In January 2011, I moved from California to western New York state to stay with my friend Teja and her family in order to try to seek out better opportunities for myself than I had back in my hometown. It’s because of their support and generosity that I’m now fulfilling a childhood dream of living, working, and supporting myself in New York City. They’re like a second family to me, and I owe the biggest part of my success to them.
Unfortunately, Teja and her mom Christel are now facing foreclosure on their home, and don’t really have anywhere else to go if they can’t come up with the money to pay their mortgage within a month or so. Teja is about to start a new job, but even with that in place, their future is really shaky. If I had the means to pay it off myself, I would, but I can’t do more than probably a couple hundred dollars myself.
I’ve experienced such generosity from Teja and her family. Please, please help them if you can. I won’t be keeping a cent of anything that’s collected here for myself. I know that when I was personally in a really tight spot and facing homelessness in NYC myself a couple of years ago, I discovered that people can be astonishingly kind when the stakes are high. I hope that can happen again.
My friend Megan made a donation page last night - if anybody would be willing to signal boost this for us, I would be eternally grateful. When I told my mother that 12% of the owed mortgage payments had been raised last night, she almost started to cry, and me with her.
I’ve got to take a drug test for a job I applied to, and then I should be set - though things will be tight I am sure that once I am employed making mortgage payments from here on in will be much easier for her and I - it’s just the back payments that are currently a problem for us. When we’re faced with utility bills and car payments, the mortgage is often the first thing that goes unpaid (because it is the biggest bill - usually if she does this she pays a little bit of it but not in full, and that’s how we fall behind).
Thank you, all of you who have donated and boosted this, from the bottom of my heart.
reboggling for the dayshift
I’m sorry, guys, you’re probably gonna see me blog this a lot for the rest of the month!
The month is halfway over - please consider donating or boosting if you haven’t already!
Signal boosting this again! Please help out if you can!