So here it is…we are in financial meltdown. My wife and I both work out of the home full time jobs. I work a second job that is full time hours from home as well. Over the past 12 years we have been heavily involved in the raising of two grandchildren. One is 12 and the other is 6. Everything we do from working multiple jobs to providing no-cost housing to their dad (our son) in a rental home that would otherwise provide us with income is to make sure they are safe and well cared for. Over the past 12 years we have taken care of the costs associated with all aspects of raising a child including medical, education, clothing, housing, food, recreation and so on. All the while we have continued to support the community projects that are important to us from youth sports to the food bank and homeless shelter. All of this has been done while keeping a blind eye on our needs.
We are no longer able to keep our eyes closed to the reality of our situation. We are broke. We owe thousands of dollars and the work we do almost covers our weekly expenses including our mortgage, car payment, replacement window loan, new furnace loan and so on. We are currently about $50,000 in debt with credit cards, medical expenses, business past dues, an auto loan as well as a hefty mortgage. If we can pay down the debt we can afford the mortgage and car note and to continue to be able to provide a safe place for our grandchildren to live.
We work hard, we work everyday, we until now have paid all of our bills and our obligations and we have helped others regularly. Now we need help. We propose that anyone who offers and assist to us we will try to pay back. It may be by paying $5 back a month to people to help it may be $1 a month it may be more depending on the number of people decide to assist.
We don’t want to lose our home, the place where are grandchildren have both been raised over the past 12 years. We don’t want to leave the community where our grandchildren go to school. We want them to have stability in life and we want to provide that to them. We need help. We have given all the monetary help we can and we have nothing monetary left to give and we are in desperate need ourselves. If 50 people could offer up $1000 each we could get back on track. We could pay those companies and businesses we owe money too and we could pay back the folks that help.
I don’t know whether this is proper or orthodox for this website but we need to start somewhere…our goal is to keep our family together…we have worked hard for over 30 years to do that an now, over the past 12 years the struggle has changed direction and we need help.
Thank you for your time and consideration,