Hello, My name is Sarah and this has been the hardest year of my family’s life. I never imagined my children my husband or myself would ever see a pandemic as im sure many of you can say as well. My husband Josh and I along with our 2 young children ages 13 and 12 currently live in South Glens Falls in our home that we purchased back in 2017. It is a small town about 15min from Saratoga Springs Ny. I’ll start by saying in January of this year my husband at age 40 suffered a sudden unexpected heart attack while working at Target warehouse. He was rushed to the hospital and thankfully survived after sometime in the ICU. They installed a pacemaker and difibulator and he is home with us and is doing better thank god. His heart is currently still only working at 35% but we are hopeful it will continue to improve. He is extremely high risk so we have to be extremely careful because of Covid. If he got infected his chances of survival would be minimal. I have been a server for many years. In March I was unfortunately as so many others laid off from my serving position at Winslows Restaurant in Gansevoort where I had been employed for sometime. This was devastating not only because I loved my job, my coworkers and my customers but because I was now the sole provider for our family. I tried to find something else but things were closing down everywhere and with josh being so high risk it was next to impossible to keep him safe as well as my children. I applied for unemployment and after months of waiting and completely draining our saving I did receive it. We have been living on that week to week as I know so many others have been as well. Ive been trying to budget the best i can and stretch what we have to keep the lights on and make sure we have food to eat and pay what bills I can. Our kids are full virtual so they are also home during the day and anyone with kids knows how hard it is to afford food and make it last. I am asking for help now because as the year is coming to an end are savings is gone and if congress doesnt pass something the unemployment will stop and im not sure what that would mean for our financial future come January. I know so many people are feeling the exact same way and that is absolutely terrifying to say the least. Any amount of money right now would be so helpful for my family. Thank you for your time in reading this. Have a Merry Christmas and stay safe!!
Any amount of money would be amazing. Any of the following would be a huge help. I have a mortgage for 1122.00 month or an electric bill with an outstanding balance…again any amount would be helpful towards that. Or any amount to help with groceries would also be so helpful!! Anything helps in anyway.