Michelle needs some help


It's very difficult and embarrassing to humble myself to publicly ask for help in this way.  I've never done anything like this before and I hope I never have to again.  There is so much about my current situation that I've never experienced before which leads me to ask for help. 

I was laid off from my position with eBay in August, and I was out of work for a few months earlier in 2018.  After moving in with my boyfriend in July, his apartment complex caught on fire, and we were forced to move due to asbestos exposure.  We are currently living in an RV in a friend of a friend's backyard.   

I was able to pay my car payment, insurance, cell phone bill, and minimum payments on my credit cards up until now by using the $450/week from unemployment combined with my savings.  But my savings is now depleted. I am unable to pay most of my bills.  And I need to refill some important prescriptions , but I don't have any insurance, and I don't qualify for healthcare assistance through the Affordable Care Act.  So I'll have to pay full price for my prescriptions.

I have been applying to countless jobs.  I've had very good interviews, but no offers yet.  At the pace many of these companies move, it is likely I won't have a job until December or maybe even January as some companies will wait until after the first of the year to hire. 

I'm trying to stay positive, but quite frankly, I'm filled with fear and anxiety that soon I'll lose my car, wreck my credit and still be unemployed.  

I am grateful to my friends who helped me find the great deal on an RV so we can have a roof over our heads.  And I'm grateful to my friend who lives 3 hours away who is taking such good care of my lovable Dobby while I am without a permanent place to live and without a job.  I miss Dobby so much, and hope I am able to find a job and a place to live soon so I can bring him home. 

I'm so grateful to those who have offered financial and emotional support.  I hate to have to ask again...but my situation is dire. 

Even $25 would make a difference.  

Thank you so much!  I am beyond grateful to have caring and supportive people in my life.   

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Michelle Gray 
Santa Clara, CA
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