Hello, my name is Andrew, I’m 33-years-old, and I haven’t always made the best choices. Since meeting my wife ten years ago I’ve been striving to better myself and those around me. My wife and I had our first child eight weeks ago, and she has become our world.
I’ll cut to the chase. I have acquired some debt that I desperately need to get out from under. I have worked full-time as a cook for the past nine years. The work is hard and the pay isn’t great, however the benefits are actually pretty decent so I need to keep the job for my family’s insurance.
In the fall of 2019 I plan to attend a technical college and pursue an Associate of Technology in the field of Control Systems Technology. I will be going $25,000-$28,000 in debt in student loans, but it will be worth it in new job opportunities and a better salary.
Before taking that plunge into the great unknown, I’d like to get out of the debt I’m currently in, in an effort to start with a “clean slate”. I am trying to raise $6000, that will nearly cover my credit card debt and a small student loan that I took out when I was doing my undergrad classes at Community College. Once I hit $6000 I will close the fundraiser. I know this may seem insignificant to some but with my pay and the increase to insurance, along with potentially losing work hours when I start classes, an extra $6000 would take me years to raise.
On top of all this, I was recently in a car accident and my car was totaled. It was entirely the other drivers fault, and I am currently waiting on their insurance company to make me an offer. My car was pretty old and isn’t going to be worth much, but it ran fine and was essential for getting to work and back. I’m not looking for funding on the car, I’m just trying to further illustrate my current financial situation.
I know there are more worthy fundraisers you could get behind, but I would like you to consider mine. I’m just a regular hard-working person trying to better my life and I could use some help. Thank you to everyone, even if you just read this, thank you. Your generosity will not be forgotten or taken for granted, and I will pay this forward no matter how long it takes.