A cry for help

Well friends it has come to this. I have exhausted all other avenues and need to beg for your help. Here is what happened and why I am now coming to you on bended knees. From the moment I got back from MN I have been in a panic. On top of needing to absorb an unpaid week off, plus trip costs... my boss immediately cut my work hours in half. He hit a financial tight spot too, and I am the only expendable employee. I'm not mad at him. However, since my rent alone is half of my monthly salary, it meant I now had no way to pay October rent unless I miraculously got a full time job in a week. Of course that wasn't going to happen. So besides throwing resumes, and interviewing as much as possible and thinking way outside the box; I applied for every kind of emergency rental assistance programs as I could. That was a nightmare. The specifics to qualify are so arbitrary and are mostly geared to the already homeless. I finally found one that it seemed I had a good shot at, but I didn't make the cut because that one went in order received. Are you F'n kidding me? The good news, I did get a job. Offer came through yesterday, and I start Monday. Problem, I'm two days from rent due with zero money I can put towards it. There are people that I can get loans from, but none of them can handle the whole amount; and dang it, I just can't add another debt to try to climb out of. If this were somehow my fault, I'd never fathom asking for a hand out. I'm just so tired of one step forward three steps back. If a bunch of you have $20 you could spare I could greatly reduce how much I have to borrow. Your support would mean the world to me right now. I will also return the kindness in one way or another. I will forever be grateful for any amount you can chip in. this is a humiliating moment, but I know it will pass. I will share my good job news once I get through training. Thank you so much in advance for anyone that sees this and can help. Sharing is helpful too, so if you're like me and can't give, please consider sharing.
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Carla Swartz 
Organizer
Sebastopol, CA
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