1K Project Team Note: A family in New Jersey with 1 dependent, has less than 3 months of savings, and has applied for unemployment insurance, but has not received it yet.
Christina 's Family Note:
I work(ed) in film and television as a camera operators and as a yoga and pilates instructor for local schools. Since the pandemic all of my work has gone away and it has been challenging to get unemployment because of the amount of applicants and being a freelance worker. My husband is all a freelance tattoo artist and has been out of work.
We have a young daughter who is not yet of school age and since being quarantined at home have tightened out belts and have removed any extra spending from our lives.
We have maybe a couple months of savings that will go away quickly with the extreme coast of healthcare and just buying food. If granted this money we would use it secure our livelihood by putting it towards our rent and utilities. We have stocked up on canned foods and are preparing our self’s for rice and bean meals If needed.
Alex (The 1k Project) > Allyson Downey > Christina’s Family (New Jersey)