As we all know these are very hard times throughout the United States and some of us are being hit harder than others. I received a request for help a few days ago from a gal in Maryland who’s having a really rough time. Unfortunately, her situation isn’t unique these days … at least not to anyone else but her because this is her situation. I wish Riley’s Place could help everyone in similar situations, but there are so many people suffering that helping every single one is impossible. But just maybe with your help, we can make a difference in the life of one single gal and her two precious German Shepherds.
I’d like you to meet Brenda and her two German Shepherds, Ariel and Garnet! Aren’t they a couple of beautiful bookends?
Like so many others, Brenda lost her job a few months ago. She’s applied for unemployment but even if she’s approved, her monthly benefit will be just $222 which won’t even cover her rent. She’s currently living in a pet friendly rental that even has a fenced yard! Pretty amazing stuff for a rental. The loss of her job has caused her to fall one month behind in her rent which when August 1st rolls around will become two months. Although her landlord’s been good about things so far, he has bills to pay as well. Let’s face it, a landlord can only be so patient. Brenda is in danger of losing her housing and if that happens she also loses her German Shepherds which would without a doubt break her heart.
Brenda’s visiting her local food pantry for grocery supplies. I had to do this when my children were very young and so I can empathize with having to resort to this. Her car broke down making it difficult at best to follow up on job leads. Thank goodness she has a wonderful friend who’s recently been able to lend her money to get her car fixed so she can get back to her job hunt. Brenda tells me she’s got some good leads she’ll be following up on. Good luck, Brenda!
Of course, paying her rent and eating are not their only financial problems. She’s fallen behind in her bills including utilities and medical bills. She’s got some health issues but can no longer afford her prescriptions. Her 80 year old Mother depends on her for some assistance as well and she very recently lost two of her kittens to feline parvo. There’s more but I’m sure you can see that Murphy’s Law is a frequent visitor in Brenda’s life.
Brenda needs to come up with $2,400.00 in the next few days in order to catch up on her rent and the other financial needs detailed in her story in order to avoid losing her home and her dogs. In the big picture $2,400.00 is not a huge amount and with a little help from you folks, we can help make this happen for her. Here are a few ideas, if you have any of your own Brenda would love to hear from you.
Please note that the Donate button will direct you to the Digital Mouse Designs PayPal account but states “Donations for Brenda Caley.” This is only because Brenda is not a merchant therefore cannot qualify to utilize the button feature at PayPal. Riley’s Place guarantees to forward all donations made to Brenda! Riley’s Place is owned by Digital Mouse Designs.
Anything at all you can do to help Brenda and allow her to keep her dogs would be greatly appreciated! With everything she’s been going through, the loss of her dogs would devastate her and make her life sooooo much more difficult. Losing Brenda would break her dog’s hearts, too.
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