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Joeys family needs a miracle

Organized by: Joseph Briscoe

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Beginning October of last year I was going into work like it was a normal day. I had moved to Philadelphia back in July and got an apartment in the city like I'd always dreamed of having for my family. After being at work for a few hours I recieve a call from my boss saying she needed to speak to me. I sit down with her to find out that I am one of several managers who's positions are being eliminated. She offers me an entry level position which takes me two and a half years backwards in my career. I then take a position at another location closer to my home to try and make this huge financial change work for my family. After months of living paycheck to paycheck and borrowing money from family until I extinguish all of my support system and savings, I then lose my car. I still manage to figure out the transit system so getting to work was still okay, but now I am without the car and still barely able to even keep food in the house or do anything even remotely special for my family. The biggest problem now is the car company is taking me to court for the rest of the money owed on the car plus 30% annual interest until it's paid, after the court date they will put a Lien on my wages. My fiancé has been looking for work for months now and is only working a part time job so I carry the financial weight of this family. If they are successful in court I will lose everything including my home and I feel helpless just watching this all happen.


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