Can You Help with a Move Microloan?

UPDATE: Goal has been reached and donations have been discontinued. Thank you so much to everyone who has provided temporary help through a microloan! Very grateful to each and every one of you for this help.

This GoFundMe request is a little different in that I'm looking for SHORT-TERM MICROLOANS (repaid in full with 10 percent interest no later than September 30, 2020) to help me make up a shortage of funds needed to for a cross-country move from Los Angeles to New York for my dream job.
This job came about quickly and, as a result, I did not have much lead time to set aside a large chunk of money to fund everything.

I am a single professional covering all costs myself. Though my new employer is covering the cost of movers, I am paying the cost up front and then being reimbursed. The movers will cost $5,000, the corporation that owns the apartment I currently live in is charging me $5,000 to break my lease, and the costs for security deposit, pet deposit, and first month's rent on my new apartment total $4,100.

Between savings and a loan against retirement, I am able to cover all but $2,500. I am only paid monthly and my next pay date isn't until July 31, 2020. I need the remaining $2,500 before then in order to honor all of my financial obligations for the relocation.

I am fortunate that I am employed right now, but all of these costs hitting at once have depleted my resources. I am trying to make up the difference by selling furniture, but given the catastrophic COVID situation in Los Angeles, no one is buying anything, nor do they want to come and pick items up in anyone's home.

Moving is stressful -- when you tack on moving cross-country AND moving during a global pandemic, it's EXTREMELY stressful. I would appreciate any help you can provide temporarily.

Here is how repayment of your microloan would work. If you're reading this, you are a friend who knows I am a person of my word.

1. After making your microloan through GoFundMe, please either DM me through Facebook or e-mail me through this posting your name, amount of your microloan (if you did it anonymously) and your PayPal or Venmo information.

2. As I receive reimbursement for my move and my first paycheck from my new employer (they pay biweekly), I will begin repaying everyone for their microloans -- including 10 percent interest. The absolute latest you will receive repayment is September 30, 2020.

3. All microloaners will receive an invitation to attend a Thank You Clambake Jam in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in Summer 2021 (or later, depending on how COVID plays out).

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for any help you can provide to help me get out of COVID-ravaged Southern California and to New York and a brighter future.

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Donations

  • Tricia Duque 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
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    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $2,000 
    • 2 mos
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    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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    • $150 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Heather Feather 
Organizer
Playa Del Rey, CA
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