My dad was laid off from his job a while back (early 00's) and started his own electrician's business, which did very well until the housing crisis in 2007, when *everyone* stopped updating to code, making rennovations, etc. He has been applying for electrical company jobs for years, but nothing has come through. In 2009, my mom was also laid off from her job at a local school due to cutbacks from the recession. She has applied to HUNDREDS of jobs.
In 2009, our house foreclosed and we lost *everything.*
My parents are 51 and do not have college degrees. They are THE HARDEST workers and most genuine people I know (*they raised me after all!*).
In January, my dad got a job in Florida (he had been applying also in multiple states since there was nothing in Ohio), with the generous help of my aunt and uncle. They uprooted their entire lives for this opportunity and had hope that after SEVEN years of struggle things would finally get better. However the company DID NOT PAY HIM WHAT THEY PROMISED, and overworked him (again, he is not the type to not work hard, so this is FOR REAL) to the point where he had to leave.
They have been living with my grandparents who have been so kind to house them for three months, but now have 15 days to find a house or they will be HOMELESS. They are just trying to make it by and pay their BASIC BILLS with the inconsistent work my dad's business brings these days (and it is expensive to advertize), that they have not been able to save for one month's rent PLUS a security deposit.
ANYTHING you can donate will help my parents be able to find housing.
If you need any electrical work, here is my dad's website: http://www.waltselectricservice.com/
If you know of any electrician (dad) or secretarial/administrative jobs (mom), please send me any info. They are very experienced and very smart! There is more to life than age and degree. Thank you!!
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