Hello, my name is Michael Metzger. I have been a union bridge builder/labor for 20 years. I am a single father of two great children, 9 years old and 19 years old. The Pandemic hit me late, and I was fortunate to work in some of 2020. In April of 2020 I had to start homeschooling my daughter as school’s closed, I could not find work or child care during the summer and had to start homeschooling again in the fall. I had no choice but to continue homeschooling until the end of the school year in 2021. Unemployment gave me a lot of problems as I’m sure it did a lot of people and I was lucky enough to have savings at that time. I did everything I could to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table, And in doing so useed my whole life savings. I have no family except for my little sister and a few distant cousins. We unfortunately lost most of our family throughout the past 5 years. With all of this combined, and unable to receive any help while I try to get back into the workforce and continue my career. I’ve completely exhausted all of my savings and have nowhere to turn. I spent years building perfect credit, And I am unfortunately maxed out on my credit cards. I am extremely worried as I have had a solid career and structured home life. I have never done anything like this before, I don’t know exactly how to ask for help but I am praying that someone can find it in their heart to help me out. I’m almost 40 years old, and since I have been a teenager I have worked as hard as I could to build a strong career and life for me and my children. The pandemic, mixed with other things like homeschooling and healthcare caused me to be on the brink of losing it all now. I will always pay it forward and I’m really not sure how all this works as I have said I’ve never done anything like this before and this is very hard for me. If anyone could find it in their heart to help me out it would be life-changing for me. I was never in debt with credit cards or anything else luckily. I am now between 7,000 and $10,000 in debt and have nowhere to turn and no one to ask for any help. My son is in college and doing well, I am so worried for me and my daughter she is such a happy little girl and I just do not know what to do at this point. Thank you so much to anyone reading this, taking your time which I appreciate greatly! Any hope would be greatly appreciated and paid forward all the way. God bless and thank you for this opportunity and again even if you were just reading this and cannot help I appreciate you taking your time!