First Time Asking For Help

I write this with great trepidation. I am a husband and a father who has been hit bad by the fallout from the Corona Virus. I am more than aware that I am not the only one which makes this that much harder.
We have never asked for help from anyone in my life and now the first time I do it is to total strangers.
I am an Executive Chef by trade and anyone who pays attention knows that the restaurant industry has been deviated this year. My restaurant closed down leaving my family in a tough spot. 
We are a very normal family of Christians who do not drink or do drugs but just like to spend time together. My 12 year old daughter is a dancer, artist and piano player. We have had to forgo the dance lessons and piano lessons due to financial issues. We have been living in our condo for 5 years and have never been a day late on rent. I have never missed a car payment or been late on my bills. As of now, I am trying to live on $350 a week from unemployment. Clearly not enough. I am about to lose my car and possibly be evicted due to this situation. I am not the typical person begging for help and in fact the idea of this makes me sick to my stomach that I even need to ask and have not been able to pull my family through this.
We have exhausted all municipal help and am truly asking strangers for any assistance they might be able to muster. I am more than willing to talk to anyone to assure that I am not that type of person and would like to mention the amount of charity that we normally give to either through church or personally is the reason I am able to ask.
I have been hanging on in hopes of another Corona Virus relief package from our government to at least help to up unemployment. If that had not fallen through I would have been able to struggle through.
All of this is putting aside the Holidays coming up. I have always told my daughter I would collect cans if I had to to survive and this is another new age version of that. Again, I am well aware of the plight of lots of Americans right now, but I actually beg anyone who can help in any fashion to please help. Not only would you be helping a truly appreciative family, but you would hell restore their confidence in humanity. Thank you


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Derek Sliz 
Merrimack, NH

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