So not easy to do, but need help

Hello friends. This is so not easy for me to do, but I received the advice to try everything, so here I go.  I am asking for help covering some funds after being scammed by a loan company that I applied to in order to help make ends meet during this difficult time. This company wrote and cashed fraudulent checks in my name but because I had given them my account information as part of applying for the loan, the bank is holding me responsible. So, they froze and shut down my bank account and I now owe them $1,000. It's been pretty tight financially over here, as I have been unemployed since April due to Covid and being pregnant. and The little unemployment that I receive doesn't even cover a grocery trip in a week- never mind rent and such. I am working with social workers and have applications in at every resource you can possibly think of; Section 8, Daycare Voucher, RAFT, Food stamps, WIC, and while some of these things just take time, not to mention just being put on a waiting list. While I did acquire a job at Fairview Pediatrics, I had to decline it due to not being able to afford daycare for John, which is priced anywhere between $320 and $420 a week. I have been renting a vehicle each month in order to get Adam to school and John to doctor appointments that he needs to get to- as my mother took back the car she "gifted" to me when we were having disagreements which ultimately led to me moving out of her house.  At the time of the fraud, I had a little over $2,000 in my account to help cover the cost of rent, rental car, and basics needed for everyday life. However as of today, all of that is gone.  As I sit here typing this, I have no idea how I am even going to afford paying for the rental car which is due tomorrow morning. It's frightening and all I am trying to do is love and take care of my children.  The situation I find myself in is quite horrible and I don't want to be seen as a victim in any way, shape, or form. I know times are tough right now for a lot of people. I know my story is not abnormal as so many are struggling as unemployment just doesn't offer enough for living. But if you are reading this and can spare even 5 dollars to help me and my boys, I would greatly appreciate it. Little John is so at risk and I do not want to have to take him on the PVTA to go to doctor appointments.  Adam cannot go on the bus in order to get to school as they are full. There are things like groceries, diapers, and wipes that need to be bought. There is laundry to be done at the laundromat (as my current residence doesn't have a washer and dryer}. There are utilities and heating bills to pay. And believe me, my social workers are looking into every possible resource, I am asking for anyone who can afford to help to please look into your heart to do so. Anyone who knows me knows how extremely grateful I am for the blessings in my life. This unexpected tragedy is just too much for me to handle on my own.  I am not the type of person who likes asking for help at all, but for the sake of my boys, I really need to do so.  A very large thank you goes out to anyone who can possibly help me to keep this household going for my boys and I over this next month and until I can do everything that I need to do in order to deal with this horrible situation.

Donations

  • Erica Bailey 
    • $20 
    • 8 d
  • Sarah Carmen 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Sheila Felletter 
    • $25 
    • 12 d
  • Rebecca Silva 
    • $40 
    • 13 d

Organizer

Allison Walters 
Organizer
Springfield, MA
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