Single mom owes for light and water


January 06, 2016

Dear STAR,

I am stressed. All my bills are months overdue. I owe courts $25,000 for a stove, and a loan that I borrowed to assist my daughter to attend school, now they want to take legal action, as I can't find the money to pay. My water was disconnected for $30,000, this month, and my light bill is months in arrears. I have three children attending school and I'm a single mom. I can hardly find money to send them to school sometimes, but it's the grace of God that I can get help with them. Any assistance given would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

- D.B.

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