Bill assistance due to Covid19

Hello everyone, I’m here today asking for any kind of assistance that anyone can give. I’m not one who usually looks for any help, but due to my stubbornness and my “I can do it myself” attitude, my family has found ourselves in a hole.

My wife has been out of work for 9+ weeks due to covid 19 and My work has been slowed down drastically. She has tried to apply for unemployment many many times, and cannot get through. She still technically has a job, but everything is on hold right now and there is no work. She has even tried to dip into her 401k numerous times, but long story short, they won’t let her unless she resigns for the job.

I should have looked for assistance long time ago, but I’m an independent delivery driver who can make as much as I want in a day. I thought I could handle all, I did, I was wrong. And everything was fine for awhile.

Trying to “do it all” has eventually led to me overworking my self, and I started to become very depressed. Then I lost my 34 sister to cervical cancer, which spun my depression way out of control. Everyday since has been a huge struggle. I still work, but not as much as I would like to. I used to start my days early and work all day long, but everyday I’m in tears and I struggle for hours just to get out of bed. When I work now, it’s only for a few hours before I have a complete mental breakdown from stress, anxiety, depression, etc.

Bills have racked up, and looking at everything I owe and trying to come up with it has only made the depression worse. Seems like this hole just keeps getting deeper, and I’m loosing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Our daughter, bless her heart, is 18 and has her own life and bills, but she tries to help us out, its not much, but her heart is in the right place.

Everyday is now a “gotta rob Peter to pay Paul” kind of scenario. But there is only so many times you can do that before you owe both Peter and Paul

I’m now behind on 2 car payments, 2 insurance payments. Rent is due soon. I’ve got extensions on my last water and electric bills from last month. Those are due in about a week, with the new monthly bills that will be due days after the extensions are over.

I have never in my life struggled this much, and wish this on no one.

I know the world is falling apart, and everyone is dealing with something right now. I know there are good people out there trying to lend a helping hand. But I can’t seem to find them, maybe they will find me.

Again I’m not one who typically looks for assistance. It makes me feel like a bum. I just don’t know what to do anymore. I’m loosing all hope.

Thank you for listening, even if you can’t help. It was very hard for me to write about my struggles and actually took me a few hours just to write this because it’s just too hard for me


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Steven Wimbish 
Granite City, IL
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