Melody Morris last earned a paycheck in March, when she school, for which she drives a bus, closed due to the pandemic.
In the months since, she has sold most of her belongings and use her stimulus check from the CARES Act to keep a roof over her and her daughter.
But jobs are in short supply and Morris’s bank account is running low so she doesn’t know she will pay rent for August.
The coronavirus has caused historic unemployment and economic insecurity in the US and millions like Morris don’t know how they will make a living as government aid draws to a close.
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Melody Morris regrets buying herself a new pair of shoes.
She took the plunge in June because her only other footwear was missing a sole.
But, Morris said, “I feel guilty because that money could have gone to my daughter in some way. I have no idea how to buy her school clothes or any of the other items she will need.”
This is only one example of how the coronavirus has obliterated the financial security of this 52-year-old mother of three.
The longtime school bus driver lost her income in March when schools in …read more
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