Family with young children need help
Organized by: Amanda Ryan
We are a family in need of assistance. We both work almost every day. We are in an apartment that has a broken air conditioner and all the ducts are covered in mold. We can't even afford to stay in a motel. I am a waitress and my restaurant is running an all you can eat promotion for the next few months. I work as many shifts as I'm allowed but I still am making less than half of my normal wages because the guests are staying longer and spending less. My husband was laid off and went to work for someone for 12 days until he realized that he was not getting paid. He still has not been paid. He found another job and is working, had to wait for two weeks for the first check and by then we were a month behind on all of our bills. We have been trying to catch up and our rent is late and 150 in fees were added. I applied for a hardship withdrawal from my 401k for 500 but it has taken so long that now the landlord is going to add 500 more in eviction fees and we will have another month due. We have also been paying electric bill, car payments, insurance, and other bills as well as feeding our children. We don't qualify for food stamps and I have been trying not to ask for help but people are suggesting that I do this go fund me. I feel embarrassed to beg for donations but now that we are dealing with no a/c and mold and also having car problems I am desperate. I went to work yesterday and my manager told me if I wanted to work I had to go buy a new uniform. I had to get a shirt, pants, and shoes which cost 50 all together. I'm not sure what else to do. We are facing eviction and our children need a safe home that is not mold infested. My doctor told me a few weeks ago that there were polyps in my nose consistent with cancer and we have all had a cold for a long time. I feel like we may be sick from the mold. The a/c has been off for three days and it is very hot in Florida. They are working on it, waiting on a part to be shipped from the manufacturers. In the mean time we are waiting and trying to keep the children comfortable. My husband only had four days of work last week and I barely made 300 in the week. We are trying but it seems like we keep getting further behind.