|| San Antonio, TX || Submitted: 2020-10-05
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I'm a Single Mom Who Switched Jobs before Covid-19 and Now I'm Out of Work and Need Help with Rent!
I'm a single mother, and I have a 15-year-old son who is incredibly sweet. He is a sophomore in high school and is currently attending school online due to the pandemic. Before Covid-19, we would go to our favorite Chinese restaurant and catch the newest movie afterwards; now, we stay home and cook Chinese food and stream movies on Netflix. While the times may change, my love for my son and the time that we spend together will never change.
I have always worked hard to provide for my son, working at Planned Parenthood for 13 years before moving to a new job only a few months before the pandemic. That change in employment is what has really caused me to struggle. I left Planned Parenthood to work for a construction company that paid more and was just a wonderful work environment, but I was only in that position for 4 months prior to Covid-19. Being so new at my job, I was one of the first people let go of when the pandemic began and cutbacks had to be made. It was really hard to lose my job like that, especially after having been employed for 13 years. I now find myself in a position where it is extremely difficult to take care of my son's needs and mine.
It cuts me incredibly deep to know that my son can see that I am struggling because I have always tried to be strong for his sake. I understand now that I must humbly ask for help with paying our rent and our phone bill if we are going to keep our home and our service. I have always been a hard worker, so I will continue to seek employment, but until then, I need help while we face the prospect of homelessness. I am asking for help not on my behalf, but on my son's behalf because he is the light of my life, and he deserves to grow up in a stable home. Thank you for your kindness and compassion during this difficult time in our lives.
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