Got closed in a grain elevator in 07, dust coated almost 90% of my lungs, got copd as a result,, it is was hard enough on me before that cause I was born with md, but I was doing ok, but now I don’t have enough air, no more, been struggling, don’t like askin for help, but haven’t been able to find something I can do, not alot of people will hire a guy in a wheelchair,
ok so for 2 years I was in a abusive relationship well I finally worked up the nerve to leave after two back to back suicide attempts I had forced my self to live before how was I allowing someone to make me wish I was dead and by that I mean I used to be a iv drug addict I made myself get clean cold turkey and I did it alone and no help I was proud of my self but then than man I had feel in love with would use my past to hurt me when he would get drunk and take all his frustrations with the world and his life out on me he loved accusing me of being high when I wasn’t knowing I was going to defend myself against his words then that would give him a reason to physically assault me and I had no help to get away he had basically cut me off from the whole world I wasn’t allowed to leave my house but 1 hour a week when he would take me to the grocery I walked on eggshells Dailey hoping not to get beat up each night I was so depressed I tried to end my own life twice after the second time I packed a bag of clothes got a tent out of the closet and got my dog walked out the door hoping and praying that because I had finally left life had to get better right wrong I’ve been homeless since I can’t catch a break anywhere from the abuse I suffered not only in those two years but basically my whole life has caused social anxiety so severely that if I’m around more than three or four people at a time to have panic attacks severely so I can’t get a normal job i tried working in construction and the loud noises would cause anxiety and panic attacks I need to go to the doctors for mental health cause mine is at the worst it has ever been I’ve been diagnosed with serve depression PTSD serve anxiety social anxiety just to name a few in the past but now I can’t go to the doctor because I can’t take my dog every were with me she’s my world and really the only reason I get threw the days I put her wellbeing way ahead of my own but I need to worry about me now also but I have nowhere to take her noone to watch her while I go to a doctor because I can’t leave her alone in my tent while I’m gone I don’t trust that she would be there when I returned I need help getting started in life again some kind of housing so I can get the help we need I make sure she’s ok Dailey she will somehow have food and water even if I don’t and I’m fine with that but she look so sad sometimes it breaks my heart that she’s suffering because I was suffering and left our home sometime I wonder if I should have just stayed and just kept dealing with it at least we would have a home and I wouldn’t worry so much about how we were going to eat and she wouldn’t look at me so sad but I also know if I would’ve stayed I’d probably be dead or end up dead when I left I had noone no kind of help and I should had tried to find help before hand but I thought I’ll leave and life has to get better right just has to I didn’t realize how messed up I was from everything I’ve been threw and I’m at the point of giving up and just relapsing so I don’t have to deal any more and I know for both our sakes that’s not what I need to do so this is my last option is to ask for help and I don’t know if this is the right way or not and I hate asking people for anything and I wouldn’t if I didn’t truly need it I don’t know how much longer I can keep forcing my self to get up daily I desperately need some kind of housing so I can get the mental help I need so I can hopefully function as a human again because I’ve been made to believe I’m less than for about my whole life so if anyone can help or will help please it won’t be for a lost cause I promise thank you I’m advance for even just reading this paypal.me/bugsy201987
It’s so sad to feel the need to come to a site like this for help, however the time
has come that my wife and I are struggling so badly we have lost our health care and now between our utilities increasing, groceries, gas prices, home insurance increase of another $529.00 yearly along with giving up our dog to a good family that could afford the monthly vet bills and dog food, the good thing about our dog which is a lab the new owners agreed to let us have her back ounce we are back on our feet.
We have really cut back on everything we can think of at this point and really have nowhere to turn to, after we both had Covid-19 our whole world has change now we live on canned foods and pasta we don’t have the luxury of buying things like pork chops, chicken, and things like steak is totally not affordable.
We are down to one vehicle when we both had a car as the other one just won’t run so we sold it to a salvage yard, and I never thought we would see ourselves in this struggling position to have to come to a site like this to try to get help from stringers we don’t know, however “God Is Good” and we know he is always on our side through the good and bad times so if you are seeing this and maybe your life has changed as well I know God will always see people that is in a better position to help others who are going through a temporary setback in life!
So, if you’re a caring and kind person that cares about other people and have the means of helping others in a very difficult time of need, we are asking do on to others as they do for you, my wife and I are simply asking only .50 cent to a $1.00
to help give a leading hand out to us so we can manage to stay afloat and make a rebound in our lives In Jesus Name I Pray! Amen
You time and generosity are greatly appreciated more than you will ever know.
Please send your gift to paypal.me/RonaldBrownUS
God Bless, you and your family!
Hello, I am a 34 year old woman with PCOS , so I do not have any children and probably honestly never will. I’ve kind of given up that hope. I’ve always wanted kids but its doesn’t seem to be in the cards for me. When I was 14 years old my mother kicked me out of her home for standing up for her against her abusive boyfriend. I mean as soon as I started working at 14 I was no longer allowed to eat the food he bought because it was theirs. You would think why would a 14 year old stand up for her adult mother. Well, my mother is like a saint she is a kindergarten teacher and she never has said a cuss word in her life. She stayed with this man because honestly he had money and when it came to us or her money. Money always won. So she kicked me out for fighting him when I came in one night when he had her on the floor kicking her. She got up and brushed herself off and told me I disrespected them in her house and I needed to leave. Your probably wondering what does this have to do with me needing money. I’m getting there sorry. So, I left home that day and never went back. I tried a few times but was never welcome. I was not ready for that at that age. I made terrible decisions and I honestly felt like no one cared about me, so why should I. I ended up dating a guy starting when i was 15 who was 4 years older than me. He was into selling drugs and got busted and because I was there and wouldn’t tell on him in unfortunately our little racist town they gave me the same charges as him. This was right when I turned 18. I say racist town because the lawyer and DA literally told me little white girl dating a black man in this town see how good a judge treats you. I didn’t care I was in “love”. He was the only person who was always there for me and always cared for me. At that point it changed my life forever. I got felonies for distribution. They were going to give him 5 years but because I wouldn’t tell on him they gave me half of his time exactly. Same charges. How can to people sell the same drugs? I don’t know. I had a court appointed attorney and just did what he said. Not realizing at that age how much a felony would impact my life. After him and I got out, that’s when everything changed. The man I loved became the monster I swore I’d never be with like my mom. He physically and mentally abused me constantly. I stayed with him for 5 years after we got out and they were completely 5 years of hell. I mean it took about 6 months after we came home and we got a place before he started it. I have a scar on my face from him slamming my head into a counter. He verbally abused me everyday. Physically abused me at least 3 or 4 times a week. Spit on, Beer Dumped on me, Hand prints around my neck, black eyes, broken noses all of it. Why stay? How did I end up in a situation like my mother? I was scared to be alone. He was after all the only person who really loved me. Finally at the end of that long five years I got pregnant. Not intentionally. I would never be irresponsible enough to bring a child into that world. Since I was though I was hoping he may go back to the man that treated me good. No he was forever gone. He ended up physically abusing me when I was pregnant and I lost the child unfortunately. Only good thing that came from that was the strength to leave. I would never forgive him for that. He didnt just hurt me he hurt my child. Anyhow, sorry for the book just wanted to give you a honest true background. After I left him he got back on drugs and ended up in prison for ten years… Karama huh? Well, Ive been at the same job since then and haven’t been able to find anything better in this little town that will hire me still for that. I’ve tried I work forty hours a week. I am in a new relationship and we are at the five year mark. Well, guess what? Verbal abuse all the time just starting the last few months. We live in a two bedroom town home and hes moved his parents in and gets so sloppy drunk every night he cant remember what he even does much less says. He treats me this way because he knows if I don’t stay here I have and cant afford no where else to go. I’ve never in my life had any opportunity to have even 5,000 dollars to try to build off of on my own. So, here I am asking for help. I just want to be able to get a place on my own and have some savings and then I can add the money I work with. I am broke every week and struggling. He works but refuses to help me since his family moved in. I am miserable. I am to the point where I’m hitting a brick wall and wondering what my purpose is and praying and knowing I am a good person and god has something in store for me. All I’ve ever really wanted was t be happy and I love with all my heart and its gotten me hurt my whole life. Anything would help, if not thanks for listening and if so you really are an angel.
Hi I am reaching out in order to ask for help to improve the value of my home so that it may be left and better shape for my daughter. It needs guttering and roof at the moment. It is vinyl siding but a good cleaning would certainly help as well and the decks need restaining. All of this is normal maintenance and up keep which you’ve done properly helps from the deterioration of the home itself.
As of 2011 I was removed from the workforce due to a head-on collision while I was on my job. After 8 long years of battles I was finally given my disability but sadly that amounts to less than $1,200 a month. I do not know hardly anywhere that you can live on such a small amount but up until this point I have made it.
Again I’m asking just to help get these improvements made on my home so that when my time comes and due to emphysema and COPD it will certainly be shorter than hoped for. I have just finished my third battle with covet as well in each of those have taken their effect on my lungs. I would like to say and see that I could live another 25 years but I don’t know that none of us do. I would just like to leave our home indecent shape instead of run down and broken for my daughter when I am gone. She deserves something. I don’t care for the fact that I am dependent on disability I had rather be working myself. And many a time when I was working I definitely believed in the payment forward system and if I ever found myself again in that situation I would give before I would take. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
@opusopus my PayPal account name.
Thanks to anyone that can help.
I’m not sure how to start this off. So.. I’m Sam, a veteran and a person used to surviving on little. And I’ve come to a point in life where it’s no longer “Just me”. My gal (Who will be moving down here soon), my cat, and my parents are a part of my life now so I’ve been struggling care for this “Home” I took over.
This “Home” is a trailer, 1980’s model, doublewide. It belonged to my Step-father, and since he fell ill several years ago (Heart Attack with an onset of RA), he was unable to maintain it.
I’ll be blunt, it’s a mess. The floors are buckling, the electrical (While I got it up and running) needs an overhaul, and there’s holes where rodents can get in. It’s a roof over my head, but it feels like being a squatters in a warehouse. For the past year I’ve put a majority of my money into it, though it’s not enough. Plywood sheets that are 1/2 Inch are up to 50 USD now where I am.
After bills, I have enough for some groceries and gas, then very little for myself which either gets spent on something needed for the trailer, or for replacing hygenic supplies.
And so… I’m reaching out, asking others for help. I can’t do this project alone due to the financial undertaking it is for me, and I want to make this a real home to live in till I’m 6 feet under. Moving isn’t an option as that’ll just be more expensive.
Paypal Link: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8LIsjH35wZ
(A person note: If I get help, I will show receipts of materials bought and of the repair process itself assuming I can post updates here.
Please read the entirety of this. I am sure that you will find it interesting (I have Asperger’s so please be as understanding as possible, in case it is difficult to interpret).
“Agliophobia” – I live in fear of pain despite living with, often debilitating, chronic pain and disabilities.
This is a begging letter. I am begging for your help in any way shape or form, so please please please read on.
At the age of 30 I had x-rays which showed I have two worn hips and three worn spinal discs. As the years go on – things get worse, too which point I now suffer with the following: –
Both hips need replacing due to excess wear
Both tensor facsia latae’s are too tight
3 worn discs
Both knees need replacing due to cartilage tearing and separating from the femurs and tibia’s
Both kneecaps are worn and not tracking correctly
Both feet have collapsed and have several other problems which cause severe pain
Both Achilles tendons are too tight
I have arthritis throughout, including both hands & wrists (when not wearing strong magnetic bracelets, I cannot even hold a biro)
I also have fibromyalgia
As a result of almost 25 years of chronic pain, I have developed CPS (chronic pain syndrome), which cannot be treated.
Most people would happily have surgery. My GP suggested 2 new hips and 2 new knees, but another specialist says no point until my feet are ok because collapsed feet affect the geometry of the other leg joints. Feet cannot be fixed.
My biggest fears are Agliophobia preventing me from undergoing surgery and also very bad past experiences when coming round from general anaesthesia. I never wish to have those experiences again.
I have been hospitalised twice due to having stress induced blackouts. Physical stress that my body is enduring.
I have been told by different people in the medical profession that there is nothing that they can do to help me. I was even put on morphine at one point and it did absolutely nothing for the pain.
Years ago, I smoked canabis. It didn’t help. I have tried CBD oil, which also did not help.
Understandably – I scored practically full marks from Anxiety & depression tests, so now have to take the maximum dose (200mg daily) of sertraline and 50mg Propranolol & even that is barely keeping it under control. I still have frequent anxiety and panic attacks, which cause uncontrollable yawning and dry retching. And have quite severe social anxiety. I haven’t entered a public building for over 3 years and not even made an appointment to see my optician, despite having had 3 reminders from them.
If my life was controlled by a switch, I would’ve switched it off several times over the years (Agliophobia prevents me from doing anything to hurt myself).
My amazing wife and beautiful children are the only things that make my negative thoughts less frequent.
Up until the first covid lockdown I was self-employed with a computer repair/HiFi sales shop. I still rent the shop (money coming out of my disability payments) and still intend on reopening it as a printing services business. Will it happen? I don’t know.
For the past few years, I have only kept the shop for my sanity. It gives me something to do during the days. Ok – it causes a *LOT* more pain in my feet, but I have been living with that for several years now anyway.
During lockdown, I was spending money on gadgets and hobbies to keep me from getting lower and lower into depression.
I like 3D printing and messing around with home automation as my main hobbies, but I can no longer afford to sustain the spending to keep me occupied.
We are currently living in a rented accommodation (which has recently been sold & the new landlady is not very accommodating), which despite having council grants for stairlift, ramps etc.… it is far from being an ideal property for me to spend the rest of my days in.
My relatives and friends say we shouldn’t be here. I need a reasonably sized bungalow, of which there aren’t any available to rent.
The rent on our current home is difficult to manage as it is.
The way that all of this affects me personally is the least of my concerns. My main concerns are my family. The moment I stop being self-employed, I will lose certain financial benefits and will be expected to seek employment. Under the current government schemes, there is no such thing as permanent disability payments. I have to go through the overwhelming (for me in my condition) process of reapplying for benefits every three years. My most recent resubmission of my claim has so far taken a year and counting on them making a decision.
So, here’s the thing – if anybody could find it in their hearts to make me and my family any kind of donation, it really would have a major positive impact on our lives. Both physically and mentally.
Even some emotional or inspirational help or advice would be appreciated.
I said to my occupational therapist that the council should build us a large bungalow set in an acre of garden, in the middle of nowhere Haha That is extremely unlikely to happen.
My car has recently been written off, so i now need to save up for a good replacement that will suit my needs of powered wheelchair and/or my massive mobility scooter.
I do hope that you were able to take the time to read this word for word. I would really appreciate that.
Much love and respect –
Hello guys, my name's Max.
I’m a Danish student who hasn’t been too lucky lately with the finance, I pay both rent and a bill for my phone data. Lately I’ve felt like I can’t even buy a thing without suffering from buyers guilt, not only does my status seem bad, but it is putting incredible stress on my overall life and I’m scared of doing simple mistakes, and I’m paranoid of maybe forgetting to cancel a subscription. Honestly, it all has felt like hell for the last several months, and everything is only getting worse. My dreams and wishes are to become a cook in the near future, but with everything going on I don’t feel like I’ve ever be able to achieve this goal. If I could get any type of help I would be beyond thankful, and if you’ve come this far, thanks for at least reading. Anything would do, I’m not picky at all.
I am Venezuelan, still living in Venezuela. But my parents are Colombian inmigrants that came into the country in the early 90’s looking for better opportunities and quality of life.
As such, most of my relatives still live in Colombia, that includes my grandmas on my mom and dad’s side. In the last few years Venezuela’s economic situation has deteriorated rapidly and salaries are meager, to say it in civilized manner. Some employers will offer as little as $12/month. I mention the economic situation in my country because it has made it almost impossible to save money for anything other than basic needs and survival.
My grandma on my dad’s side of the family has been suffering from dementia for a few years now and, as you all would know, dementia is a degenerative disease that affects a adults memories and she is slowly but surely forgetting many of the things that have made her life so rich. As of now, she remembers her children’s names at times and her grandchildren’s faces, again at times, but not our names.
I would like to travel to Colombia to see her before her disease is too advanced for her to recognize me at all. It would be a travel by land, so it would be considerably longer than by plane but, also, much more cheaper. I have no need for luxury, just need to help to cover my travel expenses and go see my grandma. This trip would mean the world to me, and as I explained, is not just to go sight see. The only objective of this travel is not get see my grandma before she forgets who I am. I know that she will still have moments of clarity through the years, but the truth is I haven’t been to see her in years because of my very limited economic resources. Then the pandemic hit and that made it literally impossible to travel between Colombia and Venezuela as the borders were closed for over a year and half, with smugglers charging ridiculous amounts of money to move people from one country to the other. Now she is 79 years old and I just want to see her before it is too late.
I love my grandma, and if it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be doing this. For transparency sake, my grandma on my mom’s side lives in the same town I would get to see both of them. I won’t lie to you guys, some of the money I would, also, use for a few medical check ups I have been postponing for a while, again, because of lack of money to cover for them and the state of Venezuela’s public hospitals. Other than that, all the money would be destined to pay for my traveling expenses, so I can get to see my grandma once again.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated and I will be forever grateful to anyone who decides to help me make this happen.
Paypal.me link: https://paypal.me/maryefonsecaa54?country.x=VE&locale.x=es_XC
Hi, my name is Mike, 64 years old, widowed for over five years now. married for 26 years, mostly happy years. terrible loss to cancer, i still miss her everyday. she was taken too soon from her life. i’m semi retired, trying to stay busy enough to keep my mind off of that past somewhat. earlier this year, late january i had a long time friend reach out on a instagram hunch seeing my name and profile asking if i was the same person from years past. she wanted to say hi and maybe reacquaint. after seeing each others pictures and a few video calls, we had a special few months of chat. she lost her husband some time ago also. without todays technology, we probably would have never crossed paths, so to speak. the problem is she is in a province of france (yes france). we have put away enough funds for airfare, almost $3000. the travel agency has to affix her/us a 10800 euro travel insurance policy on top of airfare. the 10800 euro is refundable on landing at the u.s. airport. we don’t have the money even as short term as it is to get the insurance. we can pay the money back almost immediately upon her arrival. vera will have to get adjusted to a place she hasn’t been in many years. she was married to a military man, which they landed and stayed overseas. we will have plenty to catch up on and i will get to reacquaint her to a new chapter in our lives. we both deserve to be together to close a chapter as well. this will not be considered an emergency or urgent issue by any means, but is a request to maybe help a couple older friends reunite. at my age, waiting is tough and the 10800 is just out of our means right now. i lost my wife in 2016, i waited 5 years to try the online dating thing. after a handful of fairly awkward dates, this probably was not going to be my particular means of meeting someone.
i have copies of the travel insurance and refund information if necessary. please consider our dilemma for a couple good people just wanting to share time lost. doing things together has so much more meaning than being alone.
our spouses left us all too soon.
Thank you for reading! We have 4 girls and it’s my hearts desire to be able to homeschool them, to be with them as much as possible while they’re young. Someday, they won’t want or need me around. THIS is the time to spend with them. Teach them, watch them learn and grow. Live and laugh with them. I don’t want to look back with regret on all the time I missed out on with them. I talk to so many older people whose eyes are vivid with regret as they tell me to squeeze every moment out of this time. I’m crying writing this. Some don’t get it. They “mom” better when they get to leave and have their space. I NEED to be with them because I KNOW it’s coming to an end soon. I know my job is to prep them for the world and finally let them soar but right now, we’re not there yet.
We have considered options – moving, but there isn’t enough money (there’s never enough) in our home to put us in a better financial situation even if we move half way across the continent. Me working afternoons into the early morning but I still miss out on putting them to bed, dinner, evenings with the whole family together. I’ve tried wood working, writing, online…….nothing pays what we need to make my greedy wishes a reality.
I write lyrics – which mean nothing without music that I can’t afford to pay someone to do for me to get them out to the world. I write poetry – not sure anyone even cares for poetry anymore. I paint. All things creative…..all things that place me in the “starving artists” category. I love to create and it makes a little income but not enough.
With the economy the way it is – which I know everyone is suffering from – we need more income. In order to provide and thrive with them and BE with them.
I am aware this isn’t a tragic emergency like some are suffering from. But it is a burden that’s weighing down my heart and soul. They are my everything and I just need that extra to make my dream of being with them a reality.
I am praying this plays on your heart strings. Perhaps you long for the same thing or regret all the time that is now lost and understand where I’m at. God’s given me these sweet blessings. I know there is a plan. I just haven’t a clue what it is so I thought I’d reach out here. Thank you again for reading. xo Sarah
Hi, my name is Candace and my husband’s name is Ben we have 5 children and currently living in different states. We had to move closer to family because I was having severe medical conditions due to my pregnancy. I have an enlarged heart with fluid around my lungs from having Severe Preeclampsia with my last two pregnancy’s. My husband went back to North Dakota to go back to work he has been with the same company for 13 years. Me and the kids are in Arkansas alone trying to get back up there. Finding a place to rent has been almost impossible with no luck. We are approved for a home lone but Because of my husbands laps and work due to my medical issues and pregnancy we have to have 15% down which comes to 25,700 we are working hard to try and figure out how to come up with the funds and can same a small Percentage of that before closing but because of the laps in work and income from him having to take off to take care of me and baby and our other 4 children while I was in the hospital. We are Quite behind on everything and trying to catch up. Right we are looking for a miracle to happen so we can buy our home. I’ve never asked for help or money from any before this is new to me but I’m desperate to have my family back together and to be able to get settled before school starts back. If anyone was willing to help our family we would be forever grateful.
Good day to all generous people, lm Rizal & I’ve lost my source of transportation and that’s my motorcycle due to some financial difficulties my motorcycle has been repossessed and compound by the authorities I’m unable to re-own back my motorcycle as I’m totally broke, trying asking for help but unfortunately nobody able to fund for me I wished I could get help from any generous people out there who’s is willing to help me out, for your kindness here’s my account
It’s 5:20am right now and this has been another sleepless night for me and my girlfriend of over 11 yrs. She is 31 yrs old and she loves and adore children to the point where she became a kindergarten teacher. We have always wanted kids and we were so happy and excited when we found out that she was pregnant despite our living conditions we were excited regardless. About a month after we found out that she was pregnant we did an ultrasound and realized that she had an ectopic pregnancy, resulting in the pregnancy being terminated and she also lost one of her fallopian tubes. We didn’t lose hope even though she went into a state of depression for a few months but I encountered her not to give up hope. A few years later she got pregnant again and we did an ultrasound and it was the same result another ectopic pregnancy which broke both of our hearts because this was our last chance of her natural having a child. So now our only option is IVF which it is really expensive and her biological clock is running out. I’m writing this with tears in my eyes begging for help to build a house and to pay for the IVF. We estimated that this would cost roughly $25,000us. I know that this is alot to ask for but if you can find some way to give us this last chance, the last hail Mary. We both are hard working individuals but we don’t make enough money to be able to save for the IVF and also to provide a proper roof over our head. With $25,000 we would be able to do both. What is live without having a child is what she always say. I know she is not suicidal but with talk like that it makes me wonder if she is giving up on life because the one thing that she has always dreamed about cannot come true, the one thing that can make our life complete seem so far away. What’s a life without a child is a question she always ask and I can see the hurt on her face when people that she knows talk about there experience of being pregnant and giving birth, raising a child and to just have that bundle of joy in your life. She has no idea that I’m reaching out to an organization for help and if granted this request or even the smallest amount that we can use to reach our goal even quicker it would be an amazing suprise for both of us and it would not be forgotten and when the time comes and there is an opportunity to pay it forward trust and believe that we will and you can hold me to that. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for just taking the time to read my request. Thank you.
Hello, as the title states my fiance and I have come into a little bit of an unfortunate situation in regards to our wedding and with some wishful thinking was hoping we could possibly find some help here.
My fiance and I met in 2015 on a blind date through mutual friends/family (her cousin was dating my buddy). We hit it off immediately and it felt like we had know each other for years. In 2017 I proposed to her, to which she obviously said “yes”. The next few years didn’t really allow us to set a date for the wedding, cause in early 2018 we briefly moved out of our home state for work. We then returned at the beginning of 2020 only to have the Pandemic start a few months later, pushing any thoughts of a wedding back to a further unknown.
In that meantime though, we did look for possible venues, talked over ideas and just brainstormed your usual wedding stuff so when the time came we would be somewhat ready and hopefully have an easier experience. In the spring of 2021 we decided that we would find a place and set a date for the Fall of 2022. After visiting a few venues, we came across one that seemed perfect. It was a new place, it was beautiful and most importantly, it “was” affordable. We’ll call it The Barn. As most people know, weddings aren’t cheap. We explored all kinds of options. Even having everything at a local park and just serve pizza. But after seeing The Barn, we came home, talked and decided that’s where we’re going to get married.
You might be thinking, “why didn’t you just do the park and pizza option then?”. I wanted to, but it wasn’t just about me. My fiance wasn’t born here in the US. She was born in Europe and lived through some trying times, until her family was lucky enough to move to the US at the age of 12. Obviously no one reading this truly knows this woman and her life story like I do, but she is the most compassionate, caring, generous, thoughtful, helpful, loving person I’ve ever met, which is why I love her with all my heart and why secretly went and signed the reservation contract for The Barn without her knowing so I could surprise her. She deserves so much more, but this was just one thing I could do to give her and I, that one special day to remember forever.
So I reserved The Barn in October 2021 for a wedding in November of 2022. We had went over all the costs associated with event and they were right within our budget. Everything seemed to be going to plan and on schedule until we received an email about a week ago from The Barn(pic below). With about 5 months left til our date, they inform us that they are increasing prices on a few things which are…
- Food- has increased an extra $7 per person which adds $840
- Beverages- were $9 per person, now increased to $20 per person which adds $1320
- The Event planner- which was supposed to be complimentary is now a $1000 mandatory fee
That’s a total of $3160, but since those prices increased, it also caused the taxes to increase as well as their mandatory 15% gratuity. So the taxes added another $156.60 and the gratuity added another $126.
The complete total added to our bill is $3442.60
These are costs we were not prepared for and now exceed our budget. We are now put in a troubling situation of either trying to come up with the money or cancel the venue and try to find a new place with short notice. Obviously we’d like to keep our current plans which is why I’m here asking anyone who can, to please help us out if possible. We can’t tell how much it would mean to us and how appreciated it would be. Thank you so much for your time.