Help Eric, Matt and dru get a new home

Friends, Asking for money is always a weird thing and we appreciate you considering to help us! Some of you have been along this journey with us. If you have, you've seen've seen sadness...and you've seen pain and suffering. For all of these reasons we are in desperate need of your assistance in breaking our lease. We have consulted attorneys and looked throughly at our options and breaking our lease is the most reasonable at this time. It turns out Oregon Landlord/Tenant law is a very precarious thing. Right now, our objective is to simply have this place behind us.

For those of you just joining this saga - Since moving into this basement apartment a mere 5 months ago we have experienced a myriad of troubling instances that have rendered our 'home' unlivable (by our approximation, not the law) let alone a place where we can thrive. Among these things - constant need for repairs, several floodings, inadequate attention and abusive language from our landlord, amazing amounts of noise and smoke transfer from the upstairs apartment (there is no sound proofing and many many weekday parties), and now mold.

What we're asking - If you have a few pennies lying around we would be ever so grateful if you could throw them our way to help raise our break of lease fee of $2175. And really we are one flooding away from being a wishing well down here so it can only do you good...right? :)

We are so thankful for all of your friendship, couches and support over these last few months. Please feel free to spread the word of our 'cause'. Also, please consider becoming a member of the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) as they have been a valuable resource through all of this. You can find them online at

With so much love and sogginess,
Matthew, Eric and dru
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