COVID-19 Help

I was furloughed due to COVID-19 in March and was receiving unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, due to an error with my extension application, I have not been receiving any benefits for 6 weeks and am very behind on my bills.

This has been a very difficult time for me. My grandmother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer in January and she passed in July and that has been heartbreaking as she is my best friend. It was terrible not being able to see her in the hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions. I have been helping take care of my 88-year-old grandfather who is now living alone and struggling with being without my grandmother. This pandemic has been increasingly difficult due to the loss of my grandmother - she would be the one I would call when I was having a hard time. She was the kind of person that would help anyone in need and I miss her terribly.

Since being furloughed, the company that I worked for has closed down due to financial difficulties so I no longer have a job to return to. I have been working in the mental health and substance use treatment industry as I love helping others. This pandemic has completely changed my life in a matter of months. I am not the kind of person to fall behind on bills or owe anyone anything, so I find myself in an unfamiliar place with a need to ask anyone for help.

Because I have not been receiving any benefits from the state, I have fallen behind on my car and rent payments and I am facing eviction. I am just asking for any help that anyone can provide. I have been waiting for unemployment to fix the error so I can start receiving benefits again but I am not sure how long that will take; I applied for food stamps so I can buy food but the processing of my application is taking longer than I expected. I understand this is a difficult time for many of us and helping others is what its all about, especially now. I am asking for help so that when I get back on my feet, that I can help the next person suffering during this time. Anything will help! Thank you for considering my fund!
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