Hello Neighbors, friends and strangers!
Desperate times call for desperate measures so I am doing everything i possibly can to keep from being homeless in the next 2-3 weeks.
My name is Melanie and I am campaigning for emergency moving funds.
On August 5th I was given a notice to move due to the building going under renovations as well as up for sale. The new rents would be a 60% increase and i already just get by on my small SSI income.
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.
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 and just flat out went with out to get by as a regular way of life. There is always a pop up expense like medications, a higher then avg FPL bill, etc.
prices went too high too fast and now I’m up the creek without a paddle. I could really use your blessings! And Any little bit you can spare would be greatly greatly appreciated and never forgotten.
If you are local to me and would like to stop by I will be having a moving sale.
If lucky enough to get to my full goal amount, I will move to a more affordable state out of Florida. (i have 3 in mind)
After researching everything; This is my bare bones break down of moving expenses that i desperately need help with.
1-2 month Storage unit in the new area $150
Greyhound bus ticket (avg $190 for me and my service dog)
Motel stay for a few nights 3-4 days as I look for another apartment in new state. avg $250
Since I can not drive (never have) I would need to rent a small pod or mover to deliver my things to the out of state storage unit and those estimates are averaging upwards of 800-1000 dollars. that’s with out furniture just my boxes.
The biggest expense is the help needed for security dep which is first last and security. Based on finding a $450-500 a month apartment=1,500.
If I am blessed with some help and there is even a penny left over it would be used to purchase a bed and pay for other deposits/fees I might have to deal with like the electric company, etc.
I have no problem what so ever posting the receipts on here as funds get used.
If I did not move out of state the numbers would be almost triple because of the high cost of rents here. The only way I can hold my own again is to re-locate. If I stay in Florida I will wind up in the same predicament.
I tried all local agencies, churches and the like have turned me away for help because they just don’t have it available and i don’t have children.
Thank you so much for reading, sharing and understanding. Please help me from being homeless.