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Tips on Finding Help When Totally Broke

 These tips on finding help when totally broke may help.  If you and your family are finding it hard to make ends meet. Or maybe you just run short around this time of year.

Tips on Finding Help When You are Totally Broke

It should be no surprise to anyone that there are many thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people living at or below the poverty level. These people are left to struggle to find ways to provide shelter and food for themselves and their families. In this article was I have rounded up links for where you can possibly find some assistance. I know almost everyone struggles at one time or another.

My family has been there and we did eventually learn that there is some help. Sometimes we get down on our luck and yet we are quite far enough down to qualify for food stamps or other types of assistance. But don’t give up. There are all kinds of places that help with all sorts of needs. Some may just be having a tight time money wise while the kids need coats before winter gets here. Some may be really struggling to pay heat or cooling bills. Maybe you or a family member is ill or has a toothache and you don’t have insurance or just can’t afford out of pocket expense for a visit. Maybe you can make the bills and buy the kids coats but now you can’t buy groceries. I am going to share links to help with all of that. I know it is hard, like I said I have been there.

Before I start adding links let me just tell you from my own experience. If you are going without food. You don’t need to keep doing that. Most towns have food pantries where you can get some groceries. A lot of them even have a (soup Kitchen) where you can get a hot fresh meal. You can also usually find churches who will give you some food, clothing and even furniture if you need it. The hardest part and the one thing no one can do for you is to ask. That has to come from you. Don’t give up and don’t let it beat you down.

If you need winter coats for you or your family, check out.

Operation Warm
or you can also call,
The United Way or The Salvation Army in your area. If you don’t find winter coats with any of them. Try the churches in your area.

If you are struggling to put food on the table. Try,

Ample Harvest to find a food pantry in your area.

You can also try,

Feeding America to find your local food bank

If you have a little money for food but not enough to get you through. Try Share Food. You will need to go to google and type in Food Share Program in then the name of your town. The food share program is a program where you can volunteer, pay like 25 dollars and end up with around 50 dollars worth of food. The volunteer work you do is usually packaging up food packages for the food share program. It is not hard work and it doubles you food spending so it is worth it.

If you or a family member needs a doctor or a dentist.

Free Clinics will help you locate both in your area. They will be based on income so they may be free or charge much reduced prices. They are usually staffed by doctors and or dentists that are volunteering their time.

For help with utility bills go to,

Utility Bill Assistance and click on your state. They will give you all kinds of resources. Some states will have a program that will help pay to get the heat turned back on, Some will pay on the bill for low income households. They might have weatherization programs to make you house hold the heat and be more energy efficient. Most will have at the very least some leeway in setting up a payment plan. They have a lot of different way of helping.

Help with rent or eviction prevention can be found at.

Help with Christmas gifts for the kids.

As far as I know you can also still get a free cell phone and low cost internet from the government.

This link looks to be mostly for military families but some of it does say other families so you may want to check it. They have food, day care, doctor, dentist, rent assistance, Christmas gifts, help with utilities and even free cars.

Last but not least for anyone reading through that are not having hard times and would like to help someone that is, this site is pretty cool. It is called Modest Needs and here is what they say.
“Modest Needs is a national nonprofit empowering members of the general public to make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who are at risk of slipping into poverty.

Since 2002, Modest Needs’ donors have stopped the cycle of poverty for 13,571 hard-working individuals and families that conventional philanthropy otherwise had forgotten.”
It looks like you can go in and make a post describing what you need and then folks that are able and wish to help can help you directly through Modest Needs instead of giving to one of the big name high earning bosses charity organizations.

That is what I have found to share. I truly hope this info can help someone. Life is hard and we all need a helping hand now and then.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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