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Please help me keep my apartment

$75 of $150 goal

Raised by 4 people in 32 months
This is an extraordinarily awkward and difficult thing for me to ask, but here it goes:

My relationship with my parents has always been a strained one, and over the past few years my mother has become increasingly manipulative and emotionally abusive. I've been living on my own for nearly two years, but in the spring I lost my job and was forced to move back in with my parents over the summer until I found a new one. Within weeks tension between my mother and I rose and as my depression and anxiety worsened, my mother was constantly belittling and taunting me until we ended up getting in a fight so huge I'm sure the entire street heard us shouting and she told me to leave her house and go to a shelter for all she cared. I moved out and into an apartment with my boyfriend within two weeks and since then things have been alright.


Unfortunately, my boyfriend was laid off from his summer job 3 weeks early and couldn't find another for over a month, and as soon as he got his new job, I lost mine. That was 4 weeks ago, and while I did start a new job last week, we still have absolutely no money and I won't be getting paychecks . We've been fortunate that the boyfriends dad has been buying our groceries and giving us extra cash every now and then, but we can't keep going to him for help.


So here's the deal: next week Monday both rent and gas bills are due. Electricity is due the following Monday, but because Consumers Energy has repeatedly refused our payments, we still have last months bill (plus late fee) to pay. I've uploaded screenshots of my bills, which total to about $100. Rent is $300 for me, and my boyfriend should be able to pay his half just fine this month. I'm asking the public because I have no where else to turn.
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Update 4
32 months ago
Also I'd like to thank all of you who donated, both online and off. Without the help of our friends, family, and kind Internet strangers we'd be much worse off.
I've lowered the goal amount to reflect how much we still need since we recieved cash donations as well as my first paycheck (which was much more than I expected, thankfully).
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Update 3
32 months ago
The gas bill is paid, as is half of the rent! My boyfriends paycheck tomorrow will cover all but $40 of the second half, which our landlord has requested we post by Friday. That means we really only need $70 more! I'm most worried about the rent, so if you guys could share this and help me get just $40 I'd be so thankful :)
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Update 2
32 months ago
At this point I think my best bet is to just ask my landlord for an extra week to pay rent, as its looking doubtful that I'll raise enough money in time. Please contribute if you can!
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Update 1
32 months ago
The past-due amount on the electric bill has been paid! However rent is due in 4 days and my boyfriends parents aren't able to help us out financially anymore, and mine are outright refusing, so please share this as much as you can!
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$75 of $150 goal

Raised by 4 people in 32 months
Created November 25, 2013
James Weyer     GRAND RAPIDS, MI
JB
$30
Joel Berglund
32 months ago

Times are indeed tough, I'm not sure if you can get the full amount, but making a partial payment does show that you are being faithful to paying the debt off.

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HO
$10
Hannah Oldaker
32 months ago

I wish I could help more, I know times like this can be extremely stressful. Remember, this too shall pass!

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VC
$5
Vincent Chadwick
32 months ago

This is all I have right now but hopefully my followers can help! Good luck!!!

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LD
$30
Lennelle Dokter
32 months ago

I love you baby.

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