Meet John and Anya Wolf and their adorable girls. Due to moving to another state for housing and job possibilities that dried up, this family has hit really hard times. John isn't able to work and has inherited the job I have which is primary caregiver to the girls. Their oldest has been diagnosed with Autism and requires full-time care. The youngest is looking to be on the Spectrum as well, on the high end with Asperger's. I can tell you, it's a long hard but very satisfying road. And very expensive.
They've fallen behind on rent in Pennsylvania, and jobs for Anya have dried up. A house in Shreveport LA is available to them with better work opportunities, and they have to the end of the month to pull together the funds needed to move. So what they're seeking is help with gas money and travel expenses to get them from Pennsylvania to Louisiana.
They've started selling off everything they have trying to raise money themselves; it's also a matter of knowing they can't afford to move everything with them. They have a small Chevy 2-door Cavalier, so should be fairly easy on gas.
This is your typical American family, trying to keep things together in a crap economy with a special needs child. They aren't slackers, Anya is ready to work at anything she can get and John does tattooing on the side to bring in extra money. It just seems like things piled on before they could get a handle on it. I think that's typical for Patriots. We don't want to ask for help, thinking we've got it and we can just work a little bit harder, hold on one more day, and things will get better. And it seems when they don't get better, they go bad fast. We almost wait too long to ask for help. This is where the Wolf family has found themselves.
I had a little money left over from your generosity a couple months back. I was holding it in reserve to pay it forward. I couldn't think of a better place to put it. I hope y'all don't mind. If anyone in the Shreveport area has a line on job opportunities, those would also be welcome. I try not to overuse the III to III "Bat signal", I take it very seriously as I know we're all struggling right now. But I just can't ignore this case. This family needs us.
Their GoFundMe page is HERE. Anything you can add will be greatly appreciated. A dollar or two from many people adds up quickly. Prayers for their safe travels are also welcome. Bless all y'all.