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Organized by: randal cousins

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mtnski@hotmail.com I am happy father of 8 awesome children and amazing wife of 18 years. My first year of college I dropped out to help my ailing father who was 76 at the time, with his pest control business. He passed away shortly afterwards, and I helped my mother close down Allied, which pretty much died along with my Dad. He had been in business 40 years, and always did his best for my siblings. I will never regret that decision, however during that time period, I met my wife. 8 children later, we have moved to where I could make the most money in my field, which is hazmat and asbestos removal.
Like most people, the economy hit us pretty hard, in fact we lost our home a few years back. I have with God's help kept my children in private schools despite our financial issues. Unfortunately my busines is seasonal, and I really never know how much work I am going to have, but it's usually the summer months. Winters are incredibly rough. I can change our situation for the better, but I need help. We live in upstate NY. Our family needs a situation where I can take a few months out for classes and get more certifications, and we need to live closer to relatives who can help my wife with the children so she can work as well. Although it is a long way from here. I have family in California in the Bay area who would be available to step in. With the amount of children I have it is far too expensive to hire a babysitter, even with subsidies. While 5 are in school in the Fall, there are still 3 at home. I am looking to take1st responder classes, rad worker 3, and disaster training to go along with hazmat, asbestos, lead and OSHA training that I already have. This will make me more marketable, and I see lots of work in parallel fields that I can do. There are grants available for me but I still need to take care of my family. I am asking for 10000 to help move us, and cover rent for a couple of months while I take my training. Its warm, and even though NY pays more in my field, I can get longer and more lucrative work California. Its a big move for us, but it is for the better. Right now lack of diversified training is an impediment, and is holding me back from achieving my full potential as bread winner.
I need your help to do this, and it will take more than what I am asking, but this will help tremendously. My families transportation, (preferably airfare because of the little ones) our belonging and our rent is what will cost the most. Besides money, If anybody has a friends in trucking industry, that would save a few thousand easily. If anyone has a home in that part of California or further north, that would also save thousands. Without any help at all this figure is the most modest and reasonable amount that I can come up with. My children have the Bison Fund which will help them get into another Catholic or christian school , so that won't be too bad. My wife and I have always tried to give our children the world, and this is a good way I can get help caring for them while I take classes and give my wife the space she needs to work for a few months. I don't want to go through another winter where I have to make excuses why Santa couldn't bring much for Christmas presents, or afford to buy new shoes for my kids during the school year. It's that bad when work is slow, and worse. This is why I get sad and frustrated because I know in my heart that I can do more, make more money to give my family a better life! I cant stand it! They deserve better, and in my heart I feel I deserve a shot at further education, but not at the expense of my kids eating cereal for dinner towards the last few weeks of the month. I can do better than this! But I need your help! Hopefully God will lead you to this family. We need your help. I need your help. I need the burdon and stress lifted off my wifes heart,because right now we are stuck.

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