So, things have become incredibly bad and unstable for my best friend, who you can find at both MiHawkes
on tumblr. For those of you who know me from LJ, I'm posting this here because it was the only place I could get the donation link to work.
Losing a job does, of course, get you to those places, and work is hard to find to keep money coming in to pay bills, but more importantly, have a place to even live. This is what's happening with her--she and her mother have been between jobs, and she's done her best to both look for some kind of outside help, as well as to open her own commission pages at FYVChibis
where she's does drawings to earn extra money to help. I managed to get her a job doing what I do, but it's more like part time work, and doesn't support the full situation as it is.
Still, times are getting more and more tumultuous the longer this goes on and there's been very little outside help to be had for her (such as through the Salvation Army, ect.). Though she's working the hardest she can to try to get extra money to help through her commission artwork, it hasn't been quite enough to keep her from losing a place to live. After all, even the best artist in the entire world can only do so many commissions at a time.
I worry for her not only because she may not have a place to live (which is of course enough to worry about in itself) but also because she may end up having to give up things that mean the world to her--for instance, she has two cats that she loves to pieces, and it's heartbreaking to think she might have to get rid of them because of this.
She's a very giving person and has helped me even more than I could probably recall right off the top of my head if you asked me to. She's been there for me through thick and thin, and she would never, ever ask anyone for a handout, preferring to earn her own way.
But this has become an emergency, and she doesn't deserve to worry about where and how she's going to live, so I couldn't just sit here and do absolutely nothing. If she loses a place to stay, she may lose the job she DOES have since it's work from home and computer based.
I'd easily let her live with me of course, but I live four states away, so that kind of move is out of the question sadly. Therefore I'm doing whatever else I can in order to help her out. Opening a donation page to help pay for rent/moving, depending on which situation arises over the course of the next week, is one of the few things I could manage. Like her, I find it difficult to ask when there are so many people in trouble right now, but this is a last resort, and something neither of us would consider doing first. But this is a desperate time for her, and she needs all the help she can get.
So whether a signal boost, commissioning her for artwork, or a few bucks is donated, anything given would be incredibly appreciated!
To commission her for artwork: FYVChibis
For the donation page:
If you want more information on the commissions, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the donations, please direct them to me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll answer any question I can!
Thank you all for the time!!! Sorry this has been such a long message, but it's a bad situation and any help that can be given would be greatly appreciated.
: I just realized I didn't make a note about cut off dates and the like. The cut off date for her rent is Monday, 2/27/12, and the balance needed is upwards of 600 dollars to get the rent paid.Update 2
: As of now, you all have been able to get up $610.65 in total. This is truly
amazing, and I cannot even begin to thank each and everyone of you for this! There really is absolutely nothing I can say to even begin to to tell you guys how much this will help her out for what's going on right now!!