Helping the newly homeless & her puppy

Hi everyone, I'm trying to fundraise for a young friend of mine who's life got turned upside down and out in literally one day. She asked that I not use her real name so we'll call her "Ashlee" she's 25yrs old. About 6mos ago her father who she was extraordinarily close to died from a heart attack. So her & her brother moved into their functioning alcoholic mothers 3 story townhome...(their mother doesn't live there) with the agreement that if Ashlee remodeled the whole house she'd pay for Ashlee's brother (we'll call him James) to go to rehab for heroin addiction, she also promised she'd pay to get Ashlee's teeth fixed, she promised they'd get to stay rent free for a few months. Her brother is her moms favorite and really never had much use for Ashlee..she kicked her out of the family home at the tender age of 14yrs old over a bag of potato chips (the woman has problems) she also doesnt have much use for the female gender..of any kind..even dog's. Even tho Ashlee was still grieving her fathers death she agreed to do it, (of course James was of no real help). She went & bought most of the material's to repaint all 3 stories, she stained all of cabinet doors in the kitchen & bathrooms, she replaced & installed baseboards throughout the rest of the house, she cut, stained & put up all the trim. She even went to Ace Hardware to get all the materials to redo the front yard, she bought compost, soil and all of the flower's to make a beautiful garden. Thank you "YouTube" Quite a big job for a 100lb girl with only the occasional help from a friend. But it was all worth it to possibly reconnect with her mother and help her brother get into rehab. All of her furniture and belongings were in storage while she worked on the house, her James slept on air mattresses. After everything was finally done..Ashlee was quite proud of the all the hard work she'd done..especially since it was her first attempt for such a huge undertaking..her mother said it was beautiful enough to sell..Well the VERY DAY Ashlee was supposed to move all of her things out of storage and into the newly remodeled, beautiful enough to sell townhome..her mother kicked her out..you see she'd planned this whole thing..the whole this is our chance to reconnect story her mother told her..KNOWING how desperate she was for a parent who loved her was a lie..she played on Ashlee's fragile emotional state to get free labor and remodel job so she could sell the home. It sold for $232,000.. Sometime during all this she gave Ashlee a little FEMALE Yorkie named Sukie who she barely tolerated..she had her 2 boy dogs she lavished love & attention on..Sukie was just there..she fed her..but love? No..she didn't even like the poor little thing. She's Ashlee's support (for real) animal. Ashlee suffers from debilitating anxiety now. Her and Sukie spent 3 weeks living in Ashlee's car which also traumatized Sukie..she was used to living in a home..so she's also a bundle of nerves. Ashlee hit me up on Facebook..we hadn't spoken in almost 4yrs over a stupid fallout..all her message said "Hey" that was it..I had a feeling something was wrong so I told her to come over. She's staying in my spare room for now..but is about to lose everything she owns in storage and we can't afford to help her pay for it..she got a job a Hookah lounge but its to high risk for our household so she's still looking. So we're hoping we can raise the money so she doesn't literally lose everything she owns but her car and her dog. Some of the furniture is for sale but so far no bites from Letgo. Thank you in advance for listening and paying it forward..if you ever need my help someday..be sure to hit me up..I'll do what I can.

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Angela Baker 
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Colorado Springs, CO

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