Seeking assistance falls outside my usual comfort zone. However, I’m aware that my current circumstances might wrongly portray me as a victim. In truth, I’ve managed to conquer numerous challenges and continue to persevere. I’ve now reached a point where I must humbly request some help, as everything I’ve strived for so far might be in vain otherwise.
My most pressing need at the moment is transportation. I currently reside in a facility for survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking, and it’s in an area without access to public transportation. I’m on the verge of completing my culinary education, with a graduation date of 12/23/23. I’m scheduled to start my hands-on externship on 11/15/23, where I need to accumulate 150 hours in a professional kitchen. Thankfully, I’ve secured a site for my externship that has also offered me employment, allowing me to start my culinary career while completing my educational requirements.
Ultimately, my goal is to own a food truck and relocate to the West Coast, leaving behind the trauma and hardships of my current situation. I’m determined to work two jobs to save money and expedite this transition. Reliable transportation is my most immediate need, but I’m willing to put in the effort to make everything else happen. I hope you can see this as a potential hand up rather than a handout, and I am committed to paying it forward in the future.