Elderly Vetran Needs Assistance
Organized by: Raymond Mitchell
My name is Raymond.Im a 71 year old Vetran, Honorble Discharged ,having served 16 years.In 2007 i was laided off as a security officer,made 8.00 an hour.I was advise that i should file for early Social Security I was not told that That i would be locked into that amount for life.I received 878.00. Later in 2007 i was called backto work as a security officer,making 8.00per/hour.This ogmented my Social Security.In June of 2014 i was diagnosed with stage lung cancer at the Vetran,s hospital in Ann Arbor,Michigan.On 9/9/2014 I was involved in a head on accident.My vehicle was totaled,I lost my job because i had no transportation.On October 16,2014 i entered the V A for 7 weeks of Chemo and Radiation, was discharged on 9/29/2014. Ive been out of work since the accident in September.At this time my only income is 904.00a month. I live in a 1989 mobile home.My rent and utilities total around 650.00.Need funds to get a car and repair my home.The mobile home park told me that by spring i need to repair my home or else id be told id have to move.Ive been here 25 years.Yes i know it need repair.With my income and a poor credit score i havent been able to find any where to get some help.I need a car to get to the V.A. doctors appointments and to get to daily A.A. meetings and help to be able to get the repairs to my home or else i might end up home less. I have my handicap son and his wife living with me.My son receives 600.00 / month social security and his wife works part time, Her income is about 300/week. Ive been told that the household income in way below poverty. Ive been trying to get assistance thru various Veterans organanizations to no avail. If GOD is willing maybe there might be some one , some where that might help.May GOD BLESS YOU,thank you.