I am a single mother who has recently had some financial trying times. My hours have been cut due to oil prices falling and Covid. My husband passed away 2 years ago and we lost everything.
I am currently employed but have lost 30 hours a pay period and all overtime. I have had some emergency expenses impact my living standards and security in general and am asking for help to get back on my feet so I can be the best mother I can be and not qualify for assistance because I work and believe in being a substantial member of the economy, but I also do not make enough to have any emergency’s or extra expenses I am barely able to pay my rent and utilities. I feel if I could just get my immediate bills and emergency expenses under control I would be able to stay where I needed to be financially its always tight but it works.
I continue to be about 400 short on rent each month and am not able to catch up. Our truck recently broke down, and our little kitten was attacked by a dog and will need surgery. I am doing my best and intend on getting a second job but at this point I have to swallow my pride because If I dont get a little ahead or on time I will lose all shelter and security for my daughter.
I do not have any family or anyone ever available to ask for help or even cosign on a loan etc. Both of my parents are passed and I have no other siblings. My grandparents on both sides are also passed.
I am not able to pay 400.00 of my rent this month, and will be behind starting next month which will total to $1,200.00
I am asking for any assistance with:
Truck fixed:$950 (entire back break system and damages)
Kitten: $988 Needs surgery was bite by a dog with serious injuries needs surgery and antiboitcs
Anything you could do would really help!
If I use my next paycheck to fix my truck, I will maybe lose my shelter. As for our kitten I feel terrible that this is all happening at once and his estimated vet bill is $988 bare minimum with no complications. My daughter loves that little kitten and I am not financially able at this time to help him.
I am a hard worker, college graduate, I grew up with no parents or family in a very dysfunctional home but I am resilient and a survivor. I graduated high school, college and paid for it all myself working as a hotel manager during the day, bartender on weekends and college at night. Now that I am a mother getting a second job is not worth the cost of hiring for the babysitting hours. Also I do not get much time with her as is. I am a handworker and I feel if I could just get my truck fixed and be able to pay my rent, I could at least manage until I can find a way to make a second income to support us.