Phil Campbell , AL
Donald S., his wife and son, Taylor (20), were hit with an F5 tornado. Their home sustained major damage and insurance only paid a tiny fraction of the $240,000 in estimated damage. "We lost everything, including photos, clothing, all the things that we had purchased with so much effort. Today we have no driveway, no outside building and 20 stumps in yard. I was also recently laid off from a job as a butcher at a local super market after doing this type of job for 25 years. I only draw $209 each week. My wife is a nurse and makes $240 each month. Our power bill is $375 each month, our water bill is $750. I also had a fall of 25 feet where I broke my back, leg, arm and ribs. I suffer from a lot of pain as a result, and my pain medications are very expensive. My son,Taylor, has a part time job at the same super market where I used to work, and he tries his best to help us with bills and to get daily food. There are weeks we don’t have food money. Please help us through these hard times. Thank you very much." Update: Their house is still damaged and they still do not have the income to fix it.
Shanessa S. is the single mother of Yah\'Zuri (6) and Yah\'Siah (2). She is a graduate student working towards an MLA degree. Shanessa is in need of some financial assistance, right before she gave birth to her son she lost her job as a and Adjunct Professor at the Alabama State University. “ It has been very tough, I did file unemployment but the help was very limited and we could barely make it every month. As of right now my unemployment has ran out, all my utility bills are past due , I am behind on my rent and to add to my agony my only mean of transportation broke down. I am still unemployed and because my availability for employment is limited to the daytime hours, because my kids are in school. I am currently applying to different professor jobs all around the US, but in the meantime I have no income and my needs are piling up daily. I am in need and a helping hand will be appreciated right now, and as soon I am back on my feet I will try to help some of the wonderful families posted here at GiveLocally who have fallen in hard times. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and for giving my kids and I hope”.
Danielle F. and her husband Dustin are the proud parents of 3 month old Karter and 4 year old Tristyn. The company where Dustin works has recently conducted a massive lay off from which he was one of the affected workers. He works as a automobile manufacturer. This situation has taken a huge toll on them. \" We can barely make it every day, all the little money we saved is gone, we are in so much need of baby supplies and food for us, our rent is due and our landlord is not willing to bend at all for us. Our electricity has been disconnected due to nonpayment, we definitely can\'t live without power with 2 children, and of course without the basic needs. We are a hardworking family and I am not sure why our world is falling apart , we pray every day for a miracle to happen. If we get evicted we have nowhere to go or family that can help us, that is why we have reached to GiveLocally , me and my family hope to receive help from this amazing organization, I thank in advance to the wonderful people that help and will help us, may God bless you all\".