Hello, my name is Michael cooper and I'm trying to get my family back together and reopen my shop. I was self-employed for the last 15 years until I had to close up shop in 2017.
That is when business got so slow that I had to let everyone go, close the shop and put it in storage before I started accruing a lot more debt.
As a result, besides the business we lost our house, both vehicles and our children had to stay with friends while my wife and I spent our nights in the cheapest motels we could find just to get by.
A few months later I got a letter from storage saying I was in default and it was going to go to auction. My wife and I both work about 35 hours a week because we can't get more and we just couldn't squeeze any more money out for the storage. Well the storage sold at auction and there was nothing I could do about it. 15 years I poured my heart and soul into doing what I love and employing people that cared as much as I did.
Now, after having it all stripped away and starting all over at 52, I want to reopen and get my employees back but I cannot do it alone.
Please find it in your heart to help me get the equipment I need to reopen my shop, get my family back together and my employees back on payroll.
Anything you can do is hugely appreciated and I look forward to paying it forward. Thank you for your time and God Bless us all.
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