Emergency Rent Relief Fund

Hey gals & guys!

My name is Bethany and I'm a freelance illustrator and comic artist from Austin, TX. Currently I have the opportunity to be able to advance from working a life of tech support and focus more on my artistic aspirations in town, but I need a little help getting started.

Feel free to check out my art blog: Bethany Can't Draw


Life in ATX has been great, but I'm having a rough time since I got sick this past summer. Unfortunately, I've been greatly effected by the gentrification of the eastside. Rent has gone up over $200 due to the new condo construction and rapidly expanding population, and I'm going through a rough career transition on top of ill-timed medical leave from work . As a result I've been forced to deplete my savings to pay bills and medical expenses. As a bit of added stress, my 12 year old pooch - Roxy - is reaching the end of her life, however I can't afford any end-of-life services for her at this time either.



I've been hesitant to reach out for charitable donations, but I'm at the end of my rope just as I was getting the strong enough to climb higher. I am reaching out to you guys for assistance instead. I understand that rent is due for everyone and times are tough, but even a couple dollars would really help me be able to pay my rent and ensure Roxy gets the farewell she deserves when the time comes.

Organizer

Bethany K. Parker 
Organizer
Austin, TX

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