Government Shutdown-Furlough-Forest Service

$25 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 7 months
I am running this fundraiser for the support of my family during this government shutdown.  I am a father with five kids ranging from 4-13 years old.  The aim is to just help us pay the bills while we live on a skeleton budget during these tough times.  

I served active duty for 6 years in the Air Force.  I enjoy serving the people of the USA.   I am currently a US Forest Service hydrologist in Arizona.  I just earned my graduate degree and started working for the forest this year.  Thankfully, I worked my butt off in school and don't have any student loans bills to pay.  But, since I am just fresh out of school, I have built very little savings at this point to get us through this shutdown.  We have always lived on a budget.  However, if the shutdown lasts much longer, it won't take long for us to burn through our savings with 5 kids to feed, clothe and educate. We thought we should get this fund started just in case we are in this for the long-haul.  If the shutdown would have occurred a year from now, we probably would have been able to ride the storm without any assistance.  

I absolutely love my job.  I love it enough that we are willing to stick with it and endure these difficult times.  People who recreate, relax, and work in the forests of Arizona, and depend upon their clean water supplies deserve top-notch federal service, and that is exactly why I go to work each day. 

I am also doing what I can to help myself.  In addition to this fundraiser, I am doing some work online, but it doesn't pay much.  We live in a very small town of about 2,000.  So, economic opportunities are extremely limited here.  My wife works at the town's farmer's market.  But, in a town this size, her income is normally very small, yet non-existent during these winter months. 

Donations of any size will be greatly appreciated.  We are grateful for your concern for me and my family.  God Bless you and God Bless the USA.
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