|| Schaumburg, IL || Submitted: 2016-12-29
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
I cant begin to tell you all how much this means to myself and my family. The past six months have been a struggle I never anticipated having to go through. The common response from the general public in regards to the situation has been what your employer did was illegal. While I agree it hasn't helped me get my job back or pay my bills. Your generous help will allow my family to get caught on the mortgage and relieve a heavy burden off of my shoulder. A step in the right direction towards a better tomorrow. Staying in our home has been the number one priority and your help has made this possible. Paying it forward is something I truly believe in and I hope that we will be in the position to help others in need just as you have helped us. Thank you again and god bless
Civilian Job Eliminated when I Returned from Active Duty Military Orders: Please Help Save Our Home
I am a single mom of a 14-year-old boy. My son suffers from extreme epilepsy, and prefers chess and reading over sports. He is very bright and attends classes at a college as part of their blue ribbon program. I have served in the Air Force as a reservist for almost two decades, and until recently, also had a full-time civilian job.
Over the past two years, I have spent 500 days on active duty orders for the US Air Force. Upon completion of those orders, I notified my civilian employer that I would need to leave in a couple of months for a six week period of time for further active duty orders. At the time, this was received well, and I even received a promotion with a pay increase. I left for six weeks, as I had cleared with my employer in advance. When I returned to work, on day 1, I was notified that my position was being eliminated. I contacted military and civilian legal resources, but it does not appear that they will be able to get me my job back. I am seeking new employment, but the financial stress of not having my job upon returning home from military service is overwhelming. I have fallen behind on my most essential bills, and fear what will happen to my son and me if I do not find help soon.
I am asking for Modest Needs' help to catch up with my mortgage. It is two, going on three, months late as a result of the unforeseen loss of my civilian employment during my military orders. If I do not catch up soon, my son and I will lose our home to foreclosure. I am trying so hard to just stay above water, but I really need help to keep our home while I am seeking new employment.
When I came home to find my job was no longer there for me, most people I spoke with did not understand how this could happen. How could a company not abide by a law that clearly states they have to hold a position for you while you are away on military orders? The company I worked for didn't care, and did not notify me that they were in the process of being bought out. They showed no regard for how this affects me or my family, despite laws that are in place to prevent this sort of thing. I have spent nearly 20 years as a reservist, and nothing like this has ever happened before. If you could assist me in stabilizing my situation, it would lessen the stress and allow me to take steps in the right direction again. Thank you so much for any help you can lend to my son and me in our time of need.
As of 2017-02-23, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.