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Desparetly Need help with electric bill

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Hello, (Updated no longer need help,please read!)

I am posting this today to see if we can get help with our electric bill. I recieved notice yesterday that if it's not paid by the 23rd of April they are going to shut it off. We have 3 children and my husband has been down with his hip not able to do much. I am on disablity and only draw $550 a month. Our electric bill is $498. I have gotten all of my other bills paid for and was hoping that our electric bill would drop thismonth but with this cold snap we have gotten and a faulty switch on the heater that stopped it from turning off, we got hit with a huge bill. Any help would be greatly appricated and I will return it as soon as I am able, promise. I will also send copies of the bill and where payment has been made to you so you'll know that is what it went for. I wouldn't lie about this, I don't know what we'll do with out electricity. I am trying to sell somethings around the house to help us come up with the money to help pay for it. I thought we would have more time to come up with the money.  We are in desparete need, so if you can help, I promise to pay you back  some how.  God Bless! 

The Lord works in mysterious ways!! A few hours after posting this I found out I won a contest I entered last year. The prize money is more than enough to cover my electric bill. My electric company is going to work with me until the prize money comes in. Thank you Lord! And thank you everyone for your prayers!

 

 

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special aunt
My Aunt is dying from lung cancer and they say that she only has three to four months to live. I can't help with any money because I am struggling myself. She has a four hundred dollar electric bill and has no help to catch it up. She has just begun treatments to try to prolong her life expectancy and is on social security. She has no help from social services except fourty dollars in food stamps a month which as everyone knows it doesn't go very far. Please set me in the right direction of where to get her help in catching up her bills so she can live in peace for the remainder of what life she has left.
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disabled need help
Hi I am in need of help on paying off my old electric bills, I have two from years ago. One is $1385.84 and the other is $185.83. Duke will not let me make payment in order to get electric. I have been living from friend to friend, I have COPD,degenerate disc disease. I am hoping to find some places to help me. The place I am staying at now has mold. I am on fixed income and can not afford to pay off my bills in full. I have never asked for help before this is my first time. My friend has a house for me to rent if I can get my electric bill paid. So please if there is any one who can help me I would great appreciate it. I have called my local heap, and churches. I am running out of options.
Thank you
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the LJ
 in response to peaches76...   Department of Social Services
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the LJ
 in response to peaches76...   Department of Social Services
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my LJ
My stepson who has a disability and is blind in one of his eyes has bought him a trailer (actually a camper trailer) to live in. He is living right across the field from us. I can still help him and feed him and watch about him at that distance. He does not have the money because he lost his job about a month ago, to have any electric turned on to his trailer. His dad suffered a major heart attack and had to undergo open heart surgery a couple of months ago so he has not been able to work and there is not income in our home at this time either. I am not worried about us but I would like for LJ to be able to get electric so he can at least turn on a fan during this hot summer. We really need some help getting him some power to his trailer. He is a good man and wants to feel independent but I can't help trying to help him but I have no money either. I wish there was someone out there that would help him just one time.
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babypooh1735

Hello my name is Maria and my electric is going to get cut off today if i don't have the amount of money that they want and i don't have it,,,I really need help bad here i can't have it cut off,,Please help me,,I have asthma bad and is or a mevhin to help me breath 4 times a day and i also have diabetes i need my electric i need 1,700 dollars to keep it on please someone help me

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huney

HI MY NAME IS CHRISTIE AND I'M A SINGLE MOTHER OF 5 CHILDREN AND I LIVE IN HAWAII. ALL MY CHILDREN S FATHERS LEFT US AND I BEEN WORKING ALL MY LIFE SINCE THEN, I' ALSO BEEN LOOKING FOR A JOB EVERY DAY AND IT'S BEEN VERY DRY I AND HARSH I'VE BEEN HAVING A VERY HARD TIME PAYING MY UTILITY BILLS I ONLY HAVE ONE INCOME COMING IN AND IT AIN'T MUCH AT ALL I'M ALSO A STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX IN MILILANI OF HAWAII. SO PLEASE IF THERE'S SOME ONE OUT THERE I REALLY NEED DESPERATE HELP THANK YOU

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Starshine
 in response to helpless8...   

Hi

Congratulations on being a cancer survior! How long have you been cancer free if you don't mind me asking? Have you thought about finding a roomate to split cost with?? There is a place called

 http://www.nationalsharedhousing.org/

Your light bill is high and probably from having to deal with cancer you got behind. I would call the company for payment plans and make sure with electric, gas and phone you are on the low income plan as they all have them.. You need to find work. Can you do work from home? Check out womenforhire.com. You can apply to modestneeds.org for one time assistance with rent, microgiving.com, wishuponahero.com the latter for smaller request of money.

I would look at the free on line classifieds craigslist.org and backpages.com, your local paper, sign up to get job opportunities at snagajob.com..

There is a lady here that post work from home jobs and homejobstop.com has them but at a one time fee for when I joined it was 18 dollars. 

It is rough out there but if you have something you love to do think about it how you can turn it into a job. Senior centers out here have a list of people who help other seniors sign up for there.  

Check out my blog

http://starshine1.aidpage.com/

for information and I hope you and everyone else out there..

Good Luck

Starshine

 

 

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helpless8
im a cancer survor need help with rent and light bill has not work since april of last year dont receive any help but foodstamp turn down for disability 2 time what can i do need help please light bill is 600 hundred buy tommorrow please help rent is due for 8month   help any one please
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getting started

I am currently 23 and just rented a new home. My roomate decided he was moving out and since the bill was in his name he had the power cut off. I have to come up with 400.00 just to have the power cut back on or move out by Sept. 20. I work at Sonic so my pay is just enough to pay the rent and power bill. I really need some prayers right now. Thank you.

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peaches76

can u tell me what dss is please

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boots3

i live in racine, we are in desparate need of help with the elctric bill, i lost my job since last july and nobody can help us not even energy assitance, what do people do that are out of work that need help there gonna shut us off!!!!!!

PLEASE HELP US!!!!!!

LINDABEDNAR@YAHOO.COM

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phillip02
 in response to kelbel...   

i have found that most areas have a DSS station and 9 times out of 10 thay can help... i have used them to the point i can't anymore... also local foundations can help... i myself need help as well but i dont mind helping others as i can... you might also try churchs thay can help some times... and this can be done by anyone... you just have to put forth the effert to find these places... most DSS places can pay up to $600 for power bills local foundations can pay from $50-200 as well as churchs $50-200... unlike most people think there are alot of people out there that can and will help if you really need it... anyone in alexander county NC if you need help with some bills i may can help with letting you know where people are to help local...

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phillip02

hello i need some help with a power bill...

my name is phillip (30) i live in NC and curently i owe about $300 for power bills... today is the cut off day... i am curently looking for work and my GF of 5 years is in the hospital and has been for almost a  year with gillion berra... i dont think thats spelled right but it basicly renders you paralized for a while... and she has 2 kids i am trying to take care of boy (8) and a girl (14)... i have been able to keep the bills paid untill now by working odd jobs... this is the first time and i hope the last time i have done anything like this... im not one to ask others to help with this kind of stuff... and i still wouldnt be if it werent for her kids... also i dont expect anyone to just pay my bills for me i will be glad to pay it all back as soon as im able to... in the past i have been one to help many people out with bills, food, work, and whatever thay might need that i could help with... i also every year donate my time around christmas to the local schools and run a toy donation for the more needy kids at those schools... if anyone is local i will be glad to work for the money doing odd jobs... i can do a little of anything (work on cars, work on web sites (grafix, HTML coding, bb coding, basic layouts, and also manage the site) carpentry work, or anything like that... ill even clean windows lol... so please if anyone out there has the means to help the kids and hyself with this problem i will forever be greatfull...

(828-632-6616)

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t tiger

how do i get assistance? i just got divorced and the wife took the car so thair goes my employment. I just went to eviction court and kinda fixed that but with a great deal of pressure on my shoulders but i also have my electric that i cant pay. I need help!!!!!! i have and still am looking for a job.

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DAYDREAMER

I AM IN NEED OF MONEY FOR MY POWER BILL. MY PROBLEM IS I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING ANYWHERE I CAN. IN PEOPLES GARAGES IN THEIR BASEMENT IF THE DOOR TO BASEMENT IS OUTSIDE SLEEPING BEHIND STORES. I CAN'T GET A PLACE TO STAY UNLESS MY POWER BILL IS PAID FIRST. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN APARTMENT BUT WAS TOLD POWER HAD TO BE IN MY NAME AND IF I OWE AN OLD BILL IT WOULD HAVE TO BE PAID BEFORE I CAN MOVE IN. I EVEN ASKED MY TWO BROTHERS  AND THEY WOULD NOT HELP AND THEY CAN CAUSE ONE OWNS HIS OWN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS AND THE OTHER ONE IS HAVING A FOUR BEDROOM HOUSE BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP

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kelbel

I am posting this because my electric was turned off about a week ago and i am having trouble getting it turned back on.  I am very young and i live with my boyfriend we have to pay rent every week and we only make enough money to pay rent and bearly keep food in our house...i need help please... i don't know what to do anymore..If i can get help i will make sure that you know what the money went for..i have not had electric for a week and have been having to stay there with out it...i have cried my self to sleep the last couple of nights because i don't know what we are going to do...thank you and god bless

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michelles_it

I am in desperate need of some help with electric bill. It has been shut off for over a week now. They want 1000.00 to turn back on. How the bill got so high is a long story, my mom had died a year ago and I continued paying the electric bill that she had on the level pay plan which was 150.00 a month, anyways one month I had asked my landlord to pay my bill for me while I was at work and she said why don't you put it your name, so I called and did. Two days later they came and turned it off and said that I was responsible for my mothers bill so I had it turned back on which also included a 450.00 deposit and I also took us off the level pay plan, well how that works is you have to pay a ballon payment at the end of each year and that balloon payment was 750.00, so I had that plus my deposit and plus the current monthly bill. I tried my hardest to keep up with it. My husband has been very sick, and I got layed off and my job and having a hard time finding another one, I do odd jobs here and there to barely survive. I desperately need some help.

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Anonymous40784

Praise the Lord. It is the Lord who provides for our needs. He is always faithful. I am so glad God provided for you. Take care

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