My name is Stephanie, and I'm going to be completely honest with you. I am not usually one to openly share personal stories or information connected to social media. I believe the only difference today is knowing that this is completely out of my control and entirely in Gods hands. Its a great feeling knowing it is okay to ask for help.
Just a little background of my year:
In January, 2020 I finally reported to Human Resources that I was being sexually harassed by my supervisor. Within a month, the sexual harassment was confirmed and I was let go via telephone. Yeah, you read that correctly. My harasser kept his job with just a warning...and myself? I was able to collect unemployment. What a rough start to the year.
On top of that, which some of you may already know but shortly after being unemployed, I injured my back. It has been a long 9 months full of many sleepless nights in pain, and injections and medication that has yet to help or see any improvement. With Covid-19 starting roughly around that same period of time, and being on unemployment, I was receiving extra help like many Americans. It was just the help a lot of us needed. But before you knew it, the extra payments stopped, and for many many weeks I was back living paycheck to paycheck. As of a week ago, my unemployment has exceeded its full amount. I can no longer claim benefits.
As if the news of losing my only income wasn't enough, the disappointment and sudden news continued.
The day before Thanksgiving, I was notified by my landlords that there is a "zoning violation." I was told I have 30 days to vacate the property. (For people like myself who are unaware of what a zoning violation is, it is when a property does not meet the requirements of the government. Many times, local government will issue a notice in the mail and will come to property to make sure tenant is removed and renovations are started.) I have been a tenant at this exact location for almost 3 years. It saddens me to know that that I have until Christmas Eve to vacate the premises. I have a dog and two felines that do not understand exactly whats going on but can only tell that I am full of anxiety, pain and worry constantly.
Any and all proceeds will go directly to obtaining a new place to call home (Security Deposit, First/Last Month). Thank y 'all for your support, and time. I am truly so grateful for any and all donations in advance. On top of any financial donations, prayers are always welcomed and highly appreciated. Please assist in bringing myself and my fur babies a home for Christmas.
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