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Veterans Need Help With Car Payment After Dealing With Family Emergency

My Story:

I am a married mother of two sweet little boys, ages 5 and 18 months. I also have two great step-daughters, they are 9 and 11. My husband is medically retired from the military and I work as a corrections officer at a county jail. I am also a veteran.

We can usually cover our costs each month, but recently fell behind on our car payment. My stepdaughters come to stay with us every summer. Things are usually pretty tight especially with adding two kids to the household, but this time, we ran into more issues than usual. The girls' birth mom is supposed to meet us half-way on the drive to pick them up. She was unable to do so this time. This added extra driving time, gas and an overnight hotel stay, all unplanned. We were unable to make the May car payment due to this trip. Now we are scrambling to try to afford the June one and the May one while providing for an extra two kids and being behind on funds due to the trip. I am working overtime at my job, but there is only so much that can bring in.

This will enable us to get back on track with our bills and not have to stress about things being late. I have been trying to put money aside for emergencies, but we inevitably end up needing it to make it from paycheck to paycheck. This would also be a great learning experience for the older kids. We could show them that even if you work your tail off, it is still ok to ask for help, and that there are still good people in the world who are willing to help others.

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$2,448.00  is the total cost to complete this application, including the cost of fulfillment.
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$1,312.00  is the amount necessary to complete this applicant's request for help.


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