I am a single mother of a beautiful 12 yr. old daughter. This is very difficult for me because I'm usually the one always helping others in any way I can and I am not accustomed to asking for help. This a very trying time in life for us right now and I need to raise money to keep my daughter and I from becoming homeless.
I was recently laid off from my job, due to "cutbacks" and time is running out with unemployment benefits. I have been diligently looking for work in the town where I live, been to a few interviews, but so far I have not been offered a position. We relocated to this area 3 years ago (with the clothes on our back and a TV) because I wanted to give my daughter a better life and better educational opportunities than what the inner city would present to her where we used to live. We basically restarted our lives, literally, not knowing anyone here. Well, things didn't go according to plan and I have been struggling to make it ever since. I came here with a job lined up, when we got here, the company told me they decided to hire from within, and there the saga began. At 50, I found myself working 2&3 jobs in order to provide for my daughter, secure a roof over our heads, and furnish our 2 bdrm. apartment. A year later, full time work came along, and now this.
I am a good person, with a big heart, and a rather humble lifestyle, that has fallen on hard times and I am in a dire situation. No one in my family is in a position to help me out of this situation. As I said earlier, I'm usually the go-to person for help.
I am raising money because after July I don't know how I am going to pay our rent ($705). I intend to continue to look for work and I do believe that inevitably, something will come through.We just need help to make it until that time comes.The fear and anxiety of becoming homeless is overwhelming and is taking a toll on my physical health and my daughter’s emotional health.If you are able to help us, you will forever be OUR guardian angel.
It not my character to take advantage of another's generosity, therefore, if I become employed in the midst of this campaign, I will immediately end it. It is with a heavy heart and tearful eyes that I have taken this recourse only to keep us from becoming homeless.