|| Capitol Heights, MD || Submitted: 2021-05-12
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
I wanted to reach out and thank you all for your help in my time of desperate need. My family really appreciate all who put in to help us. It means a lot to us. All the help that was given showed me that there are still good people willing to help even if you don't know them. You have taught me not to give up even in your weakest moments. Thank You All so much. Sincerely, Sylvia
My Son Was Wounded in a Shooting. Now We're Behind on the Rent & We're Going to Lose Our Home!
I'm a single mom with two wonderful boys who I wouldn't trade for the world! My 18-year-old is in his last year of high school and loves to create anything from paintings to sculptures and other forms of art. My 13-year-old is more into sports, especially football, and he's very athletic and energetic. I work hard to provide for my sons and to make sure that their needs are always taken care of. I'm an essential worker and work full-time as a Dialysis Technician.
Last year we experienced a tragedy that no parent should ever have to go through. My oldest son was shot last year in September, and since then, things have come tumbling down. We're so lucky that he's okay, but that event was exceptionally traumatizing to me and to my sons as well. It's something we'll be dealing with for a long time, and it's difficult for me to even talk about now. I have taken a significant amount of time off work to care for him, but even beyond that, my hours at work had been greatly reduced due to the pandemic. We're really struggling with all of our bills, and we recently had to forego paying our car payment in order to pay our rent. Now, we're on the verge of losing our car and then our home as well next month.
We desperately need help with our car payment and phone/internet bill because those are both so crucial to me being able to work and to my kids being able to stay in school both in-person and remotely. In addition to that, if we can't make our car payment, we'll end up reaching a point where all of our expenses, especially our rent, become unmanageable, which would almost certainly cause us to lose our home. I'm working on transitioning to a new career path in order to find us a more stable source of income, but I desperately need help if I'm going to be able to take care of our bills until then. It's been a difficult year for us, and there are times where we've lost hope, but this act of generosity would show us that there are people out there who care and who can make a difference for us. Knowing that inspires me to do the same in return for someone else, so I promise to pay this kindness forward when we're able to. Thank you all for your compassion during this difficult time for my family.
As of 2021-06-09, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.