Due to the government shutdown, myself and my wife are both furloughed since 4 days before Christmas 12/21/2018. We have been denied unemployment benefits. Through a series of unfortunate events, our heat went approximately a week prior, we had plumbing issues and had a flood a week after that, and to top it off, our leaking gutters destroyed the walls of our home and had to be replaced. I am scheduled to have surgery at the end of the month and we currently have no funds remaining since we are not able to return to work. I am very worried about the medical bills, co-pays, and prescriptions that are coming up. I am not sure how long our medical insurance will be paid for, and it pains me, but I must swallow my pride and for the better of my family, ask for help.
I’ve worked for the federal government since 2007. I’m newly married and my wife left being a public school educator for federal employment in 2015. It’s been our privilege to be employed by the Federal government over all these years, dedicating our lives for the greater good. Working as civil servants, to ensure we do our duty to help the American people in their time of need, it is our hopes that others do the same and to raise enough funds to support ourselves for at least the next month during the shutdown in the hopes that it will be resolved as soon as possible.
Thank you for your kindliness,
Adam and Kristin Steigert