This is me and my sibling. At this moment we sit about two weeks away from an eviction. We are struggling to stay afloat in a city that values computer and IT skills above anything else. For someone with a background mainly in customer service, retail and food - it makes it incredibly difficult to find a job. I’m trying - desperately to keep us safe and in this apartment.
Both my sibling and I suffer from PTSD and depression, and my sibling is classified as disabled, therefore is on a fixed income, and can’t simply run out and get a job. As the ‘able’ sibling, it’s my job to take in the extra slack, to put out that extra effort - but this time it just doesn’t seem to be working.
We don’t have the money to move. We don’t have the money to even pay this coming month’s rent and bills. I’m doing everything I can - offering Commissions, selling things on eBay and Craigslist. My sibling is selling fandom related ship necklaces.
All in all, we’re selling off everything of value that we can find in the house. DVD’s, collector’s items, signed books and art books.
Or…at least we’re trying to. We’ve put ourselves out there on multiple forums - websites, tumblr etc and it just isn’t seeming to help.
At this point, we’ve created a campaign on GoFundMe to try and keep a roof over our heads. I don’t know what else to do. We are literally two weeks away from being unable to pay rent, and there after only a few days from eviction and homelessness.
Being homeless - is terrifying. You never know if you’re going to have a place to sleep, and if you do if someone will steal from you or try to cause you harm. It’s dangerous, violent and just not safe for anyone - let alone two female bodied people with nowhere to go.
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Give if you can, spread the word. Put a donation link on your facebook if you have one. Something, anything! We are trying to survive, and it truly feels like no one cares. Please help us.
Update: We’ve managed to raise a grand total of $35.00 since we started this campaign almost a week ago. Three people have donated out of the 100 that have visited.
Yesterday was my sibling’s birthday, and as things stand, I won’t be able to do a damn thing for her. I can’t get her presents, we can’t go out to eat like we normally do. Pretty much we watched movies, and I’m hoping to buy her a box cake next week. All because it’s either presents or rent.
Please, while you’re signal boosting - donate if you can, spread it to facebook and outside of tumblr if you can. This isn’t a joke, this isn’t just something that’s fun to spread to make you feel better - we’re on the verge of losing our home.