Help a resilient young POC with covid relief!!

I've been living independently from a really young age due to extenuating circumstances and although I've been keeping up pretty well I've hit a brick wall recently due to Covid-19. Like many others I have had to change my routine to accommodate for the pandemic. My current job has just announced that we were exposed to now 3 covid cases and will be shutting down, once reopening they will be laying off many of our employees (me included) and transitioning to serving carry-out food only. For some, this isn't a big deal but for me can and will be very difficult to navigate. This is currently my only source of income and by working full- time and only leaving 1 day to myself each week for the past year I have been able to overcome homelessness, buy my very first car out of pocket, and get back on my feet learning to budget, save, and take care of myself as I enter adulthood with a rocky foundation. Unfortunately just a few weeks ago I had to use the last of my money to cover the costs of auto repairs and had just been removed from recieving any more government aid due to a temporary grant my job received upon initially reopening. I've reached the point where the only food I was eating was coming from working and taking home what was left at the end of the night. I've been trying to wait it out until I can potentially be approved again for food stamps so that the remaining money I do have can go toward other bills but that is no way to live. I have been in contact with other programs that assist me and they have been gracious enough to ajust my rent portion for the month of December but starting January I will be expected to cover it in its entirety. However im struggling to budget other bills including my rent, DP&L, phone, car insurance, and groceries. Each month I would bring in approximately $2,000 which I was able to live efficiently off of so I am asking if anyone reading this would be gracious enough to help me out in matching that I would be so grateful, thank you so much for taking the time to donate, share, and listen to my story.

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  • Jessica Holt 
    • $25 
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  • Frank Eaton 
    • $100 
    • 18 d
  • Danielle Dumont 
    • $50 
    • 19 d
  • Sarah Hardy 
    • $100 
    • 21 d
  • Bre’onne Hines 
    • $50 
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Organizer

Daijah Bell 
Organizer
Dayton, OH
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