I honestly didn't want it to have to come to this.
I see all of these charities and honestly, I try so hard to give back where I can. I volunteer a lot of my time to help others and you know, most of the time when people are volunteering they don’t step back and think, “Wow. This could really be me some day.” I used to volunteer a lot in high school. I’d help in animal shelters, soup kitchens, anything I could, and never once did I think that would be me. But here I am.
This summer it very well almost came to be me because after some unfortunate circumstances my family disowned me and I was sort of left out on my own with no where to go. My choices were to either live in my car or move in with my grandma, and by some miracle I was able to get a job that would support me enough to help out with getting an apartment. But that’s just the think. One bedroom apartments aren’t exactly cheap, especially in my area. I currently pay $730 a month for my rent alone, and that is before my electricity bill. I understand some people might think that “hey, that’s not that much don’t complain.” But for me… wow, that’s a lot of money. That cuts out so much of my money for other things I need to get by so much, especially because when it’s all over I have only about $10 left for groceries.
I promise this isn’t me trying to give some huge pity plea, but at this point I am desperate. But I’m trying to find a better place for myself. At this time I have this fantastic job opportunity that can get me out of this awful hole I’m in 100%, the only problem is I need a little help getting there. I desperately need money for gas because it’s a merchandising position which means I will be driving around in my car a lot. And yes, they do reimburse my gas, but they said the check to reimburse it doesn’t typically come for a few weeks after I have done my work. And I just don’t have the money to sustain that.
I also need to pay my electricity bill or my electricity will be shut off around the 5th or so, and that’s sort of a big deal because I won’t be able to do a lot of things (talk to my employers, charge my phone, hell, even use my microwave).
I know that there are so many other causes out there that honestly deserve so much money, but right now at this point I don’t know where else to go. My last (last last last) option is to go and get a payday loan, but I know the second that I do that my credit is going to plummet because of the awful interest rates and I don’t know how quickly I can pay them back.
Honestly, anything in the world helps. I appreciate those who know me that are helping and I appreciate those who I don’t know that are helping me. Thank you all so much and if there is anything I can do for any of you, please let me know.
If you would like to donate to my cause of sorts, please click this link. It would mean the absolute world if you helped me out in any way possible. Even if you can’t donate, please, please, please share this. I’m not going to say that your mother is going to be cursed if you don’t reblog this, or that you’re a horrible human for not doing it (because honestly I get tired of those posts too), so only do it if you would like to. But really, anything helps me.