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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

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While Grieving the Loss of My Sister, I Fell Behind On Our Rent & Need Help Please!

My Story:

I'm a married father with three kids at home; we have two boys, ages 5 and 8 years old, and one 3-year-old daughter. All three of our children love to play video games and play outside together. You can pretty much always find them doing one or the other. We also have two cats that our kids love more than anything in the world, and I'm pretty sure our cats think they hung the moon too! My wife and I both work very hard to support our family. I wok full-time as a pharmacy technician and my wife has been able to pick up part-time work two days a week at a clothing store. We typically have enough to get by month to month, but we never have much more than that, so emergencies have the potential to really hit us hard.

On July 5th of this year, I received a call that rocked my world to its foundations; I was informed that my sister had taken her own life. She was my best friend, someone I confided in and spoke to daily, and she was a huge part of our children's lives as well. I had to take time off to grieve and to attend her funeral, but that time off wasn't paid, so we've been put into a corner financially. We need urgent help with our rent if we're going to be able to keep our home, so I'm humbly asking for assistance with that.

When you live paycheck to paycheck, going two weeks without pay is the difference between making rent for the month and not making rent for the month. So, without those two weeks' worth of income, we're really struggling to hold on to our home. Losing my sister has left a huge hole in our family, and it's been very difficult to recover from her loss. It's even harder to get back to some sense of normalcy when we have the threat of eviction hanging over us. Right now, it just seems like I'm spending so many sleepless nights either grieving the loss of my sister or worrying about how we're going to keep our family's home. Your generosity and kindness can put an end to those fears, and more importantly, it would give us the chance to keep our home and remain self-sufficient through such a tragic loss. For that, my entire family would be extremely grateful to everyone who is able to lend us a hand. Thank you all in advance.


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