Help Save Us and Our Sanity

We were living in Naples Florida (way outside of the fancy section) when the bubble broke, I lost my job and Jan's salary was cut in half by Educational cut backs. The bank foreclosed on our house and sold our house to another bank for $140K less than we owed on it. We had no choice but to file bankruptcy (chp. 7) We lost our car and everything we owned, (and our bus I had been restoring for years)Jan lost her teaching job and we were almost homeless, it took several months (and selling all of our jewelry to live on) but Jan finaly got a nice job with a National company as Outreach Co-Ordinator, we moved to Tampa as our home base. Two years in, the company Jan was working for decided to eliminate her position and let Jan go. We are both older people and it is very difficult to find any kind of job at all. I found a customer service job at Macy's that pays just a little over minimum wage and Jan has been out of work for three months with no job prospects on the horizon. Every day Jan fills out scores of job applications and sends resumes everywhere with no luck. Jan is a volunteer Clinical Director for Florida Special Olympics  (part time) and that helps a little to make her feel worthwhile. We both want to work but can't find work, we can't file bankruptcy again for several more years, and the really bad news is that we're not going to be able to pay our rent in a few weeks, and we don't know what to do. (What little money we put aside is now gone)

It makes me so sad to walk into the house and see Jan crying and shaking because she is trying so hard to find work and it's like we are invisible. 

We have swallowed our pride and now we are reaching out for help. We don't even know who to reach out to, isn't that sad.

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  • Cat Farnworth 
    • $20 
    • 62 mos
  • Nick Badame 
    • $100 
    • 63 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 63 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 63 mos
  • Kevin Warnock 
    • $10 
    • 63 mos
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Organizer

Dave Siegel 
Organizer
Pinellas Park, FL
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