|| Mayfield Heights, OH || Submitted: 2020-07-23
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Covid-19: We Are Essential Workers Who Lost Income and Need Help with Utilities Please
I am a single mom, and my son and I live in a house that my father owns; however, I am responsible for all of the bills, upkeep, and property tax payments on it. My son is 23 years old and works as an EMT. Recently, he volunteered to go to New Jersey to help battle the Covid-19 situation there. He is an incredibly hardworking young man, but unfortunately, like most EMTs, he is not paid what he is worth. Prior to Covid-19, I worked as a supervisor in a factory making good money.
Due to a lack of business, they demoted me to an hourly associate with a significant pay decrease. I consider myself lucky though because they laid-off about 26 other people and furloughed others. This situation has me feeling really defeated because I worked incredibly hard to get to where I am, so it has been very difficult to accept that I was demoted for no other reason than the company needs to save money. With my son earning the low income that he does, and after losing a lot of hours and pay myself, it has been really difficult to get by lately. We really need your help with some of our bills in order to get back on track. Specifically, we are asking for help with our utilities.
Your help would free up some money to be used towards other bills, and it would buy us some time until my hours and pay return to where they were, or at least until I can work out a way to budget our expenses better. We are a hardworking family and we have always made do by working hard and working smart; however, right now Covid-19 has made it impossible for us to make do, even by working hard. Your help would buy us the time that we need to get back to a place of self-sufficiency for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your kindness and understanding during these difficult times.
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