Hi there, I’m Shannon and thank you in advance for your time.
I’m here to request some financial help from anyone who’s willing.
I haven’t had the easiest time so far in life, and it hasn’t been getting easier. I currently live with a family member, previously two, the second of whom (my great aunt) passed away a few months ago. Since her death, we have lost a great portion of the income (around $900) we needed to pay rent, bills, and everyday expenses. She only had a small insurance policy, most of which went to her funeral and us having to get a different (used) vehicle.
I am stuck in an awful low wage job and I cannot find any ways I would be able to go to school for a degree for the possibility of a slightly better job and a ton of debt, and still be able to help pay for things like rent and such. And my great aunt’s daughter, the person I currently live with, is 58 and working as much as she can to help but can only make so much because she’s technically on disability and receives food stamps, which we can’t do without.
Even with us working our financial situation just keeps getting worse, our rent is $940 monthly and my aunt only receives about $900 total from her disability, which isn’t enough for even our rent. We also have electric and a phone bill to pay, as well as other necessities that the foodstamps do not cover, like paper products or pet food. Even my income, around $270 or so per check, isn’t quite enough to cover everything else. Nor do we really have wiggle room for emergencies or unforeseen expenses, for example, the used vehicle I mentioned earlier now needs a new alternator and battery, and I’m not sure we’ll be able to afford to fix it.
I’m honestly not quite sure how much to even ask for, because really just about anything could help and I also don’t want to seem like I’m an idiot for asking too much.
Even just a few dollars would be amazingly helpful, so if you are willing to help me out please donate whatever you feel is fair to my PayPal. I’d greatly appreciate anything.