Help for a family facing 7 day eviction

Update: (I received the legal eviction notice 24 hours after creating this fundraiser, along with a letter explaining that they’ll no longer be honoring eviction stays it looks like). My name is, Christina. I’m a mother with 2 babies at home, (one is immune compromised). Like many families in America, we are suffering and struggling to keep our heads above water after the lay-offs and shut downs. Locally, (Chattanooga/Ringgold area) we have been hit pretty hard. Though mandates are being lifted, and things are picking up, for us the damage is done and we have already lost everything. When I say everything, I do mean everything. The car, the phones, the internet, the nice furniture, the games, etc. I pinched pennies and sold everything to keep afloat as long as I could. Unfortunately, with cases surging locally after the mask mandate was lifted, and so many people already in dire straights by the time things started to shift (like myself) , there’s just not enough resources to go around and not enough time to wait for funds to become available. I am days from being homeless. To keep the lights and water on, I had to make a choice of what to pay with what little money I had. I just couldn’t afford rent, utilities, vehicle payments, internet, diapers, wipes, etc. It wasn’t possible. Now I’m in a corner, facing eviction with no where to go and no meaningful or timely resources to help. If not for the borrowed WiFi signal from a kind neighbor, I wouldn’t even be able to create this fundraiser. I’ve exhausted all the phone numbers, advice, FB groups, income based housing options, section-8, food pantries, churches, etc. If you view the GA government website for Section 8, you’ll see that they have closed the application portal and say they are no longer accepting applications. There is just too many of us right now, and the funds and grants from the last Stimulus are all long gone. If you view the page of available grants for those effected by Covid- you’ll see only grants for “Substance Abuse” are available. Everything else is gone. Even churches are out of funding and say to try next month. We don’t have til next month, we have 7 days from the day we were served the eviction notice. I’m told months long waiting lines at a minimum, and I just don’t have that much time. So this is my last ditch plea for help. Having no car, no cell service, no child care, no nearby family or friends (they couldn’t help even if they were nearby), I’m just simply stuck and I need a miracle. Ive calculated that first months rent for a new home, plus deposit, and an additional month of rent to ensure I’ve got 2 months to get back on top- total around $1,650 (I included $50 to get a phone so that I can receive calls for jobs, etc). If you can help, please do. This is all I can think to do that might save me from being on the streets. I thank you for taking the time to read my fundraiser. Have a blessed day, and if you can, pray for us. Lord knows we need it. Thank you

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Organizer

Christina Shadron 
Organizer
Rossville, GA

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