Jamie and Crystal are in a temporary financial crisis. Because of the series of events that follow, they are doomed unless help arrives soon. This funding will help get Jamie and Crystal back on track.
Jamie entered the US Army right out of high school in 2001 and was trained as a veterinary technician. She met Crystal while stationed in Virginia and they were married in Washington DC in 2011. Since she was discharged in 2005 on the grounds of being homosexual, she has continued the path of veterinary medicine. For the last three years, Jamie has been a hard-working, dedicated veterinary assistant-turned-human resources manager at her job. Last month, Jamie was terminated from her human resources position and re-positioned as the lead staff trainer. While the position itself was accepted with open arms, the drop in salary was significant. She decided she would go back to school to become a licensed veterinary technician, utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill which not only pays for school, but offers a housing allowance. This housing allowance would help cover the loss of income Jamie had just been faced with.
Crystal, who works at the same company, was offered a position as a store manager a little over a year ago. In that time, she watched the revenue and profit climb as high as 15K a week in veterinary product sales. Despite her successes, the company has decided to cut her salary nearly in half in order to increase profits and hire additional employees.
Both of these situations happened within a month of each other. Crystal is actively looking for a second or higher paying job, and Jamie is working as fast as she can to get courses started so she can take advantage of the housing allowance and pursue her dream of becoming a credentialed veterinary technician.