help anna get her groove back

Hey all, I hate doing this. It feels bad, wrong, shameful and embarssing in all the worst ways but I really need help.

I dont wanna drop a huge sob story on you so I'll try to keep this somewhat short.

As some of y'all know, recently I abruptly and without warning lost my job with Uber. I've not been able to find another one since.  Along with that, my bank account info was stolen and pretty much all of the small amount of money I had was spent. The bank has investigated and repeatedly denied my fraud claim, telling me that it all just "looked like normal purchases", and that there was no proof that I didn't make those charges to my account. Apparently banks can do that.

(Check your bank accounts frequently my buddies! Don't pull an Anna)

I've been calling them nearly every day to fight them about this, I even filed a police report so that they may take my claim more seriously. The investigation was reopened but quickly closed again for the same reasons as before and because I didn't present any "new evidence" that I had not made those purchases. I still plan on fighting to get my money back but at this point I'm kinda doubtful about it. (If anyone is curious, the bank in question is Capital One)

So now, after paying rent and some of my bills this month, I'm down to my last few dollars. Really. I've not been able to buy groceries for weeks, and have been relying on the goodwill of people I know (thanks Granny, David, Angel & Ian) for food or been rationing out the ramen noodles I have left. I've gone some days without eating anything at all. It's not fun. Your stomach gets all hurty and stuff, and when you do get food again, you eat like a ravenous bear and scare small children.

I have more bills coming up soon (rent, utilities, car insurance), and I also have to stock up on my daily meds by the end of the month. 

And on top of this, my car needs work. Somedays it will start up and run just fine, and other days it will just not start up at all. I know what the problem is (ignition switch/key lock cylinder) and I know how to fix it, but the parts I need will run around $300. My car running intermittently has already cost me one new job, and it especially sucks when you wanna go out and throw rocks in the lake to take out your frustrations (we've all been there, don't judge) and your car won't start. 

I have been trying my best to look for a new job but so far nothing has really led me anywhere. (if anyone knows of anything that's not Wal-Mart or digging my own grave please let me know!) 

Again, I really really hate doing this and I know this sorta thing is often frowned upon. Neither of my parents are in a postition to help me right now, so I feel like this is sort of my last resort.

For those who do donate, I'm willing to return the favor! I can do basic car maintenance stuff.  Yard/house work. I can help take care of your pets. I can even hide out in the bushes in front of your place and spook people passing by for your amusment! 

Anything that anyone could offer would be a great huge help and truly appreciated. I've been down on my luck before but it's never been this bad, and as much as I hate to say it, I really could use some help getting back on my feet.


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Annabelle Dempster 
New Orleans, LA
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