Maybe it was only a coincidence. But shortly after this 44-year-old single mother applied for help from Share the Season, her fortunes began to change.
The state agreed to extend her unemployment benefits. Her 23-year-old son landed a job recently, and Share the Season paid off her overdue electric and water bills.
“I can’t believe it,” said the mother, who also has a 17-year-old daughter. “Everything is starting to fall into place. God always has your back.”
She has been out of work since June. Her son also lost his job, so he moved back home. She is separated from her husband, who is in prison in Iowa and hasn’t paid child support for several years.
“It pains me to have to ask for help,” the mother wrote in her application, “but at this point I don’t have anyone to turn to.”
But help has arrived.
“This is very much a blessing,” she told The Eagle.