|| Honolulu, HI || Submitted: 2021-06-17
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I Was Forced to Quit My Job Over Health Concerns, & Now I Need Help Keeping My Lights On!
I'm a Marine Veteran, and until recently, I was the sole employee at a non-profit. I was able to steer the company through the pandemic, but I started to have health problems in January due to overwork. I had to make the decision to leave my job when the situation didn't improve and when I wasn't allowed to take sick leave or a leave of absence at all. I've found another job, but it won't start for another 30 days, and right now, I'm struggling to even keep the lights on.
Hawaii's unemployment system is broken. More than likely, I won't receive any unemployment benefits from the time that I'm out of work to the time that I find a job. I've already maxed out my credit cards and dipped into my savings, and I still need help to make payments on all of my bills before it's too late. I'm heading back to work, but I'm scared that before I can get back to work, I'll fall too far behind on my bills to catch up. Specifically, I need help catching up on my phone and electric bill because I need to be able to keep my services and getting help with those two bills will free up more money to go to my past due rent.
This assistance would get me completely clear of this situation, and I'll be able to get back to work at a job that I feel will value my time and commitment. I was sad to leave my last job because I had done a lot to build the organization, but unfortunately, I couldn't have continued on there without serious health consequences. Thanks to this assistance, I'll be able to start over and get back on track with all of my finances once again. I want to finish by saying 'thank you' to everyone who offers me support and kindness during this hardship; I will never forget you all.
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