please help my family be able to get heating oil

Hi, my name is Krissy. I am a mother of 3. We live with my sister and my fiance.

I was laid off from my job in July, and even though I have been applying for everything I can, I am still unemployed. I honestly did not think I would still be without a job by now.

Our finances are slowly (quickly?) crumbling. My sister is on a fixed income. My unemployment isn't even enough to cover the mortgage. My fiance has been unfairly carrying the brunt of the financial load. We've made it this far, but I can't ignore our ridiculously high oil bill any longer.

I normally use the summertime to pay off the debt I've accumulated over the winter (oil prices aren't exactly easy to keep up with). But since I lost my job in early July, that hasn't been possible at all.

I've been getting notices from the oil company that they're going to send us to collections if we don't pay, and it's starting to get chilly out in the nights/mornings. I only have 1/4 tank of oil right now, and I'm honestly terrified of how quickly it's going to get used up if I turn it on even a tiny bit. I also am concerned that if our oil company sends us to collections, we'll have a difficult time getting any elsewhere.

My bill is currently $1,860. I set this gofundme for $2,000 to offset the website's donation fees.

I really don't expect to get anywhere near that much, if anything at all. I know that everyone is struggling right now, and I know that my oil bill is not anyone's responsibility but my own.

If you know me, you know that I have a really difficult time asking for help, and I will straight up refuse to admit to needing help until I am absolutely desperate.

So here I am. :(

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Krissy Combs
Warwick, RI

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