Less than a week later, James completed the paperwork himself, and right after that got a job in Seattle.
James is currently on disability services, which in the United States means that he cannot have more than $2,000 in his bank account or he risks losing benefits. His family is helping the best they can, but they do not have the money to handle the cost of this move while waiting for James' first paycheck from his new job.
Anyone who has ever had to move knows how expensive it can be, even when you are trying to be absolutely as frugal as possible. The trip from the Dallas area to Seattle is about 2000 miles or about 35 hours of driving, the estimated cost for gas is $240 per vehicle, not including necessary hotel stays for multiple days of driving. Once he gets there, the expected rent for a studio apartment in the area he is looking to move to is $1300 per month. He currently lives with his parents for support, so he will need basic apartment supplies and furniture, along with new clothes for his new job.
We (James' friends) are asking for your help so our longtime friend can finally take a step toward the stability and autonomy we know he deserves. He has been working so hard to find a job for so long, and this is finally his big opportunity. By donating any amount of money, you are truly helping to give someone a chance at living. Please help James start his new life in Seattle!
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