I am in desperate need $420 to have my power turned on. This is the deposit amount required by Alabama Power which is determined by previous history (which I have none with them), and is then double the amount of a typical power bill from this residence. I am a single mother with 2 children who is currently on an FMLA leave from work for medical reasons. I have tried to come up with the money by asking family members but just can't find anyone who has it available. I offered to make a smaller deposit and then have the remainder of the deposit added to my monthly bill but they wouldn't allow me to do that. Does anyone have an idea where I could get help? Thanks for your input.