With your support, Trevor is not giving up
In the middle of a world-wide pandemic, Trevor suddenly found himself with no income. He knew he had to find a way to weather the storm. Too many people depend on him not to.
Trevor shares a home with his 94-year old grandmother, providing her with care and transportation to medical appointments. He helps out with his nieces and nephews. He works with disabled veterans in crisis counseling. As a veteran himself, he knows the importance of this service and values giving back.
He had come so far in gaining financial stability. “I actually have a life now, I am able to go to work, and be there for my family.” And now the coronavirus pandemic was threatening to take it all away.
Trevor started his journey with Ways to Work (WTW) in 2018 and was soon approved for a vehicle loan. After years of struggling with reliable transportation and spending hundreds of dollars each month to get to work…finally he had his own car. Trevor’s car meant he was able to become an Uber driver. This gave him the flexibility to be there for his grandmother.
“Giving me transportation, gave me life.”
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, he realized that he had to stop driving for Uber not wanting to risk being around too many people; not when his grandmother’s health was at stake. Trevor called his WTW coach to let her know he may fall behind on payments. He never expected how she would respond asking “How can I help you right now?” A question that could only be asked because you made sure funds and support were available for Trevor.
It could have been a devastating road block, but you stepped in and made sure it was only a detour.
His most immediate needs were met the next day by providing grocery and gas gift cards, a toiletries care package, and bridging the gap with bill assistance. His coach helped him weigh the options for unemployment and SNAP benefits to find temporary stabilization. Having the support you made possible to hold him steady – he was able to search for a job and in just a few weeks was able to secure a full-time salaried position with benefits at FedEx.
Thank you for providing the resources needed to help Trevor weather this crisis, and even emerge stronger.
It could have been a devastating road block, but you stepped in and made sure it was only a detour. Without you, Trevor and his grandmother would be walking through this crisis alone. So many families right now are not sure what their next step should be and how they are going to survive this crisis. Because of you, help and resources are ready when they call.
Learn more about the Ways to Work program at HumanKind by visiting here.