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Missed Work - Medical Emergency: Need Rent Help

My Story:

We have a beautiful family: my spouse, my six year old daughter, and our newborn son who was born on 8/30/2019. My spouse is the Maintenance and Events Coordinator for a yacht sales company, and I have been an insurance sales agent since 2014. We love spending time at the beach with our kiddos, reading, and walking the trails at the local nature parks.

Although we have been blessed with a beautiful life, we currently live paycheck to paycheck. My pregnancy with our son was very complicated, and I spent a great deal of it on bed rest, substantially reducing what I contribute to our household. However, when I began to dilate early, my OB placed me on permanent bed rest until delivery. My employer, although exempt from FMLA, graciously agreed to place me on unpaid medical leave with the caveat that I will be returning part time. However, because of how my employer calculates 'time off' - an hourly rate when my salary is based off of sales commission - I received a $0 paycheck on August 30th. For this reason, we were unable to pay our August rent, and now, our landlord has told us that if we do not come up with that month of rent by the 15th of this month, we will be evicted from our home with nowhere else to turn and two children to look after - one of them barely a month old.

This assistance will bring us current on ALL of our bills and expenses, will alleviate a world of stress and worry, and will restore our sense of stability. I have a follow up on October 15th, and I should be returning to work shortly thereafter, and my spouse has been able to cover rent and utilities on his wage alone by staying at work later and earning overtime. Once I return to work we will be in a position to not only pay our utilities and rent, but will also have the ability to put at least $200 in savings to prevent an unforeseen loss of income from putting us in this type of position again, in addition to having the means to pay the blessing forward by helping our other families in financial distress, through Modest Needs as well as through other local charitable organizations. Thank you for reading about our situation and helping us if you can.

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