Help us before we are homeless
Organized by: Donna Tollefson
My husband and I have been together for over 20 years and have 3 children of our own. We have always worked for everything we have and still do. We have always helped family and friends, even though most of the time we never got paid back or anything in return and never asked either. In the past we have made a few minor mistakes that have ruined our credit. We then stayed away from credit cards, etc thinking that was best. Turns out it was not. We are now repairing/rebuilding our credit but still have a little ways to go. Our 2 oldest kids are grown and one is in college, whom we are helping to support and we are now raising 3 more kids, who are not our kids because their mothers didn't want them so they were sent to us and their father is incarcerated. One just graduated high school and the other two are 4 and 6. We take care of them with no help from anyone, especially their parents. We have been living in our home for almost 8 years and have always paid our rent on time. We have both been at our jobs for over 4 years, me over 7 and my husband over 4, but we both have been in the same line of work for over 12 years. Our problem is the owners of our house are in their 80s with failing health so they need to sell the house we live in as soon as they can. They have been very patient trying to wait on us but they have a mortgage on the house with a rate that keeps going up and they need to sell now. We have tried every avenue and keep being told that nothing matters but the low credit score, that basically every person is defined by a number and nothing else. We have looked for several months for other options, such as renting, but unfortunately, we can not find anything that will be big enough for us that is affordable. And this has been our home for almost 8 years and really don't want to leave it. We just need someone willing to give us a chance to prove our worthiness, not our number. Any help is appreciated and we will pay it back to help others, as we already try to do.