~~~~~~~＼(◎o◎)／ MY DAD AND I NEED HELP＼(◎o◎)／~~~~~~~
(That’s me and my dad in the picture when I was little. We were cuties from the get go.)
A few years ago, my dad lost his full time job and money has been a tight issue every since. He has experience in nearly every job under the sun, and no one will hire him due to his age or other reasons. From that loss, there was no way to pay the mortgage, and in result, he had to file bankruptcy, and we will be kicked out of our house anywhere from 8 months - a year. To anyone with troubles like this, you know that this is a very short period of time.
Unfortunately, this has not been the only thing to plague us in our time of need. Near the beginning of this year, my mother walked out on us.
Now with bankruptcy and only one parent, there isn’t much keeping us afloat. My dad has two jobs, and one of them can only pay for the groceries. I have a job, but my hours are not guaranteed, and I only make minimum wage.
As a result from my mother leaving, my dad and I have planned to move back up to Indiana near family. We held garage sales at the beginning of this year to help us get there, and we raised nearly fifteen hundred dollars. The problem is, our funds to get there have been dipped into due to the bankruptcy and we are exactly where we were before the garage sales. We are literally saving money in an empty water jug in a closet to get to where we need to be.
I would never be doing this if there was another way, but we have tried about everything.
To help us out, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org for paypal.
If you are able to donate anything, it would help us so so much. If you can’t, please reblog this and help spread the word. I hate that I have to resort to this, but we need just about anything we can get at this point.
Another thing you could do is check out my dad’s Water Filtration website: USA Filtration! (Need a filter to replace an old model, or maybe your parents do? Check it out! If you have any questions about the filters or the website, please ask me, and my dad and I will help! P.S. if you buy, please don’t refer to this post or anything I listed at the beginning. I want to keep his mind as far away from his troubles as I can.)
I also have an Etsy that is shared with one of my best friends, Tara. We only have two items up, but I will be putting more up over time, since I need to get rid of a lot of things before the move.
When you donate or help us out by purchasing from my dad’s store or the Etsy store, you will not just be helping my dad and I move to another state, but you will also be helping us find our way after we do.
My dad is the most hardworking, caring person I know, and to see him crushed that we are in this situation is the hardest thing in the world for me.
If you have any questions about the matter, please don’t hesitate to drop them in my ask box. Thank you guys so much for your time!
Thank you to everyone sharing this. Just an update on the situation.
There are a lot of lawyer and court things happening. Bankruptcy will take up to 2 months to finalize (if it is even finalized) and then my dad is going to look for a divorce lawyer (which I am very proud of him for doing)
This morning our van basically died. We got it back up and running to get to the store, but it may not last a lot longer. We cannot afford a new one or to fix the current one, so if that dies we will have to rely on my sister, and possibly me on my mom (which I refuse to do.) Things are hitting us left and right now and there is no way of avoiding it.
That being said, I am trying to figure out a way of offering services for cash on here, but I can’t draw or do much. The only things I am pretty good at is singing and making Animal Crossing towns look cool. If anyone has any ideas on how I could raise money please drop it in my ask box and let me know what you personally think would do well.
Again, thank you guys so much for spreading the word. I really really appreciate it.