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Coronavirus: Single Mom / Caregiver of Sick Parent Needs Help With Utilities

My Story:

I am a single mother raising an 11-year-old son while also caring for my mother, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for Leukemia. My son loves animals, and he has a dog, two fish, and is raising six chickens. Every morning he wakes up and tends to his birds, feeds his fish and walks his dog. I am so proud of how caring and responsible he is. We all also love playing board games together on the weekends. My mom used to be very active; however, due to her health she is now relegated to rest and crafting. She loves turning inexpensive things into gems using her exceptional creativity when she has good days. I am very passionate about being a mother and family is my number one enjoyment. I also love my job as a hygienist because it feels wonderful to have a career where you can help others, make friends, and be financially and emotionally rewarded.

However, I was recently furloughed from my job and according to my boss only part time work will be available when he gets the green light to re-open his practice. I applied for help from the state but was denied because of income eligibility. I know this pandemic has affected so many people, and usually I am the one to help others in need, but unfortunately, I am on the other end this time. I would be ever so grateful and appreciative for any help given to my family, specifically help with my utilities if possible.

This help would bring me current with my gas and any help towards my electric bill would be a weight lifted off my shoulders as well. I worry that when this pandemic subsides, I will not be able to catch up on paying my bills down, resulting in disconnections. The stress this has created for me has definitely affected my mom and my son as well, and I worry about them a lot. My family is ready to get back to work and return to normalcy. Thank you so much for considering us. Be safe and stay healthy.

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