Assistance with water bill

Assistance with water bill

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Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#1 Sep 2, 2013
Does anyone know of any agencies that help with water bills?

My husband is out of work due to an injury and has no income. We are struggling daily on my income and we have 3 kids. I am trying so hard for the kids to not realize we are completely broke. It's something they are not use to and I want to protect them from it.

We received a disconnection notice of 299.81, on Friday. The disconnection notice is for tomorrow. I tried to call and make a payment arrangement but they say we are ineligible because I broke one in December. I did break one in December and I paid it in full in January.

They gave me Salvations army number for assistance but they can't meet with my husband till Tuesday and that's when the disconnection is set to take place. I have to work tomorrow so I can't go and I'm worried sick about it. I don't know how this works, what he needs to take with him or anything.

I'm so frustrated with everything. I have worked since I was 15, many times held down 2 jobs at the same time. I have helped people in need so many times and I'm so embarrassed to even ask for help, but I'm out of options.

Does anyone know of any other agencies that help with water bills and what you have to do to receive assistance?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#2 Sep 2, 2013
Working mom of three wrote:
Does anyone know of any agencies that help with water bills?

My husband is out of work due to an injury and has no income. We are struggling daily on my income and we have 3 kids. I am trying so hard for the kids to not realize we are completely broke. It's something they are not use to and I want to protect them from it.

We received a disconnection notice of 299.81, on Friday. The disconnection notice is for tomorrow. I tried to call and make a payment arrangement but they say we are ineligible because I broke one in December. I did break one in December and I paid it in full in January.

They gave me Salvations army number for assistance but they can't meet with my husband till Tuesday and that's when the disconnection is set to take place. I have to work tomorrow so I can't go and I'm worried sick about it. I don't know how this works, what he needs to take with him or anything.

I'm so frustrated with everything. I have worked since I was 15, many times held down 2 jobs at the same time. I have helped people in need so many times and I'm so embarrassed to even ask for help, but I'm out of options.

Does anyone know of any other agencies that help with water bills and what you have to do to receive assistance?
You can try catholic charities. If they have funds they will help.
#lifeshard

United States

#3 Sep 2, 2013
Listen I'm honestly not trying to be rude however your story sounds sincere and questionable at the same time. If you have a disconnection day set for tomorrow then you have obviously waited til the VERY last minute to do something or find help because I've been in your shoes before and I know that you didn't receive that discon notice yesterday and probably didn't receive it even this past week. So I wish you all the luck, but if you're ever in this situation again to give yourself a fighting chance you can't wait until the absolute last minute. Good luck and god bless.

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#5 Sep 2, 2013
Imagurl wrote:
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You can try catholic charities. If they have funds they will help.
Thanks for the information. I will call there tomorrow.

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#6 Sep 2, 2013
[QUOTE who="#lifeshard"]Lis ten I'm honestly not trying to be rude however your story sounds sincere and questionable at the same time. If you have a disconnection day set for tomorrow then you have obviously waited til the VERY last minute to do something or find help because I've been in your shoes before and I know that you didn't receive that discon notice yesterday and probably didn't receive it even this past week. So I wish you all the luck, but if you're ever in this situation again to give yourself a fighting chance you can't wait until the absolute last minute. Good luck and god bless.[/QUOTE] My "story" is my life and its completely true. I got my mail out of the box on Friday and there was a disconnection notice set for tomorrow. The notice is dated August 23, 2013. There is no post mark on the notice. I received no mail on Thursday August 29, 2013. On Friday August 30, 2013, I opened my mailbox to this notice with a disconnection date of September 3, 2013. I was NOT surprised to receive the notice, as I knew I was late. I was surprised that I had no real time between the receipt of the notice and the date of the disconnect. I was also surprised at the lack of empathy and willingness to let me have a payment arrangement or at least a week before disconnection. If I had a week I could get something figured out. Sell stuff we no longer use or need, do some work around someone's house, yard or whatever. Thanks for the luck, we truly need it, any prayers would help too. I know this is just a rough patch and I will do anything and everything to shield my kids from this.

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#7 Sep 2, 2013
Mahz wrote:
I'll go ahead and send you a check whets your address
As if, I would be stupid enough to give you my address.

I honestly wanted to get help with finding out agencies that help with a water bill and how I go about getting assistance.

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#10 Sep 2, 2013
Mahz wrote:
I wouldn't have sent any money anyway stupid I was messing with you idiot why don't you just charge it
. Obviously if I was able to charge it I would charge it.
Mahz or Mahz Wannabee

Alton, IL

#15 Sep 2, 2013
Let me speak on behalf of this woman.
Go to hell, you window licking fuktard.
Your existence in this world screams how sad
you really are. Every post you make is a thinly veiled pitiful cry for help.
Years back they had Lonely Heart Clubs for socially crippled weirdos who were unable to interact with other adults, too bad they are a thing of the past.
You might try...hell, I can't thing of anything you
might try to bring at least a single, tolerant friend/bud into your miserable world.
Sorry

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#16 Sep 2, 2013
Don't let f nut get you worked up. I see what his d ass is saying but w/e. if you were an abuser of the network you would have known about cc.
wasthereonce247

Granite City, IL

#21 Sep 2, 2013
don't pay any attention to the little kid posting as Mahz. Its just some punk kid whose parents are irresponsible and don't monitor what their kid is doing while on the computer. Mahz is a perfect example of why stupid people shouldn't breed. Your best bet is to go to Catholic Charities and they should be able to assist you. Also try calling the local United Way and they can at the least point you toward agencies that can assist you with any other needs you may have until your family gets back on its feet. God Bless and this family will be praying for you.
Mahz or Mahz Wannabee

Alton, IL

#22 Sep 2, 2013
Who the hell are you to demand answers to questions you are putting out there? What are you going to do if she refuses to answer what is clearly not your business?
Christ Almighty, you just aren't right in the head or the without the neediest human being I've encountered in quite a while.
Get a pet, get a job...hell, get a girlfriend.
Window licking fuktard.
wasthereonce247

Granite City, IL

#27 Sep 2, 2013
for your information you snot nosed punk, I have a job that pays me well. Thats what happens when you go to school and earn a Masters Degree. Something I'm sure you are not remotely familiar with. Now get off mommys computer its your bedtime.
BabyGail28

United States

#28 Sep 2, 2013
Broke a$$ knuckle heads its called getting off the couch and working.Get a job wether or not if it is taco bell or dominos ding dong the neighbors not going to pay your bills sweets. Make resumes and actually post them . Catholic charity will only help you with rent and you have to have a 5day demand notice. They also only give you so much money I only know this because I had called for a friend before

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#30 Sep 2, 2013
Mahz wrote:
And you already you couldn't get a payment plan because you defaulted on one and the last mail was delivered was aug 31 so why are you waiting till Labor Day to figure it out what have you been doing the last 2 days
. Yes I defaulted on one in December and PAID it in full in January, as I stated before. I do not know why you are so rude. For the past 2 days I have been trying to find ways to earn money to pay this bill. I took in cans to get extra cash, I've been looking for a part time job, I've counted all the change I could find around the house and I've done loads of laundry in the unlikely event we can't get help and the water gets shut off.

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#31 Sep 2, 2013
Mahz wrote:
I'd like to know some of your monthly do you have a cell phone does your husband do you kids have a cell phone do you have cable tv do have a computer because if you should have pawned it do you have Internet on your house how many televisions do you have etc because the water bill is less than 300
. For your information, yes I have a work cell phone that my work pays for. My husband has a cell phone and my children have my "old" cell phone to use since I have one from work. No we do not have a house phone or cable tv. We simply cannot afford it.

What do you not understand about me wanting to shield and protect my children from knowing the financial struggles we are facing?

I asked if anyone knew if agencies to assist because I know that they do exist. I've never personally had to use one because we've ALWAYS been self sufficient. We have also ALWAYS given to the less fortunate because that is how I was raised. There is ALWAYS someone who has it worse than you.

My 3 children are healthy and I am blessed. Right now I am experiencing a rough spot and somehow someway I will get it figured out.

I hope and pray to God that you find peace with whatever is troubling you because it is obvious you have something terribly wrong with you.

Have a nice day.

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#32 Sep 2, 2013
Mahz wrote:
Lady why haven't you answered my question about your monthly bills what are you waiting for
. This lady didnt answer your questions right away because this lady doesn't have time to waste on topix all day. This lady is taking care of her family and paying attention to her kids.

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#33 Sep 2, 2013
Mahz wrote:
Mahz w STFU she wants a free 300 dollars I want to know her monthly bills so lady answer my question now
. No sir, I don't want a free 300. I wanted information on agencies that help families that are experiencing financial difficulties keep their water turned on.
wasthereonce247

Granite City, IL

#34 Sep 2, 2013
Working mom of three....You dont owe ANYONE an explanation! Especially some welfare sucking lowlife punk like Mahz. Give the local united way a call and they will help you out. One day these holier than thou jerks will be in your shoes and needing help. When that day comes they will get what they deserve for being a&&holes. And Mahz anytime you think your brave enough to make me STFU you go ahead and try. You're a snot nosed punk and if the people running this sight had any sense they would block you from posting and commenting here. Im sure they can locate your IP address and stop you. But anytime you think you can make me shut up you go ahead and give it a try. PUNK

Since: Sep 13

East Saint Louis, IL

#35 Sep 2, 2013
BabyGail28 wrote:
Broke a$$ knuckle heads its called getting off the couch and working.Get a job wether or not if it is taco bell or dominos ding dong the neighbors not going to pay your bills sweets. Make resumes and actually post them . Catholic charity will only help you with rent and you have to have a 5day demand notice. They also only give you so much money I only know this because I had called for a friend before
. Apparently you didn't read. I have a job, a full time job that I've had for over 20 years. I've also held 2nd jobs at the same time before I had kids and even after when times started getting tough. I don't sit on the couch and expect people to pay my bills. I pay my own. This time, for the first time in my life, i can't pay one and I am looking for an honest legitimate way to get assistance to pay it. Since I am used to being self sufficient I do not know of places or agencies that help that is why I was asking.

Thanks and have a nice day.
BabyGail28

United States

#36 Sep 2, 2013
Someones smokin dope what the f is holier then thou jerk? Ok so if mahz a kid how is he a welfare sucking jerk make up your mind freaks I know the community care by stopkotees skate rink helps alot but I dont know if they would with a bill maybe call them and see if they can pay your bill people know how past bills are overdue as soon as your water is turned off your butt will be in the street gc dont let people love in house with their water not running I hope that person wasnt spending the bill moneg on smoke s or beer or carnivals think of your kids each you fail to pay an important bill dont think of the vodka bottle

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