My Son is an Honorably Discharged US Marine Vetran who served in Afghanistan. This gofundme request is for financial assistance for him and his family. They are preparing to file for Bankruptcy and I hope together we can help them avoid this.
My son has worked hard since his honorable discharge. It took a year and a half for him to get his VA exit exam, during which we paid for his medical care for everything, including what the VA should have been providing him.
He has been a munitions removal specialist for a private military contractor for the majority of his post service time. This means he worked at sites in the US removing active and possibly active live bombs from former US training sites and most reciently the ship yards in San Diego. He risked exposure to toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and live bombs. The work was on and off again as it was dependent upon gov. Contracts.
After the birth of his second daughter he decided to change careers and has been in training for a career in the Railroad industry. His pay during this time has not been enough to meet his financial needs with a wife and three children. I don’t want them to have to file for bankruptcy, but he has navigated low military pay, on and off again gov. contract pay, and very low pay during his recient training period as best he could. I am very proud of what he has managed to do for his family while being financially crippled. We have assisted him financially to the extent we have been able. But we have nothing left in our own savings.
We can find no Vetran assistance programs that would help him either as he is not a homeowner. My son is a hard working Vetran who deserves more than bankruptcy following his service. Please help us help our son and his family avoid bankruptcy. The funds will be used to pay off his family’s debt. In the grand scheme of life it is not much, but for him and his family it has become a crushing debt.
This money will allow him to avoid bankruptcy which will allow him to continue his new career with the railroad and a fresh financial start. Currently he is contemplating a high risk private military service contract overseas just to have income for his family.
All our veterans deserve more than these kinds of options, but right now you can help one, my son and his family. It would mean so much to me if you would help. He is a good father, honorable man, and compassionate human being. He thinks of others before thinking of himself.
They need the funds quickly as he is running out of time to avoid bankruptcy. Please help.