|| San Francisco, CA || Submitted: 2021-05-23
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Progress: We've raised 34% of the cost of this application!
I'm a Single Mother Who Lost Work to COVID, & I Need Help Keeping Our Lights on Please!
I am a single mother of two: an amazing 18-year-old daughter and a wonderful 23-year-old son who is severely autistic and completely non-verbal. We live in San Francisco, in a rent-controlled apartment with a turtle and goldfish. Due to COVID-19, I was furloughed from my position as a merchandise seller at the Broadway touring production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Thankfully, live performances should be resuming relatively soon, but it's been very difficult to get by since I was furloughed.
San Francisco is a very expensive city, and our rent-controlled apartment has been a source of stability for my family and I. For that reason, I have been very careful about keeping up with my monthly rental obligations during a period of unusual economic instability. I have been able to work sporadically throughout the pandemic as a Disaster Service Worker deployed by the City and County of San Francisco. The part-time work has been enough to cover our rent, but unfortunately, it's not quite enough to keep up with the utility bill. I have fallen behind on my monthly utility payments, and I currently find myself in a financial bind in terms of meeting my monthly utility obligations.
With virtually all of my income going to our most basic necessities and rent, I haven't been able to pay our utility bill since February. We're on the verge of having our power and gas shut-off and need this assistance urgently. Even though we're on the brink right now, I know that if we can get this utility bill taken care of, then we'll be able to take care of all of our bills going forward because I should be returning to work relatively soon. Until then, we would be so relieved to get this assistance, and I know that my family and I will never forget the people who lend us a hand in our time of need.
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