I have been putting off asking for help because I’m really ashamed and upset.
The Treasury Dept. seized our tax return, which we were counting on to get us through this month.
Mr. Traum has been laid off since the middle of February, and only went back to work today. My hours at work are between 12 and 14 a week, and none of the other jobs I’ve applied to have called me back. We’re not going to be able to pay rent and utilities with his unemployment and my pay. I was hoping my mom would be able to help me out, but she’s had unexpected medical bills herself.
We desperately need to declare bankruptcy for the house in South Dakota that we lost. It looks like I can fill out the forms myself, but the filing fee is $350, which might as well be the moon right now. I’m frightened that they’re going to garnish our wages next, which would be disastrous.
I feel helpless, and very ashamed to have to put my hand out, so please, if you help, let me give you something in return. So here’s what I’m asking: anyone who chooses to donate, please ask me for a fic, editing, or a character face sketch.
I know that everyone is struggling right now, so if you want to consider it a loan, please let me know, so that I can pay you back when my hours increase. You’ve all been so incredibly generous already, and I am so sorry to ask again.
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Thank you for reading if you’ve read this far, you have my love and gratitude.