I’m asking you guys for help.
I honestly never thought I’d be doing this, but I’m in a situation where I don’t know where else to turn to.
Fifteen days ago, our electricity was turned off. My dad stopped paying the bills, and we now owe 3,698 dollars. The late fee for turning on the lights is 78 dollars per day. So we now owe 4868 dollars and counting.
We cannot pay this amount of money. My mom can’t go to work because of her depression, and because she is the only one who properly takes care of us. My dad cannot be trusted around us kids alone, considering he has a very strong past of being abusive to all of us. My dad refuses to go to work. He hasn’t for months. We have no hot water, electricity, heat— nothing. And it’s starting to get really, really cold here.
I live with my dad, mom, eight year old brother, thirteen year old sister, and elderly grandmother. It’s fucking terrible over here, guys. We went to Social Services every day for a week, and they have given us their final answer:
They will not turn on the lights for us so we can get the required money. They will not, and we cannot try again.
We don’t have enough money for food— we are completely out of food, drinks, everything edible. We will not be able to come up with the money any time soon.
And it’s taking a tole on everyone. My thirteen year old sister has been talking about suicide, my mom’s depression is at an all time high, my little brother constantly talks about running away, and my depression is trickling back, too. I don’t know how much longer we can last, I really, really don’t.
I can’t go into work. Not only am I in the most valuable grade of high school, being a junior and the SATs coming up, I have a list of medical issues that hinders me barely able to go to school, much less able to go to work.
We need help. Even if it’s just enough to buy dinner— we need help. And you guys are the only ones who can help us.
Here, you can send us money, even if it’s just five dollars, or a dollar, anything you have, to my PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, please, please help. If not, signal boost this to people who are in the position to help. I’m scared that one day, my mom won’t be here, or my little sister, or when I won’t be able to do this anymore. I’m scared for my little siblings, for my mom, for me. I’ve already lost a siblings. I cannot lose two more.
Please, please, help. If you have any questions, send it my way on my:
E-mail (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org),
Or send me an IM on AIM (diessomniumx).
I won’t be able to answer to it right away, obviously. We have been living at Starbucks for fifteen days.
If you guys can send us money, or signal boost this, I will honestly be forever grateful to all of you, I honestly will.