Dear Sirs/ Madam,
I am disabled and am a widow of a veteran of the UNITED STATES ARMY. He
served in Alaska when it was still considered overseas duty. He passed
away in late 2008. Since that time I have lost our home and I have not
much money as I am totally disabled. He had no life insurance and I
have not been able to find anyone or anywhere for assistance!!!
At present, my telephone has been disconnected. The gas and electric
are due to be disconnected any day!!! The home that we had built 30
years ago was foreclosed and I have had to move into a mobile home
park. It is fine and nice, but I need help. I have been living on
Peanut Butter and Crackers for the last month and am now out of that!!!
I have the following disabilities:
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- AUTOMATISM – A TYPE OF EPILEPSY
- TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENTS IN BOTH JAWS
- And many other things
I have tried numerous things to conserve on money. Those being: looking
into Magic Jack, getting a Safe Link telephone. Eating peanut butter
and crackers, I don’t know what else to do. They are going to
disconnect my electricity and the gas.
Also the last time I went to the grocery store I wrote a check and
unfortunately it bounced!! It was for the amount of $250.00. I changed
Banks and now the first bank says that I owe them over $400.00 which
most of it is from overdraft fees on overdraft fees on overdraft fees!!
I have numerous medical bills as I have been hospitalized twice in the
past 6 months. I have extremely low potassium which is another medical
item I need to watch.
I have been searching everywhere for a GRANT to be able to possibly pay
off my mobile home ($14,000.00) and I think that it would be better if
my home was heated with electric instead of gas??? I don’t know. I am
so depressed and I do take anti-depressants for that. My husband was my
best friend and Soul Mate and I miss him terribly. I thought the pain
of losing a loved one was bad when my parents passed away within a
month of one another, but losing one’s husband is the worse pain I have
ever felt in my life.
I truly need help and I can’t drive very far, if I drive at all. I am
in extreme pain constantly and I am out of food as well. Is there
anyone out there that can help me with getting more crunchy peanut
butter, saltines, and letting me know where I can get assistance in
paying lot rent, paying the mortgage on my mobile home, paying the
electric bill which is due to be cut off at any time, as well as the
gas bill which is also due to be disconnected. I did qualify for the
Safe Link telephone.
Please contact me and let me know where I can go for possibly a GRANT
to pay these bills and for the remaining amount on my mobile home so
that all I will have to pay will be the lot rent.
Thank you in advance,
Dear Reverend Walden,
Thank you for responding to my neighbor's call. Here is my
situation, My husband passed unexpectedly on February 4, 2008
(2 years and 4 months ago)
this month. We were married for 21 years, we have no
children. I did not know until this year that I may be entitled
to veterans’ survivors’ benefit
I applied for Survivors benefits, also death benefits for
burial. They denied all, nothing was approved. I am
currently depleted of all life insurance money because I combined money
from this insurance and my incoming
money from social security disability and OPM disability to pay the
mortgage and to try and sustain my living.
Unfortunately, I am now two payments behind in my mortgage and have
fallen with increased medical problems. I suffer from lymphodema
of the lower extremities, glocuma in both eyes and arthritis in both
knees (non-operable due to the swelling and no cartilage).
I feel really let down by the Veteran Administration because I was
told that I qualified and now I can't get anything because his death was
not related to war neither are they allowing me an opportunity to
refinance our home by using his VA certificate. I don't
understand because there is sufficient
money on the certificate.
I desperately need assistance because I have very limited funds for
food, utilities and prescription drugs. I need new eye glasses
but can't afford to buy them either. My neighbor is assisting me
in writing this letter. She will get the paperwork from me to
scan and fax it to your address. Hoping you will be able to
assist me in saving my home and helping me get back on my feet.
God bless you and your organization. My neighbor will send
this email from her address when you receive this email please contact
me at your earliest convenience so that I can be sure that I am sending
you all the supporting
documentation you will need in order to assist.
Thank you very much.