In Need Of A Helping Hand

Greetings everyone,

I'm in need of a helping hand.  For 5 years I have not had a place to live and basically in the cold during the winter months and throughout the summer.

I had a few temporary jobs here and there but hardly enough to cover paying for an apartment anywhere. I've been without a place to live since May 27, 2014.  I've been bouncing  from place to place and that has now come to an end.  It's now came to an end when I took all I had left and with the help of 2 others I secured shelter for myself.    I felt something had to give.

In doing so I've ehausted all I had left which left me owing taxes and still without a full time job.  I mangaged to pick up some work but it is not enough to survive or maintain what I went out on a limp to rent.

This is a new year and was supposed to be a  new beginning but it feels like an end.   Because my circumstances are so bad I am in the hole and I haven't any idea how I can get out of this situation.  It was suggested I start this Gofundme campaign in 2015 and I did but it did not grow as I had hoped.  I kept my story up and continued to update it to keep the campaign activated in hopes that just maybe someone would lend a hand.  I have to  do something NOW  because a little from this I will  be in trouble.

Today I ask for your help and or generosity whatever that may be to help the fund to grow rapidly as explained in this campaign.

I was basically living like as a nomad for three plus years (May 27, 2014, until January 2017) and I am tired of it, in fact, I am sick of,  it to be frank! I wanted out and I left.  When I say I lived a life of hell I mean it.   In my opinion, I've been through hell and damnation and I'm not exaggerating.

A few friends were kind and helped me with hotel stays as much as they could, after that, I ran up an expense under an account established back when I was working. I was allowed zero interest for 6 months but the entire amount would have to be paid  in full within the 6 month period. That time is upon me once again because used it in 2015 and again in 2016 and I can't  keep up with paying this back, there's not much left.  When you don't have you use other means and it has overwhelmed me.
I haven't any idea how I will manage going forward.  

During the summer months, it was hot with no relief.
On July 5th I began to clear the debt mentioned above and it has wiped me out.

Presently I am praying that enough can be raised through Gofundme in order to take care of all that I've shared and borrowed. Your help in this process would be ever so grateful to me.

Any contribution towards this cause is appreciated and so desperately needed. Your hands would be that helping hand I am asking for. Whatever you can afford will go a long way so if you can give a gift as small as $5 I am grateful and I say thank you in advance.

If you feel comfortable sharing this with anyone you know who would be willing to help with a small gift of any amount please do as I do not have or know a lot of people to share this with and those I've shared with have responded and others have not yet.   

I need all the help and support of many.

Thanking you and God bless all of you.
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Organizer

Elaine Johnson 
Organizer
New York, NY
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