I’m a young professional living and working in New York City. I’m from a small town in Pennsylvania, excelled in school, went to college in Pittsburgh, and have been living in NYC for 5 years now. I’m an extremely conscientious person – always pay my rent on time, always willing to help any friends who need it, and always putting family first before all else. My mother lost her job recently and in the interim period of trying to find new work, she has leaned on me a lot financially. I don’t begrudge her this; she raised me fairly single-handedly and, as I’m her only son, I owe her a lot. I was happy to help her the same way she’d helped me for years and years, but I’ve needed to help her with her rent, bills, and just costs of living. Unfortunately, this stretched me very thin, and I wound up two months behind on my own rent. My current situation makes it difficult to come up with this money, plus normal month’s rent, in a brisk amount of time. My landlord has been very understanding, but I want to get this settled. All I want is to get those months paid, so I’m up to date and don’t owe anybody any money. This is a one-time thing, and I’m asking for $1,000. I would greatly appreciate any generous souls who would be willing to help. It’s not my nature to be comfortable asking for help like this, but I know once I get this settled I will have greater peace of mind and can move forward positively. Thank you so much for your time.