|| Kissimmee, FL || Submitted: 2021-05-03
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I Have a Newborn at Home & With My Job Closing, We Need Help Avoiding Eviction!
I'm a 29-year-old single mother, and I have a beautiful newborn baby boy at home named Alijah. I was a high-risk pregnancy, and my son was born two months early which thankfully hasn't affected his health. I'm so relieved for him to have arrived happy and healthy. I have been working full-time from home since the pandemic began because of my high-risk pregnancy and because I didn't want to put either of our lives in danger in case I contracted Covid-19.
Going into labor two months early also kept me out of work for about two months longer than I thought I would be out. In addition to missing that time at work, my company has also begun the process of shutting its doors. The pandemic has taken a financial toll on them and has forced them to begin shutting down. As a result, we have been given 60 days to find work elsewhere, and our hours have been cut in half. Being out of work after giving birth to my son drained my savings, and I thought I'd be able to catch up when I got back to work, but instead, I'm going to be unemployed by the end of the month. Now, we're in a terrible situation where we're behind on rent, and I'm about to be out of a job as well. I know that we're in desperate need of help if we're going to get through this horrible situation, so I'm asking for assistance with catching up on our rent.
If we can take care of our rent before I'm completely out of work, it'll buy us the time that we need to keep our home while I search for another job. We're thousands of miles away from my family and are in a state that pretty much hasn't recognized the eviction ban in place due to Covid-19. I'm really worried about being able to keep our home while I search for work, and this assistance would be a total lifesaver for my newborn and me. I promise to make sure that my son grows up knowing the story of how total strangers came together to help us in our time of need. Thank you all in advance for your generosity and kindness.
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