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Tina Marie Barrett   DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
Hello... my name is Tina and my family and I are facing eviction... I am a married (8 years) 38 yr old mother of 3 children (17,15, and 11) and pregnant with our 4th child set to be delivered (via C-section) in less than 1.5 weeks. Those who know me know just how difficult it is for me to ask for help! However it has come to a point where I have no option but to do so. I am the type of person that will do and has done anything and everything that I can to help others including perfect strangers even when I myself have next to nothing. I am hoping and praying that someone will assist my family and I during our time of need.I will start off with an explanation and details as to how we have come to this hardship. My husband has been employed with the same company (IT Tech support) for over 5 years and is making a minimal salary of $12 an hour. Although he has attempted on many occasions to find alternative/additional employment he has had no luck. I was working as a Medical Asst. in an office for 5 years and due to a relocation was forced to look for another job. When I did find a new medical office (that is corporately owned) in Oct. 2012 we found a few months later (Jan 2013) that we were expecting child #4. Because of certain strenuous duties i.e, lifting boxes, assisting patients onto examining tables etc. I informed my immediate supervisor of my condition and it seemed from that point on I could do nothing right. Everyday at work became more stressful causing hypertension and cramping. Already considered "high risk" due to a previously removed and recurrent brain tumor as well as other medical conditions; and at the advise of my physician, I had to do what was best for our unborn child and resign unable to qualify for unemployment.
Having to be seen by not 1 but 2 specialists every few weeks, this posed a problem in gaining any other form of employment. This causing us to fall behind in our rent ($1500 per mo). Paying only half when it is due and the other half as we had it, incurring late fees ($125 every mo.) Our oldest son did get a job at a local fast food establishment to help out as much as he could and still does, however it is not enough. My mother, the only family member able to help, has been supplementing our loss of income as much as she can. She has also made sure our new baby has everything that she needs and has purchased the school clothes for our older children. Without her we would have been homeless a long time ago. Because I was too proud to ask for help as we needed it, we have fallen so far behind that we are now facing eviction. With such a large family and a newborn well on her way, we are in dire straits with no where to turn. I have always been a worker, and for the last few months I have been able to find excitement only in the thought of delivering our little girl. This isn't the kind of excitement as one would think, it is excitement specifically because I will then be able to go back to work and get our lives back on track. It sounds horrible I know ...and I am in fear of unforeseen complications with delivery with either myself or the baby that would hinder me from being able to immediately return to work. I want to be able to stay home with her as long as I can but in this day in time, It definitely takes 2 people in the household to work in order to make ends meet. I have tried to sell anything worth a few dollars and contacted local means of assistance but have been denied help due to our situation being over 30 days old if that makes any sense. As of the 1st of September we will be behind 2 months and in order to avoid eviction have to come up with ($3000 plus late fees of $250 and legal fees of $250) as soon as possible. I thank you in advance for reading this plea for help and appreciate all of your prayers.
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Update 10
36 months ago
came home today to a gift in the mail :) and court ordered eviction papers taped to the door ... Thanks to all of your help we are able to meet the requirement (half of the total) to hold off on the process. Now we have to sign a "stipulation" which will give us a short period of time ( i believe its 30 days but will know for sure Monday morning) to come up with the remainder. As well as rent for October ... although it may seem as if we are drowning .... God is our lifeguard and through Him ... ALL things are possible !! I will never give up on Him.. because He has and will NEVER give up on me !! We are unworthy yet He still blesses us!! 2 more days and we will be bringing another blessing into the world !! Thank you all again very much you all are a Blessing to us as well.
-The Barrett Family
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Update 9
36 months ago
In spite of the storm ... God is GOOD !!
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Update 8
36 months ago
One week from tomorrow our new lil girl will be here ... we are truly blessed !! Thank you for all of your prayers !! God Bless!!
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Update 7
36 months ago
We are so thankful to have reached 21% of our go and in such a short amount of time !!! PRAISE GOD & Thank all of you that have contributed by monetary donation and/or by prayer!! You are the BEST!!

UPDATE:
3 days ago we received a 3 day notice to cure ( see attached pic) .... meaning put up or get out!! ... I spoke with the leasing office and they are willing to work something out with us if we pay half ($1750.00) of what we owe now and sign an agreement to pay the other half with in 30 days ... this will then stop the "eviction process" however if we default on the agreement plan .. we fall right back into the eviction right where we left off we are told that the process of eviction can/has been taking up to 2 months to complete so we do have a little more time :) we are praying hard each and everyday!! With 10 days left before we are scheduled to deliver our new little girl we are trying to keep our spirits high and stress level low. We are asking for continued prayers and if ONLY if you are able .... monetary donations, in any amount, as every penny counts !!

Thank you in Advance,

The Barrett Family :)
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Raised by 8 people in 36 months
Created August 29, 2013
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