I need help. We need help. I just hate to ask for help. We are not extra ordinary people. I am 63 years young and live on social security retirement. I attempted to run and build an electrical contracting company from 2008 to 2017. That ended in me owing money in multiple areas, because of people that would not pay for services rendered. This area is covered with what I believe to be unfair business practices and unlicensed contracting. My wife is disabled with many complications after she fell years ago. Her income is limited to social security disability income each month. We are taking care of two of our children 42 and 38. Both are mental challenged and unemployable. They each have a small social security monthly income. The boys are a constant challenge and struggle, and are expensive. One of them has to sleep on the sofa. The oldest boy causes much contention for all. We are trying to provide a structure that is not available in group homes for as long as we can. The house we are trying to survive in is 872 square feet. All the doors have been removed inside so my wife can get around in a wheelchair. The roof leaks. The heating and air conditioning expense is triple what it should be. When the house was built the ceiling was made with 3/16" foam panels. With little insulation. Some walls have been found with none. We are working on repairs. Time, help, weather and money makes repairs slow. The roof has been replaced on the front quarter of house. During the time that roof was removed, rain storms destroyed an 8ft × 30 ft section of ceiling. This is presently patched with trash bags. Because my wife can hardly get around in the house, she chooses to stay in bed. The bathroom has a constant backup problem, and personal hygiene of the boys scares my wife to the point she will not use this bathroom for fear of infection. We had to install a working toilet by the bed for her. She bathes out of a big pot of water. We have started a new bathroom that is closer and easier for her to get to. This area of the house is open and exposed. It is covered by tarps to keep weather out. Part of our clothes are hung outside under a covered porch. The house is full of flies, spiders and mosquitoes. Each month we make progress, but each month money runs out. We are covered in Dr. bills. We are told our household income is too much to get help to cover the 20% deductible. Household Income come is too much for help with food too. We are growing a garden so soon will have a little extra food. My wife is a diabetic and most meals I fix seem to send her levels up. To manage her pain, we have to travel to Batesville Arkansas twice and sometimes three times a month. This is a 2-hour trip. The VA covers my medical. Recently they made a change that requires me to travel to Poplar Bluff Missouri for therapy for stress and anger management. This is a 1-hour trip. The youngest boy had heart surgery in April. Expenses and travel have been great. We are not able to secure loans nor would we be able to repay them. We are looking for help to patch up our house. If you are aware of an individual that knows how to write Grant's that may help. Or advice where to seek help.
9811 Highway 115
Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455