Facing eviction with 2 kids, need help.

 
Raised: $1,770.00
Goal: $5,000.00
 
 
 

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Renee Bradley Blake

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Hello. We are The Blakes. Renee, Daniel and our 2 girls, Emily and Alexis. I am embarrassed and ashamed for you having to read this. However, we are in desperate need of help. We are fa... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Renee Bradley Blake 7 months ago

Good morning all. Sorry I haven't updated in a few days, its the first few days of school. Wanted to let you all know we will be making another payment to our landlord tomorrow. She has been pleased with the progress. I am so thankful she allowed us more time! God has given us so many wonderful blessings, it has definetly changed this girl! I would also like to say thank you to each one of you who donated to help our family! The love and support from family, friends, and strangers has been so overwhelming. So many people have worked so hard to spread our story and link. The feeling one gets when so many people come together for you is truly amazing! I am off to look for a job!! (Its nice having the kids in school again!) Have a great day.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Renee Bradley Blake 7 months ago

Hello everyone. Hope you all had a nice weekend. Happy Labor day! Well I am happy to let you all know our landlord was pleased with the payment she received! This payment has gotten us another week to continue to raise funds. I am so relieved! We aren't out of the woods yet but making good progress. I am greatful for everyone help! Thank you!! Today will be busy, its the last few days before school starts. I will try to update again later today. If not I will see y'all tomorrow! Have a great day.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Renee Bradley Blake 7 months ago

Feeling so blessed today! Thank you all for your generous donations! Will be making a payment today. Yay! I'm sure our landlord will be pleased.

 
 
 
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Created by Renee Bradley Blake on August 25, 2013

Hello. We are The Blakes. Renee, Daniel and our 2 girls, Emily and Alexis. I am embarrassed and ashamed for you having to read this. However, we are in desperate need of help. We are facing eviction. Since Wednesday I have been calling every resource availabe to try to get help. Unfortunatly there simply is not immediate help available unless one is already homeless. We are really trying to avoid that. We even applied for state help. We were denied, the state says we make too much money to qualify for help. It makes no sense to us since we make 14 an hour for 4 people and fall within the guidelines of poverty. Therefore leaving us no choice but to ask for help. We assure you we have not been irresponsible with our money, here is how we ended up with me writing this letter. Four years ago, Dan was laid off from his position at the Starbucks Corporate offices. We immediatly informed our landlord, she was understanding allowing us to pay what we could when we could until steady employment was found. What we didnt know was how difficult it was going to be to find such steady employment. It took nearly a year. During that time we could find day work to buy food for the day and occassionaly a temp position for a few weeks. It made it harder with both of us not being able to work. We had a child that would have required daycare. Any money from a second parent working would have gone to pay for daycare. Finally Dan earned a full time position, for the same company he is still employeed with, after 11 months of unemployment. We informed our landlord and reached a deal to make payments on owed backrent. We were behind 10 months rent. I prayed and thank God for her kindness and generousity. We quickly discovered that while we had steady income again we didnt make enough money to make payments on backrent. We are living off of 14 an hour for 4 people. It would be another year before both kids were in school full time freeing up time for both parents to work. When they both went to school, I went back to school. I knew I needed a career to help us out of this mess. I studied to be a Pharmacy technician, graduating this past May. I have been on many interviews but have not recieved an offer of employment. I knew it would take time and patience to secure a position. I am still looking for a position and going to interviews. Unfortunalty we are out of time. Owing so much for so long our landlord fears we will never be able to get it paid down. Please keep in mind it is not the current rent or bills we have trouble with. it is strictly back rent. We are terrified at the thought of losing our home. It isnt the best home but it is ours. We have spoken with our land lord, she is willing to take a payment of 5000, she will not have us leave if we can come up with it. She doesnt want us to have to go like this as much as we dont want to have to go like this. She has given us 7 days to try and raise funds before she starts the eviction process. A stated earlier, I have spent several days trying every resource available with nothing, thus leaving us with no other way but to ask for help. We are good people working hard trying to move forward who are in a bad situaution we can not fix on our own. Dan and i thank each and everyone who took time to read this. We are praying for a miracle. We truly appreciate any help any one has to offer. This information is verifiable through our landlord. Please feel free to email us if you would like the contact information of our landlord. Thank you all so much for your willingness to help a family who just needs a little help. Have a blessed day.
 
 
 
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Your aunt Clara is one of my all time favorite people...I am donating at her request and wish for you the best outcome you could ever imagine...even if it turns out to be not what you were hoping for! Sometimes God has something even better in mind than what we thought would be best!! Hugs to all of you!!!

 

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