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*** UPDATE: The manager has extended the date to pay the rent. The family needs to pay by the 15th or they will be homeless. The family still needs $406.****
Hello All, We have a son and a father who are going to be homeless if they cannot pay their rent. Dad had an accident at work and is unable to continue working. He has been receiving money through Labor and Industry since January. Due to no fault of his own, this month no check, notice or letter showed up. He went to the office and was told that he should have received a letter but it was delayed. The office people told him that he wouldn't be receiving money anymore because of a pre-existing condition. I've talked with the apartment manager and she is giving an extension for the late fee and water/sewage. The total that he needs left for rent is $406. If there is any possible way you can donate please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-604-3610 ext.1376 or Caroline Lopez at email@example.com or 360-699-5106 ext 114 Any little bit can help. The checks should be made out to Nobl Park Apartments. I am at Cascade Middle School today. Thank you for any help. Laura Leadingham Evergreen School District 7th Grade Cascade School Counselor (360) 604-3610 ext. 1376Status: Completed
Rental Assistance Needed
Hello All, We have a son and a father who are going to be homeless tomorrow if they cannot pay their rent. Dad had an accident at work and is unable to continue working. He has been receiving money through Labor and Industry since January. Due to no fault of his own, this month no check, notice or letter showed up. He went to the office and was told that he should have received a letter but it was delayed. The office people told him that he wouldn't be receiving money anymore because of a pre-existing condition. I've talked with the apartment manager and she is giving an extension for the late fee and water/sewage. The total that he needs left for rent is $406. If there is any possible way you can donate please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-604-3610 ext.1376 or Caroline Lopez at email@example.com or 360-699-5106 ext 114 Any little bit can help. The checks should be made out to Nobl Park Apartments. I am at Cascade Middle School today. Thank you for any help. Laura Leadingham Evergreen School District 7th Grade Cascade School Counselor (360) 604-3610 ext. 1376Status: Completed
Single mom has electricity shut off
A single mom of two children recently had some unexpected expenses and had her electricity shut off. This mom has also just taken in her niece and nephew so there are now four children in the home. She has an appointment with Clark PUD to get some assistance for the future but needs to come up with $300.00 to get her electricity turned back on. The Endeavour FCRC will be able to give her $75.00 but she will still be $225.00 short. Any help would for this family would be greatly appreciated.Status: Completed
Family of 5 faces difficult time
Thank you our generous community, especially the United Methodist Foundation and Harmony Elementary, for helping this family stay in their home and have some additional needed resources!
A family with 3 children is struggling to make ends meet and keep everything as normal as possible for the children right now. The dad had a new full time over the summer but was let go after 90 days without warning because the season had slowed down. He just found a new job in Portland for a moving company that starts tomorrow. In addition, the mom is very ill with an umbilical hernia and will have surgery soon but will need to be down for six weeks. This will be very challenging with two of children having autism and a 4 year old toddler in the home. This family is desperately trying to stay in their home but will not have the $1000.00 for rent in October. Their biggest need right now is finding help to pay their rent so they can stay in their home. I am also helping the family with food resources and clothing for the kids. One boy and one girl both wear size medium in shirts, and 7/8 in pants and size 13 or 1 in shoes. The toddler wears a 5T in tops and pants and a size 10 in shoes. If you have any of these clothing items that you would like to donate, please let me know.Status: Completed
Single mom needs help with housing deposit
A single mom of four children ages 2, 6, 10 and 16 has found housing after being homeless for several months. Mom works part time and is keeping current on her other expenses but is struggling to come up with a move in deposit of $700.00. Any small amount is appreciated and will help the family get into their home.Status: Completed
Single mom needs help with utility bills
Single parent of 5 is behind on all of her utility bills for the months of July and August due to her roommate moving out unexpectedly without paying their share of the final utility bills or rent. These utilities include the power, water, gas and garbage for a total of $1,001.38. The Endeavour Family Resource Center is able to help with $250.00 but is still seeking $750.00 in additional help for this family. This family will be back on track after September as they have a new roommate ready to move in and pay half of the rent and utilities. If you can help, please contact me directly and I have utility account numbers where donations can made directly for the family's benefit. Thank you for taking the time to consider helping this family.Status: Completed
Newly housed family needs beds and bedding
A family of four that has been homeless for over one year has finally found housing. They are now in a one bedroom apartment and are asking for only beds and bedding. They need a twin bed for a second grade boy and a crib for an infant. A queen bed with bedding is also needed for the parents. If you have an extra bed or bedding that you are willing to give, please let me know.Status: Completed
Mom going through cancer treatments has power shut off.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to the Vancouver Methodist Foundation for paying the entire balance to get this families power turned back on! We are so thankful to have such a generous and caring community!
A single mom of 4 children had surgery for cancer last year in April of 2016. Just recently she found out that the cancer returned. Although she was able to go back to work following the surgery a year ago, she got behind on her bills. With the recent return of the cancer, she is now needing radiation treatments twice a week. While going through treatment, she is unable to work at this time. Her two twin children, who are in kindergarten, have gone to stay with relatives while she is receiving the radiation treatments but her middle school daughter and high school son are still with her in the home. The family's power was shut off one week ago and will cost $600.00 to get it turned back on. Once this is paid off, the power can be turned back on and she will be able to get back on monthly payment plan of $140.00 a month. If you can help this family get their power turned back on with any amount, it would be greatly appreciated.Status: Completed
Single mom with 2 children in transition finds a home!
A single mom with a first grade girl and a 5th grade boy at Endeavour have found housing after spending over one year couch surfing! Now that they have a new apartment, they are in need of a microwave, a tv, kitchen and bathroom garbage cans, and a washer and dryer. If you have any of these items that you would like to donate, please let me know.Status: Completed
Single Mom of 4 children has had her water shut off
Yesterday, a single mom of 4 children in the Evergreen School District had the water shut off in their rental home. This mom recently became a single parent and is struggling to adjust to the smaller income. She currently needs to pay $193.31 to the City of Vancouver to get her water turned back on. She has $48.32 but is still short $144.99. If you can help with any amount, please let me know. Thank you!Status: Completed
Single Mom Escaping Violence
Please consider helping a single mom with a 7 year old girl and a 4 year old son start a new life in our area. The family had to leave their home a month ago very abruptly and has been staying in a shelter for the last month. The family has found housing and the mom has already found a job but they have no household supplies or furnishings. Specifically, they are in need of 2 queen size beds and 2 two twin beds- including mattresses, sheets, pillows and pillow cases, and blankets. The family also needs any household furniture items, lamps and dishes. If you can help in any way, please contact Carmella Bender or Kelsey Dunham at firstname.lastname@example.org.Status: Completed
Family of 4 Starting Over After Relocation
A family of 4 had to relocate to our area unexpectedly from North Dakota. The family had to leave all of their belongings behind and has been staying in a local shelter. Fortunately, they just got into an apartment of their own but have no household items at all. Specifically, they are in need of 2 single beds and mattresses, table and chairs, living room furniture, dishes and pots and pans. If you have any of these items to help this family, please contact Lynn Samuels at (360) 604-6300 or email@example.com.Status: Completed
Single Dad of 4 Needs Bunk Beds
A single dad of 4 children is looking for a set of bunk beds with mattresses. This dad works works full time at an auto dealership and experiences ups and downs with his income each month. Currently, the dad and 2 of the children are sleeping on the floor of their apartment. If you have a bunk bed that you can donate to this family, please let me know. Thanks!Status: Completed
Family of 5 unable to come with full rent amount this month
A family of 5 is unable to pay their entire rent this month. This family has always been able to make the rent in the past but recently the mom lost her job and this has set them behind. The mom has found a new job and will be starting work again next Monday. The dad is disabled and is unable to work. The family has contacted the Council for the Homeless and other local resources to try to get assistance but was told that there are no resources available to help them right now. The family has come up with $600.00 but is still short $825.00. I have encouraged the family to talk to their landlord again about working with the family to have them make some additional small payments to get caught back up. However, the mom is not very hopeful that the landlord will work with them and will be in worse situation if they lose their current rental. If you can help even with a small amount, please give me a call at 360 604-4928.Status: Completed
Single Dad needs help with car repair
A single full time working dad needs a new radiator for his 1998 Chevrolet Astro. This dad had obtained a bid for the radiator and work from Peterson Automotive for $472.59. He has been able to save up approximately $100.00 but still needs some additional financial help to get the work done. If you can help with this in any way, please let me know.Status: Completed
Single mom needs help with apartment move in deposits and application fee
One of our homeless families has just been approved for section 8 housing but needs help paying the apartment application fee of $40.00 and paying the move in deposits of $700.00. This family consists of a single mom with a young daughter who is in kindergarten at Endeavour Elementary. The family is hoping to move into the Springfield Meadows Apartments. Even though this mom will finally receive rental assistance through the Vancouver Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, she still faces another barrier of coming up with a hefty deposit. Both the mom and I have checked into other community resources for help already but have not been successful. If you can help at all, please contact me at Endeavour Elementary. Thanks You!Status: Completed
Family needs one twin bunk bed and a single twin bed for children
Thanks to Flashlove and Tyson for helping this family!!!
An Endeavour family that has been homeless for several months just received a section 8 voucher and has found a home. The family is in need of a twin bunk bed and a single twin for three children. Please let me know if you are able to help with any of the beds. Thanks!Status: Completed
Family apartment broken into and needs a new front door
Thank you to Good Deeds with Beads and an individual donor that provided the funds to get this door repaired. This family's home is in the process of being secured this week.
A single mom with a nine year old son had their apartment broken into last week. Many personal items were stolen and a crow bar was used on the front door to break into the apartment. Now the front door no longer closes or locks and the family needs to place furniture in front of the door at night in an effort to try to secure their home. Until the door can be fixed, the family feels unsafe and is unable to properly secure their home at night and unable to leave their home during the day. According to the apartment management, it is the family's responsibility to pay the $500.00 to fix the door using the apartments vendors. This family does not have the funds to pay to have the door fixed. Any help with this, big or small, for this family would be greatly appreciated.Status: Completed
Rental Assistance Needed
A single mom with a child at Endeavour Elementary is in need of $101.00 in rental assistance . This mom does housecleaning for a living and had worked to earn this months rent but was not paid for this work. She is also interested in any home, office or apartment cleaning jobs that may be available.Status: Completed