Kevin had just started a new job that left them without a steady source of in come at this point. His old job left him with no benefits of any sort to help Cheryl and the boys. This is Noel's senior year and Brendan's sophomore year. So this is leaving them trying to figure how to save for college let alone getting by with monthly bills.
They could use all the help we can give during this time to help them through this very sad and trying time with a funeral and things to help them in the near future.