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I know it's early, but October is my birthday month AND Hallowe'en, so it gets me in the gifting and giving spirit!

My wishlist is here.
[identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
Thank you to everyone who helped us out. We were able to make the car payment, and get their phones turned back on.

I genuinely hope this is the last time I ever have to ask for help, and I will definitely pay it forward when I'm able.

Thank you, from all of us. *hugs*
[identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
Hey, y'all.

I'm coming to you to ask for help. As most of you know, Matthew fractured his ankle joint back in February, and had to quit his job because of the injury. He's been in a cast since mid-February. He's in a "walking boot" now, but his doctor says he still can't do more than 50% of his weight on it (and he's not supposed to do that until next week). Megan had to quit at the same time because without Matthew going, she had no way to get to work and making the 92 mile round trip multiple times a day would have been too hard on our car.

Megan's been looking for a job here in town. She's interviewed for a couple jobs, but without success so far.

Our car payment is due by 4p, tomorrow (Friday, 4/7). Matthew went up to Car-Mart to ask for an extension, and that's what they gave him (it was due on the 4th, so they gave us a whopping three days). If we don't have the money by tomorrow at 4p, we have to turn the car into them or they'll come and respossess it.

Without a car, there's no chance that either Matthew or Megan could get a job. We live in a town with no public transportation options.

Both kids also had their phones turned off at midnight. They have a pay-by-the-month plan; when we have the money, they'll be turned on again. Internet is also past due. Our food stamps won't be available until the 13th of the month, and there's very little left in the cupboards. We're in pretty poor shape.

We need $325 for the car; $100 for the phones; $90 for the internet. The car is the most important thing, though. If nothing else, we need the car payment money.

If anyone is able and willing to help us out, we would be so very grateful. I'm not going through GoFundMe simply because there's a lag in getting the funds and I'm working on a very short deadline here. If you can and want to help us, my paypal address is kgasper@comcast.net. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Kim, Matthew, and Megan

x-posting to my journal; feel free to share.
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Please, guys, if you can help at all, it would be amazing. This is such a heatbreaking burden, especially so close on the heels of her losing her other brother. *hugs*
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Shared from [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal:

As a lot of you know, [livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes lost her brother Ian a couple of months ago, and as one of our own very near and dear friends, we tried our best to help out and she managed to lay him to a respectable and well deserved rest.

Last week she tragically lost her other brother, Taz, who died of a heart attack.

It's a huge blow so close to losing Ian, but it isn't just the heartbreak she's dealing with.

Financially this is a nightmare.

I know it's tight all around for everyone at the moment but she and her family would really appreciate not only your prayers and thoughts, but also, anything you may be able to help out with fiscally.

Her PayPal is jules_smith6@hotmail.co.uk

She's offering gif sets as compensation for your generosity, and I will throw my hat in the ring and say anyone who donates £10 and upwards can have any kind of digital art off me they like (within reason, I can't manip for love nor money).

As we also know Stir hates asking for help, but I thought I would put this out there. I know y'all are generous to a fault and won't for one minute begrudge my asking.

Thank you in advance!
[identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
But here I am, anyway.

I'm doing this post in the hopes of getting some financial help.

We got Matthew's MRI done, and it was labeled as 'abnormal', so we were sent to a foot/ankle specialist.

Matthew's fractured his ankle joint (where the leg bone and foot bone connect - this is apparently not something that happens often). He's going to be in a cast for at least six weeks, and possibly longer.( (We're really hoping to avoid surgery, which is what comes if the cast doesn't do the trick.) He had to quit his job because of the pain, even before he saw the doctor.

Megan had to quit her job because she doesn't drive, and it would be 180 miles a day for me or Matthew to drive her. On a car that's 15 yrs old, with more than 111K miles on it. (This would be the car we bought after our car was totaled back in November. This would be the car we now have a car payment for.)

Matthew will start to get his full SSI check again in April. He's only getting $45 for March because of money earned in January and February. Megan is applying to jobs here in town, so hopefully something turns up for her, soon.

If there's any way you could help us out, it would be greatly appreciated. If you can't, I understand totally. My paypal addy is kgasper@comcast.net. Even a few dollars would help, at this point.

Feel free to signal-boost/share this. Thanks :)
[identity profile] sailorhathor.livejournal.com
Hello again! Through donations and scrounging, I've managed to get enough money for rent and transportation. Yaaaay! \o/ However, I have no money left for food for next week. Can anyone help out with $20 to help me reach my goal? If so, Paypal address is sailorhathor@aol.com. Eternal thanks!

Edit: I got the money! Thanks everyone!
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Here are some LJ friends in need, and different ways we can help, as reported by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge this morning:

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge at post
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[livejournal.com profile] wldcatspstr_14 is fundraising to save her family home from foreclosure after her parents lost their jobs; she and her siblings can handle the regular mortgage payments but need help coming up with the lump sum of back money owed. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] sugar-and-bitter-blues linked to a fundraiser for Cassie, who is about to lose her home and will not be able to graduate college because of student loan issues (her co-signer wants her to attend conversion therapy before they will co-sign). You can read more and give at her gofund me here or her YouCaring here.

[tumblr.com profile] tangerine42 linked to a fundraiser for Ashley, Heather, and their baby daughter Frida of Frog Belly Farm, who just lost their home, farm, and livestock in a wildfire last week. They're raising funds to help find/build a new home and find work. You can read a news story about the fire here and give at their gofundme here.

[tumblr.com profile] jellyfishdirigible linked to a fundraiser for Ruadhan ([tumblr.com profile] ruadhan1334), whose disability payments have been temporarily but severely reduced. He needs help to meet his costs for HRT, bills, and food for himself and his cats. You can read more and give at his GoFundMe, support him at his Patreon or Bandcamp, or buy some awesome buttons and jewelry at his Etsy Shop.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Tiaras N Teakettles, who recently lost her disability benefits without being told her case had been decided. She is running a patreon posting thrifty princess advice to help cover bills while she job hunts. You can check out the patreon here.

[tumblr.com profile] katsuko1978 and [tumblr.com profile] apollymi are raising $1000 to deal with unexpected car repairs and other expenses; you can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

Holly was recently injured and needs surgery, but has to come up with $1800 before they will schedule her; she's in a lot of pain and will be until she can have her injury fixed. You can give via paypal at marajade@chattooine.com.


Help For Free:

[tumblr.com profile] howdoyoutmblr is a grad student in linguistic anthropology, researching the way people use language on specific social media platforms and how that relates to political/civic engagement. She has a survey up about the topic to gather more info; you can read more and reblog here, check out the faq here, and take the survey here.

[tumblr.com profile] jonaht's son is attending UNLV for Business Management and is doing a survey for a school assignment about Disney starting to use virtual reality. You can check out the survey and participate here.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, possibly the best thing on any social media platform ever, is in the running for the Shorty Awards and needs your vote! You can vote daily now through February 16th. Go here to vote; there's also a rebloggable tumblr post here. Do it for Sharky.


Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[personal profile] marginaliana linked to a t-shirt her wife designed in order to provide a little humor for internet introverts who also feel strongly about activism: The Introvert Resistance. Proceeds from purchases go to the ACLU!

[tumblr.com profile] magpiesmiscellany has several gorgeous "tree of life" necklaces up in her etsy shop, with proceeds going to the Sierra Club, ACLU, Lamba Legal, Planned Parenthood, and other charities. You can check out the necklaces and purchase them here!

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.

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Thanks, guys!

*hugs*
[identity profile] sailorhathor.livejournal.com
I hate hate HATE having to do this because it always makes me feel like a failure as an adult, but I need help with money. :( Good news: My job is finally converting me from temp agency employee to their employee. :) Bad news: This will leave me with a week where I have no money. The temp agency paid me every week. My new company will pay me every two weeks. I'm currently living in an extended stay hotel where I have to pay $210 every Sunday to maintain my rent. They won't wait for it. My parents and grandparents have all passed away, and I don't have a good relationship with my sister or brother; there's just no family left that I can count on to help me financially when I need it. Student loans are taking my tax refund.

I can scrounge together the money I need for food and transportation that week if I need to - the $210 is what I really need help with. If you can help, I would be so grateful! I'd be more comfortable with $300, but I'd be relieved if I just had the rent. If you want to help with any amount, my PayPal address is sailorhathor@aol.com. If you need another way to send it, let me know and I'll see what I can do? I thought about creating a GoFundMe account? I don't know what people are comfortable with.

I'm glad that my job is finally converting me, but their timing sucks. Tomorrow, I'm having a CT scan to find out if strange neurological symptoms I've been having mean there's something serious going on with my brain. I wish I could just have a big freakout over that, but instead, I have to try to get together the money to live in a couple weeks. Please help!
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[personal profile] digitalwave
For those of us with disabilities who would love to be there with them in Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, heck, the world, for the march:

http://mashable.com/2017/01/18/disability-march-womens-march-on-washington/#bz4qsCx9rmqN

The video and pictures being shown from all over the country, all over the world, wow! I sent in my submission. No matter why you march this outpouring of women's voices is simply amazing. :)
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[personal profile] digitalwave
Jules, [livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes, has asked if I could share her Paypal addy as well in case you'd like to give that way rather than go through Gofundme. I told her I'd be happy to so here it is:

jules_smith6@hotmail.co.uk

Plus, don't forget, the address for the Gofundme she's running to raise money for her brother's funeral is here:

https://www.gofundme.com/rc-help-put-him-to-rest

Also, Mandy, [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon, is still desperately fighting to keep her family from being evicted from their home in just a few short days. If you can help in any way, her PayPal address again is:

phoenixdragondreams@gmail.com

She's also still running her Gofundme campaign although it's morphed from a moving fund to a fund for trying our best to raise the $1700 they need to be able to keep their home. You can find it here:

https://www.gofundme.com/our-big-family-move

Please, give if you can, every little bit helps. But, most importantly, share this, and my previous posts about the help they both need, everywhere you can. Except for Jules, she has asked that we not share her need on either Facebook or Twitter. All the other fannish outlets are okay.

They are both such good people with such amazing hearts. I so hope that we can pull together as a community to help Jules give this final love and care to her brother. Plus, in addition to Mandy and her hubby, there are her two small sons counting on us tonight. How do you explain to little guys that the only home they've ever known is just gone?

*hugs*
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[personal profile] digitalwave
Jules, [livejournal.com profile] stir_of_echoes, lost her brother recently and she, and her family, are struggling to cover his unexpected funeral expenses. She's a good friend, with a huge, huge heart, anything you could give would be a huge help.

Here's the link to her Gofundme campaign:

https://www.gofundme.com/rc-help-put-him-to-rest

Please, feel free to share this.

*hugs*
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Hey guys, this post is an attempt to help our friend, [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon, keep from losing their home. They've gotten their eviction notice, 1/26/17, which means she, her husband and their two little boys, will be homeless as of that date if we can't get emergency help for them. Locally we've been calling every church we can find that might be able to help plus, she's gotten in touch with their local social services agency. They might be able to help with $400 toward the $1700 they need but it wouldn't come until next month which would be way too late to help.

In Louisville, the church groups that can provide emergency rent help are divided by districts. The church ministry for their zip code, Ministries United of South Central Louisville, is unreachable by phone. We've both been calling them for several days to try and make an appointment for Mandy to talk to them and all we get is a busy signal. I even called a nearby church in case they might have another number we could try and was told that they are notorious for being impossible to reach by phone. I asked if she could just go there in person then to make an appointment and they said, no, the only way they will help you is if you call first.

So, basically, they've made it pretty much impossible to get any help from them. The lady I spoke with from the other church was really nice. She said they were really frustrated and had made several complaints about it in the past.

Right now Mandy is waiting to hear back from their rental office to see if they would be willing to at least take one half of their back rent with their doing their best to pay the remainder before the end of the month. We've also left a voice message at St. Rita's, a church that a volunteer at St. Vincent's said might be able to help.

We're pretty much at the end of any good options right now, that's why I'm making this post. If you could help at all, her paypal address is phoenixdragondreams@gmail.com. She's also got a GoFundme page set up at https://www.gofundme.com/our-big-family-move if you'd rather give through there.

If you wouldn't mind, please share this post. They are good, kind people that are just in an impossible, scary situation right now. An unexpected job loss, with a car repair on top, is what caused it. Mandy has been able to get another temp job but it won't be enough, in enough time, to help them. That's why I'm hoping that we can help.
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[personal profile] digitalwave
I know you may have seen some of Mandy's posts about this but [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon's family situation gets more dire by the day. Last month Mandy lost her job because they had an unexpected car breakdown which caused her to miss work. Her hubby was working but his salary alone wasn't enough to cover their regular expenses on top of the car repairs. Mandy has been trying to find work but the holidays are a tough time to be unemployed.

Because of everything piling up they weren't able to pay their December rent and now this month's rent is due as well. They've just recently gotten their eviction notice from their apartment manager. In order to not lose their home they have to pay last month, this month and the 'cost' of court filings for the apartment complex. Their normal rent is $700.00 per month so, at best, they're looking at needing $1600.00.

We're going to be calling every organization, every church, that we can think of here in Louisville that might be able to help. I know that this is a bad time of year, a lot of them are already tapped out. But, I have to try. I can't just stand by and do nothing. What worries me the most is that they have two little guys and it looks more certain every day that they'll lose their home without some kind of miracle happening.

Mandy is a good, kind person who is doing her best to provide for her family. Thankfully, she's even got the prospect of a new job. One of the temp agency's she's registered with has called about a position that would start this Sunday. But, even if she's lucky enough to get it, any pay she earns wouldn't be soon enough to help them keep their home.

She shouldn't be facing something like this alone. Please, please, if anyone would like to help, even if it's just a couple of dollars, her PayPal address is phoenixdragondreams@gmail.com.

Most importantly, if you wouldn't mind, help me pass the word about this along. I give blanket permission for you to share this post wherever you can. The more people that see it, the better chance we have at getting her some help. I don't want them to end up homeless with two little boys depending on them.

*hugs you all tightly*
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Has anyone got this and if so do they have this board game they no longer need? PM me if so.
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