Ingrid is an immigrant from Honduras. She has been living, working and paying taxes in the US for 20 years. Her two children, 13 and 11 were born in the US. Long Island is the only home they have ever known. Both are exceptional students and regularly make honor roll. Ingrid needs help. Her husband abandoned his family 3 years ago and returned to Honduras, leaving Ingrid to care for their children alone. Ingrid is a tireless worker, but her work documents are set to expire in January 2018. It will cost $675 to renew.
Ingrid lost a couple of her clients, one due to the client's death and another who is a seasonal employer. Her most pressing need at this time is to avoid being evicted. She has fallen behind on her rent and needs $3900 to avoid eviction. Our goal is to raise enough to not only catch her up, but to pay forward a couple of months so Ingrid can get back on her feet.
She can't get her car inspected because it has mechanical issues that she cannot afford to repair, and has recieved a ticket for expired inspection. I took her car to a reputable mechanic who I have used for years, and who I trust, and he said the repairs would be more than the car is worth, even if they could get parts, which he said would be difficult. (The car is a 2003 and a make/model that is no longer in production). Ingrid has fallen behind on her rent and faces eviction if she can't come up with back rent. She needs a reliable vehicle so she can find work.
We need to raise money to help Ingrid get back on her feet. Funds would go to catching up on her rent, and maybe paying a couple of months advance, helping with her working papers, and finding her a reliable vehicle so she can continue to work. We also need to clear up the ticked for expired inspection. She is fearful that her temporary working status will be revoked or delayed, at which point she would be undocumented and at risk for deportation.
Ingrid is not asking for help. All she has ever asked for is an opportunity to do any job she can get, cleaning homes, yardwork, painting, gardening or other chores.
Please help if you can.
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