We never ask for anything really. We are usually the ones helping. We need to raise about $15,000 to correct our lives. It sounds dumb. Just $15k? Well let me fill you in on the story.
Hurricane Harvey hit our area. Several friends had no way to leave. Including my family. And we could not go to work with the businesses being damaged. Being skilled workers we did what we know how to do. We got together and began working on homes to help the people of our community. We completed 4 homes but had one remaining. Our bids where low. We where happy to help and it gave us enough extra cash to scrape by till we could go back to work. The one that remains is a dear friend and I am working myself to death trying to finish. The guys I had working with me “friends” kept making mistakes causing me to double back buy materials and do the work again. I have had to spend around $22k of our own saved money to buy materials and keep working. So for the last 6 months I have gone back to work full time at a refinery. I get off work drive to the home and work there till around 8:30 to 9 drive home exhausted eat ,shower ,sleep and get up at 4 am to do it all again . I’m exhausted. The time not spent with my family is taking it’s tole. My friendship with the owners hos not been going well as imagined. I pulled an sba loan for my personal home after the storm and exhausted what I did get from them in repairs of my home. With the guys leaving. Tools and materials from the site coming up missing and the money all spent I am basically working myself to death just to lose everything we have works so hard for over the years. We can’t get any loans because our credit is shot from all of this. We cannot mortgage because of the sba loan and we are out of options and I don’t think we will hold out much longer. The company name we made was a sole proprietor which is me and my friends do not want to have to sue the company and tank me just to get it done. With the $15k this is what would happen. I have spoken to another contractor who agreed to complete the work for this amount. There home would be done and there lives could return to normal and the strain on there marriage would subside. I could finally rest. For once in a year and a half. With this stress and energy and financial drained off of my shoulders I could mend the relationship with my wife. Spend time with my son and once again enjoy being on this Earth instead off feeling like a defeated drone with no end in site. I am begging. Please help us to get out of this dark place we have found our selves in. All we wanted to do was work to help. And in the end we have found heart ache and not thanks. We are broken. Please help.