Never in my life have I actually asked for money. I really have so much pride. I have been independently supporting myself and my family since I was 18 yrs. old. unfortunately, like so many others, our home got hit by Harvey. I have done my due diligence and applied everywhere. I have given up on FEMA.... I am yet to even receive an inspection date. It has caused me so much distress, that I am truly giving up because it's not worth my sanity. I am very financially responsible, I have a savings account for the household, and each child has a savings account. I have been using our savings, and gotten a home depot card with zero interest for 6 months. I all of my other cards are at a very high interest rate, and I believe I will be forced to dip into the kids college funds. I have worked really hard to do this on my own, but the largest portion left that we have to have professionally done is installation of floors and counter tops which must be paid via cash or check. I feel a little embarrassed to ask, but I have had a hard time coping with this, and maybe it is okay to ask for help. every dollar adds up, and so does every encouraging word. Even if it's just a nice message if you can't give would be nice.