Hello, My name is Larry Donnell Fowler. I am a 30% service-connected disabled Iraq War Veteran. I served on active duty twice (8-27-1987 to 7-23-1990 and 04-03-2001 to 04-30-2005). Additionally, I served in the NY State NY Guard and he Army Reserves. I have DD214s, a Veterans ID Card and a VA Disability Award Letter to verify all of this. I am also employed Full-Time for the State of New York. I do not want to post what agency, but this too can be verified at the agencies website, if donors need verification.
I am currently looking for a higher paying job both within NY State and a private company. I have an interviews this week (11/9/15-11/13/15) and will post results of those interviews.
Why I need help. First let me state upfront and honestly, I have made very poor, even reckless financial decisions that have at least contributed to my current financial situation. I own that. I have cut back, to include on food. My greatest fear is becoming homeless again and having to return to a shelter. I have in my 47 years been sick, depressed, broke and unemployed. NOTHING has been worse than being homeless. Nothing.
I currently suffer from depression, although I do not think it is based on post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), although I will admit I have never when 'screened' at the VA, answered the questions completely honestly. I may be a bit too proud. Let's face it, there is still stigma attached to mental illness in America, to say nothing of the label of being 'weak' or 'weak-minded.'
The majority of this funding will go to my rent arrears ($2,252.93), as I stated my greatest fear is becoming homeless again. The remainder would be used to reinstate my IRS negotiated repayment (back taxes), pay off a wage garnishment from court judgement and buy a small used car. I want to drive for Uber or Lyth to earn extra money. As I stated earlier, I have made some bad financial decisions. I have other debts (credit card), but those I do not want assistance with. If I can stay in my apartment and get a higher paying job, or drive for extra money, I can handle those on my own.
I am new to this, so I don't know what else to say. Again all of this can be verified and I am willing to show whatever documents, most of which are public records anyway, to anyone that is willing to donate.
Once, I reach my goal I will shut down my site.