This is to defray costs of my medical treatments, transportation, and living expenses. I currently try to live on disabilty and a part-time job. I live alone. I am in congestive heart failure and require a replacement defib/pacemaker in the next month.
Though I can drive, my car broke down almost 2 years ago and the company responsible refused to honor the warranty. I had to sell the car and now rely on public transportation for everything, which is much more expensive than a cheap car.
Increases in rent and reduction of work hours, combined with medical and transportation costs, has now made it impossible to meet ordinary living expenses. Meeting my next rent payment is unlikely. I have canceled medical appointments for financial reasons, and put off some medications. My "official" income places me just out of reach of most assistance programs. For example, I receive a whopping $16/month in food stamps.
I have set my goal as the bare minimum I believe will get me back to some degree of self-sufficiency. I realise I am one of many in this type of situation. Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for any assistance.