I don't do this often on my blog, but one of our own is in need of help. If you are able to, wonderful, if not please send her good thoughts and prayers. That is another way that helps in miraculous ways.
RHUer Kristin Hamm, from Westland MI was a cashier at Speedway until January when she lost her job. She is married to Tony who works for Roush as a test driver and they have two young sons, Mark age 7, and Kenneth 9 who has been diagonsed with Autism, and a GI condition called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Kristin says of her boys, "Kenneth, he loves anything to do with cars or books. He's my quiet gentle soul, always a smile. My littlest man is Mark. He loves sports and anything with Ironman. He is outgoing and he'll tell you how it is. They are so much fun."
While the SSI they get for the autistic son helps with bills, they fell behind in the last two months because Kristin was not able to get a new job fast enough and the landlord - a property company doesn't care and has started legal proceedings to have the Hamm family evicted in 2 weeks unless they pay him $1,500. They are in fear of becoming homeless because they have nowhere else to go.
Kristin recently got hired at a home improvement store and will be starting in a week but the property company is showing no compassion or understanding and doesn't want to wait.
Kristin and Tony are like so many other hard working moms and dads out there doing whatever it takes to care for their family and then disaster strikes. We all know how hard it is to find work right away.
During my rough transition times, I was lucky enough to have wonderful landlords (a Rabbi and his wife) who would let me pay late. Sadly, Kristin's landlord is anything but wonderful and completely unsympathetic to their situation. But the good news is, the internet exists! Perhaps we can get the Corporate Grinch its money that way?
Let's help Kristin and Tony get over this bump in the road and not have to worry about where they are going to live.
After I post this, I'm donating $10.
If 149 more people donate $10, they will reach that $1,500.
If you can help and feel moved to do so, give what you can.
Thanks so much,
May all your days be free from Retail Hell,