I was laid off from my job 1 year ago and replaced by someone half my age who accepted much less in salary. Texas is an at will state, this is perfectly legal.. My unemployment ran out and I have yet to find a job. I've gone through my savings paying car payments, insurance, storage, etc., while I stay with my mother who is on a fixed income- is she's used to me helping her out because my career always paid me well. Everything got monumentally worse one night after I dropped my sweet 4 year old God daughter off to my friend, her grandmother - I was going through an intersectiion where the traffic lights were literally covered up due to construction, I was hit by two cars on my passenger side. My first thought was how thankful I was that my God daughter was not still in the car with me. I had full coverage insurance, I'd leased the car for three years. The insurance adjuster totaled the car and I owed $6,000,00 due to no gap insurance by the leasing company. I contacted an attorney since there was no way the wreck was my fault, I had pictures of the covered lights - I was told construction by the government is impossible to fight - that it is always the driver's responsiblity to watch for construction. It was 10:00 PM on a dark road and I was not familiar with the area. All the taxes I've paid for 40 + years and this is the thanks I get, an unsafe roadway and no one accountable..
I was in the hospital for over a week. I have medical bills that I will have to deal with, I am sure there are programs. I just applied for food stamps for the first time in my life, but without a car and my savings depleted to the point that I am digging for change, I really just need some relief from a charitable person or people who feel blessed enough to give. What I need is to pay my storage for 2 months. In ten days they will take everything I own and have collected for 30 years. I don't think my self-esteem and peace of mind could handle losing all of my memories and collectibles...maybe I'm giving all I have left too much importance. I can't help it, it's a thread I need to hang onto.
The reason I came here is because I have made donations to this site when money was not a problem for me, I'm hoping someone generous of heart, who will not be put upon by making a donation, will feel the same. I literally don't know what else to do. Thank you.