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American Family of Five... homeless
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Ended May 27, 2014
This is the story of a young boy name Kyle Young who wrote a letter on craigslist in pure desperation and hope that some one would answer their prayers.  An american family of five, homeless after the short sale of their home, mother lost her ...

This is the story of a young boy name Kyle Young who wrote a letter on craigslist in pure desperation and hope that some one would answer their prayers.  An american family of five, homeless after the short sale of their home, mother lost her job, father is a disabled veteran. The parents have had some health issues since being homeless. I read their letter. It made me cry and feel so empathic towards them and I am driven by God to see if I can help them what they need to get back on their feet.  Like Kyle said in his letter.. " we are not druggies or morons,JUST good people, a family down on its luck, bad economy, and loss of jobs.  Here is his orginal letter :

American family of five. Desperation. (Davie florida) © craigslist - I'm 19, my mother and father after years of fighting a foreclosure, we won in the fact we could short sale the house. But lost because no money was made. My dad is a disabled vet and gets a small income, my mom lost here nursing job of 10 years, 3 years ago. (Bad economy, huge paycheck) you get the picture. We have been living in our 2001 mercury for 3 months now. We sleep in parking. Horrible gas mileage and no air conditioning, mind you, it's been raining the past few days. Most uncomfortable feeling of my life. My 2 brothers luckily are allowed to stay at friend's houses for a little longer...but now it's two adults, me, and our small Haveneise (spellcheck please) dog in the small car. We are getting nowhere with any agency. We are out of money now so we keep selling stuff that we keep in a storage unit that eats at my dad's low income. The car is breaking down from all the weight and mileage we've put into it. My mom had clots in her lungs and a hear attack from sleeping in the sitting position in the car, and we all are getting very sick constantly. Using public bathrooms every day is terrible, we bring lysol with us to kill germs but it's still miserable and degrading. We miss our nice home. My mother wrote a little stroy in her spare time one night and newspapers might pick it up, but in one line she wrote, "being homeless has made me become things I've never been before, such as a begger and a theif." We just want to go up to either Maryland or Michigan to be by our family and get jobs and have a good life again. But we are between a rock and a hard place. So this is a young person, in a mc donalds bathroom using free wifi on my old Ipad that I desperately don't want to give up because it keeps me connected to the only thing keeping me sane, my Canadian friends. And my mother desperately writing to agencies. So I ask, if you are reading this and can close your eyes for 10 seconds and think about how this hurts physically and mentally to a good family (not druggies, not morons, just good people). What it might be like if this were you. I'm being what I don't want to be. A begger. Can you help us either get up north with our only stuff we have left, baby pictures and old generations stuff. Or at the least help us get a hotel for a little while. We really wanted to be gone by the end of April, but we just don't want to get on the once in a lifetime free Greyhound bus that Greyhound offers and leave all our stuff between and go be homeless somewhere else. Can you help. Can you help. Feel my heart pounding as I type this, save my mother's life. Ive seen her close to death because of this. And she's getting worse. And can't cry knowing I am not helping my mother anymore. Please.

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