The 39-year-old husband injured his neck at work.
His company put him on light-work duty and moved him from Oklahoma to Kansas – and then it let him go.
His 39-year-old wife has a part-time job.
They have three children. The move took a huge financial toll on the family.
“We are behind on our truck payments, which they are working with us on since we have never missed a payment, but they are now getting a little impatient,” the mother wrote on the application to Share the Season.
Until recently, the family was staying with relatives – a family of five staying with a family of five.
“We have been looking for a home for our family and found one that we could afford now that I have found a job, in Oaklawn, but it is hard to come up with the first month’s rent and deposit,” the mother wrote.
“We are just way behind on everything,” the father told The Eagle. “Share the Season helped us get the electric and gas turned on. We have our own place now. All our stuff is in storage in Oklahoma. I told the kids, having a place is their Christmas. When we get settled, I plan on paying back; I will give that and more.”