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Help a struggling family

Organized by: Mike Griswold

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Small family in desperate need of help. Due to not having work for 2 months and recent health issues , a family of 3 is in desperate need of any help available.We recently moved from Ohio to Maine to be closer to family and because the market was so bad rental wise we were forced into a not so insulated home because it was the only place available at the time. Unfortunately throughout the winter we found out the hard way the downfall of electrical heat. I'm the only provider for my family and I make about $1100  a month to provide for my family of 3 with our rent of $950 a month and I also make sure 320$ a month gets paid to child support for my son who does not live with me by doing small odd and end jobs and manage to pay for the family car loan.Recently I just got my job back from my prior employer working from home but because the heat costing us a fortune, I'm 3 days into my new job with a shut off notice I received in the mail today saying they are coming in 2 days to shut my electric off. I have bad credit, have been to Dhs/ general assistance/ applied for heap assistance / loans,and took off work today to try and sell what little sentimental belongings we have to come up with the money to keep them from shutting off our electric. Unfortunately all the help I can find takes weeks To hear back about applications and I don't start getting paid in time due to bi weekly paycheck which is irrelevant because it goes straight to rent .I'm reaching out in desperate need of help from anyone that can understand the sittuation. I'm in Maine where it's cold with a 11 month old who has a nebulizer she needs every 6 hours .so if I have no electricity I can't keep my 11 month old warm (seeing how it's winter ), run her nebulizer , and I won't be able to work for my freshly started job to support my family We will be in a really bad sittuation.Any family we have up here doesn't have room for us if they turn off our electric nor can they financially help I'm praying and hoping there are souls out there that can help a small family just trying to make ends meet when the state/government agencies won't. I've talked with the power company and they will not work out a payment plan due to the balance  amount being so high on our account nor can I afford to move my family into another place with heat included. I don't know what else to do other than give this site a shot in the dark.


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