My name is Jessica. I am married with 5 small children. Our life took a turn for the worst one year ago. We started getting very sick. I was in my last trimester and I got so sick I couldn't get out of bed. We couldn't understand it. My husband lost his job because he took too much time off to care for me while I was sick. Our daughter was soon born. Since she was one week old she's been sick non stop. Respitary infections, ear infections, sinus infections, etc. All of my children were constantly sick. My infant was the worst as well as my toddler. What was getting us all sick? Doctors visits after doctors visits and they couldn't figure it out. We thought our vents might be dusty so we paid someone to come clean our vents. Prior to us getting sick we attempted to clean all the "dust" ourselves by scrubbing it. The mold specialist came and took one look at our vents, backed away, and told us there was no way he was going to touch them. He said doing so could possibly kill us. He told us we had one of the worst black mold infestations he's ever seen. And attempting to clean it would release mold spores into the air an into our lungs. It finally made sense of why we had been so sick. I talked to my landlord and they refused to do anything. I argued constantly with them. I had to pay for the testing myself which tested positive. The mold specialist told us we needed to move asap for our safety. We couldn't afford it. The landlord finally promised to fix it. I was constantly calling trying to get them to come and fix it. They made excuse after excuse. Even blaming me saying I was the one who told them not to fix it. I never once told them not to fix the issue. After 7 long months I decided to do another test on the house after seeing my infant daughter get even more sick (by this time she was constantly sleeping and barely went any days without being sick). I wanted to make sure it was the REALLY bad mold. I hoped that it was only the mold that made you slightly sick. I tested it and it tested positive for the most deadly mold in the world. This mold can cause lung hemorrage, cause your insides to bleed, brain damage, coma, and death. Long term exposure can leave you with long term side effects (and Texas housing doesn't protect you from it). I had finally had enough. I was terrified that one day I would wake up and my infant daughter would no longer be with us. She was so sick. Even people who saw her could see just how sick she looked. We sold what we could and lost all of our porous furniture (black mold attaches to those things). We decided to move to another state. This one came with too many bad memories. I had been raped and my rapist was never charged. So I wanted to get away from that too. I had a mold specialist, 4 doctors, and a lawyer tell me that we need to leave that house asap for our safety. Our landlord released us from our lease (so they say...they have yet to send me the paperwork proving it). We packed what we could into our vehicle and started driving at 10pm. We didn't stop until 5pm the next day. We are now in Pueblo, Colorado. We've been here for nearly 3 weeks. My children's health has completely turned around. My infant has gone the longest ever without being sick. She has so much energy and is so happy. It was worth it to move but finding a job hasn't been easy. My husband has applied for over 20 jobs and not a single call back here in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. He was scammed by a company which wasted 2 weeks of our time. We are quickly running out of money. He can't find a job and I'm worried. We want to head to Denver. I've called shelters and none have space for our family. Anything will help right now. We are currently staying at a monthly motel. We are moving to Denver on the 6th. We are needing more money to pay for a month there to give us more time to find a job. I know there are many places hiring there in Denver. We just need shelter there until he gets a job and first paycheck. I'm trying to raise $1300 so we can get a monthly motel there. We want to work. We want to be self sufficient. We are ok with food for one more month. We probably will have to skip Christmas this year. I would be happy to provide receipts to prove what the money is spent on. Also if anyone is hiring in Denver please consider myself and my husband. We are both drug free and have clean backgrounds. If we could get hired before we arrive in Denver and then start immediately once we get there that would be great. We need to work opposite shifts since we cannot afford childcare. I would much more prefer a great job for my husband than money donated but I appreciate any kind of help. Thank you for your time.