Over the years, this family has been willing to share what it had with others in need. Now they could use some help.
“We are passionate and proud,” the 42-year-old mother wrote on her application to Share the Season, “but from time to time we need help, too.”
There’s still a balance of $700 in medical bills from her back surgery. They also need about $500 to repair their van and $400 for an eye checkup and glasses. Monthly rent is $360.
She draws a $1,015 disability check monthly, and the 31-year-old father nets about $1,300 each month from his job. They have a 2-year-old daughter but also are trying help three grown children in their early 20s and six grandchildren, she said.
The van hasn’t been checked in a while because of monthly payments on medical bills.
“We always give where we can to who we can,” she wrote, “but sometimes we are strapped and in need. We have to ask outside the family, because they cannot help. Any little bit is a Godsend.”