Forced to relocate

$1,850 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 40 people in 8 months
Scott Jamison  MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Hi!  I'm Scott Jamison, a 55 year old review blogger SKJAM! Reviews  and customer service worker.  I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who has long struggled financially.

The apartment building where I have lived for the last thirty years has been taken over by new management, and they have decided to close the entire complex for renovations.  Everyone must be out by September 30, 2016.

As I am a low-paid temp worker with no car who's been living month to month as it is, my move options are limited.  I have found a possible apartment at $695 a month, but it requires a $1000 deposit that I just don't have at the moment.

So I am resorting to a fundraising campaign to raise that deposit,  the first month's rent, and moving expenses.  (The management of my current building says they will reimburse me for the moving company, but I have to pay the company first.)

It would be best if I could have the money by 8/30/16 to make sure the move goes smoothly.

I am depressed to be moving against my will, and will need to sell or give away most of my fannish collections as is, so at least having a place to move into will be a comfort.

Your help will be much appreciated!  I will shout out to all donors on my blog.  If you give a minimum of $10, I will also link from my blog to your blog or one you designate.  And if you can donate $25 or more, I will read and review a book you recommend.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Update:  Thanks to all who have donated or shared!  The generosity of the internet has been amazing.  While I will be leaving this campaign open for donations, I have enough now to scrape by.  The official move date will be 9/15/16--more news when I have it!
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Update 15
Posted by Scott Jamison
7 months ago
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Tomorrow is moving day! Last minute packing still going on.
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Update 14
Posted by Scott Jamison
7 months ago
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Update 9/12/16: Donated the vast majority of my comics collection to charity; to be honest probably the best use of it other than reading. Really opened up a lot of space! If you're in the Twin Cities area, consider going to the Great Geek Garage Sale and buying stuff.

The person who was going to take my VHS anime collection flaked, so I'm keeping that until further notice.

Confirmed with the telephone company that yes, they absolutely do need me to take an extra day off to wait for the technician. This means I won't be able to update you folks on the move until Friday night, at best.

Fund is holding steady at 73%, thanks to your generosity, no need for repeat donations, but it would be nice to get to 100%!

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Update 13
Posted by Scott Jamison
7 months ago
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One week to go to the move. County has still not gotten back to me. Telephone company, it turns out, must send out a technician to turn on the phone the next day somewhere in an eleven hour timeframe, so that's another day of work missed. After due consideration, am giving my comic book collection to charity, as they will pick up. Person who said they would take VHS collection is out of town incommunicado, so am looking into alternatives. One last big cleaning push this weekend, and get some drycleaning done.
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Update 12
Posted by Scott Jamison
7 months ago
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Thanks to generous veterans of the Improfanfic community, the fund has reached 72%! Thanks very much!

I paid up my phone bill and notified that company of my move, so that's set...I hope.

And my nephew came by and took some of my fannish stuff for storage...still plenty more to shift!
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Grant Chen
7 months ago
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Hey, we old Improfanfic people gotta stick together. I'm wishing you the best of luck. Swing by again sometime! Most of us hang out in #BESM these days.

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Anna Waltz
8 months ago
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This is working! You are gonna do it, Scott!!!!

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Anna Waltz
8 months ago
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I don't have a blog, but I have a DeviantArt page: http://berrymarais.deviantart.com/

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$1,850 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 40 people in 8 months
Created August 10, 2016
Scott Jamison  
$25
Anonymous
7 months ago
SF
$25
Scott Field
7 months ago
1
1

Best of luck!

$50
Grant Chen
7 months ago
1
1
BS
$350
Brett Schimmel
7 months ago
1
1

I remember you from the Improfanfic days. I hope things get better for you.

LC
$50
Lawrence Chu
7 months ago
1
1
CF
$100
Chris Finch
7 months ago
1
1

No need to dance for the donation my friend, we shared enough laughs in the days of Improfanfic.

$39
Anonymous
8 months ago
1
1
DD
$5
Davia D.
8 months ago
1
1

It's not much, but here's a little

$5
Anonymous
8 months ago
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1
GS
$100
Greg Stripes
8 months ago
1
1
Grant Chen
7 months ago
1
1

Hey, we old Improfanfic people gotta stick together. I'm wishing you the best of luck. Swing by again sometime! Most of us hang out in #BESM these days.

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Anna Waltz
8 months ago
1
1

This is working! You are gonna do it, Scott!!!!

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Anna Waltz
8 months ago
1
1

I don't have a blog, but I have a DeviantArt page: http://berrymarais.deviantart.com/

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