Wanting to stay clean

Wanting to stay clean

As shared by Ralph C: I am homeless and have an appointment with the VA in Hampton, Virginia tomorrow at noon to get me into DOM housing. I just need a place to stay for tonight so I can make my appointment tomorrow rested and clean. How did it get to this point? Recovering alcoholic […]

Legup

Legup

As shared by Kathleen M:  I have MST and my claim has been in the system for 12 years. My attorney seems confident but that doesn’t help me eat or keep a roof over my head. I get SSDI and 10% VA disability for a hip fracture from basic. I moved to AZ mainly for […]

Bad happens so fast

Bad happens so fast

As shared by Shirley J: I’m a disabled Veteran and am behind in rent due to multiple responsibilities. I lost my only transportation 6 months ago. I was caring for a Dad with dementia who is in a facility now. I have 3 children ages 4 , 6, and 17 at home and am unable […]

House or emergency medicine

House or emergency medicine

As shared by William and Sherri S: Unfortunately we to choose between our house payment or Sherri meds. They were not paid for because insurance was down and it was $480. She had to have her meds for antibiotics, pain, blood thinners, muscle spasms and antiinflamatories. It turned into a mess. It was so hard […]

Fell Short on Groceries

Fell Short on Groceries

As shared by Michael S:  We currently are running low on food for my family of myself, my wife, my father, and my 3 children. We are on our last can of formula for our baby. The formula itself is Nutramagen which is $25 a can. Our WIC doesn’t reset until the 29th. I don’t get […]

PTSD Overload

PTSD Overload

As shared by Theresa B: Due to many negative life events in 2017, I went into a deep depression and was diagnosed with PTSD. My younger brother passed away in May 24, 2017 only finding out he was sick April 15th. He lived in Columbus and I was going down there every weekend until we […]

Epilepsy

Epilepsy

As shared by James R: I developed epilepsy about 2yrs after I joined the guard. I was planning to go active duty but on the way to sign the paperwork, I started having gran mal seizures in the recruiters car going down the free way. After that they wanted nothing to do with me. I […]

Lights Out

Lights Out

As shared by Gene S: I have two disabled children and social security recently removed their disability payments of $518 each which helped with the bills. As a result, our electric will be shut off unless I pay the past due amount of $132.04. Notes from Crusaders: Veteran in need of utilities. Mom and Dad […]

PTSD Does Not Define Me

PTSD Does Not Define Me

As shared by Joe H: Due to unforeseen circumstances my wife, my daughter, and myself have found ourselves homeless. The county gives hotel vouchers and we need one night plus the difference in cost financial help. We came home from caring for my wife’s mother for a week and were given notice to move. Notes […]

Refridgeration Is Key

Refridgeration Is Key

As shared by Frederick H: My husband Frederick is terminally ill. Our refrigerator has stopped working and we need it for his medications. Without a refrigerator, he will have to go to a hospital facility and he wants to be at home. We survive on his social security disability benefits which barely covers our utilities and […]