a heart attack and took early retirement for his health and my mother was disabled, her claim took a lot longer) and living with me and my wife, so most of our money went to taking care of a family of eight during these years including medical visits and medicine. A larger company came in and bought our company’s airport and gave us raises and we thought everything was going to be good, but three years later they closed the entire airport and moved their operations out of state. this airport was the largest employer for a dozen counties and since the closing of the airport the unemployment rate in this area has sky rocketed due to the job market being over saturated with people now. My wife took a job with the company out of state and commuted a couple of hundred miles every day, till she developed arthritis in her lower spine making it impossible for her to sit that long anymore, so she had to leave that job and take a much lower paying job at a gas station. The company eliminated my full time job, but offered me a severance package of one years pay spread out over a year, after which (it was a nice respite, I had worked long 3rd shift hours my kids whole lives and now I had some time to get to know them) after that was up I had unemployment for just a few months before I found a job with a friend of mine at a fiberglass factory where I got pretty sick, had to see the doc about once a week just to function, they refused to move me to another dept, so I ended up having to quit, the first time I have ever quit a job in my life. Since I have been searching for jobs left and right, but no one wants to hire me, there’s just an over saturation of applicants out here, and now if your unemployed for more than six months a lot of company’s wont even call you back on your applications and resumes. The state had a training program that would have helped me pay for college, so I could be retrained, but when I tried to use it they told me they were out of funds for this program for the year, and by time the next year rolled around I was no longer eligible, the only program they would even consider was nursing and the college campus where I would have to go was just to far as I have now become the full time care taker of my children, getting them up for school and off the bus, supper bath time and so forth.
These past two years are the first time in me and my wife’s life that we have had to use programs like snap (food stamps) or any of the other programs, and I wish we could go off of it! I’m glad programs like this are here for people, but I don’t want to use them anymore. About two years ago we had to flee our own house after an elderly family member made us the victims of a violent crime, so with four children in tow we were temporarily homeless,(I had been homeless as a child for several months, so the second time in my life I have been homeless), sleeping on the living room floor of my in-laws. Where we are living at now we can barely make the rent, were late almost every month, land lords a nice guy mostly, but I fear his patience will wear thin. This house he is trying to sell and we may be uprooted suddenly. We would appreciate some help with the bills and rent.
My wife is now suffering health problems again, they suspect she may have Graves disease and her health isn’t as great as it could be.She may have to take time off from her job for surgery to her thyroid, I am looking constantly for work, always applying at every local place I can walk to, we only have one car and no child care provider so I would either have to work third shift or very unusual hours to be able to get my youngest on the bus and off it every school day which I’m not against that, its just very hard to find a place with those exact hours,If anyone should read this and know of a company I could work for online send me that info as well please.I even started a you tube channel trying to earn some extra income to help pay the bills around here,I have been used to working my whole adult life, and this hurts to go so long with out employment, it makes you feel useless, I don’t want to feel that way anymore, and I don’t like the Idea of begging on-line but here I am, I don’t want us to go homeless again, or have the power or water turned off again, so I’m asking if you can help, will you? It would be appreciated, greatly. thanks for reading this.I am sorry I rattled on for so long, But I hope you will at least give my request consideration, anything would help. I hope you consider it, thanks
To whom it may concern,