Needy Situation

I am a senior citizen at 63 years old with plenty of major health issues, including being on oxygen. I resigned from my job in November of 2019 hoping to return in 2020 as a part-time employee because I started receiving my social security. I had a few hospital visits and was put on oxygen, however, I would have been able to return to work around March, but I am considered high risk with my age and medical conditions due fo covid-19. So it was not conducive for me to return to work and continued to live on my social security, having some issues with my health costs, which started setting me back a bit and then unbenounced to me found out in April that my lease had changed, which created some arrearages in my rent.  I continued paying my rent but since things had changed a bit, come to find out I was a bit further behind than what I knew of.  Continuing on, had a few other slight issues, and in late October I was served an eviction notice. I filed all of my court work and then I started getting busy, looking for rental assistance which I was sure I would be capable of finding. I called everywhere  including tlle
The State Housing Authority as well as the county and the City and even reaching out to the governor's office.  And then to several charitable organizations as well, because I know that rental assistance is out there, but, most of them have a criteria that I would have proof of a layoff or loss of hours due to covid-19 , which I do not have, because I was not able to return to work in March because of it.  So I kept getting referred from one place to another back and forth over and over from one place to another again, and it became a vicious circle with me not finding any place to provide me with rental assistance, which is supposed to be out there. And here it is 2 weeks from the federal government moratorium forevictions, which is December 31, facing the judge having to sign off on my eviction to proceed, and I still have not found my rental assistance. I'm getting very nervous and very stressed out because I do not know where to go and I do not want to become homeless having an oxygen machine and being on oxygen and not knowing what to do. I have been struggling diligently to find assistance, and I will be able to afford my current rent, once I have my back rent taken care of. I cannot afford to be evicted and I am almost humiliated basically as well as ashamed, to have to reach out like this as I have never done this in my life. I do not know where else to turn so this is why I am asking if anyone can please even if it's a small donation apply towards my need.  I am in great hope that something will happen and I know that God Is Watching Over Me to make sure something does. I am most gracious for anything anyone may be able to assist me with. And I thank everybody in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Donations

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  • Wendy Lovett 
    • $50 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Joe Mawby 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Renee DeMars 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Tina Minto 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Brad Roe 
Organizer
Lakeland, FL
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