Single Mother Needs Help

Requesting: $500

Location: Columbia, SC

I am a 27 yr old single mother. I have a 2 year old son. We have been living in a hotel for a little while now, but I am not sure for how much longer, because it's expensive. I only went to a hotel because i received a 900.00 light bill. I couldn't afford to pay it all at once, and now I am about to be homeless if I can't pay that bill and get my son and I in a place to stay real soon. I have a full time job, but wouldn't not be able to pay any other bills if I paid this bill. I need my car to go back and forth to work, so I have to continue to pay my car payments, as well as insurance, gas, and maintenance. I have hit rock bottom. I have applied for loans, asked family for help, and exhausted every resource I know. No one will help me. Now I do not know what to do and don't have enough money to continue paying for a hotel. I have gotten a loan to help pay for another week, but once that runs out, I have no more options. If there is anyone who knows of someone or an organization that can help me please let me know. I do not want to have to live in my car with my child. I can be reached by email anytime day or night. Please help us.

I am struggling really bad with food and gas to go back and forth to work. I also have to pay someone to watch my son. This is so frustrating to me. I know a lot of people who get food stamps, medicaid, tanf, etc. I have applied for all of these given them all of the information and been denied each time. I do not know what else to do. If someone can help me in this situation it would greatly appreciated. I don't want any money, I need help with this bill from sce & g. I have struggled all my life, but always pulled through, due to the fact that I don't mind working. But, I am not sure if working is going to fix this. More than half of my paycheck is going to this hotel, which doesn't leave a lot of extra money to help me pay this bill. I pray every night that the Lord will help me find a way to pay this bill, but as of yet he has not shown me what to do.

I try to teach my son to do the right thing and respect people. This is a hard philosophy to teach when you don't have anything to support this. I am trying so hard not to go out here and do something that will keep me away from my son a long time, but I don't know what else to do. I love my child and my job, and need some help to keep them both happy. Please help us. does not verify individual user claims for accuracy. We are not responsible for content posted by individual users.

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