Hi there... I'm Melissa. My situation is not an incredibly tragic one, but I feel that it definitely needs to be shared. Back when I was in high school, my father was diagnosed with alcoholics dementia, and was put into a nursing home never to recover again. That was 7 years ago, and ever since then it has been up to me to provide financially for my family. My mother also works, but as an alcoholic herself the money she brings in doesn't do me much good. I have raised my younger brother these past 7 years, and with him starting his senior year of high school last week money has certainly been tighter than ever. We have become so financially unstable that I was forced to drop out of college and work full time, because I can't afford to send us both to school. Tonight (9/7) while driving home from work, our 19 year old car finally gave out. It's what gets me and my brother to work and what gets him to school, me to the grocery store, to the nursing home to visit my dad, etc. and now with no car, the uncertainty of how I'll get to work or get him to the food store already has my mind and heart racing. I'm not asking for 100,00 dollars, just something to get us through the winter. Pay some bills, get groceries and maybe get us even the junkiest of cars to get is from A to B. Donating a simple dime or quarter could help us out in such great ways. I know times are tight for everyone, but I can't do this alone. I'm someone who has a difficult time asking for help but now more than ever I must put my pride at ease. I need help. Please help us make it to 2015.