Hi….my name is Shari.
Thank you for stopping by My Page &
I truly hope you’ll find it in your heart to donate….any amount….to help me end
My Homeless Journey after you read My Story…..learn what I’m in dire need of
& I tell you a lil about Myself.
My Homeless Journey began in November
2011, when I injured my back….I have a bulging disc…..I had to quit my job
which in turn caused me to lose my home of 3 years in January 2012.
I tried staying with friends but that
only lasted 6 ½ months & unfortunately we are no longer friends.
With no family & friends willing
& able to help….I found myself living in the woods in a tent in the city of
Wilmington, NC for close to 4 months. It was extremely rough & somewhat
Then, by sheer luck…which doesn’t happen
often….I got a part time job in September 2012 with the Mercy Homeless Shelter…..it’s
a men’s only shelter here in Wilmington, NC.
Soon afterwards, a woman offered me a
room in her house….which is where I presently stay. Altho I am truly grateful
to her…..I can no longer stay here. I have been here 6 weeks without
electricity & the house has become moldy & mildew & is making me
sick. For reasons only known to her….she won’t give me the consent to put the
electric in my name & with some of the other problems this house has, I can’t
continue staying here.
So, I plan to move out by the end of the
I have no place to go!!! But back into
the woods & the tent……I can’t live like that again!!! So I am in dire need
of a stable quiet safe place to live.
But in order to do that you have to have
money & that’s something I have very little of.
Altho I work part time, I only make $168
every 2 weeks & that’s not even enough to rent a room weekly.
I can’t stay at any of the area shelters
because I have a 10 year old cat that has been with me thru thick & thin…..she
has never abandoned me so I can’t do it to her.
I have applied for Disability & a
year after my attorney filed the filed the appeal…..I got a Disability Hearing
in October 2013 & I will receive a Disability Settlement in November 2013….at
which time I will pay those back who donate $500 or more.
I’m not asking for a Handout…..I need a
Now, for a lil about myself……
I am a 50 year old SWF with children
over 18…..which is why I don’t qualify for many of the area’s programs for the
homeless. I am down to earth….kind & generous. My Homeless Journey has
humbled me & taught me to take nothing for granted. I don’t lie….cheat….or
steal…..I have been known to be brutally honest & unlike most in today’s
society….I mean what I say & say what I mean…..I don’t judge people by
their appearances….only by their actions. I am a lil eccentric & have some
quirks but that’s what makes me…me.
I have a 21 year old son who I have
recently been reunited with after 13 years apart. Without thinking I asked him
to come live with me…..he will be here within the next 3 months.
So you really see the reason I am doing
this. I want a home for my long lost son.
Please help me raise $2500/$3000 so I
can rent a place for me…my son & my cat for the next 5 months until my
If you can help me in other ways….please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to read My
Story & your donation….when I reach my goal, I will post pictures.