Help Keep Us From Losing Our Home

We have a "Waltons" family. We had, until recently, four generations living together here. Fran's Mom , then Fran and myself, Fran's youngest Son,  her middle Son with his Wife and their son who is autistic and needs constant care. We were doing OK until a series of unfortunate events over the past 14 years kept whittling away at the household income. Fran had to leave her job in 2005 on Disability due to health issues and I was next in 2009. That reduced our monthly income by around $25,000.00 a year. Then, in  2012, Fran's middle Son Scott lost his job of 17 years due to various days lost due to his illnesses and appointments for their autistic Son. He has been twice denied SSI Disability because they insist that he can find work based on the fact that he is "only" in his early 40s, his serious
health issues notwithstanding. His Wife had to leave her job to care for their Son and he recieves a small monthly payment from SSI Disability which covers his basic needs, but not much more.  Then the big blow came when Fran's Mom died almost two years ago and we lost 60% of the household income. There were a couple of small insurance policies that helped pay for her funeral and to pay down her credit cards and other creditor's outstanding accounts ( Car loan, shopping, etc,).  We've been trying to keep "afloat" on what we have, but it's a losing battle based on our income from SSI. We're behind on the taxes and the mortgage and without the generosity of several food banks in the area, we'd have little food in the house. We've recieved a few generous gifts from a handful of friends and family, but we need a drastic jump in funds to try to pay off the mortgage and home equity loan and keep the property taxes paid on time. ( The mortgage company has started putting what we're able to send toward our payments into escrow, which is not a good thing.) At best, we're within 90 days of having the house go up for a Sheriff's Sale. Anything anyone can donate will, hopefully, bring us enough to keep this home and keep up with the taxes and utilities until Scott gets approved for SSI and our income improves. I came here in 2000 and married Fran in 2002. We're hoping to spend the rest of our lives here.

Donations

  • David Fulton 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 25 mos
  • JUDITH MCLAUGHLIN 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Kannan Sasi 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 26 mos
See all

Organizer

Ray Drescher Jr. 
Organizer
Williamstown, NJ
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