“We Just Stared at Each Other in Shock” Essential Workers Receive $10,000 Windfall

FARGO, ND – Pre-school teacher Kathleen Sayler is doing her best to juggle a career, family, and staying safe in the new normal. “I work in a public school, and there are many precautions to keep myself and my students safe.”  North Dakotans are split on in-school instruction vs. a virtual classroom during the pandemic.  It’s often a day-by-day approach as schools balance the new learning environment’s challenges – as one week schools might be open, and the next week, schools are virtual. 

With 1 out of 13 North Dakota residents infected with COVID-19 and no sign of the spread slowing down, Kathleen and her family are facing unmounted stress. “My husband is an RN, and he has recently been required to take on extra shifts because we are in a hot spot, and the hospital is getting overwhelmed. It’s been nerve-racking.” 

So, after a full day of teaching students, Kathleen started her regular evening routine and opened up her phone to catch up on personal emails. To her surprise, she found a much-welcomed email from Givling.  The message stated she was selected for the Free $10,000 crowdfunding award, and her loan was funded in a matter of minutes. “My sons were home, and they didn’t believe me. I had to show them the email, and I couldn’t wait for my husband to get home to show him too.”  

“When my husband got home, and I broke the news, we just stared at each other in disbelief. Still in shock, I had to go to the grocery store and realized I was still wearing my apron from school.  Which normally wouldn’t be a big deal, but since I work in a preschool, it’s a cutesy one that says, “Warning! Still plays with scissors and glue!” So, it was a bit embarrassing to wear that out in public, but I didn’t care because I was so excited about the $10,000 award!” 

When asked about her plans with the $10,000, Kathleen shared that the money will go towards paying down their mortgage and getting closer to being debt-free. Originally, Kathleen started playing Givling because of student loans but thankfully paid them off in 2019 using the popular snowball method

Is Givling a Scam? Not at all!: Givling is the world’s only trivia crowdfunding game, specializing in tackling the ballooning $1.7 trillion student loan industry. Nearly $7 million in funding has been awarded towards student loans, mortgages, and trivia awards. Givling is free to download on Google Play or the App Store. By watching ads, completing partner offers, and more, users crowdfund loans while competing to have their loan funded.  A new user could download Givling today and be the recipient of the Free $10,000 Award or a Trivia Award within seven days or less. So, Is Givling a Scam? Far from it! Download and play today!

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