I don’t know where to start.
Unfortunely, my family and I are having one of the hardest times of our lives. We’re a LGBTQ+ married couple with a 6 year old son. Currently we were placed in a shelter about 3 weeks ago. During this time, we had a car. The shelter only provides a two week stay. But if you end up getting a job, they provide an extra 10 days. Long story short, within the first two weeks of being here… our car broke down in the process of us waiting to start our new jobs. The head gasket bust. And if anyone knows about cars, you know that a head gasket is just as expensive as getting a new car. So, unfortunately the car was considered “Junkyard”, meaning NO GOOD.
This was bad timing because, I literally just received my kit packages in the mail for both jobs to start working and deliver items to customers. So, I couldn’t start the job. Then, a family member decided they would drive me around for 4 hours a day to make some type of money. Which didn’t turn out well. I wasn’t making anything that whole week. Even though, I appreciated the help… 4 hours wasn’t enough, when my original shift was 12 hours a day for 5-7 days a week. Besides, that family decided they could not longer help anymore due to the person they are married to. The person they are married to wants to see me fail. He wants to see me and my family continue to stay down. And it’s sad, because I’m so sweet, kind and caring that I helped this same man, get the jobs that I got. Just for him to mistreat me and family. It’s hurtful and it’s sad. It’s even more sad that my family allow this to happen. I have no one to depend on. I have no one to help me. What family members leaves their family out with no where to stay, when this weather is hitting 100°? Even though, we have no car… we still have to leave the shelter every morning at 9am and 8:30am on the weekends, just like everyone else. And we all can’t come back until 4pm. So, me and my little family sit outside in the heat as those hours pass by. No one calls and no one checks in on us.
Earlier I said, we have no place to lay our heads. The reason why I say that is because, since I did receive those kits in the mail the shelter provided an extra 10 days for us to stay. And this Monday, June 10th, 2019 makes it 10 days. Monday morning we will have to leave with all our things. Even though, we have no where to go, no where to sleep and no transportation. I can’t express my emotions right now. They are all over the place. I’m upset, I’m hurt, I’m tired and I’m scared. I try to be strong for my son, because he stays smiling and happy no matter what. He doesn’t quite know what’s going on, but he knows enough. He always asks us w”are we getting a house?” And it breaks out heart, that we can’t give him the home he deserves, because we are stuck in this situation.
I’m sorry that I’m hurting and crying as I type this story out. Bare with me…
We’ve done so much for the people who’ve turned their backs on us. We have no idea why. I guess it was every man for themselves and since we were so caring and kind, they just took advantage of us. Now they are all living in their homes, with their families, having no care in the world. While we are homeless and trying to figure out how can we come up with funds to be able to quickly purchase a car before or by Monday, June 10th, 2019.
How can someone you helped and cooked for and etc, tell someone to not help you anymore and just watch you struggle? How can family know their grandson/nephew is out in the heat for hours and still not care? How can no one offer a place for us to lay our heads? It hurts so bad. And it hurts because, we’re not the type to ask for help at all. We try to thrive on our own. So, when I finally decided to ask for help, it was because it is truly needed and this is what we get. We get kicked down and mistreated.
I cry and I cry, while holding on to Faith. I be praying that someone will have a heart and contact us with some good news. Knowing that I already know my family isn’t going to call to help at all. Everytime I text someone, they make it clear that they can’t and won’t help at all. And I’m just scared. I’m only 23 years old and our son is 6 years old ,as I said before. We have never been homeless like this! We’ve never been so stuck like this in a situation. This is hard. So hard. We’re a family that just had a down fall and need a little help to get back on our feet. Our son needs a home. He shouldn’t have to walk miles and miles with us everyday in the heat. He gets hot quickly and turns red.
I’m sure at this point you’re probably like this family needs more than $1,000. Which you’re correct. If it is possible, we would need about $3,000. $3,000 would be just enough to get a decent apartment and also put down on a car. So, my spouse and I can get back and forth to work. But if we can’t reach $3,000. $1,000 will be just enough for us to put down on a car and we’ll make that car our home to sleep in, as we work the next few weeks to get a place. I know sleeping in a car isn’t the best option. But if we can’t reach $3,000. Sleeping in a car is only choice for the next few weeks. And that’s even if this campaign reaches the goal of $1,000. I have already contacted dealerships and a few said $800 is my down payment. So, the extra $200 will help me get insurance and have enough for gas until I get paid from the jobs, I’ll be able to start.
Thank you for reading our story and thank you for donating if you did so. And if you can’t donate, please share our story to your friends and family. It will all be greatly appreciated!
#Ps: And I’m sure some of you would wonder about furniture if this goal did surpass and reached $3,000 for us to get a place. No worries, we aren’t looking for hands-out. So, we would continue to work hard to put furniture into the home you already helped/blessed us to get with all of you guys donations. So, thank you so much for everything!