bfitzinAR was kind enough to write another diary earlier today to help me raise funds to move this month. I’m lucky that another very kind person offered to match up to $750 in donations. So far we’ve raised $280. We need to raise another $470 to get the full $750 match. Please help me out & share this diary or donate if you can. Remember that every donation made will be matched — so if you donate $10, that means $20 towards my moving fund.
I have shared this before & will again because I want you to understand why I need your help. I lost my house (and most of it’s contents) to foreclosure about 6 years ago. I was a homeowner for many years & I forgot what it was like being a renter. It can be a very helpless feeling & for me, very unsettling when you need to find a new place. It was no big deal when I was young but at age 62 with 3 precious dogs & a very limited income, it’s not as easy.
I have high blood pressure, heart problems & COPD plus some major depression going on. About 6 months ago, I took my Social Security early — granted, it’s less that what it would have been in the future, some income is better than none & I continued to have problems getting disability income. So to say my income is limited is a major understatement. Oh, did I mention that I have no insurance? We may have a new Democratic Governor in NC this year but we still have the same old GOP state legislature that won’t pass the medicaid expansion. When I go to the doctor, I pay. I have a $25,000 past due hospital bill which is further ruining my credit. Most of my prescriptions are generic so I can still get them for $4 a month — except my inhaler which I’m trying to find a program to handle that cost.
I’ve gotten a bit off track but heading back. After 3 years, my Landlord has decided to sell the house I’m renting to someone who will tear it down & build a nice new McMansion. After frantically searching for 3 weeks, I finally found a little house nearby that’s going through the same changes as the one I currently live but at a slower rate & it was crime ridden for many years. Plus the new Landlord says he wants to keep it for 10 years as an investment to pay for his daughters’ college education. Who knows how long it will last but I’m starting out with a 2 year lease. If you don’t own your own home, you’ve forever at the mercy of another. I don’t like that feeling but no alternative. I am thankful that I found someone who will rent to me with my credit & limited income. I was getting worried.
As with most things, it seems it all comes down to money. This move was a total surprise & I truly can’t afford this. I am sorry to have to turn to the Kos community again for help. You have saved me before & I hope I’ve been able to pay some of it forward. Right now, I feel like a bottomless pit of need & I hate that feeling. I do not like feeling helpless! If you can help — no matter how much or how little — my Paypal account is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before my pity party continues, here’s the link to bfitzinAR’s diary from earlier
And don’t forget to rec & share.
Many, many thanks for all you’ve done for me & for so many others in need.
Fineena, O.Henry, Julia & Sam