Help Sal Move Into A New Apartment



I met Sal in August of 2020 during a district-wide clean up event. We had taken a break outside a corner store and he was leaning on a mailbox with a sandwich, asking us what we were doing. After chatting for a bit, he mentioned that he had been living in a shelter for the past year but had just moved into a small studio apartment that a distant relative owned. Sal has been through a lot; multiple family members passed away in a short period of time and he sunk into a deep depression that ended his marriage. With nowhere else to turn, he ended up in the NYC shelter system. Along the way, he found a passion & talent for singing Frank Sinatra-style music and has been making a living performing on street corners, in Central Park, and at some local restaurants.


Just as he was starting to rebound and get on a better path, the relative who was renting to him let him know she is planning to sell the apartment and he must move out by August 14th. This came as a shock to Sal and he now has just under a month to find a new place to live. To make matters worse, Sal is currently unable to perform due to a back injury. With performing live as his only means of income at this time, Sal is in need of assistance to help pay for moving costs and a deposit on his next apartment.


You can read more about Sal's story in this article from W42ST magazine


Sal was also featured in a news story by CBS's Dave Carlin about conditions in the temporary hotel shelters which you can watch above.

  • Amber Gerbode-Grant 
    • $500 
    • 9 mos
  • Michelle Pineda 
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Katie Moore 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Meir Chaimowitz 
    • $60 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Catie Savage 
New York, NY
Sal Salomon