Please, help save my dad's home!
Organized by: Tara Husketh
My dad, Marc Chunko, is a simple man who has worked hard all his life, takes pride in everything he does, only to struggle every day for the last several years trying to save his home. My dad has been into heating and cooling for over 30 years and holds a masters license. Working with the same company for years, the company took a dive during the bad economy. Helping his boss out, stick thru the bad times (as my dad is extremely loyal), he feel off a ladder at work and broke a few vertebra, which left him partially disabled. After months of rehabilitation and workman's comp the Dr gave my dad the ok to go back to work. However, the back injury took a toll on my dad's over all physical health and was he is not capable of doing the same work he once done. However, my dad was proud and excited, gave up the workmans comp and went back to work. Shortly after, the company slowed way down, my dad's hrs cut, going on unemployment, putting out several resumes, taking several state exams, he has been passed over again and again during interviews because he cannot pass their general physical requirements. Over the last several years, my dad has struggled, lost his medical insurance, volunteers at the soup kitchens, eats there himself regularly, has been working with a church organization part time for min. wage in order to pay his utilities. He takes on any side jobs or anything that pays for extra money. I have watched him break down in tears and sell everything he owns to pay his mortgage. My sister and I have given him money when needed to help make his mortgage payments and have talked to him about living with us. It is hard to help him out financially because I and my husband together have 7 girls from the ages of 14 to 25 that we have had to help out and raise. Basically my dad is 1 1/2 yrs away from collecting social security and has been doing anything and everything possible to save his home. His mortgage payment is $450.00 a month and am asking for enough money to get him thru until he turns 62.