Covid Job Loss Family of 8

We are a family of 8 hit hard by Covid. As the husband and father I lost my job at a local body shop after working in the industry for 10 years. Months have gone by with no work, and unemployment is almost 2 full months behind. Even the maximum unemployment in Indiana which I receive doesn’t even begin to touch putting food on the table. Bills are way behind.

I interview for jobs each week and have tried anything possible to make ends meet. My wife is a teacher and a teachers salary doesn’t do much during this time. We have a 7 month old son who we have medical bills for also as he was born just as Covid was hitting. It has been the perfect storm in so many ways that has taken us from a family in a decent position to being in dire need of help. 

The government can’t come to any agreement on additional money for families like ours, so sadly we are just fielding and fending off collections calls daily.

Honestly I hate even asking for money, but as a dad unable to provide, I am stepping out in hopes that people surviving this pandemic are able to help.

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