Amy C. is a lifelong Alaskan single mother of 4 year old Jace. She recently separated from her husband and has fallen into difficult financial times. " At this moment I have no income , savings or a vehicle. After being temporarily homeless me and my son have moved into our own place. It’s not been easy to explain a four year old why we still have very little furniture or a vehicle while I'm struggling to supply even the basics. I tell him , sometimes good things fall apart so that other good things can fall together. We are currently behind on rent and our gas has been shot off . With winter months in Alaska right around the corner, relying on the bus to get my son to daycare and me to find work it is going to be hard. I suffer from Raynaud's Syndrome a condition where little or no blood flows to my fingers or toes when subjected to any cold it can also be exacerbated by prolonged periods of stress. The skin on my hands and feet turns white causing numbness, tingling, throbbing and burning sensations. Having our own transportation will help us tremendously, it will allow more time together as a family and less time in the cold trying to keep my fingers from burning or going numb. I am striving to become overcome my financial setbacks and complete my education on the medical field so that I may provide a wonderful future for my son. I want to thank GiveLocally for this opportunity”.
Phil Campbell , AL
Donald S., his wife and son, Taylor (20), were hit with an F5 tornado. Their home sustained major damage and insurance only paid a tiny fraction of the $240,000 in estimated damage. "We lost everything, including photos, clothing, all the things that we had purchased with so much effort. Today we have no driveway, no outside building and 20 stumps in yard. I was also recently laid off from a job as a butcher at a local super market after doing this type of job for 25 years. I only draw $209 each week. My wife is a nurse and makes $240 each month. Our power bill is $375 each month, our water bill is $750. I also had a fall of 25 feet where I broke my back, leg, arm and ribs. I suffer from a lot of pain as a result, and my pain medications are very expensive. My son,Taylor, has a part time job at the same super market where I used to work, and he tries his best to help us with bills and to get daily food. There are weeks we don’t have food money. Please help us through these hard times. Thank you very much." Update: Their house is still damaged and they still do not have the income to fix it.
Danielle F. and her husband Dustin are the proud parents of 3 month old Karter and 4 year old Tristyn. The company where Dustin works has recently conducted a massive lay off from which he was one of the affected workers. He works as a automobile manufacturer. This situation has taken a huge toll on them. " We can barely make it every day, all the little money we saved is gone, we are in so much need of baby supplies and food for us, our rent is due and our landlord is not willing to bend at all for us. Our electricity has been disconnected due to nonpayment, we definitely can't live without power with 2 children, and of course without the basic needs. We are a hardworking family and I am not sure why our world is falling apart , we pray every day for a miracle to happen. If we get evicted we have nowhere to go or family that can help us, that is why we have reached to GiveLocally , me and my family hope to receive help from this amazing organization, I thank in advance to the wonderful people that help and will help us, may God bless you all".