Hello Neighbors, friends and strangers!
Please help us if you can.
Desperate times call for desperate measures so I am doing everything i possibly can to keep from being homeless.
My name is Melanie and I am campaigning for emergency moving funds. Since I started the campaign a few things have changed so I wanted to update it here. There is even more need for help now as an extra has joined the family. Recently (oct 20th) a family member passed away and no one could take the dog. I have previously baby sat this big lovably lunk so many times over the years that I am trying to keep him. He was already re homed 3 times.
It would be so wonderful to have the reminder of my brother and I feel like I would be doing him right by caring for his pet.
If you can help us we can do this!
I just need enough to get into a place.
The $4000 I am asking for would secure us a small place to live and the pod to move our stuff there. (I dont drive was never able) I intend to move out of state to an area with a lower cost of living.
On August 5th I was given notice to move due to no renew lease, the building going under renovations as well as up for sale. (This is my 3rd time extension from landlord and definitely the last; he understands that I’m funding and he’s working around my apt for now)
The new rents would be a 60% increase and i already just get by on my small SSI income of 750 a month and 100 food stamps. Rent being 650 a month
I have lived in this neighborhood for over 16 years and have been on ssi with no other income for the past few years of that. No evictions ever.
It’s been hard living with out the basics like a simple hair cut or buying new shoes. I made it happen the best I could until now.
Though my everyday stress aside from my health problems has been to save for the future and moments like these; I have not been able despite my best efforts.
I am not proud of it; i pinched every penny, use coupons and just flat out went with out to get by as a regular way of life. It’s hard when it all goes to rent and electric.
it’s a wide spread problem for people on SSI. It is extremely challenging, people look down on you and others assume it’s a fat welfare check for nothing also assuming there are all these programs that help. Other than a food pantry..NOPE.
I’d rather have my health.
I tried all local agencies, churches and the like; to be turned away for help because they just don’t have it available and i don’t have children. for one reason or another I don’t fit their criteria and there are already many many many homeless here.
Myself and the fur kids could really use your blessings with this situation. Any little bit you can spare would be greatly greatly appreciated and never ever forgotten. I’ve always paid it forward where I could.
Thank you so much for reading, sharing and understanding. Please help me from being homeless. Help keep us a little family!
My biggest fear is that the gutter I’m looking at is my last chapter in life and I so don’t want it to be.