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.



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