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Organized by: Ann Turner/Griswold

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My husband and I separated after being married for 30yrs. My husband moved to another state. I had to have surgery 3 times last year, so I was working part-time when we my husband left. I was not making enough to pay the bills, so I lost our house. We did not have the money for another place, because most want first month rent, last month rent & security deposit, also elec. deposit is 400.00.We are staying with someone temporarily, but it is very clear that we are not wanted. It's myself, my 15yr.old daughter, my daughter n law & my 2 very young grandchildren. I have been staying at home watching my grandkids, so my daughter n law can work. Last week a lady pulled out in front of me and I didn't have time to stop, so we wrecked & our car was totaled. The other woman was at fault, & the insurance company is working on it. Who knows how long it will be before we get anything from them. I have never liked asking for help of any kind,& if not for the kids I would not ask now. I never thought we would be in a situation like this. I realize now just how much I have taken what seemed like small things... For granted ie... Showers, clean clothes, food. We lost everything we had,because we had no place to take anything. I think most people think that they will always be able to shower, have clean clothes, sit down & watch TV with their loved ones. I am sorry to ask anyone for help, but I don't know what else to do right now. I would be glad to talk to anyone & answer any questions you might have,if you will just email me at We really need your help please. If we can get some help to just get up a little, we can get going again. Please. If we can get enough to rent even a small place right now, it will be better than no place. Being in a place where you are not wanted feels real bad. We have no other place. If it was just me, it wouldn't matter at all, but with the kids, it matters a lot. I don't want them to be homeless for the holidays, well I don't want them to ever be homeless, but it seems worse to think about it still being bad for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know that maybe I could have worded this better, but this is very embarrassing for me & I really didn't know what to say. Thank you for reading & if you want to know anything, please email me. Thank you.


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